MLB DFS 8/19/23 – Spike’s Building Blocks for DraftKings and FanDuel - DFS Karma
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MLB DFS 8/19/23 – Spike’s Building Blocks for DraftKings and 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

Sonny Gray

We have an interesting pitching slate today for sure. Gray sticks out to me for quite a few reasons. He is relatively cheap across both FanDuel and DraftKings which just gives you more options when choosing your batters. Sonny is rocking a 25.2% strikeout rate along with hard contact at just 33.5%.  Sonny has a solid five pitch mix which keeps batters guessing. The matchup is favorable being Pittsburgh and The Twins are -180 favorites to win. I will mention he has 10+ strikeout upside and usually pitches 6 or 7 innings. Sonny can be used across all contests and is a priority for me.

Kodai Senga

There is no doubt that Kodai hs been pitching great as of late. This is another guy who has 10+ strikeout upside and while the matchup isn’t as good as Pittsburgh, I still like it enough to roster him. The Cardinals have some good hitters at the top of the lineup but the bottom of it can be easily taken advantage of. I don’t think we will see heavy ownership on him but that could change. Overall, Senga is a solid option for tournaments and has big upside!

Building Blocks

Adley Rutschman

This kid is having one hell of a season and it’s not over yet! Coors Field is the mian target and we know that so I will focus on another guy I really want to roster. Playing in Oakland isn’t ideal for hitters but with a guy like Rutschman who is a power hitter, it shouldn’t be as big of a problem. Waldichuk’s top 2 thrown pitches are ones Adley has been crushing this year. The 4 seamer (54.9%) and a changeup (16.1%). Adley is also a solid leverage option against some of the Coors players. Ownership should be low as well which is pivotal for tournament contests.

My favorite stack for today is going to be The White Sox against Freeland! Other teams to stack that I am interested in are The Mets and The Astros!

Spike’s Fun Fact of the Day

The oldest player to hit a homerun was Julio Franco of the NEw York Mets. He was 47 years and 240 days old when he hit a dinger in April 2006!

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