Swing for the Fences: Saturday’s MLB DFS Lineup Breakdown

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Step Up to the Plate: Today's DFS Deep Dive

Hey sports fans, it's August 5th, 2023 and we've got 11 nail-biting baseball games lined up for you today. The first pitch is set to fly at 12:10 PM EST with the Phillies taking on the Marlins at Marlins Park. Let's dive into the madness!

Batter Up: The DFS Hitters on Fire 🔥

  • Leading the pack, we've got Freddie Freeman, who's been smashing it with 22 hits from 48 at-bats, averaging 0.458, and racking up 4 HRs and 11 RBIs in the last fortnight. He's set to face Hogan Harris today, who's been struggling with a 6.98 ERA.
  • Nico Hoerner is up next with 19 hits from 60 at-bats, averaging 0.317, and 3 HRs and 8 RBIs. He's up against Brandon Williamson today, who's got a 4.85 ERA.
  • Kyle Tucker's been on a roll with 16 hits from 51 at-bats, averaging 0.314, and 4 HRs and 12 RBIs. He's set to face Gerrit Cole today, who's got a 2.64 ERA.
  • Lars Nootbaar is hitting it out of the park with 17 hits from 42 at-bats, averaging 0.405, and 5 HRs and 9 RBIs. He's up against Joe Ryan today, who's got a 4.22 ERA.
  • Lastly, we've got Cody Bellinger with 20 hits from 57 at-bats, averaging 0.351, and 4 HRs and 15 RBIs. He's set to face Brandon Williamson today, who's got a 4.85 ERA.

Pitch Perfect: Today's Top DFS Pitchers

  • Max Scherzer (TEX) is leading the charge with an ERA of 3.86, 114 KOs in 18 games, and 21 HRs allowed.
  • Kevin Gausman (TOR) is next up with an ERA of 3.45, 171 KOs in 21 games, and 14 HRs allowed.
  • Gerrit Cole (NYY) is also on our radar with an ERA of 2.76, 157 KOs in 23 games, and 14 HRs allowed.

The Showdown: Today's DFS Matchups to Watch

Let's take a look at some of the most exciting matchups today.

🔥 Phillies 58-50 (-124) vs Marlins 58-51 (+104) 8.5 O/U

The Phillies and Marlins are neck and neck in the standings, making this a matchup to watch. With Zack Wheeler (PHI) and his 3.64 ERA up against Braxton Garrett (MIA) and his 4.14 ERA, we're expecting some fireworks. Wheeler's got the #9 highest strikeout rate in baseball, averaging 6.77 per start, so the Marlins' batters better bring their A-game.

❄️ White Sox 43-66 (+230) vs Rangers 62-46 (-290) 8.5 O/U

The Rangers are the clear favorites here, but don't count out the White Sox just yet. With Dylan Cease (CWS) and his 4.67 ERA up against Max Scherzer (TEX) and his 3.77 ERA, we're expecting a low-scoring game. Scherzer's got the #21 highest strikeout rate in baseball, averaging 6.33 per start, so the White Sox's batters will need to step up.

🔥 Mets 50-57 (+100) vs Royals 34-75 (-121) 9.0 O/U

The Mets are slight underdogs here, but with Kodai Senga (NYM) and his 3.25 ERA up against Brady Singer (KC) and his 5.46 ERA, we're expecting a high-scoring game. Senga's got the #8 highest strikeout rate in baseball, averaging 6.8 per start, so the Royals' batters will need to be on their toes.

Today's Top Pick 🍀

Out of all the matchups today, our money's on the Phillies at -124. With Zack Wheeler's impressive strikeout rate and the Marlins' struggles against high-strikeout pitchers, we're expecting the Phillies to come out on top.

🏁 Home Run Prop Favorites

🥇Shohei Ohtani LAA +210

Shohei Ohtani is a no-brainer for the top spot. He's facing Logan Gilbert who has an ERA of 4.00 and gives up a homer to 3.2% of batters faced. Ohtani's HR rate is a whopping 9.52%, and he's been on fire the last two weeks with 4 HRs in 39 at-bats. The wind is not a factor, but with Ohtani's power, it doesn't need to be.

🥈Aaron Judge NYY +200

Aaron Judge is up against Cristian Javier who has an ERA of 4.59 and gives up a homer to 3.5% of batters faced. Judge's HR rate is a solid 10.53%, and although his recent performance is slightly down with 1 HR in the last 15 at-bats, his overall stats make him a good bet. The wind is blowing out to center field at Yankee Stadium, which could help Judge's chances.

🥉Joey Votto CIN +340

Joey Votto is facing Jameson Taillon who has a high ERA of 5.46 and gives up a homer to 3.7% of batters faced. Votto's HR rate is an impressive 9.73%, and he's been consistent in the last two weeks with 3 HRs in 44 at-bats. The wind is blowing in from center field at Wrigley, but given Taillon's stats, Votto still has a good shot at a homer.

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