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MLB Rapid Fire – All Day (Monkey Knife Fight)

We struggled with a move to NBA last night, losing our bet on PrizePicks. Luka Doncic missed by 3 points, rebounds, and assists. Overall, he posted 35 points with 5 rebounds and 7 assists. He also shot well over 50% from the field, and the most shocking part of his numbers was his lack of peripheral stats. That didn’t matter much, though, since Deandre Ayton only played 18 minutes while dealing with fouls. He found success early in the game, but it wasn’t sustained in the blowout. We’re shifting back over to Monkey Knife Fight for an MLB play tonight!

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2/2 Rapid Fire – All Day

Juan Soto over Carlos Correa (+0.5)

Soto’s numbers over his last 10 games don’t truly stick out as elite, but he has been heating up over his last 5. Over that span, he boasts 7 hits (2 home runs), 3 RBIs, and 6 runs. He also has 1 walk and 1 steal in those contests.

Soto’s one of the leagues premier players, and he’ll get an elite matchup against a bad pitcher in Coors today. Antonio Senzatela’s thrown well this season, but he isn’t a pitcher that I’m willing to shy away from, especially in Coors.

The final aspect is that Washington is playing significantly better in recent games as an offense. Over the last two weeks, the Nationals lead the MLB in team batting average while ranking 11th in slugging percentage and seventh in wOBA.

This is important because it gives Soto extra opportunities in terms of at-bats but also for runs and RBIs. This pick isn’t a slight to Correa, who’s been playing at an elite level and gets a great matchup against the Baltimore Orioles. I’m just siding with one of the best hitters in the MLB in an elite matchup.

Yordan Alvarez (+0.5) over Christian Yelich

This is a significantly more difficult matchup to pick, but getting the extra 0.5 fantasy points in case of a tie feels great for Alvarez. He’s been playing at one of the highest levels in the MLB, posting a .371 average with 6 extra-base hits (5 home runs), 9 RBIs, 10 runs, and 8 walks over his last 10 games.

The only questionable part of this game is the matchup against Tarik Skubal. Alvarez isn’t nearly as good against left-handed pitching, and Skubal’s been throwing well this season. With that being said, he’s still playing as well as anyone in the MLB, and I’m willing to take the chance on him with the added 0.5 fantasy points.

Yelich gets a solid matchup against Hunter Greene, and he’s also caught fire in recent games. With that being said, Greene’s flashed nasty stuff, and he has the ability to shut down offenses when his game is on.

I like both of these players, obviously, but I’m siding with the hotter hitter that gets the edge if there’s a tie.

Bet Juan Soto over Carlos Correa (+0.5) and Yordan Alvarez (+0.5) over Christian Yelich to win 3x your buy-in

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