Daily Fantasy Quick Hits – May 2

Neil previews today’s game action and shares his top DFS Plays for May 2

DFS Baseball LogoUsually before starting my research in earnest, I take a look at the day’s pitching match-ups and based on previous research or just my amateur scouting eye, I get a feel for the day’s slate.  Today, however, nothing jumped out at me before delving into the numbers.  That just means it was a little bit of extra work, but I am ready to rock right now.

Tonight’s slate has a couple of pitchers that stand out in Dallas Keuchel and Gerrit Cole, and a couple of hitting teams in good match-ups like the Mets at home against the erratic Mike Foltyniewicz.  Let’s get right to it.

Here are your quick hit thoughts for today:

Batter versus Pitcher Warriors:

  1. Nolan Arenado vs. James Shields – 12/23 with a double 4 homers and walk
  2. Alex Gordon vs. Gio Gonzalez – 4/10 with 2 doubles a homer and 2 walks
  3. Carlos Gonzalez vs. James Shields – 9/25 with 2 doubles 3 homers and 2 walks
  4. Francisco Cervelli vs. Jason Hammel – 5/10 with a double

Stacks to Target:

  1. Mets LHB vs. Mike Foltyniewicz – Folty makes his first major league start in 2016, but if 2015 is an indicator he really struggles versus left-handed hitting.  In his maiden season, he allowed a .323/.373/.597 line to opposite handed bats.  The Mets have a bunch of good lefty hitters including Granderson, Duda, Walker and Conforto.
  2. Mariners vs. Kendall Graveman – Graveman really enjoys pitching in his friendly pitching park home in Oakland.  But, on the road, he has run in to difficulty where he has a .353 career wOBA.  The Mariners will be a low owned stack that is worth targeting in GPPs.

Weather Factors to Target or Avoid:

None!  Let’s play ball!

Sneaky Pitchers of the Day:

  1. Nate Karns vs. Oakland – The A’s have the worst team OPS in the American League at .669 and Karns is an underrated and effective pitcher.  He strikes guys out (9.67 K/9) and should be able to keep the A’s anemic line-up in check.
  2. Jimmy Nelson vs. Angels – The Angels have managed the worst OPS in the American League against right-handed pitching at .637.  Vegas likes this game for a lot of runs, which means that Nelson will be low owned.  I like him at home against the Angels.

Sneaky Platoon Split Hitters:

  1. Lucas Duda vs. Foltyniewicz – Duda has a nice .288/.319/.470 line against right-handed pitching this year but is hitting a mere .077/.143/.308 against southpaws.  He has a good match-up against a hittable righty today and will be a nice play.
  2. Robinson Cano vs. Graveman – Cano has extreme platoon splits this year hitting a robust .305/.388/.695 versus right-handed pitching and a puny .132/.175/.237 against southpaws.  Fire him up today.

Any more questions? Hit me up on Twitter @AssemblyNeil

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Neil has been an avid fantasy sports player since 1991 and a profitable low stakes DFS grinder since 2014. Neil is ranked in the top 20% of DFS players in 3 sports and in the top 10% of DFS players for his stakes per RotoGrinders rankings. As a native Montrealer Neil hopes to get a Major League Baseball team back to his hometown some day soon.