This series uses the FantasyLabs Tools to analyze three key MLB players in the day’s slate.
Marcus Semien: Shortstop, Athletics
Per our Vegas Dashboard, the A’s are implied for a slate-high 5.1 runs on Tuesday:
Semien will square off against Royals right-hander Miguel Gonzalez, which will put him on the positive side of his splits, as Semien is sporting a .329 weighted on-base average (wOBA) and .162 isolated power (ISO) against right-handed pitching over the last year. Gonzalez has struggled in his first two starts, allowing three home runs, 16 hits, and nine earned runs. Meanwhile, Semien has obliterated the ball over the past 12 games with a 240-foot average batted-ball distance and 93-mph exit velocity. Historically, batters with comparable metrics and implied run totals have averaged 9.26 DraftKings points per game with a +1.17 Plus/Minus (per our Trends tool). He’s an excellent value on DraftKings with an 81% Bargain Rating.
Yasiel Puig: Outfielder, Dodgers
With our Lineup Builder, it’s easy to incorporate stacks into DFS rosters. The top four-man FanDuel stack in the CSURAM88 Player Model belongs to the Dodgers, who take on Padres right-hander Bryan Mitchell:
Mitchell is off to a rough start to the season with a 5.27 earned run average (ERA) and atrocious 1.98 SO/9 through his first three games. Puig offers value on FanDuel with a 93% Bargain Rating. The Dodgers have a solid implied total of 4.8 runs, and he’s on the positive side of his splits, boasting a .352 wOBA and .222 ISO against righties. Batters with comparable metrics and Vegas data have averaged 10.43 FanDuel points with a +1.13 Plus/Minus.
Corey Kluber: Pitcher, Indians
There are a lot of intriguing pitching options on Tuesday, but Kluber is a heavy favorite (-197 moneyline odds). Historically, he has dominated teams when the Indians are favored heavily, averaging 48.56 FanDuel points with a +12.31 Plus/Minus and a 72.2% Consistency Rating:
Kluber has an exceptional 0.78 HR/9 over the past 12 months to go along with his 0.83 WHIP and his 11.93 SO/9. The Twins are implied for a slate-low 3.1 runs, and their projected lineup has a strikeout rate of 26.4% against right-handed pitching over the past 12 months. Even at his $11,400 tag on FanDuel, Kluber sports a 77% Bargain Rating. The only downside to Kluber is this game will be played at Hiram Bithorn Stadium in Puerto Rico, which plays as a hitters park and the Twins projected lineup have a .340 wOBA against righties. However, His 9.8 K Prediction gives him an outstanding floor and ceiling, which distinguishes him on a 12-game slate.
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