MLB DFS 5/27/23 – Spike’s Building Blocks for DraftKings & FanDuel - DFS Karma
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MLB DFS 5/27/23 – Spike’s Building Blocks for DraftKings & FanDuel

Welcome in to Spike’s Building Blocks for DraftKings & FanDuel! This is a free article written daily to identify my top-overall DFS plays for cash/gpp games and small-field contests on both DraftKings and FanDuel. I truly appreciate everyone that reads and supports the content. If you’d like to support further you can click HERE to sign-up for a MLB Premium package. This gets you access to my Core Plays daily — allowing you to tail my builds, access the premium Discord channels and view our DFS Projections Portal. We’ve been on fire already this MLB season, and there’s no better time to sign-up. With that being said, let’s dive into today’s slate…

Top Pitchers

Framber Valdez

Here we are going back to Valdez. We just saw Hunter Brown demolish this Oakland team last night and Valdez is just as good if not better than him. The A’s have been extremely disappointing so far and  I don’t see that stopping anytime soon. Vaaldez is sporting a near 28% strikeout rate to go along with walking batters at a mere 4.6% of the time. His hard contact rate isn’t great but Oakland doesn’t have a lot of guys hitting the ball hard either way. I could really see him striking out 10+ like his team mate did last night. Framber is a top priority for me and should be used across all formats!

Secondary Arms

Once again, I am not really sold on any of the other pitchers but do think a few of them boast a lot of upside. Luis Castillo against the Pirates seems enticing and I will likely take  shot on him. Pablo Lopez, Logan Webb and Zach Wheeler are on my radar as well. Castillo has the best matchup based play for me but there are plenty of scenario’s where Wheeler and Webb can have success as well. If I were to rank these guys I would go Castillo/Webb/Wheeler. They are all viable options in tournaments or for a second SP on DraftKings.

Building Blocks

Jarred Kelenic

I There are mixed reports on who is starting for Pittsburgh but more signs point to it being Velasquez. Either way if it is him or Contreras I really like Kelenic. Jarred has been enjoying one hell of a season with 10 homeruns, 25 RBI’s and a BA of .279. Two pitches that he hits extremely well are the fastball and the slider. Velasquez throws those pitches nearly 90% of the time which bodes well for Jarred. Projected to be batting cleanup which leaves plenty of room for big upside, he makes for an excellent play on this large slate.

My favorite GPP stack for today is going to be The Astro’s against Harris. Other teams to stack that I am interested in are The Mariners and The Rangers!

Spike’s Fun Fact of the Day

Nolan Ryan still holds the record for most strikeouts!

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