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MLB DFS: Picks for Wednesday’s slate

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We have 15 MLB Wednesday games, some of which start earlier. Several top-level pitchers are scheduled for the afternoon, including Lucas Giolito against the Blue Jays and Zach Wheeler against the Rangers. A potentially underrated matchup for the evening portion of the schedule includes Sonny Gray and the Twins taking on Tristan Mackenzie and the Guardians. The Yankees will also try to extend their lead in East Alabama over the Rays with Jordan Montgomery on the mound. As far as building your lineups for Sportzshala’s main roster, here are some pitchers and hitters to consider.


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Shohei Otani ($46) is a great option for his matchup with the Royals, who scored fourth in the fewest runs in baseball. Even without a favorable matchup, he is generally one of the best pitchers when he takes the mound, given his 3.28 ERA and 3.09 WHIP. He continues to miss a lot of bats, recording 31.2 percent of strikeouts.

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Jordan Montgomery ($42) was an important reason the Yankees have one of the best starting rotations in baseball. He gave them extra length by registering at least six innings in six of his last eight starts. Overall, he has a 2.72 ERA and a 3.54 FIP. More success may come from the Races, who are ranked sixth in baseball in the fewest runs.

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After the yanks smoked out Keegan Thompson ($35) bounced back to close out the Braves over six innings in his last start. Along the way, he struck out nine batters, allowing a total of four baserunners. Next up is a start against the floundering Pirates, who have the third-worst OPS in baseball. He’s already faced them twice this season, hitting nine close innings in total.

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It’s been a bad season for John Soto ($18), who never finished with an OPS below 0.923. However, that mark is now .800, and his hard hitting rate has fallen to 44.5 percent. That’s more than three percentage points below his career mark. That being said, he is still one of the most talented hitters in baseball, and he could do well against Tyler Wells ($34)who usually bets on contact given his 15.1 percent strikeout rate.

No. 22 Juan Soto of the Washington Nationals hits a three-run home run in the second inning of an MLB game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on June 19, 2022 in Washington, DC.
Consider Juan Soto on your current MLB DFS roster. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Trevor’s Story ($19) currently has a five-game hitting streak, including two home runs. He’s had a lot of trouble with right-handed pitchers and has only .308 wOBA against them this season. However, he has a .343 wOBA against southpaws, allowing him to play against Scubal Pull ($44).

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Andres Jimenez ($12) of course, he doesn’t have the easiest matchup against Grey. However, he is in the midst of an impressive campaign during which he recorded .362 wOBA. He has increased his hit rate from 30.4% last year to 41.6% this season. His salary is low enough to make him a viable option despite a difficult matchup.

Javier Baez ($9) wrestling is the main reason the Tigers have one of the worst lineups in baseball. However, he’s showing signs of fire, hitting 9-for-24 (.375) with two home runs, three doubles, and triples in his last six games. Surprisingly, he had only 8.0% of outs during this stretch. If he can stay hot in this match against Michael Wacha ($40)his salary, most likely, will not be so cheap for a long time.

Stacks to Consider

Giants vs. Charlie Morton ($39), Braves: Brandon Belt ($16), Jock Pederson ($18), Luis Gonzalez ($15)

It was a tough start to the season for Morton, who has a 5.08 ERA and a 4.24 FIP. Left-handed hitters have a wOBA of .385 against him, which could be a particularly worrisome statistic for his matchup against a strong Giants left-hander lineup. Belt and Pederson are two dangerous veterans, while young Gonzalez has a .351 wOBA that follows his .347 wOBA at Triple-A in 2021.

Angels vs. Daniel Lynch ($32), Royals: Mike Trout ($25), Taylor Ward ($16), Matt Duffy ($9)

The Angels lost one of their top right-handed hitters when word got out that Anthony Rendon (wrist) was out for the rest of the season. However, they might be worth it against Lynch, who has 1.58 WHIP since joining the majors last season. He will definitely have a lot of work to do with Trout, who has 188 wRC+.

Orioles vs. Patrick Corbin ($28), Nationals: Austin Hayes ($22), Ryan Mountcastle ($23), Jorge Mateo ($12)

Corbin faltered in his final start against the Phillies, giving up nine runs for 3.1 innings. Only two of those have been earned, but his 1.78 WHIP this season isn’t helping his cause. He also allowed 10 home runs in 37 innings in his last seven starts. Mountcastle can take advantage of this weakness given that they have hit 45 home runs since the start of last season.


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