Welcome to our MLB DFS Building Blocks, DraftKings and FanDuel picks for 6/22/22! 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
This is a pretty down pitching slate, but there are two options we can feel good about and that’s going to result in massive ownership for both of them in my opinion. The first is Shohei Ohtani, fresh off a monster night at the plate last night. He’s struck out 30% of batters faced this season and while this Royals lineup doesn’t profile as a high strikeout lineup, they own a combined wOBA below .300 as a team against right-handed pitching this season. I personally think he should always be priced around $10,000 due to his ceiling, but he never is and that’s partially why we get these slates where he is over 50% owned.
Kirby is the second option to feel good about, and this is another example of a clear misprice by DraftKings. Why is he below $7,000 against the Oakland A’s? Nobody knows! We know he has strikeout ability, and while he hasn’t really demonstrated dominant stuff yet he has had super strong control with a sub-3% walk rate. Oakland’s offense is terrible, and I would be interested in Kirby at this price on a slate like this regardless. This will 100% be the chalky DraftKings combo but I’ll be fine using it in cash games and single entry contests.
There are some small weather concerns here, but this may be the best game for offense so I’m hoping everything is good to go and we can fire up the Cubs stack. I can’t believe Jerad Eickhoff is still in the league, the last time we saw him he was potentially the worst pitcher in all of baseball. Contreras is pretty much the best hitter in this lineup right now and he does have power against right-handed pitching. Furthermore, the last time we saw Eickhoff, he threw his fastball over 55% of the time — a pitch that Contreras owns over a .200 ISO against with 53% hard-hits.
Once again we are writing up Oneil Cruz for a building block…I’m sure nobody saw this coming! After two huge games this week, DK has only raised his price to $2,700. As I noted with Contreras, there is some weather to monitor here but as long as the game is good to go it’s nearly impossible to avoid him in cash game builds.
The Cubs score 9+ runs!
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)