Welcome to our MLB DFS Building Blocks, DraftKings and FanDuel picks for 6/16/22! 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
Pitcher took a huge turn this afternoon when Luis Severino was scratched, and placed on the Covid list. That is resulting in massive ownership projections on both Shohei Ohtani and Zack Wheeler. I agree that these are the top cash plays, but on a slate this small it is important to try and find some leverage and that could come in the form Aaron Ashby at $7,100. Ashby is one of the few pitchers on this slate with big-time strikeout ability, and he’s coming off a terrible start which is resulting in a minute ownership projection. He is my top pivot on both sites tonight, and I like his chances of going over his strikeout prop of 5.5.
This is a strong spot for the Rangers against Beau Brieske and the Tigers. Despite being right-handed, Brieske has actually been much worse against right-handed pitching than lefties over his first few big league starts. Semien started off the season horribly, but has started to heat up in the month of June and has maintained a solid batted ball profile all season with low ground balls. Brieske is mainly a fastball pitcher, which is good news for Semien as he owns a .247 ISO against the pitch. Even at a somewhat expensive price, he is one of the top options on tonight’s slate.
Philly will likely be the highest-owned stack tonight against Patrick Corbin, and rightfully so with them carrying over a 5 implied run total into tonight. Corbin continues to struggle with right-handed bats allowing a .354 wOBA this season. Casty hasn’t been quite as dominant against lefties as in years past, but we have multiple year sample sizes of him crushing southpaws. He also has some of the best numbers in baseball against sinkers — including over a .400 ISO — a pitch that Corbin throws over 40% of the time to right-handed batters. He won’t be a secret on either site, but he is arguably the top play on the slate on Thursday.
Castellanos hits two homeruns!
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)