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DraftKings and FanDuel MLB Picks for Tuesday 6/6/23 (Main Slate)
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Mitch Keller (P - PIT) takes the mound against the Oakland Athletics, who have been having a rough go of it this season. In fact, "terrible" might be an understatement. We're talking about a team that's been giving new meaning to the phrase "all-time bad." With Keller's strong performance on the bump, the A's might be wondering if they should just take a day off and hit the beach instead. With a Moneyline of -251 in Keller's favor, it's clear that the odds are stacked against the struggling A's. He has been solid on the bump this season, boasting a 3.25 ERA and racking up 93 strikeouts in 74 innings. Get ready for a masterclass from Keller as he looks to add to Oakland's misery.
Joe Musgrove (P - SD) is ready to take on the Seattle Mariners in what promises to be an intriguing matchup. Musgrove has been racking up strikeouts this season, boasting an impressive strikeout rate of 10.27 per 9 innings. His ability to generate swings and misses puts him in a favorable position against the Mariners' lineup. Although the moneyline of -137 suggests a close contest, Musgrove's strikeout prowess gives him the potential to dominate the game and deliver a standout performance for the San Diego Padres.
LaMonte Wade Jr. (1B - SF) is expected to lead off for the San Francisco Giants in their matchup against Dinelson Lamet and the Colorado Rockies. Wade has been a reliable contributor to the Giants' offense this season, showcasing his power with 8 home runs and 17 RBIs. With an impressive OBP of 0.413 and an OPS of 0.879, Wade has proven to be a valuable asset at the plate. His patient approach is evident in his walk rate of 17.40%, which further boosts his fantasy value.
Facing Lamet, who has struggled with a high ERA, Wade's success against right-handed pitchers, as seen in his 2022 OPS of 0.664, bodes well for his performance. With his ability to get on base and make things happen, Wade is an enticing option for fantasy lineups on both FanDuel and DraftKings.
Thairo Estrada (2B - SF) is making his return from injury just in time to join the San Francisco Giants in a favorable matchup against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Giants have the biggest runline on the slate and Estrada has shown promise with his offensive contributions this season, including 6 home runs, 17 RBIs, and an impressive 13 stolen bases.
He'll be looking to make an impact in a hitter-friendly park like Coors Field. Despite Dinelson Lamet's struggles with a high ERA of 13.17, his strikeout rate of 11.2 per 9 innings could pose a challenge. Estrada's return adds depth to the Giants' lineup and gives them an extra boost in this promising matchup.
Tucupita Marcano (2B - PIT) is another young player to keep an eye on in the Pittsburgh Pirates' lineup. As the leadoff hitter, Marcano has shown promise with a solid 2023 season, boasting a .325 OBP, 0.457 slugging percentage, and a respectable 0.782 OPS. With his ability to get on base and contribute with both power and speed (4 stolen bases), Marcano has the potential to make an impact in fantasy lineups.
Facing James Kaprielian, who has struggled on the mound, Marcano has a favorable matchup to showcase his skills. Despite limited experience, Marcano has already shown his potential and could be a valuable addition to your fantasy team.
Ke'Bryan Hayes (3B - PIT) and the Pittsburgh Pirates find themselves in a favorable matchup against the struggling Oakland A's. Hayes is projected to bat a bit lower in the lineup but has shown promise with 4 home runs, 24 RBIs, and 6 stolen bases in the 2023 season. While his overall numbers may not be eye-popping, Hayes possesses the ability to contribute across multiple categories. His speed and baserunning skills, highlighted by his stolen bases, provide additional fantasy value.
Although facing James Kaprielian, who has struggled with a high ERA, Hayes has displayed success against right-handed pitchers in the past. Given the Pirates' implied run total and the A's struggles, Hayes presents a solid option at an affordable price on both FanDuel and DraftKings.
Joc Pederson (OF - SF) is set to make his return from injury and take his place in the San Francisco Giants' lineup. Batting in the projected third spot, Pederson brings a solid offensive presence to the team. With 5 home runs, 18 RBIs, and an impressive OBP of 0.351 this season, he has proven to be a valuable asset. Although facing Dinelson Lamet, who has struggled with a high ERA of 13.17, Pederson will aim to capitalize on his previous success against right-handed pitchers, as indicated by his 2022 OPS of 0.874. With the Giants' strong implied run total and the hitter-friendly environment of Coors Field, Pederson has the opportunity to make a significant impact upon his return.
Mitch Haniger FD 3300 DK 3700
Opponent - COL (Dinelson Lamet) Park - COL
FD - 14.15 DK - 10.73
Mitch Haniger (OF - SF) may be hitting a bit lower in the San Francisco Giants' lineup, but he still presents a solid fantasy option. Haniger has displayed his power with four home runs and 19 RBIs so far in the 2023 season. While his OBP and slugging percentage may not be outstanding, he has the ability to contribute across multiple categories. Facing Dinelson Lamet, who has struggled on the mound, Haniger has the opportunity to make an impact. Although hitting lower in the lineup may limit his opportunities, Haniger's power potential and matchup make him a viable play in fantasy formats.
Mookie Betts (OF - LAD) has been nothing short of amazing this season. With 15 home runs, 36 RBIs, and an impressive OBP of 0.362, Betts has been a star for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He continues to showcase his power and ability to get on base with a slugging percentage of 0.532 and an OPS of 0.894. Batting in the leadoff spot against Luke Weaver and the Cincinnati Reds, Betts has a favorable matchup to further add to his impressive statistics. With his consistent production and all-around skills, Betts is a top fantasy option for this slate.