MLB DFS 7/16/23 – Spike’s Building Blocks for DraftKings & FanDuel - DFS Karma
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MLB DFS 7/16/23 – Spike’s Building Blocks for DraftKings & FanDuel

Welcome in to Spike’s Building Blocks for DraftKings & FanDuel! This is a free article written daily to identify my top-overall DFS plays for cash/gpp games and small-field contests on both DraftKings and FanDuel. I truly appreciate everyone that reads and supports the content. If you’d like to support further you can click HERE to sign-up for a MLB Premium package. This gets you access to my Core Plays daily — allowing you to tail my builds, access the premium Discord channels and view our DFS Projections Portal. This Portal also gives all of your cash and gpp plays as well as our players to fade! We’ve been on fire already this MLB season, and there’s no better time to sign-up. With that being said, let’s dive into today’s slate…

Top Pitchers

Zach Eflin

Pitching is very interesting today. Eflin is the top priced one and looking like the strongest option. Zach has looked great this year with a 26% strikeout rate along with walking people under 4% of the time and his hard contact rate under 40% as well. Eflin also is going up against a very inconsistent Royals team tha tends to strike out a lot. We can expect around 80-90 pitches from him and he also carries 10+ strikeout upside. Zach makes for a great option across all formats for today’s slate.

Bobby Miller

I am looking into the mid tier here with Bobby Miller. The matchup against The Mets looks good enough for me at his price tag. We will save salary here and be able to spend up on batters. Only a couple of batters on The Mets who don’t strike out more than 20% of the time which makes me believe in Miller finishing guys off here as well. Miller also has a very solid 5 pitch mix that should keep the offense guessing.

Building Blocks

Jake Fraley

We get a break with no Coors on this slate which is nice. Fraley gets a date against Adrian Houser who has been very lack luster this year. Houser throws 2 pitches 70% of the time in his 4 seamer and slider. Both of these pitches are ones tha Jake owns a .380 or better wOBA with 5 homeruns and 31 overall hits. Fraley is also a power hitter who is playing with 9 MPH winds and temperatures in the mid 80’s. The Great American Ball Park is arguably the third most hitter friendly park in the MLB.  The ball usually soares here and with favorable weather, it looks fantastic for hitters. Don’t be surprised when/if he hits a homerun today!

My favorite stack for today is going to be The Red’s against Houser! Other teams to stack that I am interested in are The Rangers and The Diamondbacks!

Spike’s Fun Fact of the Day

The first professional baseball team was The Cincinnati Red Stockings in 1869!

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