Welcome to Saturday’s Fanduel MLB Picks. Because of all the Premier League and College football buzz going on, I am posting this article a bit late.
Hopefully, it will help you build your lineups for tonight’s 10 game slate.
Yusmeiro Petit $8,100
Petit is my top pitcher of the day. He owns an elite 10.13 K/9 away and is facing the Padres in pitcher friendly Safeco Park. The Padres are one of the worst hitting teams in the league, and I think Petit will cruise in this one.
Jordan Zimmerman $9,400
Zimmerman is another strong play going against a Marlins team without their best hitter, Giancarlo Stanton. The Marlins lead the majors in Ks when facing right handed pitcher. He has a 2.84 away ERA and holds a strong 9.14 K/9. The nationals can provide plenty of run support and he should be in line to get the W.
Other Plays: Andrew Cashner, Dallas Ketchel, Mike Minor
Kurt Suzuki $2,400
Suzuki was poised for a big game last night but struggled against a RHP. Tonight, he gets a bad lefty and I like the twins stack again tonight. He’s batting .391 over the last 7 days and crushes LHP hitting .331.
Other Plays: Russell Martin, Jonathan Lucroy, Buster Posey
He has a tough matchup against Chris Archer, but Abreu is 2/3 with a HR lifetime against Archer. He crushes RHP and is hitting .375 over the last 7 days. He’s an extremely safe cash game play.
Other Plays: Steve Pearce, Joe Mauer, Adam Laroche, Ike Davis
Jimmy Paredes $2,700
He struggled last game but I think Paredes is due for a bounce back effort. He’s hitting .333 over the last 7 days and hits behind a lot of solid Orioles who can get on base. De La Rosa has 5.11 away ERA so expect the O’s to score some runs tonight.
Other Plays: Neil Walker, Daniel Murphy, Adam Rosales
Trevor Plouffe $3,300
Again, I really like all the right handed Twins bats including Ploufee. He’s hitting .308 with 2 HRs over the last 7 days and gets a dream matchup against the worst pitcher on the mound tonight, T.J. House.
Other Plays: Adrian Beltre, Anthony Rendon
Ian Desmond $3,900
Desmond has plenty of pop and is hitting .375 with 6 RBIs over the last 7 days.
Other Plays: Wilmer Flores, Elvus Andrus, Ryan Rua, Daniel Santana
Matt Holiday $3,600
Holiday is one of the hottest hitters right now. He’s 13/33 with 7 RBIs lifetime against Leake and usually hits better at home. He’s hitting .364 over the last 7 days and had a monster night yesterday.
Alejandro De Aza $2,900
He has crazy good splits against De La Rosa, hitting 2/2 with a 2B and 3B. He bats around 2nd in the Orioles lineup and they should bounce back from last night’s defeat. All the orioles LHB are in play.
Mike Trout $5,200
He’s an absolute beast and is facing Colby Lewis who is an overall bad pitcher. This game should have a lot of runs on both teams. I like Trout and all the Angel Outfielders here. Trout is hitting .333 with 2 HRs over the last 7 days.
Other Plays: Andrew McCuthcen, Kole Calhoun, Brendan Boosch, Denard Span, Bryce Harper
- Los Angeles Angels
- Minnesota Twins Right handed bats
- Cleveland Indians
- Texas Rangers
- Baltimore Orioles