Yahoo DFS Baseball: Tuesday Picks
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Tuesday Picks

This article is part of our Yahoo DFS Baseball series.

After dealing with a slate lacking quality pitching options Monday, Tuesday's action will be loaded with top-tier talent. While that might make scoring hard to come by in some games, there are still plenty of viable stacks to consider, as well. Here are some of the more appealing players to target for your entry.

Pitching Overview

The one name that immediately jumps off the page is Gerrit Cole ($63) against the White Sox. The excellent stats associated with Cole seem to be endless, including his stellar 36.8 percent strikeout rate. He's also allowed two earned runs or fewer in 13 of his last 14 starts. This matchup certainly works in his favor considering the White Sox have scored the third-fewest runs and struck out the eighth-most times in baseball.

If you're looking to take a cheaper route at starting pitcher, Brett Anderson ($33) is a viable target. He's allowed three runs or fewer in six of his last seven starts and will be facing a Giants team that struggles to provide offense. They also have an 80 wRC+ against left-handed pitchers, which is the second-lowest mark in baseball. While you shouldn't expect him to provide many strikeouts, that doesn't mean Anderson can't provide value.

The Dodgers were slated to start Clayton Kershaw against the Marlins, but now will send Dustin May ($25) to the mound for this favorable matchup. The Marlins continue to scuffle towards the finish line and have scored the second-fewest runs. This game being played at pitcher-friendly Marlins Park also plays to May's advantage, making him a great option if you want to load up on hitters.

Key Values/Chalk

After torching the Orioles for 19 runs during their doubleheader Monday, the Yankees will look to keep things rolling against John Means. He's been without question the best pitcher for the Orioles, but he's hit a wall by allowing 15 runs across 19 innings in his last four starts. That included a matchup against the Yankees in which he allowed four runs over 3.2 innings. Expect DJ LeMahieu ($20) and Gleyber Torres ($14) to be included in a lot of lineups. Cameron Maybin ($20) is another option to also consider with a lefty on the mound.

The Blue Jays will look to continue to cobble together their rotation with Thomas Pannone starting against the Rangers. He's certainly had a rough go of it, allowing 22 runs (21 earned) over 23 innings in his last five outings. He has still held left-handed hitters to a .280 wOBA this season, so attacking him with righties might be a wise strategy. That makes Danny Santana ($23), Elvis Andrus ($10) and Hunter Pence ($14) worth considering, especially Andrus and Pence at their appealing prices.

Not only is May a viable target, but so is the Dodgers' lineup for their matchup with Jordan Yamamoto. After starting off his season on a high note, Yamamoto has allowed 19 runs over 20 innings in his last four starts. That included an outing against the Dodgers in which he gave up five runs and two home runs over four innings. There are a lot of appealing options to consider on the Dodgers, including Cody Bellinger ($19), Max Muncy ($19) and Will Smith ($19).

Stacks

Astros vs. Ivan Nova (White Sox)

Carlos Correa (SS - $22), Alex Bregman (3B - $25), Jose Altuve (2B - $27)

In a surprising turn of events, Nova has allowed four runs (two earned) across 28 innings over his last four starts. However, he still has a 5.16 FIP and a 1.41 WHIP and is facing one of the toughest lineups in baseball here. This trio is all playing well right now, with Altuve leading the bunch by hitting 43-for-106 (.406) with a 1.216 OPS over his last 25 games. Smith has provided a significant offensive boost from behind the plate with his 173 wRC+.

Cardinals vs. Glenn Sparkman (Royals)

Paul Goldschmidt (1B - $21), Marcell Ozuna (OF - $19), Kolten Wong (2B - $14)

The Royals can't be pleased with what they have seen from Sparkman, who has a 5.95 FIP and a 1.48 WHIP through 93 innings. His problem has been the long ball considering he has allowed 2.0 HR/9. That could be his downfall against Goldschmidt and Ozuna, who have combined to hit three home runs over their last four games. Wong is also in play since Sparkman has allowed a .375 wOBA versus left-handed hitters.

Angels vs. Trevor Williams (Pirates)

Mike Trout (OF - $27), Shohei Ohtani (OF - $16), Kole Calhoun (OF - $16)

Williams was a valuable part of the Pirates' rotation last season, but enters this contest with a 5.06 ERA and a 4.74 FIP. The main problem has been his inability to keep hitters inside the ball park. He gave up 15 home runs across 170.2 innings last year, but has already allowed 17 in 99.2 innings this season. It's not hard to make an argument for Trout regardless of who is pitching, so he could really thrive in this contest. This could be just the matchup that Ohtani needs to break out of his power slump. Even though he is in a homerless drought, at least he is 12-for-38 (.316) with three doubles during his last 11 games.

The author(s) of this article may play in daily fantasy contests including – but not limited to – games that they have provided recommendations or advice on in this article. In the course of playing in these games using their personal accounts, it's possible that they will use players in their lineups or other strategies that differ from the recommendations they have provided above. The recommendations in this article do not necessarily reflect the views of RotoWire. Mike Barner plays in daily fantasy contests using the following accounts: FanDuel: mbarner, DraftKings: mbarner51.
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Mike Barner
Mike started covering fantasy sports in 2007, joining RotoWire in 2010. In 2018, he was a finalist for the 2018 FSWA Basketball Writer of the Year award. In addition to RotoWire, Mike has written for Sportsline, Sports Illustrated, DK Live, RealTime Fantasy Sports, Lineup Lab and KFFL.com.
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