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DFS MLB Baseball Picks for June 2, 2021

Sean Manaea
OAKLAND, CA - MAY 07: Oakland Athletics Starting pitcher Sean Manaea (55) throws a pitch during the MLB game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Oakland Athletics on May 07, 2021, at RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland, CA. (Photo by Kiyoshi Mio/Icon Sportswire)

We’ve got an eight-game slate for Wednesday. Walker Buehler is the stud pitcher but the matchup isn’t great. Below him, there are pitchers who seem a little overpriced because it’s a smaller slate and the matchups are pretty good. We have Coors Field on the slate and some of the bats in that game seem way too cheap. MIA, STL, and SEA are all projected for fewer than four runs. COL and TEX are projected for at least five runs. MIN/BAL and WAS/ATL haven’t had their lines posted yet. 

There’s a little rain forecasted for the MIA/TOR game, but it doesn’t look too daunting. 

Here’s our 50-50 MLB DFS lineup for 6/2/21 (using DraftKings Values)

 PitcherSean Manaea $9,600
 CatcherWilliam Conteras $4,200
 First BaseNate Lowe $3,700
 Second Base   
 Third Base   
 Short StopGavin Lux $3,900
 OutfieldAdolis Garcia $5,000

Salary Remaining          $000

Sean Manaea ($9,600)

The price is gross since he’s been over $9,000 just once this season and has often been priced in the $7,000 to $8,000 range. That said, it’s a smaller slate and he has one of the better matchups as the Mariners are 6th in strikeouts against left-handed pitching. The swinging strike rate is 12.1 percent while the FIP is at 3.32.

William Contreras ($4,200)

Jon Lester was a good pitcher. Five years ago. Now, the K/9 is 6.75 while the FIP is 4.41. Against right-handed bats, the slash is .310/.376/.500. Against left-handed pitching, Contreras has a .286/.333/.714 slash with a .429 ISO. Granted, the strikeout rate is 40 percent and it’s only been 15 plate appearances, but it’s impressive nonetheless.

Nate Lowe ($3,700)

Lowe bats third for the Rangers and they are the away team in Coors Field. He has eight home runs and four stolen bases on the season. He does strike out a lot at 28.5 percent but the walk rate is 13.6 percent and, did I mention that he’s in Coors Field?

Gavin Lux ($3,900)

Carlos Martinez has a 5.06 K/9. Against right-handed pitching, Lux has a .265/.317/.460 slash with a .195 ISO. 

Adolis Garcia ($5,000)

Garcia has 16 home runs and six stolen bases. The strikeout rate is 29 percent but the ISO is .303 and he’s playing in Coors Field. Sometimes this analysis thing is easy.  

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Here’s our full 50-50 MLB DFS lineup for 6/2/21 (using DraftKings Values)

 PitcherSean Manaea $9,600
 PitcherAlex Manoah $8,200
 CatcherWilliam Conteras $4,200
 First BaseNate Lowe $3,700
 Second BaseOzzie Albies $4,600
 Third BaseBrock Holt $2,700
 Short StopGavin Lux $3,900
 OutfieldAdolis Garcia $5,000
 OutfieldJoey Gallo $4,300
 OutfieldWillie Calhoun $3,800

Salary Remaining          $000

Alex Manoah ($8,200)

The rookie was very impressive in his debut, as he spun six innings while allowing two hits, two walks, and striking out seven. The swinging strike rate was 11.4 percent. Now he faces a Marlins team that is 5th in strikeouts and 29th in ISO against right-handed pitching.

Ozzie Albies ($4,600)

Albies has nine home runs and three stolen bases on the season. The slash is only .231/.310/.478 but the BABIP is only .231 so good fortune should come his way at some point. The ISO is a robust .247 while the strikeout rate is only 15.2 percent. Against lefties, the slash is .283/.313/.674 with a .391 ISO in 48 plate appearances. Now he gets to face Jon Lester. Yummy.

Brock Holt ($2,700)

Holt has one home run and two stolen bases on the season. The slash is only .234/.355/.328 and the ISO is .094 but he’s super cheap and is the fifth member of the Rangers stack in Colorado.

Joey Gallo ($4,300)

Gallo has nine home runs and three stolen bases. The strikeout rate is 33.5 percent but he’s one of the best power hitters in the game, although the ISO is only .182 so far. In his career, that number is .279. He could get right in Coors Field, especially against Antonio Senzatela, who has a 7 percent swinging strike rate and has allowed a .308/.357/.444 slash against lefties.

Willie Calhoun ($3,800)

Bats leadoff for the Rangers who are in Coors Field. Calhoun has five home runs on the season and the plate discipline numbers are fantastic with an 8.4 percent walk rate and 13 percent strikeout rate.

Alternative Moves…

Kike Hernandez – SS ($3,900 DK) – Kike bats leadoff for the Red Sox and he has a career slash of .261/.342/.465 with a .204 ISO against left-handed pitching. In his career, Framber Valdez has a 7.99 K/9 and 4.5 FIP against righties.

Jordan Montgomery – P ($9,300 DK)        

Like I said, the pitching is kind of gross since lower-tier players got priced up. Montgomery has been in the $7,000 to $8,000 range as well but he gets a good matchup as the Rays are 2ndin strikeouts against left-handed pitching. In three prior meetings against Tampa Bay, Montgomery went for 5.9, 17.1, and 31.7 DKFP.

Go win your lineup and tell us how you did. Twitter (@FantasyDFSX) is a good place for that.

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