Welcome to the Daily Four Pack where we share four core players on FanDuel that you are going to want to target for MLB DFS contests on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.
In this article, I am going to give you four core plays that I am using in cash games for the main slate of games. This core will include my favorite pitcher, my favorite expensive hitter, my favorite mid-tier hitter, and my top value hitter. For my value hitter, the hitter must be under $3,000 in salary to be considered and for the mid-tier hitter, they must be between $3,000 and $3,900 in salary.
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Pitcher to Target
Valdez was awful in his last start but I am going to forgive him as that came against the Yankees. Instead of focusing on that game I am going to focus on his prior two starts of the season as they were excellent. In those starts, Valdez allowed a total of three runs while pitching at least six innings with at least seven strikeouts in each start. That is the kind of performance I expect we see from Valdez tonight as the Pirates suck against left-handed pitching. This season they have the third lowest team OPS and third lowest team ISO against left-handed pitching.
Yesterday’s Results: Max Scherzer 61.0 fantasy points
Stud Hitter to Target
Don’t look now but Hoskins is heating up. Hoskins has back-to-back games with a home run and three in his past four games. In his past five games, Hoskins has reached base safely in each game has six hits with five extra-base hits including those three home runs. Tonight we should see more of the same from Hoskins as he takes on Jason Vargas. Vargas doesn’t actually have horrible numbers this season but is not as good as he is pitching as his 39.9% hard-hit rate and 5.58 xFIP to right-handed hitters this season shows.
Yesterday’s Results: Yordan Alvarez 9.5 fantasy points
Mid-Tier Hitter to Target
Jaime Barria was excellent in his rookie season against left-handed hitting but has struggled against them this season. While the sample size is not huge, Barria is allowing lefties to slash .303/.324/.515 with a .350 wOBA and a 43.5% hard-hit rate. Those struggles make Dietrich a very attractive play at his salary. While Dietrich is no longer hitting a home run every game he still has an OPS of .994, an ISO of .394 and a wOBA of .404 against right-handed pitching this season.
Yesterday’s Results: Nick Markakis 0.0 fantasy points
Value Hitter to Target
Castellanos is way too cheap tonight even in his match-up against Mike Minor. Minor is an elite pitcher but he is also left-handed and Castellanos is excellent against lefties. Since the start of 2017 season, Castellanos has an OPS of .962, an ISO of .244 and a wOBA of .402 against lefties. Castellanos not only hits lefties well but he is getting on base at an elite level. Castellanos has reached base safely in each of his past 19 games.
Yesterday’s Results: Albert Almora 0.0 fantasy points
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