Saturday MLB DFS Showdown: Top DraftEdge Picks and Must-Play Strategies


Step Up to the Plate: Your Daily Fantasy Sports Breakdown

Hey there, sports fanatics! We've got a jam-packed day of baseball ahead with a whopping 16 games on the schedule. The first pitch is set to fly at 1:10 PM EST with the Braves taking on the Mets at Citi Field. Let's dive into the action! ⚾

Batter Up: The Hottest DFS Batters Right Now

  • Leading the pack, we've got Bobby Witt Jr. who's been on fire with 23 hits in 55 at-bats, a .418 average, 5 home runs, and 20 RBIs in the past two weeks. He's up against Steven Matz today, who's got a 4.19 ERA and last allowed a run on 5 hits after facing 25 batters on 08/05. πŸ”₯
  • Next up, Matt Olson has been crushing it with 18 hits in 49 at-bats, a .367 average, 8 home runs, and 21 RBIs. He's facing Denyi Reyes today, who's got a 6.14 ERA and last allowed 5 runs on 5 hits after facing 9 batters on 05/01. πŸ’ͺ
  • Ronald Acuna Jr. is also on a hot streak with 23 hits in 56 at-bats, a .411 average, 3 home runs, and 12 RBIs. He's up against Denyi Reyes today as well. πŸš€
  • Jose Altuve is rounding out the top 5 with 23 hits in 53 at-bats, a .434 average, 3 home runs, and 8 RBIs. He's facing Tyler Anderson today, who's got a 4.92 ERA and last allowed 2 runs on 2 hits after facing 19 batters on 08/05. ⚑

And let's not forget Ha-seong Kim from the Padres who's been keeping the hit streak alive for 16 games. 🌟

Pitch Perfect: Today's Top DFS Pitchers

  • Sandy Alcantara from the Marlins is leading the mound with a 4.52 ERA, 125 strikeouts in 23 games, and 617 batters faced. He's allowed 17 home runs so far. ⚾
  • Tony Gonsolin from the Dodgers is also a top contender with a 4.80 ERA, 74 strikeouts in 18 games, and 392 batters faced. He's allowed 13 home runs so far. 🎯
  • Pablo Lopez from the Twins is another pitcher to watch with a 3.88 ERA, 173 strikeouts in 23 games, and 577 batters faced. He's allowed 17 home runs so far. πŸ†

Clash of the Titans: Today's DFS Showdowns You Can't Miss

Here are the matchups that have caught our eye for today:

πŸ”₯ Braves 73-41 (-230) vs Mets 52-63 (+190) O/U 8.0

The Braves are on a roll with the best home run record and one of the highest run-scoring teams in baseball. They're up against the Mets' Denyi Reyes, who's been struggling with a 6.14 ERA. This could be a high-scoring game, folks!

❄️ Cubs 60-56 (-105) vs Blue Jays 65-53 (-115) O/U 4.5

The Cubs are bringing their A-game with one of the best batting records and high run-scoring stats. However, they're up against the Blue Jays' Chris Bassitt with a solid 3.78 ERA. This could be a tight game with the under looking likely.

πŸ”₯ Guardians 56-61 (+130) vs Rays 70-48 (-155) O/U 8.0

The Guardians are the toughest team to strike out, leading the league with just 6 per game. They're up against the Rays' Shawn Armstrong, who's been impressive with a 1.15 ERA. This could be a low-scoring game, but the Guardians' resilience might just surprise us.

Pick of the Day

Our favorite pick of the day? We're liking the Braves at -230. With their strong batting lineup and the Mets' struggling pitcher, we're expecting some fireworks from this game. πŸ€

🏁 Home Run Prop Favorites

πŸ₯‡Aaron Judge NYY -140

Aaron Judge is a no-brainer for the top pick. He's facing Sandy Alcantara, who has a relatively high ERA of 4.34 and gives up a homer to 2.8% of batters. Judge's stats are impressive with a homerun rate of 10.28% and 3 homeruns in the last two weeks. The weather at LoanDepot Park is partly cloudy with wind blowing slightly out of the park, which could give Judge's hits a little extra distance.

πŸ₯ˆMatt Olson ATL +210

Matt Olson is another solid choice. He's up against Denyi Reyes, who has an even higher ERA of 6.14 and gives up a homer to a whopping 6.2% of batters. Olson's homerun rate is 9.36%, and he's been on fire the last two weeks with 8 homeruns. The weather at Citi Field is partly cloudy with a negligible wind, but given Reyes' stats, Olson has a good chance of hitting it out of the park.

πŸ₯‰Shohei Ohtani LAA +340

Shohei Ohtani rounds out the top three. He's facing J.P. France, who has a low ERA of 2.75 but gives up a homer to 2.5% of batters. Ohtani's homerun rate is 9.32%, and he's hit 2 homeruns in the last two weeks. The weather at Minute Maid Park is partly cloudy with a decent wind blowing out of the park, which could help Ohtani's hits go the distance.

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