Yahoo DFS Baseball: Tuesday Picks
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Tuesday Picks

This article is part of our Yahoo DFS Baseball series.

After Monday's limited slate, we're back in business Tuesday with all 15 games in the majors included in the main contest on Yahoo. That leaves us with a lot players to consider, so let's get to it and highlight some of the best to build your lineup around.

Pitching Overview

The starting pitcher who will at least challenge for the highest ownership percentage is Blake Snell ($55) in his matchup with the Tigers. He's allowed two runs or fewer in each of his last five starts and has been even better in the strikeout department this season with a 34.9 percent strikeout rate. Facing the Tigers is about as favorable as it gets considering they've scored the second-fewest runs (201) in the league.

Another pitcher who could potentially have an excellent outing is Stephen Strasburg ($58) for his start against the White Sox. He's managed to stay healthy through the first couple of months and has shined with a 2.95 xFIP and a 0.99 WHIP. His 31.3 percent strikeout rate would actually be the highest mark of his career. That stat could spell trouble for the White Sox since they have struck out the fourth-most times (563).

For those looking to take a chance on a cheap pitcher in tournament play, rolling with Jerad Eickhoff ($35) might not be a crazy idea. Yes, he's allowed at least four runs in each of his last four games. However, he faced the Rockies, Cardinals and Brewers (twice) during that stretch. He still has just a 1.20 WHIP for the season and will be facing a significantly easier lineup in the Padres, who have scored the seventh-fewest runs (240) while striking out the second-most times (587).

Key Values/Chalk

Two names that stand out with plenty of upside are Shin-Soo Choo ($19) and Nomar Mazara ($17) at home against Dylan Bundy. Not only is Globe Life Park in Arlington a very hitter-friendly park, but Bundy has allowed 13 home runs across 59 innings this season. To make matters worse, he's allowed a career .348 wOBA to left-handed hitters.

The Reds have a lot of left-handed hitters, but their righties could be in line for significant production against Genesis Cabrera and the Cardinals. Cabrera had recorded a 6.32 xFIP at Triple-A this season before being called up and struggled in in his first start in the big leagues by allowing five runs (three earned) across 3.2 innings. Eugenio Suarez ($23) and Nick Senzel ($19) are two of the better options on the Reds to target, especially Suarez with his career .379 wOBA against lefties.

Another hitter who it wouldn't be surprising to see among the ownership leaderboard is Juan Soto ($26) for his matchup with Reyaldo Lopez. Lopez has been bad again this season with a 5.86 xFIP and Soto is red hot after hitting 26-for-61 (.426) with four home runs and seven doubles over his last 16 games.

Stacks

Yankees vs. Clayton Richard (Blue Jays)

Luke Voit (1B - $20), Gary Sanchez (C - $23), DJ LeMahieu (2B - $19)

Richard has allowed a career .353 wOBA to right-handed hitters, leaving this trio with plenty of upside. Voit and Sanchez bring a lot of power to the table by posting a .254 ISO and a .387 ISO, respectively. The addition of LeMahieu has proven to be huge with the amount of injuries that the Yankees have suffered to their infield. He's spent a lot of time hitting leadoff and has posted a 116 wRC+ that would be the second-highest mark of his career.

Rays vs. Ryan Carpenter (Tigers)

Austin Meadows (OF - $27), Yandy Diaz (3B - $17), Willy Adames (SS - $15)

Despite not having the platoon advantage, it's hard to pass on Meadows for a Rays stack since he's 20-for-45 (.444) with three home runs, four doubles and 13 RBI over his last 10 games. It's not like Carpenter has pitched well, anyway, with his 5.45 xFIP and 1.47 WHIP. Diaz made his return from the IL over the weekend and is also someone to consider based on his career 122 wRC+ versus lefties.

Brewers vs. Pablo Lopez (Marlins)

Christian Yelich (OF - $26), Yasmani Grandal (C - $20), Eric Thames (1B - $11)

Lopez's 3.94 xFIP suggests he's pitched better than his 4.99 ERA would indicate. However, he only has a 22.7 percent strikeout rate and will be facing a Brewers team that has the sixth-highest wOBA at home (.341) in baseball. Yelich is the obvious starting point for any Brewers stack. Grandal is certainly in the discussion for the best offensive catchers and Thames has managed a .354 wOBA versus righties this year.

The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Mike Barner plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: mbarner, DraftKings: mbarner51.
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Mike started covering fantasy sports in 2007, joining RotoWire in 2010. In 2018, he was a finalist for the 2018 FSWA Basketball Writer of the Year award. In addition to RotoWire, Mike has written for Sportsline, Sports Illustrated, DK Live, RealTime Fantasy Sports, Lineup Lab and KFFL.com.
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