DraftKings MLB: Tuesday Picks

DraftKings MLB: Tuesday Picks

This article is part of our DraftKings MLB series.

PITCHER

Corey Kluber, CLE vs. COL ($12,400): The Rockies own a target-worthy .296 wOBA and 23.4 strikeout percentage against right-handed pitchers on the road this season, so it's a high-end matchup for Kluber. The righty has posted a 2.67 ERA with a 42.2 strikeout percentage through his past four starts, so spending up for the ace is a strong starting point for lineups.

Michael Wacha, STL at KC ($8,600): After oddly being pulled early in his previous start, Wacha could be flying under the radar. With Kansas City sporting a .310 wOBA for the campaign, it's not a daunting matchup, either. Wacha has surrendered two earned runs or fewer in seven of his past eight starts and owns a solid 3.47 FIP and 23.9 strikeout percentage for the year.

CATCHER

Francisco Cervelli, PIT vs. DET ($2,800): After posting a high-end .401 wOBA against southpaws in 2016, Cervelli's .292 mark this season is a significant disappointment. With a favorable matchup against Matt Boyd (.362 wOBA allowed to right-handed batters), look for the backstop to show positive regression against the lefty.

FIRST BASE

Joey Votto, CIN vs. SD ($5,400):Luis Perdomo has struggled to retire left-handed batters all season and allowed a .405 on-base percentage and .381 wOBA to them. Votto's 1.060 OPS, .283 ISO and .436 wOBA against righties jump off the page, and he's a strong option from the top-tier first basemen.

SECOND BASE

Scooter Gennett, CIN vs. SD ($3,800): This salary doesn't fit Gennett's production or matchup, and he helps mitigate Joey Votto's salary in a mini stack. As noted, it's a soft matchup against Luis Perdomo, and Gennett boasts an impressive .407 wOBA against right-handed arms this season.

THIRD BASE

Joey Gallo, TEX at NYM ($4,300): The slugger has shown more consistency at the dish of late with a .304/.373/.826 slash line through his past 51 plate appearances, so this salary stands as a nice discount. After all, Gallo boasts an elite .346 ISO against right-handed pitchers. This is also a soft matchup with Chris Flexen sporting a 9.14 FIP through his first two career starts.

SHORTSTOP

Jazier Baez, CHC at SF ($4,400): It isn't standout matchup against Ty Blach, as the lefty has limited right-handed hitters to a .332 wOBA this season. However, Baez sports a .231 ISO and .365 wOBA against southpaws dating back to last season, and he's found a groove of late. The middle infielder has a 1.043 OPS through his past 57 plate appearances.

OUTFIELD

Andrew McCutchen, PIT vs. DET ($4,700): As noted, Matt Boyd isn't a daunting matchup, and McCutchen has posted an elite 1.220 OPS, .442 ISO and .488 wOBA against southpaws this season. McCutchen is locked back into three-hold of the lineup, and considering his numbers against lefties, there's oodles of profit potential in his salary.

Christian Yelich, MIA at WAS ($3,900): After a slow start, things have been clicking of late for Yelich, and he sports a .907 OPS, .250 ISO and .383 wOBA against right-handed hurlers since July 1. Hitting between Giancarlo Stanton and Marcell Ozuna is also a huge boost, and Miami draws inexperienced righty A.J. Cole (5.22 career ERA over 58.2 innings).

Ryan Braun, MIL at MIN ($3,900): Another bargain offering both upside and cap relief, Braun boasts a .409 on-base percentage and .409 wOBA against southpaws over the past three seasons and .407 and .394 marks this year. Adalberto Mejia has limited right-handed hitters to a .339 wOBA, this should still be viewed as a solid matchup for Braun.

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. Neil Parker plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: naparker77, DraftKings: naparker77.
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Neil Parker
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