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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (10/12/19): MLB DFS Lineups


We are back on a two-game day with both Championship Series contests taking to the field today. The Nationals will be looking to drive a stake into the Cardinals chances by moving to 2-0. Meanwhile, the Yankees will be hoping to take advantage of not having to face Justin Verlander or Gerrit Cole in Game 1 of the series.

The Astros and Nationals are the favorites in this one, with both sitting around the -150 region. However, the real intrigue lies in the totals, with the New York and Houston game sitting on a total around nine, while the Washington and St. Louis game has a total of seven.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for DraftKings on 10/12/19. The lineup picks will range from some of the elite players to mid-priced options and value plays. Be sure to also check out all the Vegas Odds for today's slate. You can also read more DFS advice and lineup picks for sites like FanDuel, and other sports too. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to hit me up on Twitter @benrolfe15.

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DraftKings DFS Starting Pitchers

Max Scherzer, WSH (@ STL) - $10,200

Since giving up those three runs early in the wildcard Scherzer has pulled it back with 12 innings in which he has surrendered just one earned run. No one else on the slate offers the upside he does, and the St. Louis offense is not one to be scared of in the same way the Yankees and Astros offense should be somewhat feared.

Adam Wainwright, STL (vs. WSH) - $6,200 

Wainwright was incredible last time out against the Braves. That was the first time he had thrown a scoreless outing in the postseason so I am not counting on it again here. However, at the cheapest price, I think he has a safer floor than either Zack Greinke or Masahiro Tanaka, and therefore the perfect partner for Scherzer's upside in what should be a low scoring contest.

 

DraftKings DFS Infielders

C - Gary Sanchez, NYY (@ HOU) - $4,000

I had the money so I paid for the top catcher on the slate in Sanchez. With 27 of his 34 home runs off right-handed pitchers, while hitting .243, he has a .302 ISO and a .357 wOBA.

1B - Yuli Gurriel, NYY (@ HOU) - $4,100 

Gurriel is coming off a second-half in which he hit .326 with 17 of his 31 home runs. He dominates against right-handed pitchers, with a .32o batting average, 24 home runs, a .244 ISO and a .376 wOBA.

2B - Howie Kendrick, WSH (@ STL) - $4,300 

Kendrick has just had a solid season, hitting over .300 against both right- and left-handed pitchers. Against righties, he has a .327 batting average, .221 ISO and a .385 wOBA.

3B - Gio Urshela, NYY (@ HOU) - $3,700

Urshela has resurrected his career this season in New York. Against right-handed pitchers, he has hit .320, with a .210 ISO and a .373 wOBA. 13 of his 21 home runs have come off of righties, and 13 have also come on the road.

SS - Gleyber Torres, NYY (@ HOU) - $4,400

Another Yankees hitter with good numbers against right-handed pitchers, as Torres has hit 29 of his 38 home runs off righties. He also has a .276 batting average, with a .256 ISO and a .352 wOBA.

 

DraftKings DFS Outfielders

George Springer, HOU (vs. NYY) - $4,900

Springer finished the season hitting 10 home runs since the beginning of September. He also has good numbers against right-handed pitchers, with a .299 batting average, .322 ISO and a .407 wOBA.

Aaron Judge, NYY (@ HOU) - $4,400

Judge actually has better numbers against left-handed pitchers this season, but he still has a 121 wRC+ against righties. His .247 batting average means he has a low ceiling, but his .251 ISO and .354 wOBA demonstrate that if he gets it right he could give your team a huge boost.

Giancarlo Stanton, NYY (@ HOU) - $3,900

We do not really have any form to go with for Stanton as he did not play in the regular season. His career numbers are better against lefties, but he still has a career 134 wRC+ against right-handed pitchers. With a career .261 ISO against righties, it is hard not to throw him at this price.

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