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MLB Daily Fantasy Picks 5/18/2017 Our in-depth statistical analysis will help you make the best optimal Fanduel MLB lineup using our Fanduel MLB DFS Picks and Expert MLB Darftkings Lineup.

 

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Jon Lester CHC vs. CIN FD $10,500 DK $11,300

Jon Lester will get the call for the ninth time of the season, seeking just his second win of the season. Lester conceded four runs (three earned) in 5.2 innings of work against the Cardinals five days ago, and was charged with his second defeat of the year. The veteran left-hander has been hit hard in two of his starts, however overall he features decent numbers, sporting a 3.40 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP to go with a 1-2 record in 47 innings of work. He faced the Reds last month and was roughed up, serving up five runs in 5.2 innings, and now owns a 3-1 record with a 3.72 ERA in 10 career starts against Cincinnati. Adam Duvall is 3 for 18 with one homer against Lester, while Joey Votto is 7 for 27 with three RBI’s, and Billy Hamilton is 7 for 13. The Cubs are slumping at the plate but Tuesday’s 9-5 win could be the spark they are looking for. Anthony Rizzo finally hit his first homer of the month on Tuesday night, however the 27-year old slugger is hitting an abysmal .143 with three RBI’s this month heading into Wednesday’s action. Rizzo has done damage against the Reds this season, belting four homers along with nine RBI’s. The Cubs are now averaging 4.76 runs per game, ranking them 13th in the Majors, and are sporting a .239 team batting average. The Chicago pitching has been strong, boasting a 3.86 team ERA, good for eighth in the Majors.

 

Tanner Roark WAS @ PIT FD $8,200 DK $8,900

Tanner Roark will take the mound for the ninth time of the season, searching for his fourth win of the season. Roark didn’t quite have his best stuff in his previous start, allowing four runs in 4.2 innings pitched to the Phillies, finishing with the no decision. The 6-foot-2 right-hander is having another strong season, sporting a 3.88 ERA along with a 1.23 WHIP and a 3-1 record in 46.1 innings logged. Roark has held the Pirates to only five runs in 17.2 career innings pitched to go with a 2-0 record. Andrew McCutchen is 2 for 5 with a homer against Roark, while Josh Harrison is 1 for 6, and Gregory Polanco is 0 for 3. Bryce Harper is swinging a red hot bat once again, belting four homers along with nine RBI’s over his last seven games. The 24-year old superstar is now hitting a sizzling .388 with 13 home runs and 36 RBI’s on the campaign. Harper went 7 for 25 with three RBI’s in six games against the Pirates last season, and went 2 for 4 with two RBI’s in the series opening win on Tuesday night.

 

Ervin Santana MIN vs. COL FD $9,300 DK $7,400

Ervin Santana will oppose Marquez on Wednesday. Whereas Marquez is turning in a 50 percent success rate when he takes the mount this season, Santana has been lights just about every time he has gotten the ball. Seven of his eight starts have been quality, with the only exception coming on May 7 against Boston (six runs in six innings). The right-hander is an awesome 6-1 with a 1.50 ERA after blanking the Indians through seven innings of a 1-0 Minnesota win last Friday. The Twins are in the midst of a six-game home-stand on the heels of having won four of five against American League Central foes during a rain-shortened road trip. Designated Kennys Vargas increased his RBI total seven in his last five games with a two-run double in Sunday’s 8-3 loss to Cleveland. The 26-year-old has a team-best 13 RBIs since being recalled from Triple-A Rochester on April 23. Shortstop Jorge Polanco blasted a solo homer on Sunday, marking the eighth time in his last nine games that he has recorded a hit. First baseman Joe Mauer is currently enjoying a five-game hitting streak.

