We have a large 14 game slate tonight for MLB DFS action. We have a few stud pitchers and a few we will be targeting against. Below is a list of the top dollar for dollar plays at each position.
- Welington Castillo crushes left-handed pitching. He owns a .385 wOBA and an ISO score of .301 vs. southpaws since 2015. He faces Francisco Liriano who has allowed right-handed bats to hit .271 with 9 home runs in 35 innings of work this year.
- Andrew Cashner has been bad to both right and left-handed bats this year. Buster Posey has over a .360 wOBA and has been heating up lately. The top of that order all have good BvP v. Cashner, so they should all get on base in front of Posey. He should have ample RBI opportunities here.
- Stephen Vogt hits right-handed pitching well and is cheap. With Reddick out, he is the best left-handed bat in the Athletics order to attack Nathan Karns with. Karns has been solid, but struggles more with left-handed bats.
|5||Jose Abreu||White Sox||Indians||$3,600|
- Paul Goldschmidt has smashed left-handed pitching on his way to a .429 wOBA and a .229 ISO score since the start of 2015. We already mentioned Liriano struggles against righties, allowing a .271 batting average with nine home runs in 35 innings of work.
- Chris Davis has a .404 wOBA with a monster .333 ISO number against right-handed pitching since the start of 2015. He faces Doug Fister who has allowed a higher average to left-handed bats. Davis is already 5-for-13 lifetime with two home runs against Fister as well.
- Jose Abreu is a sneaky good play for only $3,600. He faces Josh Tomlin who allowed a higher average to right-handed bats. Abreu is great in righty on righty situations with a .367 wOBA and a .221 ISO score. Abreu is 3-for-5 lifetime off Tomlin with a double and a home run, so the profile has already played itself out before.
|3||Dustin Pedroia||Red Sox||Rockies||$4,400|
- Robinson Cano has a .366 wOBA and a .205 ISO against right-handed pitching since the start of last season. He faces Kendall Graveman who has given up four or more runs in four of his last five games. Cano is 4-for-6 lifetime with two doubles off Graveman.
- Joe Panik is having a nice season on top of that Giants order against right-handed pitching. He has a wOBA over .360 since the start of last year and is 6-for-16 lifetime against Cashner with a home run. Cashner allows a higher average and more home runs to lefties, so the matchup is ideal.
- Dustin Pedroia and the Red Sox offense have been hot. They face a guy in De La Rosa who has been getting crushed by right-handed bats this year.
|3||Josh Donaldson||Blue Jays||Yankees||$4,400|
|5||Nolan Arenado||Rockies||Red Sox||$4,300|
- Matt Carpenter is always in play for cash games. He has a .395 wOBA against right-handed pitching with a pretty solid .260 ISO score as well. He hits near the top of the order and always finds himself on base. Hammel is tough on righties, but left-handers have hit over .270 against him this year.
- Kris Bryant is a sneaky good play here. Michael Wacha has reverse splits with righties having the higher average against him. Bryant has a .379 wOBA with a .214 ISO score. He is 3-for-10 lifetime with a double, triple and home run off of Wacha in his career.
- Josh Donaldson is better against lefties, but owns a .379 wOBA and a .259 ISO score against right-handed pitching as well. He crushes fastballs, and Nathan Eovaldi throws a lot of them without a lot of late movement. Donaldson has big home run upside in this matchup.
|1||Xander Bogaerts||Red Sox||Rockies||$5,200|
|4||Trevor Story||Rockies||Red Sox||$4,300|
- Xander Bogaerts owns left-handed pitching. He has a .402 wOBA against them since the start of last year. He hits in the three hole and faces a guy in De La Rosa who has allowed right-handed bats to kill him this season.
- Eduardo Nunez is not on as many radars as he should be with his recent play. He has a .362 wOBa against right-handed pitching and Edinson Volquez has been worse to right-handed batters. Nunez is already 3-for-3 lifetime against him and Volquez could struggle here on the road.
- Corey Seager makes for a great play against the Reds’ rookie pitcher tonight. Seager has been great against right-handed pitching since his call up, and his .362 wOBA is actually the best over that time frame. Going against a pitcher who’s making his MLB debut tonight doesn’t hurt Seager’s value either.
|5||Jackie Bradley Jr.||Red Sox||Rockies||$4,000|
- Gregory Polanco has been scorching hot since his move up to the third spot in the batting order. He faces Shelby Miller today who has allowed left-handed bats to hit over .333 against him this season.
- Jackie Bradley Jr. is even hotter than Polanco right now. He has a .402 wOBA against southpaws, a reasonable price and has scored double digit fantasy points in six of his last ten games.
- Mike Trout owns a massive .416 wOBA with a .291 ISO score against left-handed pitching. Martin Perez is one of the worst left-handed pitchers in the majors. Trout has been on fire with 14 or more fantasy points in six of his last ten games.
- Nelson Cruz prefers to hit against lefties, but has a .368 wOBA and a .227 ISO against right-handed pitchers, too. Kendall Graveman allows a higher average and more home runs to right-handed bats and has given up four or more runs in four of his last five starts. Cruz is already 4-for-7 lifetime against him and likely to add to those numbers.
- Miguel Sano is great in righty on righty matchups. He owns a .367 wOBA and a .238 ISO score against right-handed pitchers. Edinson Volquez has allowed a higher average to right-handed bats, so this matchup works for him.