Welcome to our MLB DFS Building Blocks, DraftKings and FanDuel picks for 6/23/22! 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
We have an early start for today’s main slate, and only a few games as well. This results in a watered down pitching slate, and will ultimately push over 50% ownership onto Clayton Kershaw against the Reds in my opinion. Kershaw is the only arm of note on this slate, and the match-up is obviously strong. After Kershaw, both pitchers in the Cubs/Pirates game — Jose Quintana and Justin Steele — project relatively well for their prices on this slate. I could see Quintana garnering some attention on Thursday. That leaves Kyle Wright against the Giants in play for the double-spend option, but it’s still very hot in Atlanta with winds blowing out to center. Overall, I think the task is to figure out what to do after Kershaw and my current lean is to jam in Wright alongside him.
As I noted above, the hot weather gives a big boost to this game in Atlanta and Acuna has to be my top spend-up today. He has some of the best numbers in baseball the last few seasons against left-handed pitching and me matches up well with Alex Wood’s pitch mix as well. Wood is throwing his sinker over 40% of the time to righties this season — Acuna’s numbers against the pitch include over a .500 wOBA and a .375 ISO!
Soler is another guy that has fantastic numbers vs left-handed pitching, and he matches up with a poor one in Kyle Freeland today. His .345 ISO is one of the highest marks in the league against southpaws, and he is affordable on both sites. There are actually quite a few good offensive spots today, so we could get the Marlins a bit under-owned. Their team total has jumped almost half a run since opening, and is rapidly approaching five runs. They’re one of my favorite stacks on Thursday, and Soler can be used in all formats even as a one-off.
No pitcher tops 15 DK points today!
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)