MLB DFS Breakdown May 22nd, 2019

The MLB season is underway! Here are some of our targets for Pitching and Hitting stacks for tonight’s slate. If you have any questions, be sure to join me in the RotoPros Slack Chat. Not a RotoProsmember yet? Get over to the site and sign up for a FREE one-week trial!

Top-Tier Pitching Targets:

Gerrit Cole ($12,000 DK, $11,700 FD): Although Cole has a 3.56 ERA, his xFIP is only 2.34 which indicates he has been pitching better than his ERA would indicate. The White Sox have also been miserable offensively over the last seven days in particular with a .242 wOBA, 50 wRC+, and a lowly .068 ISO. Lock in Cole for Cash games as the White Sox are only implied for 2.84 runs. 

Max Scherzer ($11,100 DK, $11,100 FD): Over the last seven days, the Mets offense has been atrocious with a .278 wOBA, 79 wRC+, and a .158 ISO. Scherzer has also been pitching very well as his xFIP is only 2.90 which indicates he’s due for some ERA regression, as well as the fact that his hard hit % is lower than both Gerrit Cole and Jacob deGrom. 

Other options to consider:

Max Fried 

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Mid-Tier/Cheap Pitching Targets:

CC Sabathia ($7400 DK, $7500 FD): Baltimore hasn’t been very good offensively against LHP, .291 wOBA, 80 wRC+, .142 ISO, and Sabathia has an average exit velocity of only 85.3 MPH which means he’s mixing his pitches up well and keeping hitters off-balance. Fire up CC in GPP as he limits offensive upside with a Yankee-stack in Cash. 

Other options to consider:

Jose Urena 

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Top-Tier Offensive Stack:

New York Yankees: The Yankee offense has been consistently dominant on the road, over the last seven days, and against RHP as all three of those factors are the case tonight. With the highest implied run total on the slate at 6.36 look for the Yankee bats to be very highly owned in all formats. 

Other options to consider:

Houston Astros 

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Mid-Tier/Cheap Offensive Stack:

Atlanta Braves/Pittsburgh Pirates: The Braves have been playing very offensively over the last week with a .361 wOBA, 129 wRC+, and a .219 ISO. I also like the Pirates offense due to the numbers from Jon Gray who has an average exit velocity of 90.8 and a hard hit % of a whopping 49.3. Take it with a grain of salt as half of his starts come at Coors, however a Pittsburgh mini-stack is appealing (Bell, Marte, Frazier)

Other options to consider:

Miami Marlins (GPP)

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Home Run Calls:

Josh Bell, Michael Brantley 

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