Welcome to our MLB DFS Building Blocks, DraftKings and FanDuel picks for 6/6/22! 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
It looks like we will have just a five (or four) game slate tonight after the weather causes one or two PPD’s. This leaves a severely watered down pitching slate, but still some big names on the board like Cristian Javier, Robbie Ray, Blake Snell and Carlos Carrasco. Early ownership projections have Snell lapping the field — coming in just under 50% ownership. Snell and Ray both profile as guys I don’t like to play as chalk — Ray has struggled this season and Snell always walks too many batters for me to feel confident in him at high-ownership. Javier has been the best pitcher on this slate this season striking out over 30% of batters faced. He’s been dominant against righties, and still very good against lefties as well. It’s a pretty good match-up overall and he is my number one play on Monday. I don’t love any of the cheap SP2 options, so I will likely just focus on a double spend-up and lock in Carrasco alongside him. Jon Gray is the one cheaper guy I would consider, though he is facing a stingy Cleveland offense that doesn’t strike out a whole lot.
Right-Handed Blue Jays
With this small of a slate, the ownership is going to be heavily concentrated and that will likely be on the Toronto Blue Jays tonight. They have the clear highest team total tonight, and match up with Daniel Lynch who struggles against right-handed batters. This offense has been up-and-down this season, but they are a nightmare to face for a pitcher that can’t consistently get right-handed batters out. Lynch relies heavily on his fastball, and seven of the eight righties in tonight’s projected lineup have above-average marks against the pitch. If I’m double spending at pitcher, I won’t have room to just jam in all the bats so I will likely focus on one spend-up here and put in the cheaper, bottom of the order right-handed Jays bats for cash games.
Dozier is my lower-owned play today, on the opposite side of the Toronto game. Ross Stripling is on the hill for the Jays, and he has always profiled as a reverse-splits pitcher struggling more with right-handed batters than lefties. Dozier has some of the best pop vs RHP in this lineup with a .203 ISO since the start of last season. He also excels against fastballs, a pitch that Stripling throws almost 50% of the time. He has an elite batted ball profile over the last seven days, and appears locked in at the plate. He should come in very low-owned tonight, and I think he makes for a great one-off in all formats.
Hunter Dozier homers!
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)