With nine games on tap Wednesday night, use all the DFS resources available on Fantasy Alarm including the coaching columns along with the playbook. When targeting value plays, note the site nuances and be sure he's in the lineup before lineups lock. Best of luck!
Austin Hays, Baltimore - OF ($3,100 on DraftKings, $2,800 on FanDuel)
Getting a hot hitter in a terrific match-up enhances a bargain batter. Hays owns a .302/.341/.525 slash versus southpaws and Kansas City will start Mike Minor tonight. Plus, over the last two weeks, Hays boasts a .304 isolated power with three home runs, nine runs and 12 RBI with a .391 average and a 1.125 OPS over 49 plate appearances. He may be chalky but it's tough fading him in this match-up.
Carter Kieboom, Washington - 3B ($3,100 on DraftKings, $2,700 on FanDuel)
Thinking this game could be a sneaky one hitting the over. Touki Toussaint can appear unhittable, then implode in any given inning. He's also possesses reverse splits, putting out target Kieboom in an under the radar spot tonight. Kieboom prefers right-handed pitching this year with a .275/.340/.418 slash line producing four doubles and three home runs in 91 at-bats. An extra-base hit, run and RBI returns three times value with hopes for a bigger night.
Daniel Vogelbach, Milwaukee - 1B ($2,300)
Perhaps tonight's penultimate risk versus reward candidate, please be sure he's in the lineup. If Vogelbach gets the start, he's capable of a double dong contest. Of his 36 hits versus right-handed pitching this season, he's produced 15 extra-base hits (eight doubles, seven home runs) in only 153 at-bats. Plus, he's familiar with tonight's opposing starter, Kyle Gibson going 5-for-7 in past match-ups with a double and a home run along with a .938 xSLG, averaging a robust 100.7 MPH on his six batted ball events in them. Giddy up.
Jorge Mateo, Baltimore - 2B/SS ($2,200)
Two positives playing Mateo tonight: multiple eligibility and a low price point providing ceiling potential. During his limited playing time this year with the Orioles, he's produced 12 hits against southpaws with six of them going for extra-bases (four doubles, one triple, one home run) and a .279/.326/.488 slash line. In Camden Yards, his average against left-handed pitching jumps to .333 with a .867 OPS and he could even steal a base facing a right-handed reliever. Target for the upside, hit the jackpot if he produces a combo meal (home run plus a stolen base).
Ian Happ, Chicago Cubs - OF ($3,300)
Yes, this breaks Colby's rule by $100, but Happ's on fire with six home runs his last 54 plate appearances fueling an eye popping .370 average and a 1.129 OPS. Within his batted ball data in this sample, he's produced seven barrels of his 38 events with 15 hard hits (exit velocity of 95 MPH or better). He's also launched 10 home runs at home versus right-handed pitching in 148 at-bats while Vladimir Gutierrez allows 1.9 home runs per nine innings facing left-handed hitters. And, as if we need more data, Happ's 3-for-6 in previous meetings this year with a double and a home run against the Reds rookie starter.
Nicky Lopez, Kansas City - SS ($2,800)
If you feel the need, the need for speed, then little Nicky may be your guy. First, he's an on-base machine against right-handed pitching this year sporting a .367 on-base average this season through 301 at-bats with 15 stolen bases. It's easy to overlook steals, but they count for six points on FanDuel. Over the last 30 days he's recorded a .392 OBP with 10 steals and faces Matt Harvey potentially batting second. Gentlemen, start your engines.