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Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks: Fanduel-DFAC May 6, 2016

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks

Credit: Keith Allison

Still at the bottom of the standings overall in the DFAC Competition over on FantasyPros.com. I did have a better Week Four versus the field of 43 finishing 7th. Really need to start stringing nights like that together in order to improve upon my current standing. So let’s see what the night has in store for us as we navigate another Friday on Fanduel. Hopefully these daily fantasy baseball picks can win us some money tonight.

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks

Pitcher

Taijuan Walker, Seattle Mariners, $8,700

Over the last two weeks Walker has been lights out. 21 strikeouts and just one walk over his last 18.0 innings pitched.

The 11th highest price pitcher for tonight’s slate his last start on April 25th versus these same Astros he fanned eleven in a win at home. Love his chances on the road at an attractive price point.

Others to Target: Jordan Zimmerman, Detroit Tigers, $10,100

Catcher

Jonathan Lucroy, Milwaukee Brewers, $3,000

Catcher is always such a weird position to evaluate daily. You have a bevy of decent options tonight other than the default Buster Posey play. Squeezing in some value Lucroy batting .400 over the last week with four RBIs is a safe selection.

Others to Target: Dioner Navarro, Chicago White Sox, $2,400

First Baseman

Eric Hosmer, Kansas City Royals, $3,400

Danny Salazar may be an attractive option at starting pitcher based on strikeouts alone. Kansas City, who as a team don’t strikeout much, could run him out early for the second start in a row having walked three or more in each of his outings.

Eric Hosmer and his two homeruns and .400 average over the past week should spearhead the rout.

Others to Target: Brandon Belt, San Francisco Giants, $4,000

Second Baseman

Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks

Credit: Keith Allison

Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners, $3,500

The stars come out to play on Friday Night. So seeing Cano’s name in the boxscore with a homerun verus a right hander shouldn’t be a surprise.

Cano is a .317 hitter versus RHP over his career and Doug Fister is no Jake Arrieta.

Others to Target: Rougned Odor, Texas Rangers, $3,900

Third Baseman

Nick Castellanos, Detroit Tigers, $3,300

After hitting another homerun yesterday to push his season total to four Nick Castellanos is white hot. Facing Cole Hamels is usually a tough task but Castellanos is a career .280 hitter versus LHP.

Hitting .520 over the last week Castellanos is dialed in and gives lineup flexibility being $1,200 cheaper than Nolan Arenado.

Others to Target: Brandon Drury, Arizona Diamondbacks, $3,000

Shortstop

Jonathan Villar, Milwaukee Brewers, $3,300

Over the last week or two the Brewers have been using Jonathan Villar as a leadoff hitter. So far so good with a .385 OBP over the last week and swiping three bags in the three of the last four games.

In hitter friendly Cincinnati a combo meal is on the horizon versus the rookie 28 year old Tim Aldeman.

Others to Target: Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox, $4,000

Outfield

Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks

Credit: Keith Allison

Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels, $5,100

After a slow start Mike Trout has awakened at the plate. Trout’s slash of .385/.407/.759 over the last week with two homeruns and nine RBIs is nice to see.

Chris Archer would normally be a cause to pause spending a chunk of dough on a hitter. Mike Trout’s career .311 average versus RHP and Chris Archer being very un-Chris Archer like to start the year makes him a reasonable selection if you have the cash to spend.

Others to Target: Nelson Cruz, Seattle Mariners, $3,800

About Whudey

Fantasy Football & Baseball aficionado. FSWA Member. 2013 #3 MLB Draft Ranker on Fantasy Pros. Podcaster. Cardboard Ninja. Lover of everything Cincinnati.

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