MLB DFS 6/11/23 – Spike’s Building Blocks for DraftKings & FanDuel - DFS Karma
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MLB DFS 6/11/23 – 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

Kevin Gausman

Much easier slate pitching wise as there are a good amount of options all over the board. The top option has to be Kevin Gausman. Kevin gets a matchup against the Twins who are striking out the most per game in the MLB (10.26 times per game). They actually already matched up this year and Gausman struck out 8 along with 1 earned run but he walked 5 batters which is an outlier for him but he still dropped nearly 25 fantasy points. I expect him to be more under control here today. This Twins lineup is missing some big hitters in Buxton and Polanco which bodes well for Kevin. The ENTIRE lineup strikes out over 22% of the time with some of them in the 30% range. This is an extremely good matchup and my top play at pitcher. Tt won’t be a secret as he should be upwards of 40% owned across most contests but I don’t really care with a matchup like this.

Braxton Garrett

It looks like Peralta is going to be the second chalky pitcher of the day but I have a hard trusting these Brewers pitchers even in a solid matchup. I am going to be looking at Braxton Garrett instead. Braxton has struggled with allowing hits but there is no doubt he has good upside with striking batters out. Garrett has flashed 8k upside in some matchups this year and the Chicago White Sox’s don’t really scare me much from a hittiing perspective. Braxton doesn’t walk a lot of batters (4.8%) and is overall sporting a near 25% strikeout rate. Outside of nearly a handful of guys, Chicago doesn’t nomrally hit the ball hard. This is more of a tournament play but he is cheaper than Peralta and has had similar results through out the year making hi a great pivot!

Building Blocks

Austin Hays

I I don’t really love the lieup as a whole that Baltimore is throwing out but Hays sticks out to me. It is going to be nearly 90 degrees out with 10 MPH winds blowing out in Camden today which is fantastic hitting weather. KC Royals are throwing out Hernandez to start the game With Mayers set to pitch the bulk of the innings. Hays should grab 1-2 at bats against Hernandez who loves throwing his slider and 4 seamer. These are two pitches that Hays has crushed this year owning a batting average over .314 for both pitches and a wOBA over .355 on both as well. I can easily see him getting a hold of one and going yard. For Mayers it is really the same thing as he throws his 4 seamer and slider 32% of the time. Regardless of which one of them he goes against he should be able to find some success and help his team out. Austin makes for a solid one off and if you do decide to stack them, he is a priority as well.

My favorite stack for today is going to be The Reds against Wainwright! Other teams to stack that I am interested in are The Dodgers and The Rays!

Spike’s Fun Fact of the Day

Marcus Semien’s 25 game hit streak ended one day to short at 25. Trea Turner last year had a hit in 26 consecutive games!

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