Welcome to our MLB DFS Building Blocks, DraftKings and FanDuel picks for 7/21/22! 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 awarded just a small three game slate on the first day post-ASB, and that leaves us with a very thin pitcher pool. Don’t get me wrong, all of these guys are decent pitchers for the most part but with only three games that leaves us with just six options to choose from. Add-in that they are all decent pitchers, and that makes the slate as a whole pretty straightforward. If this was a normal slate, Cristian Javier would dominate the ownership. He will be owned, certainly, but he has to face the Yankees so that should prevent his OWN% number from getting too out of control. Both Jon Gray and Pablo Lopez are projecting for over 40% ownership, that that will likely be the top pairing on DK. I think they’re the clear options today, and my lean would be towards Lopez on FanDuel. Both Gray and Lopez are similar pitchers, but the Rangers are actually a slightly worse offense than the Marlins and I think it’s likely that Gray is higher-owned. Tarik Skubal has upside and may have benefitted from the few days of rest, he seems like an afterthought on this slate but can be used as a pivot in tournaments.
It’s never a good thing when the Detroit Tigers are the chalk stack, but that looks to be the case today against Zach Logue. Logue has been especially bad against righties this season allowing a .378 wOBA and .270 ISO. Baez is pretty much the only Tigers player with strong numbers against lefties this season, and he hasn’t been striking out as much either. Overall, Baez will certainly be chalky but he is my favorite play on Thursday.
Pablo Lopez punches out 10!
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)