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MLB DFS 8/10/22 – Ben’s Building Blocks | DraftKings & FanDuel Picks

Welcome to our MLB DFS Building Blocks, DraftKings and FanDuel picks for 8/10/22! 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

Pitcher

Pitching is pretty straightforward on Wednesday night. We have Justin Verlander projecting for over 60% (yes, 60%) ownership and then a pair of pitchers in the 20% range — Sandy Alcantara, Madison Bumgarner and Noah Syndergaard. Obviously with Coors Field on the slate we will need some value, which is why the cheap guys like Bumgarner and Thor are projecting so high. I personally will never play chalk MadBum, even against the Pittsburgh Pirates so he is off my list especially for tournaments. Syndergaard is another guy I would rarely consider playing at ownership, because he doesn’t have the strikeout upside to make you pay for fading him. Alcantara has dominated the Phillies in his career, and I’m always interested in a double-spend at pitcher. If you can’t afford both aces, I would rather side with Jose Berrios against the Orioles at lower-ownership than either of Bumgarner or Thor at 20% ownership.

Building Block

Vinnie Pasquantino

With high-end pitching and Coors Field on this slate, we need some value and we can find that in Vinnie Pasquantino. He was called up to provide power to the Royals lineup, and he has been locked in at the plate recently with a 43% fly-ball rate and 38% hard-hit rate. He’s been better vs right-handed pitching and lefties since joining the big leagues, so I’m not worried about the R/R match-up against Johnny Cueto. We know he has big-time pop, but his underlying numbers show a breakout is coming. His .506 expected wOBA against right-handed pitching is far and away the highest mark in this lineup, and that’s backed by a near 44% hard-contact rate. Johnny Cueto has actually been good this season, but this is not a pitcher I’m scared to attack. Vinnie is too cheap for his power upside, and will be a staple in my lineups as a one-off on Wednesday.

Bold Call

Vinnie P hits two homeruns!

Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)

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