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MLB Top Pitchers 5/27/24

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Happy Memorial Day! As we gather to enjoy today’s MLB DFS slate, let’s take a moment to honor and thank all those who have served and sacrificed for our country. Your courage and dedication are deeply appreciated. Now, let’s dive into the top pitchers for today’s games.

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1. Joe Ryan (MIN) – RHP

  • Matchup: Royals @ Twins
  • Salary: $10,300
  • Stats:
    • K%: 26.7% (vs. LHB), 30.6% (vs. RHB)
    • BB%: 5.5% (vs. LHB), 4.0% (vs. RHB)
    • ISO: .122 (vs. LHB), .256 (vs. RHB)
    • xwOBA: .263 (vs. LHB), .345 (vs. RHB)
  • Insight: Joe Ryan is a top play against the Royals, who have struggled offensively. Ryan’s ability to strike out batters from both sides of the plate, combined with his low walk rate, makes him a strong candidate for a high-scoring DFS performance. His recent form is impressive, with a 23.6% strikeout rate and a low walk rate in his last six games.

2. Nick Lodolo (CIN) – LHP

  • Matchup: Cardinals @ Reds
  • Salary: $9,800
  • Stats:
    • K%: 32.0% (vs. LHB), 28.9% (vs. RHB)
    • BB%: 8.0% (vs. LHB), 5.9% (vs. RHB)
    • ISO: .111 (vs. LHB), .214 (vs. RHB)
    • xwOBA: .266 (vs. LHB), .366 (vs. RHB)
  • Insight: Lodolo faces a Cardinals lineup that has had its ups and downs. His high strikeout rate, especially against right-handed hitters, makes him a top play. Lodolo’s ability to limit power from lefties and maintain a high groundball rate further boosts his value.

3. Charlie Morton (ATL) – RHP

  • Matchup: Nationals @ Braves
  • Salary: $8,600
  • Stats:
    • K%: 27.4% (vs. LHB), 23.2% (vs. RHB)
    • BB%: 13.1% (vs. LHB), 9.3% (vs. RHB)
    • ISO: .137 (vs. LHB), .123 (vs. RHB)
    • xwOBA: .329 (vs. LHB), .300 (vs. RHB)
  • Insight: Morton is a solid pick against the Nationals, who have a high strikeout rate. Morton’s strikeout ability against both sides of the plate, combined with his ability to limit power, makes him a top option. His recent performance shows a strong strikeout rate and the ability to go deep into games.

4. Justin Steele (CHC) – LHP

  • Matchup: Cubs @ Brewers
  • Salary: $7,000
  • Stats:
    • K%: 29.1% (vs. LHB), 22.9% (vs. RHB)
    • BB%: 4.8% (vs. LHB), 5.2% (vs. RHB)
    • ISO: .194 (vs. LHB), .123 (vs. RHB)
    • xwOBA: .317 (vs. LHB), .293 (vs. RHB)
  • Insight: Steele faces the Brewers, who have had trouble with left-handed pitching. His impressive strikeout rate and ability to limit walks make him a top play. Steele’s recent form, with a high groundball rate and strong strikeout numbers, further solidifies his position.

5. Gavin Stone (LAD) – RHP

  • Matchup: Dodgers @ Mets
  • Salary: $8,400
  • Stats:
    • K%: 16.1% (vs. LHB), 15.0% (vs. RHB)
    • BB%: 11.2% (vs. LHB), 6.0% (vs. RHB)
    • ISO: .141 (vs. LHB), .201 (vs. RHB)
    • xwOBA: .344 (vs. LHB), .360 (vs. RHB)
  • Insight: Stone has a favorable matchup against the Mets, who have struggled offensively. While his strikeout rates are not elite, his ability to limit power and generate groundballs makes him a solid option. Stone’s recent performances show improvement, making him a viable DFS play.

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Under the Radar Plays

1. Alec Marsh (KC) – RHP

  • Matchup: Royals @ Twins
  • Salary: $8,000
  • Stats:
    • K%: 22.8% (vs. LHB), 24.2% (vs. RHB)
    • BB%: 11.7% (vs. LHB), 7.6% (vs. RHB)
    • ISO: .183 (vs. LHB), .242 (vs. RHB)
    • xwOBA: .328 (vs. LHB), .360 (vs. RHB)
  • Insight: Marsh offers solid strikeout potential against a Twins lineup that can be prone to strikeouts. His ability to generate groundballs and limit power from left-handed hitters makes him an intriguing under-the-radar play.

2. Chris Bassitt (TOR) – RHP

  • Matchup: Blue Jays @ White Sox
  • Salary: $8,200
  • Stats:
    • K%: 22.8% (vs. LHB), 21.4% (vs. RHB)
    • BB%: 9.8% (vs. LHB), 6.0% (vs. RHB)
    • ISO: .234 (vs. LHB), .090 (vs. RHB)
    • xwOBA: .362 (vs. LHB), .261 (vs. RHB)
  • Insight: Bassitt faces a White Sox lineup that has struggled against right-handed pitchers. His ability to limit power from right-handed hitters and generate groundballs makes him a strong value play.

3. Cooper Criswell (BOS) – RHP

  • Matchup: Red Sox @ Orioles
  • Salary: $7,800
  • Stats:
    • K%: 18.1% (vs. LHB), 23.2% (vs. RHB)
    • BB%: 8.7% (vs. LHB), 4.5% (vs. RHB)
    • ISO: .179 (vs. LHB), .167 (vs. RHB)
    • xwOBA: .346 (vs. LHB), .322 (vs. RHB)
  • Insight: Criswell’s ability to strike out batters from both sides of the plate, combined with his low walk rate against right-handed hitters, makes him a viable under-the-radar option. His recent performances show improvement, making him a solid play against the Orioles.

Conclusion

These top pitchers and under-the-radar plays provide a balanced approach to constructing your MLB DFS lineup for today. Focus on pitchers with strong matchups and favorable statistical profiles to maximize your chances of success. Good luck with your lineups!

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