Baseball Picks Daily Fantasy Expert Advice

Doug Norrie

DraftKings and FanDuel MLB Picks for Wednesday 5/31/23 (Main Slate)

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Hunter BrownHunter Brown FD 10500 DK 10000
Opponent - MIN (Louie Varland) Park - MIN
FD - 37.14 DK - 20.24

Alright, let's talk about Hunter Brown (P - HOU) for your fantasy baseball lineup. The kid is a promising talent, even though he's still relatively new to the big leagues. With 66 strikeouts in just 57 innings pitched, he knows how to bring the heat. Going up against the Minnesota Twins, who strike out a lot, is a juicy matchup for Brown. Plus, he's playing at home in Houston, which gives him an extra edge. With a favorable -183 moneyline, Brown could be a solid addition to your lineup.

George KirbyGeorge Kirby FD 9200 DK 9400
Opponent - NYY (Clarke Schmidt) Park - NYY
FD - 33.28 DK - 18.01

George Kirby has been putting up some impressive numbers with a 3.43 ERA, 1.1 WHIP, and 51 strikeouts in 63 innings pitched. Going against the New York Yankees, who have a 27.9% strikeout rate, bodes well for Kirby's fantasy potential even if it isn't ideal on a short slate. Playing at home in Seattle is another advantage, an with a -140 moneyline in his favor, he's worth considering for your lineup.


First Base

Justin TurnerJustin Turner FD 2900 DK 3600
Opponent - CIN (Luke Weaver) Park - CIN
FD - 12.62 DK - 9.62

Justin Turner is a value play on Wednesday, swinging a solid bat this season with 6 home runs and 21 RBIs. With a respectable .353 OBP and a .407 slugging percentage Turner has shown he can contribute to the offense. Batting in the projected 3rd spot in the lineup for Boston, he has a good opportunity to drive in runs against Luke Weaver and the Cincinnati Reds. The Red Sox have a slate-high implied run line meaning Turner's chances of getting scoring opportunities are looking good. At a price of $2900 on FD and $3600 on DK, he's a budget-friendly option with the potential to provide solid production.

Consider Christian Walker (FD $3300 DK $4500)

Second Base

Ketel MarteKetel Marte FD 3000 DK 4800
Opponent - COL (Dinelson Lamet) Park - COL
FD - 13.66 DK - 10.43

Ketel Marte has been tearing it up this season with 8 home runs, 22 RBIs, and an impressive 0.821 OPS. Set to bat in the 2nd spot for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Marte has a great chance to make an impact against Dinelson Lamet and the Colorado Rockies. The Diamondbacks are expected to put up some runs here against Lamet. And with a price tag of $3000 on FD and $4800 on DK, he's a valuable option that won't break the bank.


Trea TurnerTrea Turner FD 2800 DK 5000
Opponent - NYM (Carlos Carrasco) Park - NYM
FD - 11.74 DK - 9.13

Consider Trea Turner for some potential value in the upper tier. While his stats this season may not be eye-popping, with 5 home runs, 15 RBIs, and an OPS of 0.663, he brings a valuable asset to the table—speed. Turner has already swiped 7 bases this year, giving him a chance to contribute with stolen bases. Projected to bat 2nd for the Philadelphia Phillies, he'll have opportunities against Carlos Carrasco and the New York Mets. Priced at $2800 on FD and $5000 on DK, he offers potential value with his speed and lineup spot.

Third Base

Rafael DeversRafael Devers FD 3400 DK 6100
Opponent - CIN (Luke Weaver) Park - CIN
FD - 14.68 DK - 11.11

Rafael Devers (3B - BOS) is poised to dominate at the plate and put up some serious fantasy points. With an impressive 13 home runs and 46 RBIs this season, Devers has been tearing it up. Slotted in the cleanup spot for the Boston Red Sox, he's in an ideal position to drive in runs, especially with a strong implied run total of 5.65. Going up against Luke Weaver and the Cincinnati Reds, who have struggled against left-handed hitters, Devers finds himself in a fantastic matchup. Playing at Boston's hitter-friendly park further enhances his power potential. Priced at $3400 on FD and $6100 on DK, Devers offers a high level of upside for your lineup.


Pavin SmithPavin Smith FD 2700 DK 3100
Opponent - COL (Dinelson Lamet) Park - COL
FD - 12.27 DK - 9.33

Looking for a sneaky value play in your fantasy baseball lineup? Pavin Smith could be just that guy. While his overall stats may not jump off the page, he brings a patient approach to the plate with a 13.10% walk rate. Projected to bat in the leadoff spot for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Smith will have plenty of opportunities to get on base and potentially score against Dinelson Lamet and the Colorado Rockies. The D-Backs are in a god spot to to generate some runs. Priced at $2700 on FD and $3100 on DK, he provides an affordable option with potential upside.

Masataka YoshidaMasataka Yoshida FD 3600 DK 5500
Opponent - CIN (Luke Weaver) Park - CIN
FD - 14.05 DK - 10.65

Masataka Yoshida is in a great position to rake in some fantasy points. He's been on fire this season with an impressive OPS of .875 and a solid wOBA of .381. Batting second for the Boston Red Sox, Yoshida is in a prime lineup spot to capitalize on the high implied run total of 5.63. Facing Luke Weaver and the Cincinnati Reds, who have struggled against right-handed hitters, Yoshida finds himself in a smash spot. Playing at home in Boston further enhances his chances for success. Priced at $3600 on FD and $5500 on DK, Yoshida offers great value and upside for your lineup.

Consider Alex Verdugo (FD $3300 DK $5000)





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