Top MLB DFS Plays – May 6, 2015
1) Bryce Harper – Bryce Harper gets to face off against Tom Koehler in the afternoon at 1:05 pm ET. Koehler is certainly nothing to be afraid. Feel free to fire up Harper and I have a feeling that we may just see the good ole’ home run hair flip from Mr. Harper in the early afternoon.
2) Bronx Right Handed Bombers (Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Chris Young) – All three of these hitters are in play facing a south paw. How about facing a 36 year old south paw allowing 47 hits in only 29 IP in an extremely hitter friendly ball park? I know Chris Young isn’t your traditional Bronx Bomber, but he cant really get you some solid power for a great price. All three players should be some of your first players off the board.
3) Nori Aoki / Joe Panik – I love getting value at the top of the order of a lineup especially in plus matchups. These lefties get Ian Kennedy at 2:45 pm ET, so make sure to get them in your early lineups. Both players make for great options in cash games.
Also, Brandon Crawford has been hot in the 8 spot in their lineup. His low price tag makes him a great cash game option.
4) AJ Pierzynski (Cash) / Kelly Johnson (GPP/Cash) – AJ has been a great cash game option for his solid hitting (batting .344 on the year). He’s not a guy that is going to hit multiple homer making him a low ceiling play, but his consistency has been great for his price tag. Fire him up against Jerome Williams in a plus matchup for cash games.
Kelly Johnson gets another plus matchup against the lowly Phillies. Last night he had a great game (2-3, 1 HR 4 RBI) and he tends to be a streaky hitter (homered in 3 of the last 5 games). I wouldn’t ride the bias on prior performance too much, but in this matchup you have to love where he is at.
1) Max Scherzer – Top play of the day. He’s throwing flames lately and not allowing runs, hits or walks. Over his last 28.2 IP, Scherzer has only allowed 4 BB. His combination of K’s and low walks against a lineup with only a couple of dangerous hitters (Dee Gordon and Giancarlo Stanton) makes him a very attractive play. Fire him up in GPPs and cash games.
2) Scott Kazmir – Keep an eye out for weather in this one as it looks like some rain is a definite possibility. The Twins have actually had some mild success against top south paws this year (i.e. Chris Sale, David Price). The Twins have really beat up some of the mid tier, lower end south paws, but with no real power hitter in the Twins lineup. I like Kazmir against the Twins tonight in cash games. His strikeouts should keep his floor pretty high and I like Oakland to put some runs up on the board against Kyle Gibson.
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