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Daily Fantasy Sports MLB Picks, Previews – May 12

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DFS911.com has your daily fantasy sports MLB picks and previews for Tuesday May 12 and beyond. 

Tuesday May 12

Series: Twins vs. Tigers


Kyle Gibson has allowed at least 4 runs in three of his last four starts against the Tigers.  He gave up 6 runs to Detroit his first start of the season.

It helps that Gibson comes into this one with a scoreless streak of 17 innings as he is due to give up a few here against the offensive minded Tigers. 

He goes up against Alfredo Simon, who is 4-1 but winless in his last two starts. 

His exposure to Twins batters has been minimal but Kurt Suzuki is 4-for-7 against him with two homeruns.  He’s come alive somewhat in recent games.


Kurt Suzuki – With two homeruns against Simon in just 7 at bats, you gotta think he’ll hit at least one out of the park today or at the very least get extra bases.  Good price too at $2200 so he’s a must for our roster here at DFS911.com. 

1st Base:

Miguel Cabrera – But of course!  Even at the steep price of $4900.  Cabrera is 5-for-12 versus Gibson with 4 RBIs and a homerun.  If you can afford him, go for it.

Series: Blue Jays vs. Orioles


This one could be a bloodbath for Toronto’s Mark Buehrie as he has allowed the current Orioles roster to hit 70-for-203 off of him.  He’s also permitted 11 or more runs in two of his last starts (Buehrie picked up a win in his last start). 

Sure he had two quality starts against the Orioles this season already but Buehrie also gave up 8 hits in each of those.  Both times he lasted 6 innings. 

Baltimore’s Chris Tillman has given up 7 runs in his two starts vs. Toronto this season.  He gave up 10 hits his last start going up against the Yankees.

Gamblers should monitor our sister site Gambling911.com to see if the OVER option is in play based on the posted total and any number movement by the oddsmakers. Note that four of the last six in this series heading into Monday had gone OVER 10 with another total hitting 8.

Right Fielder:

Jose Bautista – Following a sluggish start, Bautista has hit in eight of his last ten games and is 8-for-30 against Tillman with 5 RBIs and two homers.

Travis Snider has hit one time each in seven of his last ten games with one homer.  He’s priced at $2300.  He’s 5-for-9 against Buehrie.  The odds are good he’ll have at least a single against him in this game. 

3rd Base:

Josh Donaldson is 5-for-13 vs. Tillman.


Caleb Joseph does have 5 RBIs over his last 10 games with nine hits.  He entered Sunday’s game with an impressive .311 batting average and .907 OPS for the season but failed to have any hits.  He’s 4-for-8 with a homerun against Buehrie. 

1st Base:

Kevin Pillar – True he hasn’t gotten a hit in three days but is due and goes up against the man who has allowed him 3 hits on 7 at bats including a homerun.   He’s priced at $2600 coming into this game.

More Considerations:


Jacoby Ellsbury – DFS911.com is making it mandatory that you must include Yankees Ellsbury on your roster this evening.  After all, he is sporting over a .300 ERA and comes into this game having gone 10-for-15 against Tampa Bay’s Chris Archer.  That’s sick.

Right Fielder:

Curtis Granderson – The Mets player is 9-for 25 against Jake Arieta with three homeruns and 8 RBIs.

Wednesday May 13

Series: Pirates vs. Phillies

It’s a perfect time for Francisco Liriano to redeem himself going up against the Philadelphia Phillies. 

He’s only permitted the current Phillies roster to bat .136 against him. 

Liriano is looking for his second win of the season despite having allowed no more than 2 runs in four of his six starts, with 3 in another.  He hasn’t allowed more than 3 hits in four of those starts.  And Liriano has pitched 6 or more innings in five of his first six starts. 

His only poor start of the season was his last and Philadelphia offers the perfect medicine to forget that 6-run nightmare. 

Liriano is priced at $8600 and he should get some consideration this day for one’s daily fantasy roster. 

He’s going up against Cole Hamels, who allowed no more than one run in four of his seven starts this season.  That includes his last start against the Mets.

Hamels has also enjoyed great success against Pittsburgh, allowing .220 hitting versus the current roster. 

Six of the seven games Hamels have started have not gone OVER 7. 
Hamels has pitched at least six innings in his last six starts. 

The Pirates will play on the road so we anticipate Pittsburgh to be betable with a dime line under -150.  They beat Philadelphia in 6 of 7 games last season and won the first game of this current season as we were going to press Monday night.

If this one has a total of 6.5 or higher, check to see if our sister site Gambling911.com pulls the trigger on the UNDER.

Series: Cardinals vs. Indians

Cardinals starter John Lackey has had two dominant performances in his last two starts, going six innings or more in each of those, but has fared poorly versus two of the Indians hottest hitters right now, David Murphy and Michael Brantley.  This is certainly let down territory we are entering.

Corey Klubber comes into this game having given up 6 or more runs in his last four starts.  He’s also winless on the season. When it comes to betting on this game, it’s tough to go against a starting pitcher we know is good who comes into this game with his back against the wall whether it be a play on the opposing team or the OVER.  Stick to the fantasy plays here folks. 

David Murphy of the Cleveland Indians killed it the other night going 4-for-4 against Minnesota.  That brilliant performance helped bring his ERA up to .298.  He’s 11-for-25 against the Cardinals John Lackey and that includes three extra base hits. 

Michael Brantley – Not only has this Indians outfielder hit well against Lackey (4-for-11 with 2 extra base hits and 2 RBIs), he’s been superb in recent performances as well.  Brantley has 9 runs and 15 hits over his last ten games.  He doesn’t come cheap though at $4300.  Consider building a roster around the Indians star if you think you can afford it.

More Considerations:

Alex Rodriguez – He is 1-for-4 against Nathan Karnes with a homer.

Robinson Cano – Cano went 3-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI in the 7-2 win over the A’s Saturday. (Sat May 9).  His SLG is of .390 is well below his career average of .497 but Cano is also 34-for-84 against San Diego’s James Shields with 15 RBIs over that time.  This equates to an average just over .400.  In four of his last ten games, Cano has had two or more hits.

Thursday May 14

Prince Fielder – You will want to build your roster around Fielder today.  He’s batting at .336 currently and has gone 11-for-23 against the Royals Jeremy Guthrie for an average of nearly .500.  He’s had four extra bases, four RBIs and a homerun over this time.  He’s hit in nine of his last ten games coming into Tuesday.  Fielder is a bargain at $3300.

Jose Bautista is another given going 6-for-15 vs. Houston’s Roberto Hernandez with 5 extra bases.  He rested his injured shoulder on Monday.  Bautista had four hits in his previous three games leading up to Monday’s break.  Three of his last ten starts featured games with two hits. 

– Vito Conti, DFS911.com