Welcome to the Daily Three Pack where we share three core players on Yahoo 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 pitcher and two hitters. I will also give you a bonus play which will be my favorite expensive hitter normally over $20 in salary on this slate.
Pitcher to Target
I love what we have seen from Turnbull this season for the Tigers. In his nine starts, he has not allowed more than three earned runs in any start and has an ERA of 2.70. Turnbull is backing up the low ERA with a nice K/9 of 9.25. Now some of the advanced stats like his xFIP show that Turnbull is due for some negative regression soon I don’t think it happens tonight as the Marlins are the best match-up for right-handed pitchers. This season the Marlins rank dead last in team ISO and team wOBA against righties while having the second highest team K rate at 26.6%.
Yesterday’s Results: Mike Soroka 38.2 fantasy points
Hitters to Target
Castellanos is a super risky pick tonight as he takes on Caleb Smith who is an Ace and the only reason to watch a Marlins baseball game. With that being said I think the risk is worth it with Castellanos tonight at his dirt cheap salary as Smith is a left-handed pitcher and Castellanos is one of the best hitters in baseball against lefties. Since the start of the 2017 season, Castellanos has an OPS of .984, an ISO of .250, a wOBA of .412 and a wRC+ of 162 against lefties.
Yesterday’s Results: Danny Santana 9.7 fantasy points
With most of the elite catchers costing an arm and a leg tonight, I am happy to take the discount on Realmuto despite his not so great match-up with Jose Quintana. The reason why I am happy to take the discount is Realmuto is smoking hot right now. Realmuto has back-to-back games with a home run and has hits in eight of his past ten games. Realmuto also has solid numbers against left-handed pitching with an OPS of .811 and an ISO of .200 this season.
Yesterday’s Results: Tyler Flowers 2.6 fantasy points
OF-Ronald Acuna Jr.-$14
Why in the world is Acuna Jr. this cheap tonight? I don’t really think Yahoo can answer that question as his salary is a joke with the way he is hitting the ball. Over his past five games, Acuna Jr. has nine hits with two doubles, three home runs, seven runs scored and seven RBIs. Acuna Jr. has double-digit fantasy points in four of those games and in five of his past six games. It’s not like the Braves are in a tough match-up tonight either as they are facing Shaun Anderson who is making his second career start and was not exactly a world beater in his first start.
Yesterday’s Results: Bryce Harper 4.5 fantasy points
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