Major League Baseball (MLB) Must-Haves are our most highly recommended players for any given slate. Our experts select these picks above the rest and have determined they are most likely to reach or exceed value. These are the foundational players that we advise building your lineups around.
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Aaron Judge (DK: $5,300 FD: $4,500): Our first Must-Have of tonight’s MLB slate is Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees. We (the DFI family) will be watching from the stadium in Arlington as the Yankees take on Luke Farrell and the Texas Rangers. Judge has had great pop against righties this year with an ISO of .238, an OPS of .833 and 18 home runs. Farrell has a small sample size this year, but last year he allowed 2 HR/9 IP to right-handed batters, along with 17 hits in 18 innings. Farrell throws his four-seam fastball about 55% of... Read More
Mookie Betts (DK: $5,400 FD: $4,400): The Red Sox and Mookie Betts will be stepping into the box tonight against right-hander Asher Wojciechowski. Against right-handed batters this season, “Woj” has allowed them to clip him to the tune of a .219 xISO, 1.51 HR/9, and 57% fly-balls. Betts has slugged right-handed pitching for a .251 ISO, .947 OPS, 23 homers, a 43% hard-hit rate, and a .303 average. We can also tell you that Woj will throw a four-seam fastball and slider for over 70% of his arsenal and Betts holds down xISOs above .230 against both pitches in 2019.... Read More
Marcus Semien (DK: $5,100 FD: $4,000): Our first Must-Have of tonight’s slate will be Oakland shortstop, Marcus Semien. Semien faces off against “King Felix” tonight, who has struggled against righties, allowing a .267 ISO, .380 wOBA, and a hard-hit rate over 43 percent. Semien has crushed righties this season, with an .890 OPS, .245 ISO, .371 wOBA, and a hard-hit rate of just under 44 percent. Felix offers up his sinker over 30 percent of the time to go along with a four-seam fastball and changeup he throws a quarter of the time. Against the sinker, Semien has great numbers... Read More
Franmil Reyes (DK: $4,100 FD: $3,100): Our first Must-Have for tonight is none other than hard-hitting outfielder, Franmil Reyes. Reyes gets to face Ross Detwiler tonight who has been an absolute gas can this season. To right-handers this season, Detwiler has allowed 3.05 HR/9 in over 40 innings!! Franmil has hit lefties hard this year with a .806 OPS, .216 ISO and 43.2% hard hit rate. Tonight, Detwiler will throw four pitches about 86% of the time that Reyes absolutely smashes. To those four pitches, he owns x ISOs of .213, .254, .391 and .272. Reyes has also been great... Read More
Khris Davis (DK: $3,600 FD: $2,700): Our first Must-Have for tonight provides amazing value on the slate. Khris Davis is going to be taking on Dillon Peters who has allowed a whopping 2.23 HR/9 to right-handed hitters so far this season with a .200 xISO and .352 xwOBA. Khris Davis, on the other hand, has smashed left-handed pitching this season and as of late. On the season, Davis owns an .876 OPS and .240 ISO against lefties with a lower-end 18.9% K rate. Over the past 30 days, Davis has bumped up his OPS to a 1.029 with a .240... Read More