MLB DFS Slate Breakdown (6/28/21) » DFS Karma


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MLB DK Pitcher Desk

Freddy Peralta

Peralta has totally damaged out for the Brew Crew this season, lastly delivering on the upside that we at all times knew was there. “Fastball Freddy” was his recognized moniker previous to this season. Whereas he’s nonetheless a fastball dominant pitcher (it’s among the best in baseball” he has combined in his slider sufficient to extend his outcomes. He’s pitched to a 3.70 xFIP this season with over 37% strikeouts. The walks are nonetheless a difficulty, the priority is minimized for me when you’ve such good strikeout skill. The Cubs projected lineup is placing out over 1 / 4 of the time this season in opposition to right-handed pitching. This can be a match-up he’s had success in, and Peralta is my prime total possibility on Monday evening.

Lucas Giolito

This slate is extraordinarily simple to me at SP, and it’s spending up for a double-ace construct. We’re gifted with Peralta, Giolito, and Trevor Bauer on this slate and a bunch of low-strikeout choices after these three. Gio has been inconsistent this season, however he’s actually turned it on as of late with a sub-3.00 SIERA during the last month. This Twins lineup doesn’t strike out a ton (21%), however neither do the Giants who Bauer is going through. I are likely to weight crew Ok% much less once we are speaking about elite pitchers, like Gio, who can mow down any lineup if their stuff is working. I want him to Bauer to due the financial savings and I view him as playable in all codecs tonight.

Eli Morgan

Morgan isn’t a reputation I assumed I’d be writing up this season, however right here we’re. As I famous above, it is a powerful pitching slate after the top-tier aces and I would like to skip the mid-tier and drop all the best way all the way down to Morgan if looking for an inexpensive SP2 on DK. Sure, he’s coming off a 9 strikeout sport in opposition to the Cubs. Whereas I’m not anticipating one other 9 strikeouts, his swinging strike charge is at 14% and he attracts the Detroit Tigers. Detroit is likely one of the highest strikeout groups in baseball in opposition to righties this season, and their projected lineup owns only a .297 wOBA. At Morgan’s value, he can enable a couple of runs and nonetheless make up for it within the Ok division. He’s my prime worth possibility on this slate.

Different GPP Targets: Trevor Bauer, Dylan Bundy

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We’re loaded with C choices tonight, however my favourite and a precedence play for me is Gary Sanchez. Sanchez has gotten loads of flack during the last two seasons (from me as properly), however I consider now’s the time to journey him in DFS. He has been locked in on the plate lately, and it exhibits within the knowledge. Over the past 14 days, he’s making onerous contact at a 39% charge with a properly above-average 42% fly ball charge. If searching for pivots, I like Salvy Perez for a spend-up, or Max Stassi as an inexpensive play.


Shohei Ohtani

Ohtani has been probably the most electrical participant in baseball this season, and is possibly my prime total play tonight in opposition to Michael King. Ohtani’s .429 wOBA vs right-handed pitching ranks fifth-best in baseball amongst qualifiers, and we all know that it comes with huge energy potential as properly. King has not appeared nice, and is permitting a .342 wOBA to opposite-hand batters. Moreover, King’s most used pitch to either side of the plate is his sinker — a pitch that Ohtani demolishes to the tune of a .544 wOBA and .517 ISO.

Hunter Dozier

Garrett Richards is likely one of the worst pitchers on this slate, sporting a 5.31 xFIP with 12% walks this season. Dozier is usually somebody we would like in opposition to left-handed pitching, however his batted ball numbers are among the many higher total on this Royals crew. He has large energy to either side of the plate, and the R/R match-up will do nothing however decrease his possession even additional. Richards is especially fastball/slider to righties, and that’s excellent news for Dozier. His .312 ISO vs fastballs is second-best on this lineup because the begin of 2017.


Whit Merrifield

Transferring from Dozier to his teammate, you possibly can inform I just like the Royals tonight. I do know their offense hasn’t been pretty much as good as the beginning of the season, however I actually don’t consider in Richards one bit at this level and Merrifield is rarely high-owned attributable to his aggressive price ticket. He supplies the facility/pace combo we love to focus on for DFS. His numbers look below-average in opposition to RHP this season, however they arrive with a close to 25% line drive charge and he could make up for an absence of energy together with his pace.

