FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Sunday 6/4/23
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Let's check out the top options on today's main slate.
|Team||Opp SP||Opp||O/U||Moneyline||Implied Total|
Nathan Eovaldi ($10,800)
After a 3.5% salary decline, Eovaldi is ranked second among Sunday's pitchers with a 32.7 fantasy projection versus a Seattle Mariners' lineup with a .309 weighted on-base average (wOBA) and a 25.1% K-rate against right-handers in their last 530 plate appearances.
Through 74.1 innings this season, the 33-year old has been in good form in 11 starts, accounting for a 3.33 expected Fielding Independent Pitching rating (xFIP), a 12.0% swinging strike rate, and six or more strikeouts in 54% of his appearances.
In a matchup versus six Seattle batters with K-percentages ranging from 24.9% to 33.2% and contact rates lower than 79.3%, the Rangers' veteran has several spots to help achieve his eighth potential quality start and today's fifth highest strikeout prediction at 5.48.
Michael Kopech ($9,800)
Despite producing ten strikeouts in his last start, Kopech's FanDuel salary did not move against a Detroit Tigers' unit with a .260 wOBA and a 27.0% K-rate including eight hitters with strikeout percentages over 23.2%.
When considering his impressive 11.8% swinging strike rate and his stellar recent performances in his last three starts (2.29 xFIP, 41.4% K-rate), Chicago's hard throwing right-hander is an underrated option on Sunday with a 30.3 FanDuel point projection, a 3.09 value rating, and 5.50 expected strikeouts.
Sandy Alcantara ($9,700)
At a salary ranked sixth at his position, Miami's Cy Young Award winner will attempt to turn around his season at home versus a vulnerable Oakland Athletics' offense with a 22.6% K-rate, a .287 wOBA, and a 72.6% contact rate.
While some may be concerned about Alcantara's current 4.43 xFIP, a noticeable dip in his ground-ball percentage (43.8%), and increase in walks (8.5%), the 27-year old still rates as numberFire's top pitcher by almost nine points with a 41.3 fantasy projection while also ranking first in value (4.26) and expected strikeouts (6.65).
Kodai Senga ($9,600)
With six or more punch-outs in 60% of his starts and an impressive 12.8% swinging strike rate, Senga offers just as much upside among today's top rated options with Sunday's third highest strikeout projection at 5.68 in 5.53 projected innings.
After scoring just five runs in the first two games of their division series, the White Sox have a great chance to surpass their 5.0 expected run total versus Matt Boyd.
Through 48.1 innings this season, the 32-year old lefty has been in horrid form in ten starts, recording an unsightly 5.12 xFIP, a 10.3% walk percentage, and a below-average 20.7% strikeout percentage.
Ideal Chicago combinations should contain their best right-handed bats to exploit Boyd's struggles against the opposing side of the plate (4.84 xFIP, .339 wOBA) including Eloy Jimenez (12.6% barrel rate), Jake Burger (.289 expected average, 21.3% barrel rate), Tim Anderson (.290 expected average), Andrew Vaughn (8.6% barrel rate), Luis Robert (12.9% barrel rate), and Clint Frazier (.271 expected average).
In an appealing spot against Trevor Williams, the Phillies will take on a regressing low-strikeout veteran with expected marks (5.00 xFIP) over one earned run higher than his 3.91 Earned Run Average.
To best attack his trouble versus left-handed bats (5.09 xFIP, .338 wOBA), Bryce Harper (12.7% barrel rate, .384 expected wOBA), Kyle Schwarber (13.0% barrel rate, .344 expected wOBA), Bryson Stott (.264 expected average), Brandon Marsh (8.3% barrel rate), and Kody Clemens (9.4% barrel rate) all standout as potential stacking candidates.
Kyle Freeland will make his 13th start this season against a Kansas City lineup with an undervalued 4.98 expected run total..
Despite producing a 42.0% ground-ball rate, Colorado's southpaw still remains vulnerable with his low strikeout percentage (16.1%) and struggles with managing contact (8.2% barrel rate, 13.1% fly-ball to home run ratio).
With his profile in mind, power fly-ball dominant hitters from the right or left side present an ideal Royals' stack including Salvador Perez (47.5% fly-ball percentage, 11.0% barrel rate), Bobby Witt Jr. (12.2% barrel rate, 47.3% fly-ball percentage), Nick Pratto (11.4% barrel rate, 41.7% fly-ball percentage), Maikel Garcia (37.9% fly-ball percentage, .266 expected average), and Michael Massey (47.9% fly-ball percentage, 11.5% barrel rate).