DFS – September 13 – Baseball is Still King

DFS Baseball LogoPaul previews today’s game action and shares his top Draft Kings plays for September 13th

Today we have a full slate of games on the MLB schedule starting at 1:05 p.m.

As always, make sure to check your lineup before game time for any last-minute scratches and keep an eye on the weather forecast but if things aren’t too bad in New York we should have a worry-free day.

POS Player Opponent Price Rank
 SP Zack Greinke
 Diamondbacks $11,800  ★★★
 Today’s top arm has 16 QS in his last 17 GS. His 1.99 ERA on the road isn’t as good as at home, but it’ll do.
 SP Michael Wacha
Reds $8,600  ★★★
Wacha is 3-0 vs the Reds this year, including 2 wins in Cincy. The Cubs beat him up this week, but he should rebound.
 SP Johnny Cueto Orioles $9,600  
Cueto has been ugly lately, but he did strike out 8 O’s in 5 innings in their last meeting. Expensive for the risk.
 SP  Patrick Corbin
Dodgers $8,200  ★★
Corbin hasn’t gone deep in his last 3 starts, and with the Dodgers patient bats he likely won’t today either.
 SP Trevor Bauer
Tigers $8,000 ★★
Tigers have just a .294 wOBA over the past 2 weeks. Bauer with 3 QS in his last 4 games.
 SP Jason Hammel
Phillies $8,100 ★★
5 straight QS and 7 of the last 8 for Verlander. Hasn’t ever had a lot of success against the Tribe.
 SP Taylor Jungmann
Pirates  $9,000  ★★
Jungmann is 3-0 with a 1.45 ERA lifetime against the Pirates. And, he’s a legitimate stud!
 C Kyle Schwarber
Aaron Harang
$4,800  ★★★★
I’m almost getting tired of writing Schwarber up every day. Against RHP Harang in Philly though? Have to.
 C J.P Arencibia
Rich Hill
 $3,300 ★★★
Arencibia’s new stance at the plate is producing big results: 5 HR in 34 at bats before last night.
 C Alex Avila
Trevor Bauer
 $2,000  ★★
Yesterday’s recommended punt play at C didn’t play. His 5-8 record with a HR vs Bauer should change that today.
 C Miguel Montero
Aaron Harang
$3,400  ★★★★
Harang has a 7.38 second half ERA while Montero has owned him in his career, going 13-23 with 7 walks
 1B  Chris Davis
Johnny Cueto
$4,500  ★★★
Davis has 31 HR against RHP and 22 in the second half. Was 2-3 against Cueto this year with a HR.
1B Kendrys Morales
Wei-Yin Chen
$4,300 ★★
While Morales’ power has come from the left side, he’s hitting .390 in September and is 5-12 lifetime against Chen
1B Mike Napoli
Felix Doubront
$3,300 ★★
Napoli is hitting .262 with a .902 OPS vs LHP this year. He’s also a lot better at home.
1B Anthony Rizzo
Aaron Harang
 $5,200  ★★★
The highest-priced first baseman on the board today for good reason, with 23 HR and a .903 OPS vs RHP.
2B Kolten Wong
Raisel Iglesias
 $3,800  ★★
Against RHP, Wong is hitting .281/.345/.443 with 10 HR. He was 2-3 with a HR and a BB vs Iglesias this year.
2B Dee Gordon
Max Scherzer
 $3,900  ★★★
As cheap as Gordon gets, he actually hits Scherzer well with a .350 AVG and a HR chipped in.
2B Daniel Murphy
Ryan Weber
$3,500  ★★★
I don’t know much about Weber, but his minor league numbers don’t inspire confidence. Murphy feasts on RHP.
2B Robinson Cano
Kyle Kendrick
$3,600  ★★★★
Cano is hitting .322/.380/.515 in the second half. He hits .293 against RHP and was 2-3 the last time they met.
3B Evan Longoria
Rich Hill
$4,600  ★★★
I miss the days of DraftKings under-pricing Longoria. A .394 AVG in Sept. and a 1.005 OPS vs LHP will do that.
3B Kris Bryant
Aaron Harang
$4,900 ★★★★
Bryant is hitting .336 with 10 home runs since August 1st and has 18 HR vs RHP this year.
3B Kyle Seager
Kyle Kendrick
$4,100 ★★★
Kendrick allows a ton of power to LHH (.600 SLG) and Seager is hitting .444 with 3 HR this month already
3B Adrian Beltre
Felix Doubront
 $3,700 ★★★
Beltre should score some pts today with his 1:1 BB:K ratio against LHP. He’s also 5-8 lifetime against Doubront.
SS  Xander Bogaerts
Drew Smyly
$3,500 ★★★
I always play Bogaerts against LHP and he’s rewarded me with a .372 batting average and a .902 SLG.
SS Carlos Correa
Andrew Heaney
$4,500 ★★★   
Correa has a .934 OPS against LHP while Heaney is limping towards the finish line with a 4.58 Post-ASB ERA.
SS Andrelton Simmons
Jon Niese
$2,900 ★★★  
A decent punt play at SS as Simmons is hitting .289 in 2nd half and is better against RHP. 8-23 vs Niese lifetime
OF  Domingo Santana
Francisco Liriano
$3,300 ★★★★  
Santana is hitting .324 with an OPS over 1.000 vs LHP. He went 1-2 with a 2B and a BB against Liriano this yr.
OF  Yoenis Cespedes
Ryan Weber
$5,600 ★★★   
Cespedes has an insane .792 SLG over the past 30 days! It’s a hefty price but it’s him or Cain for me today.
OF Mike Trout
Mike Fiers
$4,200 ★★★  
Such a great price for Trout, with Fiers being less effective against RHH.
OF Lorenzo Cain
Wei-Yin Chen
$5,300 ★★
Cain crushes LHP with a .347/.401/.587 line this year. He also has a .459 wOBA over the past 2 weeks.
OF Rusney Castillo
Drew Smyly
$2,800 ★★
Castillo mashes LHP with a .348/.380/.515 line this year. He’s also hitting .315 with a .356 wOBA in 2nd half.
OF Chris Coghlan
Aaron Harang
 $3,300 ★★
Coghlan has a .354 wOBA vs RHP this year, and while he makes an even better 2B play, he’s got value here too.
OF George Springer
Andrew Heaney
$4,100 ★★
Springer has been awful in September, but hitting .280/.400/.540 vs LHP and gets a struggling Andrew Heaney.
OF Anthony Gose
Trevor Bauer
$2,900 ★★★
Gose is hitting .353 in September with a .428 wOBA. He does well against RHP and was 1-3 vs Bauer this year.

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