We enter this week looking to build our DFS bankroll a bit with just a six-game slate tonight on DraftKings. I have to be honest upfront. I am not crazy about the bargains on the mound, but one guy does stand out. As for the mashers, there are a few that I will have in my lineups to free up some money.
As usual, these are pitchers at $8,000 and under along with hitting bargains at $4,000 and under which is gold for your DFS lineups if they produce. It also allows you to stack the rest of your lineup with studs. Let’s get to it.
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On the Mound
Hunter Greene vs. Arizona Diamondbacks ($7,600)
Greene has been up and down this season as is expected with a 22-year-old rookie playing for one of the worst teams in baseball. However, he gives you strikeout upside as he has set down 64 batters in just 48 innings. The Diamondbacks are squarely in the bottom half of the league in runs per game and OPS. On top of that, the only team in MLB that has struck out more is the Atlanta Braves.
Pivot: Jon Gray @ Cleveland Guardians ($6,600)
On the Dirt
Jared Walsh, 1B ($3,600)
I went with him last night as he has been raking for nearly a month. He didn’t disappoint, putting up 13 DK points and extending his hitting streak to seven games. Let’s stick with the hot hand and roll with Walsh again while his price is still manageable. He faces right-hander Michael Wacha tonight. While Wacha stifled the Angels’ first baseman when they initially faced each other this season, Walsh has been enjoying the right-handers this year with an .843 OPS against them.
Pivot: Nathaniel Lowe ($3,500)
Santiago Espinal, 2B/3B ($3,700)
Another hot hitter that we had last night is Espinal. The infielder is now 8-for-19 with a couple of homers and seven RBIs in just five games in June. He faces Daniel Lynch tonight. The young lefty for the Kansas City Royals has struggled mightily lately. He has allowed 12 runs and seven walks in his last 13 innings pitched while only striking out 10.
On the Grass
Alex Verdugo ($4,000)
Heading into the May 19 game, Verdugo was slashing .206/.245/.313. Since then, he has gone .333/.385/.467 with eight doubles and has struck out in fewer than 10 percent of his plate appearances. He may not be a big power hitter, but Verdugo can put the bat on the ball and has a solid floor.
Franchy Cordero ($3,200)
Yes, we are going to double up on Red Sox outfielders. While Verdugo has a nice floor, Cordero is more of a upside play. He hasn’t faced right-hander Noah Syndergaard much, but the Sox slugger is 2-for-3 against Thor. Boston likes to separate Verdugo and Cordero with a right-handed hitter. If you can stack the three of them, that would be a great play to get into some tournaments.
Good Luck with all of your DFS lineups.
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