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MLB DFS Plays: Thursday

Thursday, September 6, 2018


This article aims to find the best overall MLB DFS Plays and Bargains to help you construct a cash-worthy lineup. The following write-ups were constructed earlier in the day, meaning injury information, weather, and lineup cards could alter the fantasy landscape. Checking starting lineups and scanning our MLB Headlines Feed should keep you in the loop.

 

 

Keep in mind that we are looking towards the evening slate starting at 6:40 ET.

 

 

 

PITCHER

 

Luis Castillo – Cincinnati (vs San Diego)

 

Castillo got off to a rough start this season, but things have gone swimmingly over the past month. The Reds’ pitcher has tossed some gems in recent games, posting 58 FP vs Philadelphia (7/29), 54 FP vs San Francisco (8/19), and 63 FP at St. Louis last Saturday. There’s a good chance he’ll be able to handle a San Diego offense that ranks near the bottom in all crucial hitting categories. On a four-game slate with limited options, Castillo steps up as a legitimate cash game commodity.

 

 

Also Consider: Zack Greinke, Kyle Hendricks  

 

 

 

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CATCHER / FIRST BASE

 

Kendrys Morales – Toronto (vs Cleveland)

 

The homerun streak may be over, but Morales continues to rack up fantasy production. The switch-hitting veteran is coming off a three-hit performance last night, and now he’ll get a confident matchup vs Cleveland RHP Shane Bieber and his .398 wOBA split vs left-handed bats. You could look towards Goldschmidt, Encarnacion, or Alonso at first base as well, but I’ll be investing in Morales’ comfortable price/matchup/upside combination.

 

 

Also Consider: Edwin Encarnacion, Paul Goldschmidt

 

 

 

SECOND BASE

 

Jason Kipnis – Cleveland (at Toronto)

 

Kipnis enters cash game consideration by default, as there aren’t many confident choices at second base tonight. Cleveland represents the top-rated offense of the night while facing Toronto RHP Sam Gaviglio. Kipnis has racked up four hits over his past two games, and he has a nice opportunity to jump on Gaviglio’s .355 wOBA vs left-handed bats.

 

 

Also Consider: Daniel Murphy, Devon Travis

 

 

 

THIRD BASE

 

Eugenio Suarez – Cincinnati (vs San Diego)

 

Let’s take a step back and recognize how well Suarez has performed this season. The Cincy third baseman currently holds a .291 average with 31 homers and 100 RBI. There’s a good chance he’ll expand on those numbers while looking at a strong righty/lefty matchup against San Diego southpaw Eric Lauer – who holds a .357 wOBA split vs right-handed bats. Playing in hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park doesn’t hurt either.

 

 

Also Consider: Jose Ramirez, Eduardo Escobar

 

 

 

SHORTSTOP

 

Jose Peraza – Cincinnati (vs San Diego)

 

Peraza follows the same rationale provided in the previous write-up of Eugenio Suarez. Stepping in against mediocre San Diego LHP Eric Lauer in hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park makes for an intriguing fantasy situation. A comfortable $2900 salary on FanDuel makes Peraza an easy cash game lift that blends favorably into any lineup.

 

 

Also Consider: Francisco Lindor, Freddy Galvis

 

 

 

OUTFIELD

 

Billy McKinney – Toronto (vs Cleveland)

 

McKinney has been great over the past few weeks, racking up 13 hits, four doubles, four homers, and nine RBI over his most recent 12 games. He finds himself in the same healthy matchup listed earlier with Kendrys Morales – stepping in against Cleveland RHP Shane Bieber and his .398 wOBA vs left-handed bats.

 

 

Steven Souza Jr. – Arizona (vs Atlanta)

 

Anibal Sanchez is enjoying a resurgent season, but things have been somewhat shaky while allowing nine earned runs over his past four starts. There’s a chance those problems could continue in a tough road matchup at Arizona. Anibal’s primary susceptibility comes against right-handed bats, owning a .353 wOBA 17.8% HR/FB split in that regard. Steven Souza has capable power upside to take advantage of that in hitter-friendly Chase Field.

 

 

Also Consider: Michael Brantley, Melky Cabrera, A.J. Pollock, Billy Hamilton, Jon Jay



Spencer Limbach is a multi-sport daily fantasy specialist for Rotoworld. He can be found on twitter @Spencer_JL.
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