Great weather for baseball! Welcome to our MLB DFS Building Blocks, DraftKings and FanDuel picks for 5/29/22! In this article, I’ll break down by top overall plays for today’s main slate. We have already found a lot of success to start the year off and there is plenty more to come! A big KARMA takedown is imminent and only a matter of time. I will be providing Core Plays for every main slate (and day baseball) this season — you can gain access to that as well as our premium discord here. You can also try out the Core Plays package with a $5 day pass. Let’s get to the plays…
Normally, I wouldn’t want to attack this Yankees team but Shane has been elite this season. Also to be fair, New York is a little watered down without Stanton or Donaldson so it is a prie time to be doing so. Against the current lineup they have going against him, he owns a 26.7% strikeout rate. On the year, he is also only given up hard contact 35% of the time. Half of this lineup also strikes out a ton while the other half swing for the fences and sometimes strike out too. He is my clear SP1 for today and everything points towards a strong outing.
Dylan burned me a couple days ago against Boston. Everything that could’ve went wrong did and I am hoping that shys people away from him. He is still an elite pitcher who just had a bad day. Sporting 31.4% strikeout rate against this current Cubs roster is extroadinary. About 3/4 of this team strikeout over 20% of the time making this another very solid spot for the young man. He has an xwOBA of .279 and I am more than comfortable going to him in this environment.
BONUS: Early ownership projection are going towards Triston McKenzie as the cheap option to be chalky. I much prefer Sonny Gray for leberage and I personally think he is a beter pitcher overall. Detroit has been pretty bad but Kansas City has been just as bad with this last week being the exception. They’re still without Perez which is a big blow to their offense and if I am spending down, that is who I want to attack.
Batting second against a lefty is a great spot for Thomas. Kyle Freeland is on the mound and has a strikeout rate of merely 11% against this current Nats roster. What I really like about Lane is he gets on base a lot and gets a fair amount of hits. He actually also has a hard contact rate of 42% which is top five on the team. He is also fairly cheap across both sites given his batting order and is a top value play on the slate. I expect him to be somewhat popular today but for good reason. I think a full blown Nats stack is also a great way to go on this slate.
This guy reminds me an awful lot of Rowdy Tellez as they have the same kind of build. They also both have freak of nature games quite often. Josh is a guy who carries a ton of power in his swing and it shows. He has had doulbe dong days already this year and I think plenty more are to come. He has the highest hard hit rate on the team (47.5) to go along with an xwOBA of .395. I also think Elvin Rodriguez awful in his sall sample size and walks a lot of batters. This could present Naylor a couple of big opportunities at the plate. He is projecting for around 10% ownership right now and although I prefer him in a stack, he is perfectly acceptable as a one off.
Josh Naylor goes yard Twice!!
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