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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (6/26/19): MLB DFS Lineups


Welcome to Wednesday baseball! We have a ton of games spread throughout the day, with the main slate coming at night. DraftKings has blessed us with a 9-game featured slate kicking off at 7:05 PM. We have a few aces to choose from, but nobody stands out. On the cheap end, Framber Valdez is way too cheap and should be rather popular.

We also don't have too many offenses that should run away with the slate. We'll wait on news from Wrigley Field and see if we'll be tripling down on the wind. If you've paid attention, every ball in the air is carrying. The pitchers have just done a good job of keeping the ball on the ground an baseball naturally has a lot of variance. We'll pick on Dario Agrazal and Jason Vargas a bit, but it may be a night where you avoid the full stack.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for DraftKings on 6/26/19. The lineup picks will range from some of the elite players to mid-priced options and value plays. You can also read more DFS advice and lineup picks for sites like FanDuel, and other sports too. If you have any questions or comments, contact me on Twitter @VarneyDFS.

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DraftKings DFS Starting Pitchers

Patrick Corbin WAS @ MIA (Gallen) ($10,600)

There’s no clear cut top play tonight, but Corbin just dominated this same team a few games ago and is in an even better position now in pitcher-friendly Marlins Park. They rank dead last in baseball against opposing southpaws, sporting a team .271 wOBA and striking out 26% of the time. Marlins Park is a huge ballpark and the turd hardest to hit home runs in. Patrick Corbin isn’t a guy you can consider consistent, but he’s a dynamic strikeout arm and has a ton of upside every time he takes the mound. The Marlins give him that upside, but also give him some safety with just how bad they really are.

Framber Valdez HOU vs. PIT (Agrazal) ($6,900)

I know Valdez was roughed up in his last start, but he was actually cruising until he got caught up in the fourth. Can you really blame his against the gauntlet that is the Yankees? He dominated in his prior two starts and showed why he’s one of the leagues top prospects. There’s no reason for him to be this cheap against Pittsburgh, who strikes out the second most in baseball against lefties. Valdez is a strikeout pitcher and look for him to sit down quite a few Pirates with his drooping, yet crisp curve. He’s way too cheap on DK and deserves consideration in all formats.

 

DraftKings DFS Infielders

C - Willson Contreras CHC vs. ATL (Keuchel) ($4,500)

As of writing this, we're unsure of the weather in Wrigley Field. We’ve seen wind blowing out 15 MPH for the last two games and it would boost everyone in this game a ton. Contreras has been dicing this Braves squad up and will get another lefty in the form of Dallas Keuchel. He has a notable name, but has struggled over the last couple years against righties and especially with the long ball. Contreras is a solid option across the board and becomes a clear cut one of the wind is blowing out once again.

1B - Rhys Hoskins PHI vs. NYM (Vargas) ($4,700)

The Phillies just keep on putting up runs and they never seem to garner the type of ownership they should. Hoskins has plastered lefties since coming into the league with a .409 wOBA and 51% hard contact rate. The Phils draw another bad starter tonight in Jason Vargas, who has been extremely lucky so far. On the year, he's held a 5.58 xFIP to righties and has allowed six home runs in just 40 innings. Throw in another four warning track flyouts and you have one of the worst lefties in the league. Hoskins is the top first base option on the slate, regardless of price.

2B - Tommy La Stella LAA vs. CIN (Roark) ($4,000)

There’s not a ton of bad pitching on this main slate, but Tanner Roark is susceptible to left-handers. Since the start of the season, he’s allowed a .342 wOBA and has a clear issue with the home run. La Stella is a new hitter this year and gives you a ton of upside for an affordable tag. He’ll likely be leading off and the Angels as a whole will go overlooked. La Stella makes sense in all formats.

3B - Kris Bryant CHC vs. ATL (Keuchel) ($4,500)

The same that was said for Contreras can go for Bryant here. If the wind is blowing out, this entire game is worth stacking. Either way, however, these Cubs righties are worth looking at. Keuchel has always struggled with the HR ball and allowed a .327 wOBA over the past two seasons. He’s a guy that relies on getting a ground-ball 50% of the time or so, so he can get beat up if he’s leaving that sinker up. Bryant has sported a .391 wOBA vs left-handed pitching and has as much HR upside as anyone on the slate. Especially if we see favorable hitting conditions in Wrigley for the third night in a row. Josh Donaldson is in play here as well in the same game.

 

DraftKings DFS Outfielders

Yordan Alvarez HOU vs. PIT (Agrazal) ($5,200)

I know Alvarez is expensive tonight, but I’m hoping that will keep a few extra eyes off of him. He’s my favorite outfielder regardless of price, facing off with Dario Agrazal. He’s one of the two worst pitchers on this slate and it’s why the Astros are projected for five + runs. Against lefties, he's allowed a .344 wOBA and 1.67 HR/9. Alvarez is a 40+ home run hitter that will be hitting cleanup and have multiple RBI opportunities for under 15% owned. I’ll take it.

Michael Conforto NYM @ PHI (Pivetta) ($4,700)

The Mets are a team that often don't get much attention, but they are extremely tough against righties and have a lot of power. Nick Pivetta is an average at best right-handed pitcher that has given up a .332 wOBA to lefties and has had consistent issues with the long ball. Conforto has held a .340 wOBA against righties since the start of the season and has been a nice pairing to Pete Alonso. Alonso is getting all of the attention and rightfully so, but Conforto is much better against righties and will draw less than 10% ownership on this slate.

Ryan Braun MIL vs. SEA (LeBlanc) ($4,500)

We haven’t touched on the Brewers just yet, but that’s because the majority of their weapons hit from the left side. Wade LeBlanc can be beat up by anyone, but there’s we’re slightly better options at each position. Still, the Brewers deserve a ton of attention. Austin Adams will open up for Wade Leblanc, and neither are very good. LeBlanc, who will pitch the majority of the game, has been terrible. He’s allowed a .345 wOBA to opposing right-handers and has given up eight home runs in just 39 innings. Braun has always specialized vs lefties and this season is no different (.355 wOBA). He’s affordable on DK and gives you exposure to an offense that’s going to be overlooked across the board.

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