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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (8/23/18): MLB DFS Lineups


We've got nine games across four slates on DraftKings today, with the main slate starting at 7pm eastern.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for DraftKings on 8/23/18. 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

Jacob deGrom - P, vs SF ($11,900)

deGrom has had an absurdly dominant season, posting a 2.08 FIP and a 2.24 Deserved Run Average with a 31.2% K-rate. He should have another outstanding start against the Giants, who have just a .299 wOBA versus righties. deGrom also gets the help of an extreme pitcher's park in Citi Field. If you can make room in your payroll, deGrom will give you great returns.

Tyler Glasnow - P, vs KC ($8,400)

Glasnow has a ton of value now that he can go deep into games, as he's been tearing it up as a member of the Rays. He gave up some runs in his last time out to the toughest lineup in baseball, but had given up just one earned run in each of his last three starts with lots of strikeouts. The Royals are one of the weakest lineups in baseball with a .298 wOBA against right-handers.

 

DraftKings DFS Infielders

Matt Olson - 1B, at MIN ($4,300)

Twins starter Kohl Stewart has had disaster outings in both of his starts this year, so Olson and the A's should tee off on him. Olson will have the opportunity to drive in some RBIs out of Oakland's five-spot, and he is a nice play in GPP contests for his home run upside.

Jose Pirela - 2B/OF, at COL ($3,700)

Pirela is surprisingly cheap for a hitter playing in Coors Field, the ultimate offensive environment. He's been much better against left-handed pitching this season and he gets to face a southpaw in Kyle Freeland. Pirela should bat towards the top of the Padres order, so he will be in a great position to score runs.

Jeimer Candelario - 3B, vs CWS ($3,800)

Candelario hasn't done much as of late, but he can easily break out of his slump against James Shields, owner of a 4.66 FIP. Candelario will maximize his plate appearances as the Tigers leadoff man, so he will have lots of chances to put up points.

Jose Peraza - SS, at CHC ($4,300)

Peraza has a 114 wRC+ against lefties this year and an insanely low 5.6% K-rate, so he will be putting the ball into play against Cole Hamels. Peraza can score you points on the basepaths, as he has 19 steals this year.

 

DraftKings DFS Outfielders

Eddie Rosario - OF, vs OAK ($4,300)

Despite Rosario's recent struggles, he's still got a 132 wRC+ against right-handed pitching this year and is in a good spot batting second in the Twins order. This is a chance to buy low on an elite fantasy bat.

Kyle Schwarber - OF, vs CIN ($4,200)

I like Schwarber's odds to go deep tonight off of Anthony DeSclafani, who has a 1.82 HR/9. Schwarber has a 125 wRC+ against righties this season and can put up big RBI totals in the Cubs lineup.

 

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