Welcome to our MLB DFS Building Blocks, DraftKings and FanDuel picks for 6/12/22! 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…
I will start this off by saying there are a ton of great matchup based pitchers today. Justin is the highest spend up option but it is for good reason. Against the current roster for Miami he owns a 29% strikeout rate. He is also on the year only walking 5% of batters to go along with only allowing hard contact 37% of the time. Miami is a team thaat more often thaan not doesn’t perform well. Given that Verlander has been pretty elite all year long I will side with him here. There is only a couple of batters that slightly worry me for them but those same guys also own strikeout rates over 20%.
This is strictly a matchup based play for me as he hasn’t been superb lately by any means. Against this current Texas roster he has video game like numbers. He owns a 55.6% strikeout rate and has an xBA (expected batting average) of .181 which are just unreal stats. More than half of the confirmed lineup for the Rangers strikeout over 20% of the time. He is a solid SP2 on DraftKings and a very interesting play on Fanduel as well.
BONUS: As I stated before, there are a TON of plays at pitcher. Other matchup based plays I really like are Jefferey Springs, Tarik Skubal and Jameson Tallion. Skubal gets the hardest matchup of the bunch with Toronto on deck which is why I didn’t highlight him above.
This should coes as no surprise as once again Milwaukee gets a tasty matchup against the Nationals and their struggling rotation of pitching. Next on the block is Espino, who doesn’t really pitch deep into games normally. He actually hasn’t pitched terrible this year but it is hard to really decipher it considering he doesn’t pitch more than 10-20 pitches a game as a reliever. He should get his hands full With Yelich and co. Christian gets hard contact over 50% of the time to go with being walked 11%. I really do like the lefties more and the fact that he is leading off will just get him an extra at bat most likely. He is usable in all formats and is a priority for me.
MJ has become one of the better rookie sensations this year. He gets an elite matchup again Dean Kremer and the Orioles. He is making hard contact 43% of the time and is sporting a .267 batting average. He has hit 70% of four of his six homeruns this year off of fastballs which is Kremer’s favorite pitch to throw. I really like this matchup for him even when Dean comes out as Baltimore’s bullpen has been mediocre all year long. I expect him to get some ownership today but I am usually never worried about that on slates this size.
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