MLB DFS Plays: Monday 6/7

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This article outlines the best daily fantasy MLB plays of the day at every position. We take a comprehensive look to uncover these core recommendations, factoring respective salaries into the analysis.

Please note, these player picks were organized early in the day. For MLB contests, always check lineups and weather closer to game time. Rain, wind, or unexpected managerial decisions could open up additional sources of value. Be sure to keep an eye on the MLB Headlines and Injuries desk.

We’ll focus our attention on the three-game main slate starting at 5:10 ET.

PITCHER

Top Play: Nick Pivetta - Boston (vs. Miami)

Pivetta hasn’t been great in recent starts, allowing four or more earned runs in two of his last three games. However, the Boston righty finds himself in a nice bounce-back situation on Monday. Also, this is an abbreviated slate without too many options, leading us to Pivetta by process of elimination. The Red Sox hurler arguably has the best matchup of any pitcher on the board tonight, as he’s facing a Miami team that ranks 24th in wRC+ with the sixth-highest strikeout rate (26.5%). Despite his recent shortcomings, Pivetta has been a strikeout maestro with 33 K’s over 23 innings in his last four starts. There’s a chance he’ll put it all together in this solid home matchup.

Also Consider: Adbert Alzolay

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CATCHER

Top Play: Salvador Perez - Kansas City (at LA Angels)

Once again, we are working with a shortened slate, but I believe Perez has the best combination of contact, power, and matchup at the catcher position. Angels’ RHP Dylan Bundy has allowed four or more earned runs in four straight games. He also holds a career .343 wOBA split to right-handed bats. Perez is one of several Kansas City players who will look to take advantage.

Also Consider: Willson Contreras, Christian Vazquez

FIRST BASE

Top Play: Bobby Dalbec - Boston (vs. Miami)

Dalbec is a “top play” per se, but he makes for a nice value proposition to help the rest of your lineup. Boston checks in with the highest run-scoring projection of the night, and we all know Fenway Park boosts right-handed power. The rookie smacked a homer on Saturday, and I’m not afraid to look his way for value on this shortened slate.

Also Consider: Jarred Walsh, Jesus Aguilar (GPP)

SECOND BASE

Top Play: Whit Merrifield - Kansas City (at LA Angels)

Take the write-up of Salvador Perez and directly apply it to Merrifield. As mentioned in that spot, LAA RHP Bundy has struggled in recent starts. Meanwhile, Whit has been cruising with 12 hits, six runs, eight RBI, and three stolen bases over his last seven games. He could live up to his nickname (“Two-hit Whit”) in this matchup.

Also Consider: Marwin Gonzalez

THIRD BASE

Top Play: Patrick Wisdom - Chicago Cubs (at San Diego)

Umm...where did this guy come from? Wisdom is hitting .412 with seven homers and 10 RBI over 13 games since getting called up by the Cubs. Oh cool, is he a trendy young prospect? Nope; he’s a 29-year-old career minor leaguer who has played in 43 MLB games across eight seasons prior to this year. I’m not sure how sustainable Wisdom’s form is, but I’ll continue to ride the wave. He has a nice righty/lefty matchup tonight against San Diego LHP Ryan Weathers - and Wisdom actually slapped a two-run homer off him last week.

Also Consider: Rafael Devers

SHORTSTOP

Top Play: Xander Bogaerts - Boston (vs. Miami)

As mentioned earlier, Boston has the highest run-scoring projection of the night. If you have the required cap space, then Xander Bogaerts makes for a nice lift within that. He’s swinging a hot bat with seven hits, three runs, and five RBI over his last four games. He’ll square off against Miami RHP Pablo Lopez, who has struggled away from home this year.

Also Consider: Javier Baez

OUTFIELD

Top Play: Justin Upton - LA Angels (vs. Kansas City)

Upton is on some kind of roll with six hits, three homers, three doubles, six runs, and seven RBI over his last four games. There’s a chance he’ll keep it going in a decent home matchup with the wind blowing out in Los Angeles. Upton and company will face Kansas City RHP Jackson Kowar, who is making his MLB debut. Kowar has been nearly untouchable in Triple-A this season, but he could run into some trouble while stepping up in class.

Top Play: Andrew Benintendi - Kansas City (at LA Angels)

I’m not afraid to pick on LAA RHP Bundy tonight, as mentioned earlier in the article. Benintendi is a nice way to attack him, as he’s swinging a hot bat with 10 hits, two homers, and 13 RBI over his last seven games. If I had to choose two offenses to stack in this shortened slate, Boston and Kansas City would be at the top of my list.

Also Consider: Shohei Ohtani, Kris Bryant, Alex Verdugo, Hunter Renfro