Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks: Rankings, lineup advice for Wednesday, May 3

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With nine lefties scheduled to take the mound on Wednesday, it will be even more important than usual to look at the stat splits for both pitcher and hitter picks in daily fantasy baseball contests.

But even with all the southpaws on the mound today, the top of our pitcher rankings is dominated by righties. There's really no reason other than they're better pitchers -- sometimes the analysis is just that easy. When it comes to actual team splits vs. lefties, Gio Gonzalez (vs. ARI), Julio Urias (vs. SF), Drew Pomeranz (vs. BAL), and Blake Snell ( vs. MIA) are viable options facing teams with below-average wRC+'s vs. southpaws (according to FanGraphs). Hector Santiago (vs. OAK), Robbie Ray (at WAS), and CC Sabathia (vs. TOR) have matchups against teams that are above average vs. lefthanders.

If you're looking for a contrarian pick in GPPs, Jerad Eickhoff against the Cubs is a decent option. Not only is Eickhoff a solid, if unspectacular, pitcher, but the Cubs rank just 20th in wRC+ against righties.

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Pitchers

Rank

Pitcher

Team

Opp.

1

Jacob deGrom, RHP

NYM

at ATL

2

Carlos Carrasco, RHP

CLE

at DET

3

Jake Arrieta, RHP

CHC

vs. PHI

4

Marcus Stroman, RHP

TOR

at NYY

5

Gio Gonzalez, LHP

WAS

vs. ARI

6

Jameson Taillon, RHP

PIT

at CIN

7

Julio Urias, LHP

LAD

vs. SF

8

Drew Pomeranz, LHP

BOS

vs. BAL

9

Blake Snell, LHP

TB

vs. MIA

10

Chase Anderson, RHP

MIL

at STL

11

Hector Santiago, LHP

MIN

vs. OAK

12

Charlie Morton, RHP

HOU

vs. TEX

13

Jerad Eickhoff, RHP

PHI

at CHC

14

Kevin Gausman, RHP

BAL

at BOS

15

Kendall Graveman, RHP

OAK

at MIN

16

Adam Wainwright, RHP

STL

vs. MIL

17

Jeff Samardzija, RHP

SF

at LAD

18

Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP

SEA

vs. LAA

19

Bartolo Colon, RHP

ATL

vs. NYM

20

Robbie Ray, LHP

ARI

at WAS

21

CC Sabathia, LHP

NYY

vs. TOR

22

Ricky Nolasco, RHP

LAA

at SEA

23

Nick Martinez, RHP

TEX

at HOU

24

Adam Conley, LHP

MIA

at TB

25

Antonio Senzatela, RHP

COL

at SD

26

Mike Pelfrey, RHP

CWS

at KC

27

Jered Weaver, RHP

SD

vs. COL

28

Nate Karns, RHP

KC

vs. CWS

29

Matt Boyd, LHP

DET

vs. CLE

30

Rookie Davis, RHP

CIN

vs. PIT

OF

A.J. Pollock (R)

ARI@WSH

$4000

$4100

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks: Wednesday, May 3

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For the first time on a Wednesday this season, there is no day baseball. We have a full 15-game slate beginning at 7:05 pm ET. We’ve scoured all the data to come up with our top plays for a very busy slate.

It’s still raining in the Midwest, and the hourly forecast for St. Louis has at least an 85-percent chance of rain until Friday afternoon, so there’s a pretty good chance that the MIL-STL game doesn’t happen. This same front is going to have an impact across the state and puts the CWS-KC game in jeopardy, as well. There’s some chance of rain in Minneapolis, but it doesn’t appear to be a major threat to the OAK-MIN game. On the plus side of things, the wind should be blowing out again in the Bronx, so go ahead and give a boost to the Yankees and Blue Jays hitters you’ve been eyeing. Stay tuned to the Weather Center for constant updates, and we’ll do our best to have pivots prepared in case of cancelations. -- Nick Berns

Pos

Player

Matchup

FD

DK

Y!

Analysis

SP

Jake Arrieta (R)

PHI@CHI

$10100

$10900

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SP

Carlos Carrasco (R)

CLE@DET

$10600

$10700

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SP

Jerad Eickhoff (R)

PHI@CHI

$7700

$8000

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SP

Drew Pomeranz (L)

BAL@BOS

$8100

$8100

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SP

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SP

Antonio Senzatela (R)

COL@SD

$6700

$6200

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SP

Marcus Stroman (R)

TOR@NYY

$9200

$10000

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SP

Julio Urías (L)

SF@LA

$7400

$8500

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SP

Adam Conley (L)

MIA@TB

$8000

$6300

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C

Salvador Pérez (R)

CWS@KC

$3400

$3700

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C

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C

Álex Ávila (L)

CLE@DET

$3000

$3100

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C

Yasmani Grandal (B)

SF@LA

$2800

$3200

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1B

Paul Goldschmidt (R)

ARI@WSH

$4600

$4900

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1B

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1B

José Abreu (R)

CWS@KC

$3400

$4300

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1B

Edwin Encarnación (R)

CLE@DET

$3300

$3900

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2B

Robinson Canó (L)

LAA@SEA

$4000

$4200

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2B

Brandon Drury (R)

ARI@WSH

$3100

$3300

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2B

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2B

Whit Merrifield (R)

CWS@KC

$2700

$3400

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3B

Jedd Gyorko (R)

MIL@STL

$3400

$3700

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3B

Mike Moustakas (L)

CWS@KC

$3300

$3700

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3B

Eduardo Núñez (R)

SF@LA

$2700

$3500

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3B

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SS

Carlos Correa (R)

TEX@HOU

$3700

$4800

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SS

Tim Anderson (R)

CWS@KC

$2700

$3700

GO PRO !

SS

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SS

Tim Beckham (R)

MIA@TB

$2900

$2900

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SS

Wilmer Difo (B)

ARI@WSH

$2500

$2700

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30

Rookie Davis, RHP

CIN

vs. PIT

OF

A.J. Pollock (R)

ARI@WSH

$4000

$4100

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OF

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OF

Jay Bruce (L)

NYM@ATL

$3600

$3200

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OF

Nelson Cruz (R)

LAA@SEA

$4500

$4300

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OF

Josh Reddick (L)

TEX@HOU

$2800

$3700

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OF

Carlos Gómez (R)

TEX@HOU

$3400

$3900

GO PRO !

OF

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Daily Fantasy Baseball Value Picks: Wednesday, May 3

There are a few players that I didn’t do a full write-up on, but like for value plays and may make it into my Optimal Lineups. They include:

C - Geovany Soto - DK / FD

C - Jason Castro - ATB

1B - Brandon Belt - DK

1B - Chris Carter - ATB

1B - Mike Napoli - Y!

1B - Josh Bell - DK

2B - Kolten Wong - DK

2B - Chad Pinder- ATB

2B - Neil Walker - DK / FD

3B - Travis Shaw - DK

3B - Adonis Garcia - FD / Y!

3B - Yunel Escobar - DK / Y!

SS - Jordy Mercer - FD

SS - Erick Aybar - ATB

SS - Brad Miller - Y!

OF - Michael Conforto - DK / FD

30 Rookie Davis, RHP CIN vs. PIT OFA.J. Pollock (R)ARI@WSH $4000 $4100 $19 GO PRO !

OF - Gregory Polanco - ATB

OF - Kevin Kiermaier - FD

OF - Keon Broxton - FD / Y!

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