Welcome to our MLB DFS Building Blocks, DraftKings and FanDuel picks for 6/15/22! In this article, I’ll break down by top overall plays for today’s main slate. Last year was an extremely big year for the Karma team in MLB, and we are looking to continue that success in 2022. 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. Let’s get to the plays…
Above is an example of the Core Plays given out to Subscribers on Friday May 13th
McClanahan is someone I have rostered seemingly more than any other pitcher this season, and I won’t stop even against the Yankees. I think he has a legitimate case for the best pitcher in baseball right now, and despite the Yankees having so many good righties there are still strikeouts to be had in the lineup. They’re also striking out over 28% of the time against McClanahan in 60 career plate appearances. Overall, I don’t think he will be highly-owned due to his match-up with the perceived best team in baseball and that is a spot I will look to take advantage of tonight on both sites.
There are a few different ways to play this slate, especially when it comes to your second pitcher on DraftKings. Anyone that reads this article knows I lean towards the double-spend strategy more often than not, and we definitely have some options to pair with McClanahan including his opponent, Nestor Cortes. Outside of Cortes, we have another dominant pitcher in Corbin Burnes against the Mets. I think that this Rays/Yankees game definitely profiles as a low scoring games, and it’s currently -120 to go under 7 runs. Tampa is a better offense than you think against lefty pitching, but Cortes has been so good this season it may not matter. I think I prefer picking both pitchers from that game, if choosing to spend up for both slots on Wednesday night.
If looking for a cheap option, Josh Winckowski is throwing against the Oakland A’s for just $5,000. We have only seen him for one start, but despite poor results we have some pretty solid minor league numbers to back him being a strong play for this low of a price. There are enough cheap bats to easily fit in two expensive arms tonight, but if looking to jam in offense I prefer the savings of Winckowski over anyone in the mid-tier.
Devers has a strong case for the top-overall spend-up on tonight’s slate, matched up with James Kaprielian. He has been especially bad against left-handed batters the last few seasons, allowing a .365 wOBA and .231 ISO. We know that Devers is one of the best left-handed hitters in baseball, and has monster numbers himself against righties. More importantly, Kaprielian throws his heater over half the time to lefties, which is great news for Devers. Over the last few seasons, he has feasted on fastballs with a massive .403 wOBA and .365 ISO against the pitch. He is my favorite batter tonight, and my HR call as well for Wednesday.
A bit earlier I had written up Patrick Wisdom here, but since he and Devers share the same position we can focus on Schwindel who is another cheap, good hitter against left-handed pitching. Ryan Weather was horrible the last time we saw him at this level, and his ERA sits north of 7.00 in the minor leagues this season. Schwindel has one of the best batted ball profiles on this team this season, and the second-highest wOBA against LHP (.390). This stack overall is pretty cheap, and will be the highest-owned spot on the slate. You can always differentiate in larger-field tournaments, but for cash games / single entries I do see myself eating this chalk.
Shane O Mac strikes out 10 Yankees!
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)