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Daily Fantasy MLB Picks for Saturday, 6/17/17

Joe Gentile takes a look at the early slate of games on Saturday, 6/17/17.

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This Saturday I am doing something a little different with my DFS picks. I have been working with some great baseball minds to create a DFS equation that predicts a players value for a certain day. What you are about to see is not the finished product by an means, but it should give DFS players a new way to be able to predict a player’s value. At the moment the equation tries to predict the amount of points a batter will have against the probable starter per plate appearance, but we will continue to work on getting you guys a finished equation for pitchers and batters as soon as possible.

With that being said, Saturday’s main slate of games does not look that promising so I decided to play the early slate of games. I decided to go with Zack Godley as my pitcher, but Chase Anderson looks to also be a great option going up against a struggling Padres lineup on Saturday. Michael Fulmer is also an interesting option on Saturday as he goes up against a strikeout prone Rays lineup that features a lot of power bats. Now let us jump into my picks for Saturday.

Pitcher to Targer- Zack Godley ($7800) vs. Philadelphia Phillies

2017: 44.1 IP, 2.44 ERA, 3.34 FIP, 7.31 K/9, 2.64 BB/9, 0.61 HR/9

Career vs. Active Phillies: .200/.429/.200, 0 HR, 14 PA

Career @ Citizens Bank Park: .000./.000/.000, 0 HR, 3 PA

Pitcher to Stack Against- Asher Wojciechowski vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

2017: 19.0 IP, 5.21 ERA, 5.29 FIP, 6.16 K/9, 1.42 BB/9, 1.89 HR/9

Career vs. Active Dodgers: .316/.300/.632, 1 HR, 19 PA

Career @ Great American Ballpark: .265/.306/.324, 0 HR, 36 PA

Sample Lineup

C) Jonathon Lucroy ($2800)- 5.9 PVPP

1B) Eric Thames ($3600)- 4.2 PVPP

2B) Brandon Drury ($2700)- 4.2 PVPP

3B) Jake Lamb ($4100)- 9.2 PVPP

SS) Corey Seager ($3500)- 7.8 PVPP

OF) Cody Bellinger ($3900)- 4.5 PVPP

OF) Tommy Pham ($2900)- 2.4 PVPP

OF) Nomar Mazara ($3700)- 4.9 PVPP