MLB DFS Expert Survey: Wednesday, May 15th

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Our panel of experts is here to give you their MLB DFS advice for today’s main slate contests by answering a handful of questions to help you make crucial lineup-building decisions. Want to know CheeseIsGood’s favorite sneaky stack? Or STLCards’ top overall pitcher? Find out below!

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MLB DFS Picks: DraftKings & FanDuel Expert Survey for Wednesday, May 15

Who is your favorite hitter to spend up for in cash games?

squirrelpatrol: Ronald Acuna
stevietpfl: Matt Olson (FD) / Corey Seager (DK)
TheLuuch: Corey Seager
Dean78904: Kyle Tucker

Who is your favorite sneaky stack on the board and why?

squirrelpatrol: Rays – The Rays are getting a major ballpark upgrade hitting in Fenway, and they will get the benefit of guaranteed 9th-inning plate appearances as well. Tanner Houck isn’t a pitcher people will want to pick on, but the Rays have three hitters in their lineup (Yandy Diaz, Josh Lowe, and Isaac Paredes) with a wOBA over .367 against RHP since the start of last season, and the team also ranks 5th in stolen bases.

stevietpfl: Dodgers – We currently have the Dodgers projected for less than 8% ownership on our Top Stacks tool. With the Astros, Rangers, and Braves all in good spots, it’s going to lower the ownership of the Dodgers. Logan Webb is an above-average pitcher. With that said, he has a below-average strikeout rate, and he allows a lot of hard contact. On the season, he has a 50.3% hard-hit rate, which is bottom 3% in baseball. He also has a .306 xBA, which is bottom 4%. This offense is too good, and I love the upside at low pOWN%.

TheLuuch: Yankees – Of course, Pablo Lopez is on the other side of this matchup. It’s only days like today when you’ll be able to steal the Yankees on a slate. Lopez has been brilliant this season, but there is no doubt that he’s had a cupcake schedule. He has given up a ton of hard contact, and the Yankees have a handful of guys that can break any slate. Lopez hasn’t been perfect, as he’s given up 4+ earned runs in 3 of his 8 starts. He’s projected to be one of the two highest-owned pitchers. You could do a lot worse than sprinkle in some low-owned stacks that include Aaron Judge, Juan Soto, and/or Giancarlo Stanton.

Dean78904: Yankees – Attacking the “best” pitcher on the slate doesn’t feel like a great idea, but when you can do it with the Yankees, who should be mostly neglected on a smallish slate, we can justify it. Yes, Pablo Lopez is good, and the Twins bullpen is solid, but this current Yankees roster is at least top 5 in the most meaningful offensive categories vs. RHP – wOBA (2nd), wRC+ (2nd), ISO (5th), OPS (2nd), and BB% (2nd). If I’m hypothetically making 10 lineups, I will for sure have Lopez on a handful of them, but I will also have a “just in case” Yankees stack.

What is your hot take of the day?

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Andy Means (aka meansy53) was a walk-on with the esteemed Duke University basketball team for 3 years before graduating in 2004. He also has a Master’s in Accounting from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business and has been playing DFS since 2014. He has qualified for multiple Live Finals and displays his extensive basketball knowledge as a host of our top show – NBA Crunch Time. In the summer of 2022, Andy took over the role of Premium Content Director for the RotoGrinders Network, overseeing the vast array of content that is created on RotoGrinders, ScoresAndOdds, and FantasyLabs. Follow Andy on Twitter – @ameansy
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