Welcome to our MLB DFS Building Blocks, DraftKings and FanDuel picks for 7/29/22! 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
This is an absolutely loaded pitching slate, with big names such as Gerrit Cole, Justin Verlander, Shane Bieber and Blake Snell. Overall, ownership is going to concentrate as always in MLB DFS and it’s likely to do so on Cole against the Kansas City Royals. Cole has been cruising over the last few months for the Yankees and is once again one of the best pitchers in baseball. This Royals lineup doesn’t strike out a ton, but they aren’t a great offense and he has shredded their roster in his career. Verlander also has a strong match-up against the Mariners who he himself has dominated. Overall, I think you are choosing one of them as our ace and then pairing them with Lance Lynn against the Oakland Athletics. Lynn has disappointed since returning for the White Sox, but his advanced numbers are much better than what the surface indicates. He also will see six right-handed batters tonight, which is a huge boost to his success.
It’s a massive slate and you can make the case for several arms in tournaments, Blake Snell in particular stands out. I will be pairing Cole with Lynn on my main team, however.
This slate is pretty straightforward, the Dodgers are once again in Coors Field and they are listed with a massive 7 run team total. Not only that, but there are guys in their lineup like Cody Bellinger and Max Muncy who are below $4,000 — and Jake Lamb is almost min-priced. I’m not sure why DraftKings has been pricing things like that, but it’s simply something we just have to deal with at this point. Stacking the Dodgers will be the easy move in cash game / optimal builds and then you can choose to get different in your tourney lineups. I’m going to write up one player I really like tonight and that’s Ronald Acuna against Madison Bumgarner. Acuna is actually so cheap — $4,900 — you can fit him in alongside a Coors stack. We know that Acuna decimates left-handed pitching, but Bumgarner also has been allowing some power to righties recently. More importantly, this is just too cheap for a batter of Acuna’s ability vs a lefty and I think he is a must-play in all formats at this price.
Acuna hits two homeruns!
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)