MLB Cash Game Picks is where you will find the ideal players for cash game contests. We tend to focus on high-floor players who produce more times than not. Be sure to check out the cheat sheets for more plays, while these are just a handful of top targets

Weather Notes

- No rain concerns at the moment.

- Wind blowing out to right at Great American Ballpark.

Featured Picks

Jacob deGrom, SP, Mets

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$10,800$11,400@Padres2.1620%52%-1812.5

The Mets head out to San Diego for a four game set, essentially giving us our cash game arms for the next four days. San Diego ranks dead last at the moment in wOBA against right-handed pitching, and also have a 26% strikeout rate. If you date back to last year, they still rank last, and that strikeout rate sits at 22.2%. The Mets' rotation is going to carve this team up, and it starts with Jacob deGrom. The right-hander's strikeout rate isn't on par with last season's just yet, but his 12.1% swinging strike rate indicates it won't be long before that happens. deGrom has had some time away from the club, with just three starts this year. He has allowed two earned runs between all three, and also nabbing the win. He is the top arm on the slate, and price considered in GPP's, it is still hard to fade.

David Ortiz, 1B, Red Sox

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$3,800$4,600Erik Johnson - R.411.29816144.5

It was tough to choose a first baseman tonight, but I am going with the most consistent option, David Ortiz. He is hitting .368 in the last ten games, and over .300 on the season. The power has been there again, with a .357 ISO against right-handed pitching. Erik Johnson was promoted from AAA to start tonight's game, where he had a 4.48 FIP through four starts. His strikeout rate also was just at 17.4%. Not exactly numbers that are making me stay clear tonight. He has had some time in the majors, and has allowed a .418 wOBA to left-handed bats, with a 1.98 HR/9. Ortiz should eat Johnson alive.

Ben Zobrist, 2B, Cubs

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$3,500

$3,800Joe Ross - R.333.14011354

Ben Zobrist might have caught you off guard here, but Joe Ross could be in for some rare trouble tonight against this heavily left-handed Cubs team. In his short career, he has allowed a .346 wOBA to lefties, with a 36% hardball rate. Zobrist has turned it around after the slow start, with a .426 OBP in the last ten games, also driving in 12 runs. He is in a great spot to do that hitting fifth in the lineup. His price tag on DraftKings makes him an excellent value play, while he is moderately priced on FanDuel. He is a swerve down from the popular Jose Altuve.

Josh Donaldson, 3B, Blue Jays

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$4,600

$5,000Derek Holland - L.443.33618924.5

This game features two of the top third basemen for me on tonight's slate, with the other being Adrian Beltre. They are on the opposite sides of the price spectrum here, so it will depend on how you go about building your lineups. Josh Donaldson is a guy I am really going to try and force into my lineups, given he has the highest numbers against southpaws since 2013. Against southpaws in the Rogers Centre last season, he had a .453 wOBA, and a .373 ISO. Not much has changed this season, in his small 2016 sample size, he has a .600 wOBA, and a .542 ISO. Those might be sustainable for Donaldson. Okay, I am kidding. Derek Holland is your average run of the mill left-hander, allowing a career .335 wOBA, and a 1.38 HR/9.

Value Plays

J.T. Realmuto (C - MIA) FD: $3,000 DK: $3,500

Hop on the J.T. Realmuto train with me, as he is likely to hit leadoff again. He is hitting .463 in the last ten games, and has four straight games with a double. He has a career .353 wOBA off southpaws, with a .200 ISO. The Marlins right-handed bats are in a favorable spot against Ray, who has allowed a career .358 wOBA to right-handed bats.

Zack Cozart (SS - CIN) FD: $3,300 DK: $3,300

Zack Cozart is way too cheap to pass up on DraftKings, and is having a stellar start to the 2016 season. He has a .378 wOBA against right-handed pitching, and has shown solid power, with a .224 ISO. While yes, his production will come down, it won't be tonight. Chase Anderson has reverse splits, allowing a .359 wOBA to right-handed bats in his career. If you are looking for a deep SS on FanDuel, Adeiny Hechavarria had a .396 wOBA against southpaws last season.



Comments
zachsgotmoxy
Love the plays but fitting Ortiz and Donaldson in with deGrom is going to give me a migraine.