Welcome to the FIRST EVER OwnersBox Best Buys (actually our first ever OwnersBox article period)! We are beyond thrilled to “officially” announce our newest partners at OwnersBox. While being well known for their WFS (Weekly Fantasy Sports) product, they have recently launched their first ever DFS platform and have been using none other than Karma Nation to test it! You’re probably asking yourself right now, what is OwnersBox and how are they different?
What is OwnersBox? How are they different?
OwnersBox is the newest DFS lineup platform giving you more lineup flexibility than ANYONE else by creating a “SuperFlex“. For MLB, this roster spot allows you to lock in ANY infielder, ANY outfielder, and ANY starting pitcher! You are also not forced to play any specific position as their MLB lineup is simply 4 infielders, 3 outfielders, 1 starting pitcher, and the 1 SuperFlex spot!
Sounds interesting, how do I sign up?!
Glad you asked! You want to CLICK HERE to download their app on whatever mobile device you own. By doing that and using promo code KARMA, you will automatically get a FREE $5 added to your account! Once you decide to deposit, they will add another FREE $25 to your account, no matter how much you deposit! Make sure you get in our free Discord chat room to join all our 24/7/365 OwnersBox lineup discussions as well!
Every Friday we will be dropping a SuperFlex Fridays podcast on our YouTube channel to help you build your lineups. Here is today’s episode below:
Top Value Play – Vinnie Pasquantino
Value is an important aspect of building lineups on OwnersBox. Locking in some value batters will allow you to spend up for two pitchers, which is an important part of my overall strategy. Tonight, one player that sticks out is Vinnie Pasquantino at the minimum price of $3,000. Many don’t know the name yet, but this was one of the Royals top prospects who recently got called up. In fact, they actually traded Carlos Santana to ensure that he could see everyday playing time. He was hitting .280 with 18 homeruns in Triple A when he got the call up. He’s only played a few games, but this is a clear example of someone with power that could be much more expensive a few weeks from now. I’ll continue to buy in while he is this cheap.
Top Pitcher – Corbin Burnes
Burnes has once again been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season, striking out over 30% of batters faced and generating an insane 17% swinging strike rate. He has arguably the top match-up on the board this evening against the Pittsburgh Pirates. For the season, Pittsburgh ranks top-five in strikeout rate against right-handed pitching to go along with a bottom-ten team wRC+. They just aren’t a good offense, and that results in Burnes leading his position in projection tonight. He also has a decent sample-size against the Pirates — resulting in 39% strikeouts against their current lineup. Overall, I think he is the clear number one SP option on Friday night.
Top Super-Flex Play – Alex Cobb
Cobb sticks out to me as a value at $8,300 tonight in a match-up against the Chicago White Sox. Chicago were a trendy World Series pick heading into this season, but injuries and and underwhelming offense have severely held them back. They’re also bottom-ten in team wRC+ against right-handed pitching, just one spot ahead of the lowly Pirates. Now, they don’t strike out as much as Pittsburgh, but this clearly is not a great offense right now. If we isolate their numbers to the last 14 days, it doesn’t get much better with their strikeout rate spiking to 23%. Cobb has been one of the unluckiest pitchers in baseball this season — on the surface he owns a 5.48 despite an expected ERA of just 2.34. He has good strikeout stuff as well, and I will continue to buy into him until we see those numbers get a bit closer together. His main issue has been against left-handed batters, but he will only see three at most of them tonight. This is a get-right spot for Cobb at an affordable price.
Top Stack – Atlanta Braves
I’m not sure if I remember a slate where there’s a Coors Field game, but a non-Coors team owns the highest team total but that holds true tonight with the Atlanta Braves. They match up with Mike Minor who has struggled with both sides of the plate, but especially righties. He’s allowing a massive .425 wOBA and .371 ISO to righties this season. I don’t think we need to isolate one side of the plate here, but it works out that most Braves we want are right-handed. All of Ronald Acuna, Dansby Swanson, Austin Riley and Travis d’Arnaud own a wOBA above .380 vs left-handed pitching this season. That’s not to mention guys like Adam Duvall and Marcell Ozuna as well, plus Matt Olson from the left-side. This is a clear top spot on Friday and getting some Braves exposure will be important in my opinion.
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)