It has been about a month since we’ve done a DFS DraftKings selections article, so why not tonight? The Tampa Bay Rays go for 12 wins in a row as they welcome the Kansas City Royals to Tropicana Field.
The Rays have already traveled to Kansas City this season, taking two of three games on the road. Before the Rays hit the road to Kansas City we looked at some of the history between the two clubs. If you missed it the first time, check it out here!
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Tonight, our Tampa Bay Rays selections include two of the top three hitters in the lineup.
Yandy Diaz ($3,100)
Yandy Diaz will bat third and play first base tonight for the Tampa Bay Rays, and is priced well under the average DraftKings salary. The likely reason for that is the lack of power from Diaz so far in 2021. Yandy is still looking for his first homer of the season, but he does have 14 RBIs.
Dating back to May 11th, Diaz only has one scoreless game on DraftKings, including three double-digit nights on May 13th, May 15th, and May 18th.
Diaz will have a favorable matchup tonight against Royals starter Brad Keller. In his career, Diaz is a .375 hitter off Keller with three RBIs.
Ji-Man Choi ($4,700)
Let’s be honest, I really wanted to do a DraftKings article tonight to talk about Ji-Man Choi and his hot start to 2021.
In Choi’s eight games so far this season, he’s already launched two homers, drove in eight runs, and currently carries a .400 batting average. Not bad.
Ji-Man is 1-for-2 in his career off Royals starter Brad Keller and will be in the leadoff spot for the Tampa Bay Rays tonight.
Carlos Santana ($3,800)
My visitor selection of the night is Carlos Santana. Santana has turned his season around from the first time the Rays played the Royals, and is on fire. Santana is coming off back-to-back double-digit DraftKings games and will be batting second tonight for the Royals.
Another reason I like Santana tonight his is career history off Tampa Bay Rays starter Rich Hill. In his career, Santana is hitting .444 off Rich Hill, breaking down to 4-for-9, and has three RBIs. Pair his history off Hill, and his current play, Santana will be someone the Rays need to be very careful with in this series.
My Tampa Bay Rays fade of the night is Kevin Kiermaier ($2,500)
This one is pretty simple. Kevin Kiermaier hasn’t recorded a point on DraftKings since May 20th, as he is hitless in his last four games. He does have a career hit of Brad Keller, but I would stay away from KK tonight.