There were 16 games on the Saturday, May 25th slate. We will look at some players who performed well and others who underperformed. All points and salaries are via DraftKings.
Wil Myers ($3,800)
The San Diego Padres had a field day with Toronto’s pitching staff yesterday, scoring 19 runs on 20 hits. Wil Myers had the best game of 2019 on a 2-for-2 day with two home runs. He also added four RBI, four runs and three walks. There was nothing the Blue Jays could do to get Myers off his game. He now has nine homers and 19 RBI on the year.
As stated above, this game was the best Myers has recorded in 2019. Coming into yesterday’s game he had two homers and four RBI in the entire month. The Blue Jays are middle-of-the-road for the pitching, having a 4.09 ERA, but lack pitching depth to scare opposing hitters. These two teams wrap up their series this afternoon and then the Padres go to another hitter-friendly park in Yankee Stadium. Keep Myers on your radar.
Kyle Gibson ($8,500)
Kyle Gibson had a really good outing against the Chicago White Sox yesterday, with seven innings of one-run ball and allowing only five hits. He also had nine strikeouts to only a single walk en route to his fifth victory on the year. The White Sox are a below-average team, ranking in the bottom-third of the league in OPS with .714. Gibson needs to have another outing like this before he officially is on my radar.
Gibson has been inconsistent this season, but had his best games against the lower teams. He has had quality starts against Baltimore twice, Toronto and now Chicago. Against everyone else, he isn’t as good, as his 4.08 ERA indicates. His next start should be against the Tampa Bay Rays in the Trop so I wouldn’t bank on Gibson to have a repeat performance.
C.J. Cron ($5,000)
Sticking with the Minnesota Twins, the AL Central leaders have seen success out of their first baseman. Cron went 2-for-3 with a double against the Chicago White Sox yesterday. He also scored twice, drove in four runners and was walked. Expect him to continue his hot streak in today’s game and look to add him.
Cron has been on fire in his past couple of games, albeit a small sample size. In his past three games, Cron is 7-for-13 with a homer and five RBI. Chicago has a 5.03 team ERA and a batting average against of .264. The White Sox have Dylan Covey slated to start and he doesn’t provide much length, so I would look to lock in C.J. Cron for this slate.
David Price ($8,800)
David Price only lasted 15 pitches and was then pulled for flu-like symptoms against Houston.
Price pitched well in his first start off the IL but didn’t have enough in the tank to pitch yesterday’s game. His next start should be in New York against the Yankees. I would try to avoid Price in that matchup since it always seems like the Yankees have his number.
Mike Trout ($4,800)
Mike Trout went hitless in four trips to the plate yesterday against the Texas Rangers. He had a strikeout and left five runners on base. The Rangers have the worst batting average against in the majors at .272 and give up the second-most free passes in the American League behind the White Sox. Trout could have been the difference in a win or a loss for Anaheim but didn’t come through at the plate.
Coming into yesterday’s game, Trout had a hit in nine of the last 12 games he played. The best player on the planet is not going to be on the loser side of this article often and should be strongly considered by all DFS players today. The Angels finish their series with Texas and as stated, the Rangers do not pitch well at all. Look for Trout to put up potentially big numbers.
The Houston Astros placed George Springer on the 10-day IL with a left hamstring strain.
James Paxton of the Yankees reported no significant issues with his left knee and manager Aaron Boone believes he will be in the rotation on their upcoming homestand.
Vincent Pensabene is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a B.A. in Sports Business. He was the NBA Editor at Forward Mile, where he handled NBA DFS articles. In addition, he wrote for numerous local newspapers and websites before landing at WinDaily.