 

Catchers

Gary Sanchez – C NYY Fanduel: 3700 Draftkings: 4800  – Sanchez is facing Danny Duffy at Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City, Missouri).  Duffy has an ERA against righties of 3.43 with a wOBA of 0.332.  His ERA at home is 3.51 and his wOBA is 0.313.  Sanchez on the road crushes it.  He has an ISO of 0.200 and has a wOBA of 0.409.  Sanchez hits lefties very hard.  His ISO is 0.000 and has a wOBA of 0.349.

 

James McCann – C DET Fanduel: 2500 Draftkings: 3200  – McCann is going against Dylan Bundy at Comerica Park (Detroit, Michigan).  This game is showing a high Over under of 10, so expect a lot of runs to be scored.  Bundy has an ERA against righties of 2.22 with a wOBA of 0.238.  His ERA on the road is 2.49 and his wOBA is 0.288.  McCann at home crushes it.  He has an ISO of 0.277 and has a wOBA of 0.331.

 

Jett Bandy – C MIL Fanduel: 2400 Draftkings: 3100  – Bandy will face Jarred Cosart at Petco Park (San Diego, California).  Cosart has an ERA against  of 5.40 with a wOBA of 0.374.  His ERA at home is 2.45 and his wOBA is 0.210.  Bandy on the road is great!  His ISO is 0.233 and has a wOBA of 0.351.

 

First Base

Trey Mancini – 1B BAL Fanduel: 3200 Draftkings: 3500  – Mancini is taking on Jordan Zimmermann at Comerica Park (Detroit, Michigan).  This could be a shoot out with an over under of 10, so expect some runs to be scored. Zimmermann has an ERA against righties of 5.75 with a wOBA of 0.406.  He really isn’t doing well at home.  His ERA at home is 5.82 and his wOBA is 0.390.  Mancini on the road is great!  His ISO is 0.263 and has a wOBA of 0.381.  Mancini hits righties extremely hard.  His ISO is 0.447 and has a wOBA of 0.438.

 

Chris Carter – 1B NYY Fanduel: 2600 Draftkings: 4000  – Carter is facing Danny Duffy at Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City, Missouri).  Duffy has an ERA against righties of 3.43 with a wOBA of 0.332.  His ERA at home is 3.51 and his wOBA is 0.313.

 

Kennys Vargas – 1B MIN Fanduel: 2900 Draftkings: 3600  – Vargas is facing German Marquez at Target Field (Minneapolis, Minnesota) which ranks number 3 in runs scored and number 14 in home runs allowed.  Marquez has an ERA against switch hitters of 5.56 with a wOBA of 0.267.  His ERA on the road is 0 and his wOBA is 0.236.  Vargas hits righties extremely hard.  His ISO is 0.389 and has a wOBA of 0.423.

 

Brandon Moss – 1B KAN Fanduel: 2700 Draftkings: 3700  – Moss is facing Jordan Montgomery at Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City, Missouri).  Montgomery has an ERA against lefties of 12.27 with a wOBA of 0.379.  His ERA on the road is 2.84 and his wOBA is 0.290.  Moss hits lefties very hard.  His ISO is 0.400 and has a wOBA of 0.52.  Signs are pointing up for him today.

 

Second Baseman

Chase Utley – 2B LOS Fanduel: 2300 Draftkings: 3400  – Utley will be seeing Edinson Volquez at Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles, California).  Volquez has an ERA against lefties of 4.71 with a wOBA of 0.399.  His ERA on the road is 4.58 and his wOBA is 0.366.

 

Javier Baez – 2B CHC Fanduel: 2600 Draftkings: 3600  – Baez will be taking on Amir Garrett at Wrigley Field (Chicago, Illinois).  Garrett has an ERA against righties of 4.06 with a wOBA of 0.311.  Also he has been playing poorly on the road.  His ERA on the road is 6.19 and his wOBA is 0.344.  Baez at home is incredible.  His ISO is 0.259 and has a wOBA of 0.345.  Signs are pointing up for him today.

