Welcome to our MLB DFS Building Blocks, DraftKings and FanDuel picks for 6/29/22! 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
I’m not sure why, but it feels like every single time Shohei Ohtani pitches it’s on one of these smaller slates — subsequently making him extreme chalk. We have him projected for nearly 50% ownership tonight against the White Sox, and $9,100 on DraftKings I am still comfortable with him even at that projected number. I tend to worry less about ownership a pitcher, and he is the clear top option for me on Wednesday. What to do after Ohtani is the big question, and I will be curious to see what the general userbase does. Los Angeles in Coors has been a major flop the last few nights, but I still think trying to find a mid-tier or cheap option — Alek Manoah or Ranger Suarez — will be the most likely move. I think it might be doable to jam in Sandy Alcantara alongside Ohtani and still get four or five Dodgers, and that’s my go-to build strategy as of right now.
Obviously Coors Field will dominate the attention once again, but I like this spot for the Blue Jays and their power hitters. Pivetta is having a solid year for the Red Sox, but he’s always been vulnerable to power especially against right-handed batters. Springer has pretty much the best numbers on the team this season against righties — sporting a .345 wOBA and .238 ISO. Furthermore, Pivetta relies heavily on his fastball to both sides of the plate and Springer is the best fastball hitter on this team. Over the last three seasons, he owns a massive .479 ISO against heaters. I think Springer should be over $5,000 in this match-up and he is viable in all formats even as a one-off.
Reyes has been terrible this season, there’s no way around it, but there is reason for optimism in this match-up. Dylan Bundy has always allowed above-average power to right-handed hitters and despite the horrific numbers — Reyes still owns a 25% line drive rate and 47% hard-hit rate vs RHP this season. You aren’t going to get any sort of on-base floor with him, but he is too cheap for the power ceiling and eventually he will get hot.
George Springer hits a lead-off HR!
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)