DraftKings MLB: Tuesday Picks

DraftKings MLB: Tuesday Picks

This article is part of our DraftKings MLB series.

PITCHER

Mike Fiers, HOU vs. TB ($8,500):The Rays boast a strong offense with a .329 wOBA against righties, but they also own the third-highest strikeout percentage (25.1) in the league. It's a nice fit for Fiers, as he sports an elite 2.63 ERA and 28.3 strikeout percentage through his past 11 starts. With a number of more recognized aces taking the mound Tuesday, Fiers' salary is down.

Jose Berrios, MIN at SD ($7,700): With a league-high 25.4 strikeout percentage and 27th-ranked .307 wOBA against right-handed hurlers this season, the Padres are a perfect matchup for Berrios. The righty owns a solid 22.2 strikeout percentage and has shown high-end upside in a number of starts this year. This is a target-worthy salary.

CATCHER

James McCann, DET at NYY ($4,000): The backstop has had a field day against southpaws this season with a .403 on-base percentage, .369 ISO and .457 wOBA. It's worth noting that CC Sabathia has been solid this season and allowed just a .307 wOBA to right-handed hitters, but that should help keep McCann's ownership in check.

FIRST BASE

Justin Smoak, TOR at CWS ($5,200): With a 2.4 HR/9 and .379 wOBA surrendered to left-handed hitters, there is nothing scary about a matchup with Mike Pelfrey. Smoak has posted a monster .292 ISO and .381 wOBA against right-handed hurlers this season and checks out as a solid option.

SECOND BASE

DJ LeMahieu, COL vs. NYM ($4,800): The second baseman has done significant damage against southpaws this season with a .459 on-base percentage and .434 wOBA, and he's been even better at Coors Field with .516 and .467 marks. Steven Matz enters with a 14.18 ERA through his past four starts and has allowed a 2.2 HR/9 and .373 wOBA to right-handed hitters this season, too.

THIRD BASE

Nolan Arenado, COL vs. NYM ($5,400): As noted, this is an extremely favorable matchup against Steven Matz, so Arenado should be viewed as a go-to option. After all, he's posted an enormous .406 ISO and .527 wOBA against lefties this year.

SHORTSTOP

Amed Rosario, NYM at COL ($3,900): With an 8.44 ERA through his past four starts at Coors Field, picking on Jeff Hoffman is encouraged. Rosario offers cap relief and posted a respectable .354 on-base percentage against righties with Triple-A Las Vegas this season. Hoffman has surrendered a .398 wOBA to right-handed hitters at home this year.

OUTFIELD

Jay Bruce, NYM at COL ($5,300): With the previously mentioned ripe matchup against Jeff Hoffman going for Bruce, the slugger is a strong option to spend up for. He owns a .273 ISO and .371 wOBA against right-handed hurlers this year, and Hoffman has surrendered a 45.8 hard-hit percentage and .379 wOBA to left-handed hitters at Coors.

Joc Pederson, LAD at ATL ($4,700): With Lucas Sims making his debut in the majors, Pederson checks out as an excellent option at this salary. The outfielder is hitting closer to the heart of the order against righties and has posted an impressive .270 ISO and .380 wOBA against them dating back to last season.

Nick Williams, PHI at LAA ($3,400): After posting a respectable 839 OPS at Triple A this season, Williams has been promoted to the middle of the Philadelphia lineup. While his .339 wOBA against right-handed hurlers doesn't jump off the page, he does sport a rock-solid 38.6 hard-hit percentage. At this salary, his matchup against Ricky Nolasco is the biggest draw, as the veteran has surrendered a .378 wOBA to right-handed hitters this season.

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Neil Parker
A loyal Cubs, Cowboys and Maple Leafs fan for decades, Neil has contributed to RotoWire since 2014. He previously worked for USA Today Fantasy Sports.
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