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MLB DFS 5/8/24 – Ben’s Building Blocks

Welcome in to Ben’s MLB DFS Building Blocks for DraftKings and FanDuel! In this article, I will highlight my favorite MLB DFS plays for small-field tournament formats. If you’re interested in signing up for premium access, which grants you Core Plays for every slate, projections + expert picks and our premium Discord click HERE. You can also sign up for our AI-driven sports betting tools and access to my daily betting card by clicking HERE. Let’s get into the plays…


Welcome into another season of Ben’s MLB Building Blocks! I believe this is my seventh season providing MLB DFS content and I couldn’t be more excited to have baseball back.  Let’s dive into our Wednesday starters…

  1. Chris Sale
  2. Aaron Civale
  3. Chris Paddack
  4.  Kyle Bradish
  5. N/A

This is my list in order of pitchers today.

We have a smaller slate tonight due to the amount of day games, but two really clear pitcher options in my opinion between Chris Sale and Aaron Civale.

Sale matches up with his former team — the Boston Red Sox. Sale is in the midst of a fantastic season for the Braves striking out 29% of batters faced. His slider has been amazing in 2024, generating nearly 40% whiffs and allowing a sub-.160 batting average. Boston’s projected lineup is horrific against sliders, pointing to a potential ceiling spot tonight.

Civale has been extremely unlucky this season, with his xERA sitting almost 3 full runs below his actual ERA. There’s no better spot to see some positive regression than vs the lowly White Sox, and I’m all-in on him here.

As for the rest of the options, Paddack has been strong as of late and should be popular due to his price. He can be used in all formats, but I prefer a double-spend up on Wednesday.

Building Blocks

Corbin Carroll

Is Corbin Carroll back? He finally got bumped back up in the order yesterday and responded with his second HR of the season. Graham Ashcraft has struggled mightily with left-handed batters in his career and there’s a case to be made for Carroll as the top non-Coors bat on the slate.

Tyler Stephenson

Sticking in the same game, we can consider Stephenson one of the top catchers on the board vs Jordan Montgomery. Stephenson has hit three of his four homeruns this season at home, and it’s once again a good offensive environment at GABP tonight. Montgomery sees his numbers fall off a cliff vs right-handed batters and he’ll see eight of them tonight. Stephenson owns the highest ISO on the team vs LHP if you isolate 2024 numbers, and he’s my favorite point per dollar play on tonight’s slate.

Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)

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