MLB DFS: Targets for 5/12

Matt York - Associated Press

It’s a full 15-game slate for MLB DFS tonight. There’s a lot of pitching to choose from, and there are high scoring games that will make for good stacks. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the new 60 Feet 6 Inches podcast on Sunday!

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Pitchers:

Johnny Cueto (SF vs. CIN)

Moneyline: -155

Over/Under: 7

FanDuel: $9,700/DraftKings: $12,600

There’s a huge price discrepancy between the two sites for Cueto, but I’d prefer FD anyway. The Giants’ offense has been dismal, and the points for a win isn’t something you can rely on. You can at least get points for a quality start, which is why I prefer Cueto on FD because five out of seven starts have been quality starts. Ball park factor is what I really like for this matchup. It’s at AT&T Park, which favors pitchers, and the Reds are going into a negative park shift since they will be away from the Great American Ball Park. Even though the Reds’ offense can be productive, put these two factors together and I give the upper hand to Cueto.

Ervin Santana (MIN @ CLE)

Moneyline: +117

Over/Under: 8.5

FanDuel: $9,000/DraftKings: $8,200

Santana has to be one of the big surprises of the season to date. He’s only allowed one earned run in three starts, and zero in three. Santana’s only bad start was his last, at Fenway Park, but I do think he’ll bounce back tonight. He’s done extremely well so far between both handedness. For the time being, we shouldn’t be too worried about the platoon until we regression coming. Santana is the underdog against the Indians in Cleveland, but I think he’ll pitch well enough to get you the fantasy points you need for his price.

Patrick Corbin (ARI vs. PIT)

Moneyline: -145

Over/Under: 10

FanDuel: $7,600/DraftKings: $8,100

The Pirates are having a rough road trip, and Corbin is looking to extend their 4-game road losing streak. They struggled against Alex Wood and Julio Urias, and it could be more of the same against southpaw, Corbin. Aside from his start in Colorado, the most earned runs Corbin had allowed in a start was three. He is also capable of getting more than a strikeout per inning. With the Pirates being in the bottom five in MLB in homeruns, runs, RBI, ISO, and slugging, they could continue to struggle, even with this game being at Chase Field.

Hitters:

Cody Bellinger (LAD @ COL)

FanDuel: $4,000 (1B)/DraftKings: $4,900 (1B/OF)

Bellinger in Denver is a dream come true. He’s been on fire and Coors Field should help with keeping the flame alive. There’s surely to be regression, but this isn’t the time to get ahead of it by not rostering him. Bellinger’s moved his way up in the order, batting clean-up in the last four games. With an ISO of .373, .695 slugging percentage, and .446 wOBA this season, it would be silly not to play him in the majority of your lineups during this weekend series.

Robinson Cano (SEA @ TOR)

FanDuel: $4,200 (2B)/DraftKings: $4,600 (2B)

Cano’s on a little hot streak, and going to the Rogers Centre can only help the cause. He currently has a 5-game hitting streak, with 10 hits, three homeruns, and seven RBIs during this time. Blue Jays’ RHP, Joe Biagini, has only made one start this season, while doing most of his work out of the bullpen. Their starting rotation is pretty depleted, and the Jays probably want Biagini to go deeper in this game than the four innings he put in, in his last start. Cano’s dialed in, and he’s my favorite Mariners’ bat.

Joey Gallo (TEX vs. OAK)

FanDuel: $3,600 (3B)/DraftKings: $4,500 (3B)

There’s big upside with Gallo’s bat, which always makes him a GPP play. A’s starter, Jesse Hahn didn’t last long in his previous start against the Tigers, and this could be the case again with this game being at Globe Life Park in Arlington. In his career against LHHs, Hahn’s given up 1.13 HR/9 and .418 slugging percentage. You’ll want to target LHHs against Hahn, and the Rangers lefty bats could be a sneaky stack.

Corey Dickerson (TB @ BOS)

FanDuel: $3,400 (OF)/DraftKings: $3,900 (OF)

Dickerson’s really turned it around this season, and he’s become one of my favorite targets. He’s batting leadoff tonight, and he has been for the majority of the games so far this season, and that’s huge! Starting for the Red Sox is Rick Porcello, who has not been in Cy Young form (but that was expected). Dickerson has found success against Porcello, with a .909 OPS, seven hits, including one homerun. You could play Dickerson as a one-off tonight.

Thank you for reading, and good luck with your picks!

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