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

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

OF - Gregory Polanco - ATB

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 GO PRO !

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

OF - Gregory Polanco - ATB

Pos Player Matchup FD DK Y! Analysis
SP Jake Arrieta (R) PHI@CHI $10100 $10900 GO PRO !
SP Carlos Carrasco (R) CLE@DET $10600 $10700 GO PRO !
SP Jerad Eickhoff (R) PHI@CHI $7700 $8000 GO PRO !
SP Drew Pomeranz (L) BAL@BOS $8100 $8100 GO PRO !
SP GO PRO ! GO PRO !
SP Antonio Senzatela (R) COL@SD $6700 $6200 GO PRO !
SP Marcus Stroman (R) TOR@NYY $9200 $10000 GO PRO !
SP Julio Urías (L) SF@LA $7400 $8500 GO PRO !
SP Adam Conley (L) MIA@TB $8000 $6300 GO PRO !
C Salvador Pérez (R) CWS@KC $3400 $3700 GO PRO !
C GO PRO ! GO PRO !
C Álex Ávila (L) CLE@DET $3000 $3100 GO PRO !
C Yasmani Grandal (B) SF@LA $2800 $3200 GO PRO !
1B Paul Goldschmidt (R) ARI@WSH $4600 $4900 GO PRO !
1B GO PRO ! GO PRO !
1B José Abreu (R) CWS@KC $3400 $4300 GO PRO !
1B Edwin Encarnación (R) CLE@DET $3300 $3900 GO PRO !
2B Robinson Canó (L) LAA@SEA $4000 $4200 GO PRO !
2B Brandon Drury (R) ARI@WSH $3100 $3300 GO PRO !
2B GO PRO ! GO PRO !
2B Whit Merrifield (R) CWS@KC $2700 $3400 GO PRO !
3B Jedd Gyorko (R) MIL@STL $3400 $3700 GO PRO !
3B Mike Moustakas (L) CWS@KC $3300 $3700 GO PRO !
3B Eduardo Núñez (R) SF@LA $2700 $3500 GO PRO !
3B GO PRO ! GO PRO !
SS Carlos Correa (R) TEX@HOU $3700 $4800 GO PRO !
SS Tim Anderson (R) CWS@KC $2700 $3700 GO PRO !
SS GO PRO ! GO PRO !
SS Tim Beckham (R) MIA@TB $2900 $2900 GO PRO !
SS Wilmer Difo (B) ARI@WSH $2500 $2700 GO PRO !
30 Rookie Davis, RHP CIN vs. PIT
OF A.J. Pollock (R) ARI@WSH $4000 $4100 GO PRO !
OF GO PRO ! GO PRO !
OF Jay Bruce (L) NYM@ATL $3600 $3200 GO PRO !
OF Nelson Cruz (R) LAA@SEA $4500 $4300 GO PRO !
OF Josh Reddick (L) TEX@HOU $2800 $3700 GO PRO !
OF Carlos Gómez (R) TEX@HOU $3400 $3900 GO PRO !
OF GO PRO ! GO PRO !

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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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