Welcome to our MLB DFS Building Blocks, DraftKings and FanDuel picks for 6/9/22! 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
Pitching is tough on Thursday night with three big names toeing the rubber in Gerrit Cole, Shohei Ohtani and Max Fried. The good thing is, even in a tougher match-up, Ohtani is simply too cheap for his upside at $8,100 on DraftKings. This will allow you to spend-up for either of Cole or Fried, plug him in as your SP2 and still jam in whatever bats you want, especially with how cheap some of the good stacks are — like Baltimore. I think Cole is the safer cash game play always, but Fried has the upside vs Pittsburgh to pivot to him in all tournament formats.
I love this spot for Jose tonight, matched up against James Kaprielian. He has struggled with left-handed batters this season allowing a .360 wOBA and we know that Ramirez has the best numbers in this lineup vs right-handed pitching. He also crushes fastballs, which he throws 52% of the time to lefties. J-Ram has been one of the best overall hitters in baseball this season, and he is my top spend-up on Thursday.
This one might surprise people, with the left-handed Kris Bubic on the mound for KC, but let me explain. Despite being a lefty, Bubic has been flat-out terrible against left-handed batters allowing .421 wOBA over the last two seasons. Mullins himself is much better against right-handed pitching, but he still doesn’t strikeout a lot vs southpaws and matches up well with Bubic’s pitch mix. He throws a ton of fastballs to both sides of the plate — a pitch Mullins owns a .200 ISO against. This is a good opportunity to get Mullins low-owned, with everyone jamming in the Baltimore righties.
Mullins hits a lead-off homerun!
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)