Welcome to our MLB DFS Building Blocks, DraftKings and FanDuel picks for 7/15/22! 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
We are absolutely stacked out at pitcher today with big names across the board. It’s also another Coors Field slate, with the Pittsburgh Pirates heading to the Rockies and terrible pricing all over DraftKings. Typically in years past, we would need a good value pitcher for our SP2 to jam in a full Coors stack…that has not been the case the last year and a half. We saw it all week with with the terrible San Diego pricing and pretty much all of the Pirates are cheap as well. On top of the cheap Coors bats, there are other good young players that are literally minimum-priced. I’m not sure what DraftKings is doing, but I don’t like it. Either way, everyone has to deal with the same pricing and that is going to allow me to spend up for two pitchers on Friday night. Of all the big names, Alek Manoah and Brandon Woodruff stick out above the field. Yes, we have other big names like Robbie Ray, Clayton Kershaw and Yu Darvish — and there are cases to be made for them. Most know I don’t like to play chalky Robbie Ray, and he’s projected for over 20% ownership tonight. So, let’s dive into my favorite options…
Manoah has some strikeout upside, but is facing a very watered down Kansas City lineup. The Royals projected lineup carries a dismal .100 ISO into tonight’s game. I think he should be able to carve this team up, and there are more strikeouts in this lineup than meets the eye. Woodruff is our top projection tonight, and I think he is the safest overall option on both sites.
My favorite mid-tier option is Alex Wood, matched up against Woodruff. Wood has been steady all season, and the Brewers strike out around 24% of the time as a team against lefty pitching. Overall, this pricing is so bad I think you’re simply picking your two favorite guys of the top six or seven and going from there.
I’m not sure if I’ll really be stacking the Cardinals tonight, but I think it’s a great individual spot for Goldy. St. Louis draws Hunter Greene tonight, a promise young pitcher for the Reds who has really struggled with right-handed batters this season. We know he has strikeout ability, but his .362 wOBA allowed to righties just isn’t cutting it. Goldschmidt has been one of the best hitters in baseball this season, and his .386 wOBA and .226 ISO against righties are the best marks on the Cardinals team. He also has the best numbers on the team against fastballs, including a .247 ISO. I think he’s a great investment tonight even as a one-off on both sites and should be pretty low-owned.
If you guys don’t know who Ruiz is, there’s a good chance you will soon if he does what he’s capable of. Ruiz made waves in the minor leagues, absolutely raking but more importantly stealing 60 bases in 77 games. Absolutely insane. He’s also looked extremely comfortable at the plate in his first few big league games…does this sound like someone that should ever be minimum-priced on DraftKings? Yesterday I wrote about Nolan Jones from the Guardians, and he is still listed at minimum-price tonight as well. It’s impossible not to take the savings on these guys and you see now why I think we will be spending up on pitching tonight.
Multiple batters below $3,000 on DraftKings score 10+ DK points!
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)