Let’s dive into the MLB DFS Daily Breakdown!  We have a MASSIVE 13 game slate on tap for tonight with zero weather issues!! Let’s Dive into the Breakdown!!

May 17, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Brayan Bello (66) pitches against the Seattle Mariners during the third inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

5 Pitchers to consider on this slate: 

  1. Shane McClanahan – 11.4DK – MASSIVE price tag on Shane here but he has been AWESOME this season. He has the highest swinging strike rate on the slate at a massive 16.1%. It is going to be cool in Wrigley again with a slight wind blowing in. I still doubt I will be overweight here due to the massive price tag.
  2. Zac Gallen – 10.7DK – Not sure where he comes in ownership wise, but as of this writing it looks like he will be the chalkiest pitcher on the slate. I really wanted to use him here as he has been NAILS at home this season. He is allowing only a 169 woba at home vice a 322 woba on the road. In 35 innings at home he has only allowed 3 ER vice 19 ER on the road in 31 innings. If he is the chalkiest pitcher on the slate, I will have to look elsewhere though…
  3. Logan Gilbert – 10.2DK – Gilbert has some of the best metrics on the slate. He has a slate low 3.03 xFIP along with a 30% strikeout rate and a miniscule 4% walk rate. Tough matchup here against the Yankees and Aaron Judge, but he is at home which I like.
  4. Yusei Kikuchi – 8.4DK – Here me out here. If you look at his game log, your prolly like wth is he recommending him? This is purely a matchup play here. The Brewers have been AWFUL versus lefties striking out the MOST in the league since 4/29 and have been the worst offense in baseball. Kikuchi has had swinging strike rates of 16%, 12% and 18.8% over his last 3 starts, just against VERY tough competition in TBR, BAL and ATL.
  5. Brayan Bello – 7.0DK – Its Bello day!!! Guy has been super consistent recently and now gets the Reds at home. He has a 3.70 xFIP along with a 24% strikeout rate and a 7% walk rate.
May 24, 2023; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies (1) watches after hitting a sacrifice fly ball to drive in the game winning run against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the ninth inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

5 Stacks to consider on this slate:

  1. Atlanta Braves – The Braves FINALLY get a lefty!!!! The surely disappointed everyone in the DFS streets last night after their pitiful showing. This is a HUGE bounce back spot for them. JP Sears has given up 12 homers and is averaging 2 HR/9 which is third most on the slate. Ozzie Albies and Orlando Arcia are priority plays here. Both smash lefties.
  2. Los Angeles Dodgers –  Going right back to the Dodgers tonight. They are facing and awful Jake Irvin. He is absolutely CHEEKS versus left handed bats as he has a 6.23 xFIP and is allowing 2.13 HR/9 versus them.
  3. St. Louis Cardinals – It’s going to be hot in STL today with the highs getting to 85 degrees at game time. The Cards absolutely OWN Greinke. In 139 Plate appearances, they have a 352 xWoba and a 522 xSLG. 1 interesting nugget. Arenado is 22/82 off him but has ZERO homers. Let’s target Goldy, Contreras and all the lefties here.
  4. Arizona Diamondbacks – Another absolute NUKE spot here. The Dbacks absolutely OWN Freeland. in 178 plate appearances, they has a 392 xWoba and a 557 xSLG. A lot of that was in coors, but still, lets start our lineups with Walker, Longoria, and Marte.
  5. Tampa Bay Rays – They disappointed me yesterday when they were all sub 8% on a small slate. They will def be sub 8% again here. I don’t think Hendricks is any good and want to always have some TB as they are one of the premier offenses in MLB.

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