MLB DFS Money for Mother’s Dayby John Lepore May 8, 2022 0 comments
Happy Mother’s Day. Today, we make money for mom. The seven-game slate for DFS on DraftKings begins at 1:35 pm EDT. So, let’s go with lucky sevens this afternoon and pick values with two pitchers and five hitters to get in our lineups.
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On the Mound
Chris Paddack vs. Oakland Athletics ($8,400)
The former San Diego Padre has pitched well since coming to Minnesota, especially over his last three games. During that stretch, Paddack has only allowed four runs in 16 innings. He also has 16 strikeouts to just two walks and hasn’t given up a home run all year. Oakland strikes out more per game than any team in the American League and also has the lowest OPS in the AL at .581.
Jake Odorizzi vs. Detroit Tigers ($7,600)
From a current Twin to a former one, Odorizzi has settled down in his last two starts. Since not getting out of the first inning on April 20 against the Los Angeles Angels, the 32-year-old has allowed just one run in his last two starts, going at least six innings in each. The Tigers lineup doesn’t score runs as they have an AL-worst three runs per game. They have also gone yard just 11 times this season, also the lowest total in the AL.
On the Dirt
Jeremy Pena, SS ($4,200)
The rookie shortstop has six hits over his last five games. Two of those were home runs and he has six on the season. Half of Pena’s hits this season have been for extra bases (11-of-22). He will face Wily Peralta who turns 33 today. Peralta has pitched well out of the bullpen and will be making his first start of the season. I don’t expect him to last very long, and the Tigers bullpen has trouble finding the plate in general walking hitters at a 10.6 percent clip.
Bobby Witt ($2,900)
This cheap price hasn’t caught up to the fact that Witt has adjusted to the major leagues. While he struggled in the beginning, over his last eight games, the rookie phenom is hitting .310 with an .838 OPS. He faces Jordan Lyles today who hasn’t been consistent. Even though he allowed just one run over six innings in his last outing, that came with some luck as he also gave up seven hits, three walks and hit a batter. Take Witt and the bargain price.
On the Grass
Max Kepler ($3,600)
Kepler has always enjoyed hitting against right-handers with an .802 OPS for his career. He gets to face Daulton Jefferies in DFS today. The young hurler started the year off well with a 1.17 ERA through his first three starts. However, Jefferies has been pounded for 15 hits and 11 runs in his last nine innings.
Tyler Naquin ($3,300)
The Cincinnati Reds 2022 season is already forgettable. Naquin has been scoring points at home this year despite the team’s struggles. In nine games at Great American Ballpark, the left-handed hitter has six extra-base hits and a .798 OPS. Zach Thompson has been downright awful with a 9.39 ERA and a 2.217 WHIP. Opponents also have a .964 OPS against the Pirates right-hander.
Austin Hays ($2,900)
The Orioles outfielder has been having a very good season slashing .287/.358/.457. Before rain wiped out the last two games, Hays was 5-11 with a homer over his last three. He also has been batting cleanup recently. We are getting a good hitter in a premium run-producing spot in the lineup for under $3,000. That is a steal.
Good Luck with all of your DFS lineups.
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