Welcome to our MLB DFS Building Blocks, DraftKings and FanDuel picks for 6/18/22! 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…
Decisions are going to be made between Nola and Verlander. I am sticking with the ladder here. Justin gets a solid matchup agianst the White Sox. He currently holds a 28% strikeout rate against the current roster and they tend to hit a lot of ground balls. We have picked on this team a fair amount this year as they just can’t seem to get it going on offense. There are a couple players that have been decent sparks for them but nothing I am overly concerned with. Verlander is only giving up hard contact 37% of the time and is a very strong SP1 for today’s slate.
I really like this guy today for a lot of reasons. He also holds a very strong strikeout rate (31%) against this current Pittsburgh team. On top of that, they have arguably been the worst offense so far this season. Alex has a small arsenal of pitches but that being said, he throws them very well. PNC Park is also one of the more pitching friendly ballparks in the MLB which should slightly help him out. We haven’t seen the strikeout upside he had last year yet but I believe it will come sooner rather than later.
BONUS: Jeffrey Springs is completely viable in all formats and is a solid mid tier play today against Baltimore!
In general I think the Angels are in a fantastic spot in the beginning of this double header. Walsh in particular catches my eye. Let’s start with Flexen who has been mediocre at best. Against the current roster, he sports a weak 10% strikeout rate and on the year is giving up hard contact over 40% of the time. Jared makes hard contact at the same rate. More than half of his homeruns have come off of fastballs which is Flexen’s favorite pitch to throw. He is projected to be batting clean up. This should get him two or three at bats against him and going yard is a strong possibility here. Lastly, he is pretty cheap at $3300 and is one of the better value plays on the slate.
He has calmed down a bit after being on a solid heater for a couple of weeks. That being said, he makes for an excellent option today against Detroit. He gets a date with Rony Garcia who hasn’t looked very good this year. ERA north of five and giving up hard contact nearly 60% of the time. His strikeout rate is pretty impressive but doesn’t concern me. Detroit has a very hitter friendly park and we just saw them light up Skubal who is the best pitching in that rotation. Seager has doulbe dong potential and Garcia has struggle more with lefties this year in general.
Jared Walsh DOUBLE DONG
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