Welcome to our MLB DFS Building Blocks, DraftKings and FanDuel picks for 6/3/22! 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
Cole has had a few rough starts this season, but none more than any other top-level pitcher. He’s striking out over 30% of batters, and now faces the Detroit Tigers who are striking out 25% of the time vs right-handed pitching this season. There are other stud pitchers on this slate to pivot to in large field tournaments, such as Shane McClanahan, but I see no reason to avoid Cole in cash games and single entry tournaments. He is projected to be the highest-owned pitcher on both sites tonight, but I’m always comfortable eating chalk in cash games and he is clearly the top option for me in this spot.
Nathan Eovaldi + Yusei Kikuchi
SP2 on DrafKings tonight comes down to the mid-tier in my opinion, with Nathan Eovaldi and Yusei Kikuchi both way underpriced. Eovaldi has been a model of consistency over the last calendar year for the Red Sox, and he might have the top-overall match-up against the Oakland A’s. Since the start of the season, this A’s projected lineup owns a combined .272 wOBA against right-handed pitching. Eovaldi is more than capable of getting strikeouts as well, and should be over $9K in this spot. As for Kikuchi, he has really turned the corner for the Blue Jays — sporting a 3.50 SIERA over the last 30 days with almost 29% strikeouts. He has a tougher match-up on paper, but outside of Byron Buxton there are a lot of bad hitters vs lefties in this Twins lineup. Both can be used in cash games and GPPs tonight.
Ramirez has been one of the best players in DFS this season, and with Coors Field once again dominating the slate, there’s a good chance he comes in low-owned due to his price tag. He matches up with Bruce Zimmermann who has faded after a strong start to 2022. He is now allowing over a .350 wOBA to both sides of the plate, and a .250 ISO to righties. Ramirez crushes both fastballs and change ups, which are Zimmermann’s two most-used pitches to his side of the plate. He has as much upside as anyone on this slate, and I love the spot. He makes the most sense as a one-off fit in alongside a cheaper stack for tonight’s slate.
Oh no…oh no, no, no! The legend of Matt Carpenter has returned, and he is on fire for the New York Yankees. Anyone that’s played DFS for a while knows that there was one season where Matt Carpenter was borderline fantasy MVP, followed by a season where he was arguably the most frustrating player to roster. Well, he’s back and seemingly better than ever, hitting atop one of the best lineups in baseball. Elvin Rodriguez was serviceable in his last start, but he still profiles as one of the worst starters in baseball right now. Carpenter is still extremely cheap on both sites, and can be used in both stacks and as a one-off on Friday night.
Matt Carpenter homers again!
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)