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MLB DFS 8/8/22 – OwnersBox Best Buys

We are beyond thrilled to “officially” announce our newest partners at OwnersBox. While being well known for their WFS (Weekly Fantasy Sports) product, they have recently launched their first ever DFS platform and have been using none other than Karma Nation to test it! You’re probably asking yourself right now, what is OwnersBox and how are they different?

What is OwnersBox? How are they different?

OwnersBox is the newest DFS lineup platform giving you more lineup flexibility than ANYONE else by creating a “SuperFlex“. For MLB, this roster spot allows you to lock in ANY infielder, ANY outfielder, and ANY starting pitcher! You are also not forced to play any specific position as their MLB lineup is simply 4 infielders, 3 outfielders, 1 starting pitcher, and the 1 SuperFlex spot!

Sounds interesting, how do I sign up?!

Glad you asked! You want to CLICK HERE to download their app on whatever mobile device you own. By doing that and using promo code KARMA, you will automatically get a FREE $5 added to your account! Once you decide to deposit, they will add another FREE $25 to your account, no matter how much you deposit! Make sure you get in our free Discord chat room to join all our 24/7/365 OwnersBox lineup discussions as well!

Top Play – Chad Pinder

Typically I look for more value at the INF/OF slot, but I think Pinder and the Oakland offense is in a great spot tonight against Jose Suarez. Suarez has been predictably terrible this season, and particularly so against right-handed hitters allowing a .346 wOBA and above-average power. Pinder has been one of the best hitters in the A’s lineup against lefties the last few seasons, and that has continued in 2022. It’s hard to find any decent offensive numbers from this team this season, but Pinder is the only bat other than Sean Murphy with an above-average ISO in the split. That comes with 39% hard-hit rate, and a .460 expected wOBA as well. Suarez relies on his changeup against righties, throwing it over 35% of the time. Pinder has the best numbers on the team against that pitch, with a .212 ISO. Pinder is my homerun call for Monday night and I love him at this price tag.

Top Pitcher – Blake Snell

Snell is pacing our projections tonight, coming in over four total points higher than any other pitcher on tonight’s slate. I have a ton of conviction with Snell, coming home after getting swept by the Dodgers…this feels like a spot where the Padres have to win. Snell has been locked in as of late, owning a 3.48 SIERA and 30% strikeout rate over the last month of action. I typically don’t like to play Blake Snell when he is high-owned, because it’s easy for him to blow-up due to his 11% walk rate. San Francisco does have a double-digit walk rate as a team against left-handed pitching, but that comes with a 27% strikeout rate as well. Snell has upside against this lineup, and he’s struck them out at a 32% strikeout rate against them in his career. I’m all-in on SD tonight, and Snell is the clear number one SP on this slate.

Top Super-Flex Play – Keegan Thompson

I’m so used to spending up for two pitchers, it feels awkward to write up a value pitcher. Thompson is approaching -200 favorite status, matched up with the horrific Nationals offense. This offense was pretty bad wit Juan Soto and Josh Bell in it, so we can only imagine how bad it will be for the rest of the season without them. Their projected lineup tonight carries just a .273 wOBA and .116 ISO against right-handed pitching. Thompson is not a great pitcher by any means, but he has slightly above-average strikeout stuff and should be able to carve up a lineup like this. Overall, he’s too cheap for someone in this strong of a match-up and he doesn’t need to do much to crush value at this salary.


Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)

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