Following a 3 hit performance yesterday, Jose Peraza – 2B CIN Fanduel: 2400 Draftkings: 3200  – Peraza will be battling Jon Lester at Wrigley Field (Chicago, Illinois).  Lester has an ERA against righties of 4.08 with a wOBA of 0.366.  His ERA at home is 1.44 and his wOBA is 0.238.  Peraza on the road is money.  His ISO is 0.081 and has a wOBA of 0.324.

 

Jonathan Villar – 2B MIL Fanduel: 3200 Draftkings: 4300  – Villar is taking on Jarred Cosart at Petco Park (San Diego, California).  Cosart has an ERA against switch hitters of 0.00 with a wOBA of 0.257.  His ERA at home is 2.45 and his wOBA is 0.210.

 

Third Baseman

Manny Machado – 3B BAL Fanduel: 3900 Draftkings: 4800  – Machado is facing Jordan Zimmermann at Comerica Park (Detroit, Michigan).  There over under on this game is pretty big at 10, so get ready for a lot of runs.  Zimmermann has an ERA against righties of 5.75 with a wOBA of 0.406.  at home.  His ERA at home is 5.82 and his wOBA is 0.390.

 

After a 4 hit performance yesterday, Anthony Rendon – 3B WAS Fanduel: 3400 Draftkings: 4200  – Rendon will be battling Tyler Glasnow at PNC Park (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).  Glasnow has an ERA against righties of 7.27 with a wOBA of 0.412.  He’s playing poorly big time at home.  His ERA at home is 6.75 and his wOBA is 0.397.  Rendon on the road0.111 and has a wOBA of 0.341.  Rendon hits righties big time, to the tune of an ISO of 0.148 and has a wOBA of 0.331.

 

Justin Turner – 3B LOS Fanduel: 3400 Draftkings: 3900  – Turner will be pitted against Edinson Volquez at Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles, California).  Volquez has an ERA against righties of 3.95 with a wOBA of 0.269.  His ERA on the road is 4.58 and his wOBA is 0.366.  Turner at home is money.  His ISO is 0.183 and has a wOBA of 0.439.  Turner hits righties very hard.  His ISO is 0.128 and has a wOBA of 0.428.  This guy should get some good fantasy points.

 

Kyle Seager – 3B SEA Fanduel: 3600 Draftkings: 4200  – Seager squares off verse Dylan Covey at Safeco Field (Seattle, Washington).  Covey has an ERA against lefties of 3.24 with a wOBA of 0.308.  Additionally, he isn’t doing well on the road.  His ERA on the road is 9 and his wOBA is 0.464.  Seager at home is money.  His ISO is 0.179 and has a wOBA of 0.376.  Seager hits righties in a big way, with an ISO of 0.173 and has a wOBA of 0.326.

 

Trevor Plouffe – 3B OAK Fanduel: 2800 Draftkings: 3600  – Plouffe is going against Hector Velazquez at O.co Coliseum (Oakland, California).  Velazquez has an ERA against righties of 0.00 with a wOBA of 0.000.  His ERA on the road is 0 and his wOBA is 0.000.  Plouffe at home is money.  His ISO is 0.283 and has a wOBA of 0.387.

 

Shortstops

Trea Turner – SS WAS Fanduel: 4000 Draftkings: 4800  – Turner will face Tyler Glasnow at PNC Park (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).  Glasnow has an ERA against righties of 7.27 with a wOBA of 0.412.  In addition he really has been pretty weak at home.  His ERA at home is 6.75 and his wOBA is 0.397.  Turner on the road is money.  His ISO is 0.219 and has a wOBA of 0.345.  Turner hits righties in a big way, with an ISO of 0.218 and has a wOBA of 0.318.

 

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J.J. Hardy – SS BAL Fanduel: 2300 Draftkings: 2800  – Hardy will be battling Jordan Zimmermann at Comerica Park (Detroit, Michigan).  This could be a shoot out with an over under of 10, so I think you should expect a lot of fantasy points being scored. Zimmermann has an ERA against righties of 5.75 with a wOBA of 0.406.  Also he has been playing poorly at home.  His ERA at home is 5.82 and his wOBA is 0.390.

