Welcome to the Daily Three Pack where we share three core players on FantasyDraft that you are going to want to target for MLB DFS contests on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.
In this article, I am going to give you three core plays that I am using in cash games for the main slate of games. This core will include a player at each of the three positions on FantasyDraft pitcher, infielder, and outfielder.
Pitcher to Target
I know that I am on team spend down at the pitcher position but I cannot fade Verlander in cash games tonight. Verlander has been his usual excellent self this season. In his ten starts, Verlander has pitched at least six innings in nine of the starts, allowed one run or less in seven of the starts and struck out at least seven in eight of the starts. Verlander has produced at least 20 fantasy points in eight of his starts and is averaging 26 fantasy points per game. Verlander has not only been lights out this season but I love the match-up against the White Sox. The White Sox strike out at the fourth highest clip against right-handed pitching and rank in the bottom half of the league in team ISO and team wOBA against them. Verlander’s teammate Brad Peacock just dominated them last with nine strikeouts in five scoreless innings on his way to 30.85 fantasy points and I would be shocked if Verlander didn’t have a similar outing tonight.
Yesterday’s Results: Brad Peacock 30.85 fantasy points
Infielder to Target
If you pay up for Justin Verlander tonight as you should rostering Cozart is a great way to be able to afford him. Cozart is what I like to call a free square as he is only $100 above the site minimum. While Cozart has not been good this season which is why he is so cheap he is starting to turn things around and has reached base safely in six of his past seven starts. Cozart is also in an elite match-up as he takes on Michael Pineda who has really struggled against right-handed hitting. This season, Pineda is allowing righties to slash .308/.351/.583 with a .387 wOBA.
Yesterday’s Results: Luke Voit 12.00 fantasy points
Outfielder to Target
I never thought that Hunter Pence would ever be a core play of mine this season let alone at his salary but here we are. Pence has earned his salary and spot in this article as he has been excellent this season with a slash line of .307/.363/.644 with an ISO of .337 and a wOBA of .412. Pence has been especially great in his past four games for the Rangers. In those games, Pence has two multi-hit games and has two home runs. Pence has produced at least six fantasy points in each of those games. Pence is not only hot but he is also in an elite match-up tonight as he takes on Tommy Milone who is awful against right-handed hitting. Since the start of the 2016 season, Milone is allowing right-handed hitters to slash .333/.372/.589 with a .401 wOBA.
Yesterday’s Results: Juan Soto 5.00 fantasy points
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