5 Daily Fantasy Baseball Studs to Target on 5/16/16
Jordan Zimmermann, P, Detroit Tigers
FanDuel Price: $10,100
Jordan Zimmermann hasn’t been elite in his first season with the Tigers, but he’s one of the best options on the board for tonight’s slate. So far in 2016, he’s posted a strikeouts per nine innings rate (K/9) of only 5.25, but he’s been able to limit his damage by inducing weak contact -- opposing hitters are being held to just a 23.5 percent hard hit rate.
He’s offered a nice floor thus far, pitching six-plus innings in every start this season. In his three home starts, he’s allowed just four total earned runs.
Tonight, he’s a -160 favorite versus the Minnesota Twins. The Twins are 23rd in the league versus right-handed pitching in strikeout rate at 22.8 percent, which means Zimmermann has a good opportunity to exceed his meager 2016 K/9. Minnesota is also middle-of-the-pack versus righties in ISO (19th) and wOBA (21st), so he should be able to keep their bats in check.
On a night where there are no aces on the mound, Zimmermann checks in as the top option.