FanDuel Daily Fantasy Baseball Helper: Saturday 5/20/23

In a matchup versus a Miami offense with a 26.7% K-rate, San Francisco's Logan Webbs ranks second among pitchers with 33.4 expected FanDuel points. Who else rates well on Saturday?

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Let's check out the top options on today's main slate.

TeamOpp SPOppO/UMoneylineImplied Total
OAKHunter BrownHOU8.52603.2
MILZach EflinTB81723.4
CLEMax ScherzerNYM81503.53
MIALogan WebbSF81463.56
COLJon GrayTEX8.51683.64
ARIMitch KellerPIT8.51203.98
CHCAaron NolaPHI91464
SFBraxton GarrettMIA8-1744.44
NYMTanner BibeeCLE8-1784.47
PITBrandon PfaadtARI8.5-1424.52
TBEric LauerMIL8-2054.6
DETPatrick CorbinWSH9.5-1084.75
WSHAlex FaedoDET9.5-1084.75
TEXKyle FreelandCOL8.5-2004.86
PHIJameson TaillonCHC9-1745
CINJhony BritoNYY10.51305
HOUJP SearsOAK8.5-3205.3
NYYLuke WeaverCIN10.5-1545.5


Logan Webb ($10,800)

In a matchup versus a Miami Marlins' offense with a vulnerable .281 weighted on-base average (wOBA) and a 26.7%% K-rate against right-handers, San Francisco's Logan Webbs ranks second among Saturday's pitchers with a 33.4 fantasy projection.

Through 59.0 innings, the Giants' fifth year starter has produced career-best metrics with a 3.10 xFIP, a dominant 60% ground-ball rate, and six or more strikeouts in six of nine starts this season.

While Webb's salary has climbed by 8% to his highest point since the start of May, the 26-year old has a great opportunity to produce a quality start against six projected batters with K-rates between 22.1% and 39.4% and contact rates under 76.2%.

Hunter Brown ($9,600)

At the median salary during May, Brown ranks third at his position with a 33.1 FanDuel point projection and a 3.45 value rating versus an Oakland Athletics' team with a .294 wOBA and a 24.4% K-rate in their last 195 plate appearances.

In eight starts this season, the Astros' right-hander has started to establish himself in his first full season, accounting for a solid 3.60 xFIP, a 11.2% swinging strike percentage, and a 25.1% K-rate.

With Saturday's second highest strikeout prediction at 5.82, Brown has an appealing spot against seven Oakland hitters with K-rates between 22.5% and 34.4% and contact rates ranging from 62.2% to 75.0%.

Aaron Nola ($9,200)

Despite a disappointing 21.0 fantasy performance in his last appearance, Nola's salary has moved up 2.2% against a Chicago Cubs' lineup with a .323 wOBA and a 26.2% K-rate including seven batters with strikeout percentages over 24.9%.

While his current 4.43 xFIP and opposing 7.7% barrel rate is concerning, Philadelphia's right-hander is numberFire's top option with a 35.6 fantasy projection and 6.5 expected strikeouts.


New York Yankees

After producing an underwhelming ten runs in their last three games, the Bronx Bombers are in a prime offensive spot with a 5.5 run expectation against Cincinnati's right-hander Luke Weaver.

Through 27.1 innings, Cincinnati's 29-year old right-hander has produced at a subpar level, recording a 4.52 xFIP, 22.5% strikeout rate, and a career-worst opposing 13.1% barrel rate.

With a main weakness occurring versus left-handed hitting (5.39 xFIP, 9.1% walk rate), New York stacks can first involve their best lefty fly-ball hitters to counter his 42.9% ground-ball percentage including Anthony Rizzo (10.7% barrel rate, .367 expected wOBA and Jake Bauers (.383 expected wOBA, 22.7% barrel rate) while Aaron Judge (.463 expected wOBA, 29.1% barrel rate), Gleyber Torres (.354 expected wOBA, 7.6% barrel rate) and Anthony Volpe (11.1% barrel rate) rate well enough to be featured.

Houston Astros

In a matchup versus JP Sears, the Astros stand as an undervalued stack with a 5.3 run total due to Oakland left-hander's concerning 4.69 xFIP and 10.5% opposing barrel rate.

To best attack his unique reverse splits (.338 wOBA, 5.51 xFIP), Yordan Alvarez (.399 expected wOBA, 17.5% barrel rate) and Kyle Tucker .(402 expected wOBA, 10.5% barrel rate) are premier plays while Jose Altuve (.372 career expected wOBA), Jose Abreu (9.8% career barrel rate), Alex Bregman (.345 expected wOBA), and Jeremy Pena (8.3% barrel rate) are options from the right side.

Cincinnati Reds

Jhony Brito will make his ninth career start against a Cincinnati unit ranked third among today's offenses with a 5.0 expected run total after he recorded a below-average 5.40 xFIP and a 15.1% strikeout percentage in 36.1 innings this season.

Ideal Cincinnati combinations should feature their top fly-ball power batters against Brito's heavy 47.0% ground-ball rate including Jake Fraley (36.2% fly-ball percentage, 7.5% barrel rate), Spencer Steer (39.4% fly-ball percentage, 6.9% barrel rate), Jonathan India (36.3% fly-ball percentage, .341 expected wOBA), and Luke Maile (.370 expected wOBA).