Jeff McNeil

I anticipate McNeil to be one of many higher-owned performs on DK tonight, and he’s powerful to get away from in money sport or optimum builds. None of McNeil’s numbers stand out this season, however that is traditionally a great hitter who’s approach underpriced in a plus match-up. I’m 100% snug consuming the chalk right here in money video games, however attributable to nothing overly standing out to me, that is the kind of play I prefer to fade in GPP codecs.


Anthony Rendon

I already mentioned my love for Ohtani above, however I believe we will think about Rendon at a reduction as properly. His floor numbers look horrifying this season, however they arrive with properly over 40% onerous hits and fly balls even in opposition to righties. Given the batted ball knowledge, I’m going to maintain trusting that it is a nice hitter. Rendon is one other member of this lineup that crushes sinkers — proudly owning a .490 wOBA in opposition to the pitch since 2017.

Starlin Castro

Castro was a go-to worth play earlier this season, and I believe now is an effective time to get again on the practice for below $3,000 on DK. Eickhoff isn’t somebody I’m fearful of focusing on in any respect, and he’s given up over a .200 ISO to either side of the plate since 2019. Castro has seen the ball extraordinarily properly all season, and owns a good 41% onerous hit charge during the last two weeks of play.


I’ve went back-and-forth all day about who to spotlight at this place, and I nonetheless haven’t made any agency selections. There are a selection of nice spend-up choices right here, but when going with a double-ace pitcher construct it isn’t doubtless that we’ll have the wage wanted to afford one in every of them. This want for financial savings has me Paul DeJong for sub-3K on DraftKings. He’s been fairly unhealthy when wholesome this season, however he nonetheless boasts a 41% hard-contact charge in opposition to right-handed pitching. He’s too low cost for somebody together with his energy, and matches into my optimum construct properly on Monday.

If stud choices, I like Trea Turner, adopted by Carlos Correa.


JD Martinez

JD is at all times a staple for me in opposition to left-handed pitching, and he attracts a southpaw tonight in Danny Duffy. Over the past three seasons, Martinez is fifth in baseball with a .298 ISO within the cut up. Duffy is a fly-ball pitcher that can enable energy, and he’s surrendering a 43% fly ball charge to righties over that very same span. He’s my favourite spend-up at his place tonight.

Yordan Alvarez + Kyle Tucker

The Astros have been a typical theme of this breakdown in current weeks, and that received’t cease in opposition to Tom Eshelman tonight. We have now a restricted pattern measurement of Eshelman with the large league membership this season, however the outcomes are scary with a close to 10.00 (sure, 10.00) xFIP. He’s additionally a sinker baller, who throws the pitch almost 50% of the time. Alvarez is the most effective hitter on this lineup vs the pitch (.489 wOBA) whereas Tucker owns the third-highest xwOBA (.423).

Cody Bellinger

Stomach has homered in two straight video games, and is someway priced at simply $3,900 on DraftKings in opposition to Anthony DeSclafani. Attacking DeSclafani with lefties has been a go-to for DFS gamers over the previous couple of seasons. He’s really been actually good this season to either side of the plate, however the hard-contact remains to be up (44%) to left-handed batters. I don’t love the match-up, however the value is approach too low and I can’t ignore Bellinger due to it.

“Workforce Batting Rating” – A metric that shortly highlights total crew batting based mostly on Runs Created (RC+) by crew and evaluating it to the common and commonplace deviation of all different MLB Groups
“Opp. Pitcher SP Rating” – A weighted metric that evaluates in the present day’s beginning pitchers based mostly on xFIP and Video games Began (presently utilizing partial finish of 2020 knowledge blended with the 2021 season)
“Opp. BP Rating” – Much like SP Rating however weights the xFIP for the crew’s bullpen

Workforce Batting vs. Opp. Pitch

DraftKings Workforce Stacks

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“T2” (and T3/T4/T5) represents the High 2 projected hitters for the crew on the left (not essentially the highest 2 hitters within the batting order)

Stacking is a particularly necessary factor to MLB DFS. In MLB, your entire gamers are correlated to one another. Outdoors of solo residence runs, they want one another to succeed. Should you have a look at the highest of the entire large GPPs each evening you will note stacks dominating the leaderboard.

When utilizing our stacks chart, we wish to determine groups which are projecting properly however the possession doesn’t replicate their likelihood of success.

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Ohtani-Rendon-Walsh (my fav)

Written by Ben Hossler (Observe @BenHossler on Twitter)

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