Welcome to our MLB DFS Building Blocks, DraftKings and FanDuel picks for 6/7/22! 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
Skubal has been one of my most rostered pitchers this season, and I’m going back to the well tonight against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Pittsburgh has been better vs lefty pitching this season, but they still own a below-average wOBA in the split as a team since the start of last season. There’s also a case to be made that Skubal is the best pitcher on this slate this season. He has strong swing and miss ability, doesn’t walk batters and actually has a lower xFIP than either of Justin Verlander or Carlos Rodon. He is my favorite pitching option tonight, and projecting for pretty low-ownership relative to his upside.
This is an absolutely loaded pitching slate, we have big names in good spots and an unusually strong mid-tier as well. Usually how I play slates like this is find the clear value bats, and enable myself to double-spend for pitcher. I don’t think there is any must stack team tonight so right now that strategy is at the top of my board. Carlos Rodon and Justin Verlander are the other top options tonight, and I would likely be choosing between them for my other pitcher in addition to Skubal. Jose Quintana projects as the best mid-tier play in a strong match-up against the Tigers. Detroit struggles vs left-handed pitching, but Quintana strikes out a much lower number of righties than lefties, and he will see an all right-handed lineup on Tuesday. That’s another reason I like a double-ace build, especially with how high the ceilings are on guys like Rodon and Verly. Nobody in the mid-tier can match their K upside and there will be plenty of value opening up when lineups drop.
Judge is priced over $6,000, but I don’t see how I can fade him tonight as long as this game is good to go. Anyone that reads this article knows I play Judge more than anyone even prior this this dominant season he’s posted. He’s in a other great match-up tonight against Cole Sands. Sands is not as bad as his numbers look, but he isn’t good either. He struggles vs right-handed batters which is obviously bad news against this Yankees lineup. More importantly, he throws his fastball almost 60% of the time and what does Aaron Judge do? Hit fastballs! Despite his price tag, he’s my favorite spend-up on tonight’s slate.
Wisdom has built off a promising close to the 2021 season and actually ranks top-20 in all of baseball in both homeruns and barrel rate this season. He strikes out a lot, but that won’t be as big of a concern against Kyle Bradish who strikes out under 20% of right-handed batters he faces. he also struggles to consistently get them out, allowing a .480 wOBA and .338 ISO in the split. Wisdom has the best power numbers on this team vs RHP and he matches up well with his pitch mix as well. Bradish throws his fastball over 50% of the time, a pitch Wisdom owns a .575 expected wOBA and .313 ISO against. He is my HR call on Tuesday night.
Patrick Wisdom homers again!
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)