Ariel Epstein breaks down her top plays for the MLB DFS slate on Friday, May 13th.
ARIEL EPSTEIN: Happy Friday. I'm the Prop Queen, Ariel Epstein, getting you ready for today in Major League Baseball daily fantasy. Let's start with a sleeper pitcher. For $28, you could get the Arizona Diamondbacks right-hander Zach Davies. The Chicago Cubs have the third highest K rate in baseball, the highest when up against a right-handed pitcher. In the last eight games, righties are averaging just over seven strikeouts per start against the Cubs. Davies pitches better at home. He has a 2.93 ERA pitching at home this season. And in the month of May, the Cubs of the third worst OPS in baseball. Give me Zach Davies for a good price at $28 in my lineup tonight.
For $13, I'm moving into the lineups, and I've got the first baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies, Rhys Hoskins He's going to be up against the lefty for the Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw, where he has a really good history against him. Hoskins is hitting .444 with a triple, home run, and RBI. In the last four games, Hoskins is on a four-game hitting streak, and he's had a home run in three straight. His bat's heating up. It's a good matchup with a pitcher that he's hit off of well before. Give me Rhys Hoskins for $13 in my lineup.
For my last play, he's $11, and that's the Orioles first baseman slash designated hitter, Trey Mancini. He's up against the Detroit Tigers pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez, where he's had a really good history against him. He's hit .308 in 39 plate appearances. That comes with three doubles, two home runs, and 4 RBI. Mancini's had good history in Detroit. Back in 2019, Mancini hit .368 in 19 at-bats with three home runs and 7 RBI. I'm going to put Trey Mancini in my lineup for just $11.
Here's your MLB DFS recap. For $28, I'm playing Arizona starter Zach Davies. For 13 bucks, the Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Rhys Hoskins. And $11, it's the Orioles' Trey Mancini. That's it for me, your Prop Queen, Ariel Epstein on Major League Baseball Friday. Good luck tonight.
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