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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (5/14/19): MLB DFS Lineups


Tonight's featured slate starts at 7:05pm eastern and covers 12 games. An exciting Tuesday night of baseball!

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for DraftKings on 5/14/19. The lineup picks will range from some of the elite players to mid-priced options and value plays.

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 @TroyKlauder.

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DraftKings DFS Starting Pitchers

Danny Duffy, KC (vs. TEX) - $7,700

If you're looking for a large investment at starting pitcher, Chris Sale is your guy. But as a cheaper option, I'm going with Duffy, who has a 3.06 ERA through his first three starts of the year. He's got a lot of strikeout upside against the Rangers, as their 28.4% K-rate against lefties is third-highest in all of baseball. Their .306 wOBA versus left-handers also puts them in the bottom-third of the league. Additionally, the Rangers are less scary when they are away from their hitter-friendly park, so Duffy has the advantage in Kansas City.

Trent Thornton, TB (at SF) - $7,300

Thornton is another interesting value option at starting pitcher. He gets to face one of the weakest lineups in all of baseball in the Giants, who have just a .293 wOBA against right-handed pitching. Thornton is also in an extreme pitcher's park and won't have to face a designated hitter thanks to interleague play. While his results this year have been ugly, Thornton does have a 24.7% K-rate and could fare well in this matchup.

 

DraftKings DFS Infielders

C - Wilson Ramos, NYM (at WAS) - $3,500

Ramos has been pretty awful this season, but most catchers have been too. I'll take him in a matchup against a weak pitcher in Jeremy Hellickson, who has a 5.52 ERA.

1B/3B - Yuli Gurriel, HOU (at DET) - $4,100

Gurriel has been crushing lefties this season with a 154 wRC+. He faces a southpaw in Ryan Carpenter, who might be the worst pitcher on the slate. The Astros lineup should have a big day, meaning that Gurriel will see many RBI opportunities batting fifth.

2B - Robinson Cano, NYM (at WAS) - $3,500

Another cheap Mets hitter to target against Hellickson is Cano. While he also has struggled this season, he's still batting third for the Mets, showing that they have plenty of confidence in him. He is in a great position for runs and RBI out of the three-hole and can be used as an affordable piece of a Mets stack.

SS - Jorge Polanco, MIN (vs. LAA) - $4,600

Polanco has been out of his mind this season, batting .327 with a 1.013 OPS and eight home runs. He's been playing at an elite level, so this price is honestly a discount. Pairing him with cheaper Twins bats like Nelson Cruz and C.J. Cron is an interesting strategy.

2B/3B - Mike Moustakas, MIL (at PHI) - $4,400

Moustakas put his power on display again last night, going deep for his tenth home run of the year. Philadelphia has an extremely hitter-friendly park, so Moose can certainly repeat. I like him as a power flier in GPP contests.

 

DraftKings DFS Outfielders

Shohei Ohtani, LAA (at MIN) - $4,100

It's easy to forget, but Ohtani obliterated right-handed pitching last year with a 182 wRC+. He also showed his power/speed combo with 22 homers and 10 steals in an abbreviated season. Ohtani is in a valuable spot batting third behind Mike Trout, and his price will probably only go up from here.

Victor Robles, WAS (vs NYM) - $3,900

Mets starter Noah Syndergaard hasn't quite been himself this year, as he enters Tuesday with a 5.14 ERA. This presents an opportunity to buy low on Robles, whose six home runs and eight steals gives him a high ceiling. He will get to maximize his number of plate appearances as the Nats two-hitter, which will give him more chances to produce.

Nicholas Castellanos, DET (vs. HOU) - $4,100

Castellanos always destroys left-handed pitching - even in a down year, he's got an insane 219 wRC+ against southpaws. Opposing starter Wade Miley has outperformed his 4.30 FIP by over a run, so he's got some regression on the way.

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