DraftKings MLB Lineup Advice: Saturday (5/18) PREMIUM
Every wise DFS player knows that the first thing we need to check is the weather. For this slate, we’re focusing on the day games. That means you need to keep an eye on Chicago and Texas, as those two are the only worrisome forecasts. Knowing if there’s going to be a delay or postponement is always critical and you must monitor forecasts before submitting lineups.
Adam Plutko (CLE): $6,800 vs. BAL
This is a pretty strange recommendation but there’s reason to believe that Plutko will be a huge value here. What really makes him enticing is this matchup, with Baltimore ranking 23rd in scoring, 24th in OBP and 29th in xwOBA. That paints a dark picture and it puts pretty much any pitcher in play against them. Vegas appears to really like Plutko too, as he enters this matchup as a -155 favorite with Baltimore projected for only four runs. This is a guy who was incredible in Triple-A last season too, collecting a 1.70 ERA and 0.74 WHIP in 14 starts while posting a 26 percent K rate.
J.T. Realmuto (PHI) $4,200 vs. COL
If you’ve read my articles before, you know that I either punt the position or pay up. We’re going to pay up for Realmuto here, as he’s easily the best catcher option on the board. Realmuto has been very unlucky this season and there’s reason to believe he’s about to start going off. The biggest indicator is his xwOBA, with the catcher leading the Phillies with a .389 xwOBA to match his impressive .517 xSLG. That means he’s destroying baseballs right now and that should continue against Antonio Senzatela, who owns a 5.35 ERA and 1.40 WHIP.