Today's MLB DFS Picks: Advice, strategy for Friday's DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy baseball contests

Written By Joe Impemba
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Today's MLB DFS Picks: DraftKings, FanDuel advice for Friday, June 21

SP: Trevor Bauer, Indians vs. Tigers. It has been an up and down season for Bauer, but he just tossed a shutout against the Tigers in his most recent outing and Detroit still stinks. He is the obvious pivot off of Chris Sale, and I can see it happening.

C: Josh Phegley, A's vs. Rays. The Rays are going with the "opener" tonight, but southpaw Jalen Beeks is slated to take the mound and pitch the middle innings. Against lefties this season, Phegley is hitting .348 with an OPS of 1.034.

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1B: Freddie Freeman, Braves @ Nationals. Freeman wears out Strasburg, hitting .340 (17-for-50) with five doubles, four home runs and 16 RBIs against him. Freeman is on pace to have the best season of his career, and it seems unlikely many would look to stack against Strasburg.

2B: Jose Altuve, Astros @ Yankees. Altuve is 9-for-21 with two home runs in his career off James Paxton. He has always hit lefties well, and that has held true this season, as he owns a .333 average with an OPS of 1.129 against southpaws. This is probably the cheapest we will see Altuve for a long time.

SS: Elvis Andrus, Rangers vs. White Sox. I think nothing of Reynaldo Lopez, so stacking the Rangers will be something I definitely take a look at tonight, especially with this game being played in Texas. Andrus has been very steady this season and is another player with home run and stolen base upside.

3B: Yoan Moncada, White Sox @ Rangers. We get Moncada hitting from the left side tonight, which is what we are looking for, as he is hitting .314 with all 12 of his home runs and an OPS of .950 against RHPs. I love the ballpark shift to Texas, as well.

OF: Tommy Pham, Rays @ A's. Pham is hitting .400 over the past week and .304 during the month of June. He is rolling right now and has a very nice price tag. I don't see much ownership here either, which makes for a nice GPP and cash games play.

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Pos  Player Matchup Opp. SP DK FD Y! Fanball Analysis
SP C. Sale (L) [email protected]BOS
Fri 7:10
T. Thornton (R) $12000 $12000 $60 UPGRADE  
SP T. Bauer (R) [email protected]CLE
Fri 7:10
M. Boyd (L) $11100 $11500 $53 See above  
SP G. Márquez (R) COL@LA
Fri 10:10
W. Buehler (R) $9000 $7600 $40 UPGRADE  
SP M. Leake (R) [email protected]SEA
Fri 10:10
S. Gilmartin (L) $8700 $8500 $38 UPGRADE  
SP A. Nola (R) [email protected]PHI
Fri 7:05
S. Alcantara (R) $8000 $8700 $46 UPGRADE  
SP E. Lauer (L) SD@PIT
Fri 7:05
J. Musgrove (R) $6100 $7000 $30 UPGRADE  
C J. Realmuto (R) [email protected]PHI
Fri 7:05
S. Alcantara (R) $4200 $3100 $15 UPGRADE  
C T. Murphy (R) [email protected]SEA
Fri 10:10
S. Gilmartin (L) $4100 $2800 $15 UPGRADE  
C J. Phegley (R) [email protected]OAK
Fri 10:07
A. Kittredge (R) $4000 $2700 $14 See above  
C Z. Collins (L) CWS@TEX
Fri 8:05
A. Jurado (R) $3500 $2200 $7 UPGRADE  
C E. Díaz (R) [email protected]PIT
Fri 7:05
E. Lauer (L) $3400 $2300 $12 UPGRADE  
1B F. Freeman (L) ATL@WSH
Fri 7:05
S. Strasburg (R) $4900 $4400 $25 See above  
1B E. Encarnación (R) [email protected]NYY
Fri 7:05
B. Peacock (R) $5000 $4200 $19 UPGRADE  
1B J. Abreu (R) CWS@TEX
Fri 8:05
A. Jurado (R) $4700 $3900 $16 UPGRADE  
1B P. Goldschmidt (R) [email protected]STL
Fri 8:15
G. Canning (R) $3800 $3500 $11 UPGRADE  
1B H. Kendrick (R) [email protected]WSH
Fri 7:05
D. Keuchel (L) $4900 $3300 $19 UPGRADE  
2B J. Altuve (R) HOU@NYY
Fri 7:05
J. Paxton (L) $3800 $3800 $17 See above  
2B D. Dietrich (L) CIN@MIL
Fri 8:10
C. Anderson (R) $4400 $2800 $15 UPGRADE  
2B B. Dozier (R) [email protected]WSH
Fri 7:05
D. Keuchel (L) $3700 $2700 $16 UPGRADE  
2B B. Holt (L) [email protected]BOS
Fri 7:10
T. Thornton (R) $4100 $2700 $15 UPGRADE  
3B A. Rendon (R) [email protected]WSH
Fri 7:05
D. Keuchel (L) $5300 $4400 $26 UPGRADE  
3B H. Dozier (R) [email protected]KC
Fri 8:15
M. Pérez (L) $4700 $3700 $16 UPGRADE  
3B Y. Moncada (B) CWS@TEX
Fri 8:05
A. Jurado (R) $5000 $3600 $18 See above  
3B T. La Stella (L) LAA@STL
Fri 8:15
M. Wacha (R) $4300 $3200 $15 UPGRADE  
SS T. Turner (R) [email protected]WSH
Fri 7:05
D. Keuchel (L) $5100 $4200 $19 UPGRADE  
SS X. Bogaerts (R) [email protected]BOS
Fri 7:10
T. Thornton (R) $5200 $4100 $23 UPGRADE  
SS E. Andrus (R) [email protected]TEX
Fri 8:05
R. López (R) $5000 $3800 $17 See above  
SS D. Gregorius (L) [email protected]NYY
Fri 7:05
B. Peacock (R) $3800 $3000 $11 UPGRADE  
OF M. Trout (R) LAA@STL
Fri 8:15
M. Wacha (R) $5800 $4900 $28 UPGRADE  
OF C. Yelich (L) [email protected]MIL
Fri 8:10
S. Gray (R) $5900 $4800 $27 UPGRADE  
OF M. Kepler (L) MIN@KC
Fri 8:15
J. Junis (R) $5000 $4200 $27 UPGRADE  
OF E. Jiménez (R) CWS@TEX
Fri 8:05
A. Jurado (R) $4800 $3100 $18 UPGRADE  
OF T. Pham (R) TB@OAK
Fri 10:07
T. Anderson (R) $4400 $3800 $20 See above  
OF G. Stanton (R) [email protected]NYY
Fri 7:05
B. Peacock (R) $4300 $3900 $16 UPGRADE  
OF J. Upton (R) LAA@STL
Fri 8:15
M. Wacha (R) $4100 $3900 $16 UPGRADE  
OF J. Bradley Jr. (L) [email protected]BOS
Fri 7:10
T. Thornton (R) $3800 $2800 $20 UPGRADE  

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