FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Targets

FanDuel MLB: Wednesday Targets

This article is part of our FanDuel MLB series.

Wednesday's main slate brings us a healthy 10 games and there are plenty of options to choose from. Nine pitchers will use up less than $7,000 of your salary cap, so there are definitely areas for hitters as well as value pitchers.

Pitching

Walker Buehler, LAD at SF ($11,200): San Francisco had outproduced any expectations this season, but this about Buehler being in a pitcher's park and being dominant. He's scored at least 49 fantasy points in four of his last five starts and is worth paying up for in cash games. The only concern here is he's facing Anthony DeSclafani, who has been fantastic at home this season.

Andrew Heaney, LAA vs. COL ($7,600): Heaney is absolutely the perfect pitcher for GPPs tonight given his salary cap hit. He's been a beast at times (28 or more fantasy points 14 times) but has also had less than stellar outings. The Rockies have the second-worst wOBA on the road against left-handed pitching (.279) and are the 12th-worst in strikeout percentage (23.9 percent). The win bonus should be in play here, but we will get to a Halos stack soon enough.

Top Targets

Joey Votto, CIN at CHC ($3,700): If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Votto has been on fire as of late with at least 18.7 fantasy points (the equivalent of a solo home run) in eight of his last nine games. It seems logical to ride this wave and even if the Cubs pitch around him, he's almost guaranteed to hit double-digit fantasy points.

Shohei Ohtani, ($4,400): After Buehler, here's the next guy I'd put into a lineup. Ohtani has been pretty good this season but the home matchup against Chi Chi Gonzalez screams "play me". Ohtani's best splits at home this season see him with a .459 wOBA against right-handed pitching. Set it and forget it.

Value Bats

Ryan Mountcastle, BAL vs. MIA ($2,500): So there's an odd statistic I was watching yesterday about swinging strike percentage and those results show Mountcastle is in the bottom five in the league (55.4 percent). However, it was shows guys like Javier Baez (a league-high 57.3 percent) and Mountcastle still can crush the ball despite a lot of swings and misses. Baez has a .239 ISO while the young Oriole has a respectable .190 ISO, showing that when they do make contact it's for power. Mountcastle has a favorable home matchup against Jordan Holloway who isn't considered much of a prospect, and against right-handed pitching he probably won't walk (2.5 percent at home this season) but his .357 wOBA shows he's a great player to use especially given his hit against the salary cap. Look for him to be in his usual cleanup spot where he should be able to drive in runs.

Brandon Marsh, LAA vs. COL ($2,300): I don't think Gonzalez is anything more than an innings-eater. In fact, I may target him a stack (spoiler alert). Marsh is a legit prospect who might make an impact against a Triple-A caliber pitcher.

Stacks To Consider

Angels vs. Gonzalez: Ohtani, Marsh, Jared Walsh ($3,100), Justin Upton ($2,700)

This should be an easy call considering Gonzalez's skill set or lack there of. Chi Chi is on the road and you should get at least two home runs out of these hitters even if they only have eight innings in which to hit. This stack is also in consideration for cash games. Phil Gosselin ($2,200) qualifies at second base and is an easy alternative if Walsh (side injury) doesn't suit up.

Dodgers at DeSclafani: Max Muncy ($3,800), Will Smith ($3,500), Chris Taylor ($3,700), Justin Turner ($3,600)

I think this will be an unpopular stack given DeSclafani's success this season. However, he's given up three earned runs in each of his last two starts (4.50 ERA) and the Dodgers are a worthy stack every night no matter who the pitcher is. Taylor and Smith have been on fire and I don't mind using Cody Bellinger ($3,100) as a pivot despite his season-long struggles if you really want to go contrarian. 

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