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Bales’ MLB DFS Game Theory (8/2/20)

Welcome to Bales’ MLB Game Theory. In this article, I will outline my favorite plays at each position for MLB’s Sunday slate. You can find all of Karma’s staff cores through our MLB Premium Package. Without further ado, here are my favorite plays at each position.

 

Pitcher1B2B3BSSOF
ChirinosCronenworthProfarArenadoTatisGrisham
LesterMartinezMcMahonMachadoStoryBlackmon
CeaseAbreuCanoMoncadaLindorRobert
WrightSantanaArraezRamirezMondesiCruz
DaviesFreemanAlbertoDavisTuckerSchwarber

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Slate Thoughts:

  • This is one of the worst pitching slates we have ever had. It seems that the two chalk pitching options will be Yonny Chirinos and Jon Lester. These two are the only two starting pitchers that their opponents have an implied team total at 4 runs or fewer. You could also punt pitching on this slate to allow you to load up on Coors bats once again.
  • Most pitchers on this slate can be considered because it’s so bad. Dylan Cease makes the most sense, as he comes with strikeout upside. The same can be said for Kyle Wright. The other pitcher that sticks out is Adam Civale, but it’s tough to give him much consideration against the Minnesota Twins. On a normal slate, he wouldn’t be considered, but he can be used in GPPs on a slate like today.
  • Once again, the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres are the two stacking options in cash games. The Padres will be the higher owned stack, as they’re favorites, but the game is set at 13 runs, allowing both offenses to be used in cash tonight. Luis Robert is leading off for the Chicago White Sox again, and he’s far too cheap on this slate.
  • Any other team can be stacked on this slate. The Atlanta Braves and Tampa Bay Rays are the next best offenses. The Chicago White Sox also make an elite stacking option on this slate. Overall, anyone outside of Coors will feature lower ownership as ownership should be relatively concentrated on that game. With the weak pitching options and a number of great offenses, this is a great tournament slate.

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