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MLB DFS: DraftKings, FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (5/4/24) - Today's Top Lineups

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We have a jam-packed slate of MLB action on this fine Saturday so let's ensure we pad our bankrolls! We'll be targeting the six-game main slate this evening on DraftKings while also covering the five-game main slate beginning at 7:05 p.m. ET on FanDuel

This article will provide my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for DraftKings and FanDuel on 5/4/2024, with the slate starting at 6:40 p.m. EDT on DraftKings and the five-game main slate on FanDuel kicking off at 7:05 p.m. ET. The lineup picks will range from some elite players to mid-priced options and value plays. You can also read more DFS advice and lineup picks for other sports here. Monitoring injury news and today's MLB starting lineups is also essential.

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DraftKings, FanDuel Pitchers - MLB DFS Lineup Picks

Framber Valdez vs. Seattle Mariners ($7,800 DK, $9,700 FD)

Astros left-hander Framber Valdez made a successful return to the mound from the injured list against the Rockies his last time out, tossing five innings of two-run ball with six strikeouts against zero walks in a winning effort. This time, he gets a Mariners offense that has stuck out at a hefty 28.6% clip, easily the worst mark in baseball.

Expect the southpaw to get deeper into this game while racking up his fair share of punchouts at home.

Tyler Glasnow vs. Atlanta Braves ($10,400 DK, $10,500 FD)

Despite a tough matchup against the visiting Braves, Dodgers right-hander Tyler Glasnow has to be targeted for pure strikeout upside.

The 30-year-old has punched out 53 across his first 43 innings in a Dodgers uniform while also working to a stellar 2.72 ERA across his first seven starts on the season. As usual, he has kept the free passes to a minimum with a quality 7.1% BB% and has limited opposing offenses to a .179 average.

On a short slate, fading Glasnow doesn't appear to be the prudent move.

Also consider: Brandon Pfaadt vs. SD

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DraftKings, FanDuel Infielders - MLB DFS Lineup Picks

Vinnie Pasquantino - 1B, KC vs. Dane Dunning ($4,500 DK, $2,800 FD)

Lefty-swinging first baseman Vinnie Pasquantino is usually a good bet against right-handed pitching.

The 26-year-old has clubbed four homers on the season and while he owns reverse splits, he has hit 22 of his 23 career home runs off of righties. A .200 isolated power off of righties also works against Rangers right-hander Dane Dunning this evening.

Jurickson Profar - 1B, SD vs. Brandon Pfaadt (FanDuel only, $3,100)

Jurickson Profar is only first-base eligible on FanDuel but makes sense ad a cheap option considering he will likely hit out of the leadoff spot against D-backs righty Brandon Pfaadt.

Pfaadt is likely due for positive regression given his 3.10 SIERA but let's also consider that Profar is hitting .333 with four homers and 21 RBI across 35 games this season. His 13.4% BB% is just below his 15.7% K% and he sports a .934 OPS in his 134 trips to the plate. His leadoff duties only increase his value at a cheap rate.

Brett Baty - 3B, NYM vs. Zack Littell ($2,800 DK, $2,500 FD)

There is a ton of value to be had when it comes to Mets infielder Brett Baty on Saturday.

The 24-year-old slugged a pair of homers on Friday night and he now sports a 116 wRC+ through 106 plate appearances on the heels of his best night at the plate in the big leagues. We largely haven't seen the same player that raked his way through the minor leagues but grabbing a cheap bat on the heels of a monster night isn't the worst idea on a short slate.

Also consider: Michael Massey, Max Muncy

 

DraftKings, FanDuel Outfielders - MLB DFS Lineup Picks

Spencer Steer - OF, CIN vs. John Means

John Means makes his season debut on Saturday in Cincinnati after dealing with more arm issues. He has pitched all of 31 2/3 innings over the last two seasons, and despite solid results over the course of his career, will likely show some rust in this one.

As for Steer, the righty-swinging outfielder has hit .294 with an .895 OPS in his career against left-handed pitching. That should play quite well in this matchup despite the fact Means likely won't get deep into this one.

Richie Palacios - OF, TB vs. Christian Scott ($4,600 DK, $2,700 FD)

Is it me or does Richie Palacios not the credit he deserves for his work at the plate?

All the 26-year-old has done this season is hit .310 with three homers, four stolen bases, a 16.1% BB%, and an .895 OPS across 87 trips to the plate. He doesn't hit for a ton of power but does sport a .931 OPs against right-handed pitching this season.

At this price, Palacios should be a major consideration on Saturday, especially on FanDuel.

Andy Pages - OF, LAD vs. Bryce Elder

At this rate, Pages is just too hot to fade. At these prices, he offers big-time value in a matchup with Braves right-hander Bryce Elder.

Pages collected four hits on Friday night to raise his average to .333 through his first 65 big-league trips to the plate while he already has three homers in that time. He also has five doubles in that time while he had been held hitless in just three of his first 15 MLB games.

He has to be feeling good entering this matchup tonight.

Also consider: James Outman, J.D. Martinez

 

DraftKings, FanDuel MLB DFS Stacks

1. Rays vs. Christian Scott

2. Dodgers vs. Bryce Elder

  • Favorite Plays: Max Muncy, Andy Pages, James Outman


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