Yahoo DFS Baseball: Wednesday Picks
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Wednesday Picks

This article is part of our Yahoo DFS Baseball series.

Wednesday's two-game MLB slate begins at 5:05 PM Eastern time and features Game 4 between the Red Sox and Astros, as well as Game 5 between the Brewers and Dodgers. Read on to see which players are primed to bring their respective teams one step closer to the World Series while also helping out fantasy owners.

PITCHER

Wade Miley, MIL at LAD ($28): Miley's far cheaper than the alternative starting pitching options, but he's primed to deliver excellent bang for the buck after tossing 10.1 scoreless innings over his first two starts of the postseason. Roll him out with confidence against a Dodgers team that's scored just two runs in 22 innings at Dodger Stadium during this series.

Rick Porcello, BOS at HOU ($34): Starting pitching has been hard to predict this postseason, so rolling with the two cheapest options isn't a bad idea, especially when those options have been as solid as Miley and Porcello. Porcello pitched five innings of one-run ball against the Yankees in the ALDS and a terrific eighth inning in Game 2 of this series, so he's shown he's capable of producing under the bright lights of the postseason. He also recorded a career-best 23.5 percent strikeout rate this season, and Porcello should have a reasonably long leash since Boston's weakness is its bullpen.

CATCHER

Austin Barnes, LAD vs. MIL ($11): Nobody's getting much production out of the catcher position at the moment, but Barnes did at least manage to get on base twice in five at-bats prior to getting pulled from Tuesday'sgame. That plus the possibility of a Milwaukee meltdown following a painful, 13-inning loss is enough to earn Barnes the nod here.

FIRST BASE

Jesus Aguilar, MIL at LAD ($13): Aguilar posted a prolific .389 wOBA against lefties this season, and Los Angeles' Clayton Kershaw is just another lefty in the playoffs with a 4.26 career postseason ERA. At just $13, the slugging first baseman is primed to return strong value despite the opposing pitcher's name recognition.

SECOND BASE

Jose Altuve, HOU vs. BOS ($16): Altuve came into Game 3 priced at $18, proceeded to go 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored, and is now priced at $16. Given how tightly bunched up the prices are at second base, there's little reason to look anywhere else at the position.

THIRD BASE

Justin Turner, LAD vs. MIL ($19): Turner's a set it and forget it pick against left-handed pitching, having posted a .433 wOBA in that split this season. No need to deviate from that mindset here against Miley despite Los Angeles' recent struggles on offense.

SHORTSTOP

Orlando Arcia, MIL at LAD ($14): Arcia's gotten hot at the right time, with three home runs already this postseason and Milwaukee's lone run scored in Game 4. In a postseason filled with unlikely heroes, it would almost be surprising if the right-handed hitting shortstop didn't capitalize on his platoon advantage against Kershaw.

OUTFIELD

J.D. Martinez, BOS at HOU ($19): Martinez got the scoring started in Game 3 with an RBI double, and he's capable of doing much more given his 88 regular-season home runs over the past two seasons. This is a guy who almost won the triple crown this season with a .330 average, 43 home runs and 130 RBI, yet Martinez costs just $19. Grab him and don't look back.

Lorenzo Cain, MIL at LAD ($12): It's unclear what Cain is doing all the way down at $12 considering he produced a .422 wOBA against southpaws this season. Cain also brings playoff pedigree and maximizes his at-bats as the Brewers' leadoff man, so anybody that isn't scared of a pitcher that gave up five runs in three innings during Game 1 (Kershaw) should feel comfortable rolling with the affordable Cain here.

Andrew Benintendi, BOS at HOU ($14): Benintendi is another curiously affordable slugger. Houston is rolling out right-handed No. 4 starter Charlie Morton, so this should be Benintendi's most favorable starting pitching matchup of the series. The left-handed hitter abused righties to the tune of a .376 wOBA this season but managed a paltry .301 mark in lefty-on-lefty matchups.

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Sasha Yodashkin
Sasha has been contributing NFL, NHL, NBA, MLB and Tennis content to RotoWire since 2015, with an emphasis on DFS. He is a huge New York sports fan who has been playing fantasy sports since middle school.
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