 

Jose Iglesias – SS DET Fanduel: 2200 Draftkings: 2500  – Iglesias is facing Dylan Bundy at Comerica Park (Detroit, Michigan).  10, so get ready for a lot of runs.  Bundy has an ERA against righties of 2.22 with a wOBA of 0.238.  His ERA on the road is 2.49 and his wOBA is 0.288.

 

Alcides Escobar – SS KAN Fanduel: 2200 Draftkings: 2800  – Escobarwill go against Jordan Montgomery at Kauffman Stadium (Kansas City, Missouri).  Montgomery has an ERA against righties of 3.23 with a wOBA of 0.308.  His ERA on the road is 2.84 and his wOBA is 0.290.

 

Outfielders

Hunter Renfroe – OF SDP Fanduel: 3200 Draftkings: 3400  – Renfroe will be seeing Zach Davies at Petco Park (San Diego, California).  Davies has an ERA against righties of 5.82 with a wOBA of 0.452.  His ERA on the road is 4.02 and his wOBA is 0.384.

 

Joc Pederson – OF LOS Fanduel: 2700 Draftkings: 3700  – Pederson will be pitted against Edinson Volquez at Dodger Stadium (Los Angeles, California).  Volquez has an ERA against lefties of 4.71 with a wOBA of 0.399.  His ERA on the road is 4.58 and his wOBA is 0.366.

 

Michael Saunders – OF PHI Fanduel: 2500 Draftkings: 3600  – Saunders will be pitted against Martin Perez at Globe Life Park in Arlington (Arlington, Texas) which ranks number 7 in runs scored.  This game has a high over under of 10,Perez has an ERA against lefties of 5.14 with a wOBA of 0.423.  His ERA at home is 3.68 and his wOBA is 0.332.

 

Joey Rickard – OF BAL Fanduel: 2400 Draftkings: 3300  – Rickard is facing Jordan Zimmermann at Comerica Park (Detroit, Michigan).  This game is showing a high Over under of 10, so expect some runs to be scored. Zimmermann has an ERA against righties of 5.75 with a wOBA of 0.406.  He’s playing poorly big time at home.  His ERA at home is 5.82 and his wOBA is 0.390.

 

Seth Smith – OF BAL Fanduel: 3000 Draftkings: 3600  – Smith will face Jordan Zimmermann at Comerica Park (Detroit, Michigan).  There’s a high over under on this game, 10, so get ready for a lot of runs.  Zimmermann has an ERA against lefties of 6.87 with a wOBA of 0.385.  Also he has not done well at home.  His ERA at home is 5.82 and his wOBA is 0.390.  Smith on the road is awesome and his ISO is 0.136 and has a wOBA of 0.33.  Smith hits righties in a big way, with an ISO of 0.200 and has a wOBA of 0.376.  This guy should get some good fantasy points.

 

Adam Jones – OF BAL Fanduel: 3200 Draftkings: 3900  – Jones is facing Jordan Zimmermann at Comerica Park (Detroit, Michigan).  There’s a high over under on this game, 10, so expect a high scoring game. Zimmermann has an ERA against righties of 5.75 with a wOBA of 0.406.  at home.  His ERA at home is 5.82 and his wOBA is 0.390.  Jones hits righties very hard.  His ISO is 0.150 and has a wOBA of 0.346.

NBA | MLB | NFL | NHL As an athlete in his younger years, Shane Kilgore developed a deep understanding of what it takes for a player to produce at the top of their game. Using that knowledge and an obsessive research habit has led to player picks and insights that many other writers would miss. As a daily fantasy sports player, Shane uses those picks and insights to win! Follow Shane on Twitter @Lineupzone
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