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DraftKings Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks (6/30/18): MLB DFS Lineups


We've got all 30 teams in action on Saturday and a big day on DraftKings with six different slates to choose from. The all-day slate covers all 15 matchups and starts at 1pm eastern, while the featured slate starts at 7pm.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for DraftKings on 6/30/18. 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, feel free to hit me up on Twitter @TroyKlauder.

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DraftKings DFS Starting Pitchers

Kenta Maeda, LAD (vs. COL) - $11,000

Maeda was stellar in his last time out against the Cubs, where he went seven scoreless innings with nine strikeouts. The Cubs are one of the toughest matchups in baseball, so he should have no issues with the lowly Rockies. When they're not at Coors Field, the Rockies lineup has just a .298 wOBA. Maeda has an incredible 2.38 Deserved Run Average and a 27.5% K-rate - at this price, he's my favorite pitcher on the slate.

Felix Hernandez, SEA (vs. KC) - $8,100

You may not have noticed because his season-long numbers are so poor, but King Felix has actually been dealing as of late. He allowed just one earned runs in his starts against the Red Sox and the Yankees, and has three quality starts in his last five outings. The Royals are the second-worst lineup in the league against righties with a .287 wOBA. 

 

DraftKings DFS Infielders

C - Yan Gomes, CLE (@ OAK) - $3,700

Gomes has put up solid numbers for the catcher position over the last month, batting .279 with an .885 OPS. He's facing Edwin Jackson, who is making his second start of the year after posting a 5.21 ERA last season. Gomes is one of the only viable catching options to choose from on Saturday.

1B - Jose Abreu, CWS (@ TEX) - $4,400

I love Abreu's chances to homer against Bartolo Colon, whose got an absurdly high 2.48 HR/9 at home this year. Even if he doesn't go deep, Abreu should produce well out of the White Sox three-spot, where he can rack up runs and RBIs. Abreu is an elite hitter play at a sub-elite price.

2B/OF - Dee Gordon, SEA (vs. KC) - $4,200

Gordon has lots of value as the Mariners leadoff man, where he will get lots of opportunities to produce, as he will see more plate appearances than anybody else. That's good news against Jason Hammel, who has a 5.34 ERA, so Gordon should be in line to score some runs.

3B - Luis Valbuena, LAA (@ BAL) - $3,300

Valbuena hasn't done much as of late, but he's a great buy low facing Andrew Cashner in an extreme hitting environment in Baltimore. Cashner's got a 5.09 FIP and a 1.53 HR/9, so I'd be looking at Valbuena in GPP contests. Valbuena's floor is low, but he could pay off big time at this price.

SS - Scott Kingery, PHI (vs. WAS) - $3,000

If you're looking for a punt-play, try Kingery at shortstop. He's actually been decent lately, batting .320 in the last 15 days and was moved up to the five-spot in the Phillies lineup. Kingery is in a hitter-friendly ballpark at home, so he could give you some decent stats while you allocate more of payroll to elite players.

 

DraftKings DFS Outfielders

Leonys Martin, DET (@ TOR) - $4,200

Martin has been destroying right-handed pitching this year, as he's got a 124 wRC+. He'll be batting leadoff in a hitter's park in Toronto, which is a nice spot to be in. Leonys has nine homers and seven steals on the year, so he can score you points in a variety of ways.

Scott Schebler, CIN (vs. MIL) - $4,300

Schebler put together an incredible June, batting .341 with four homers and a .982 OPS. He's always worth a look when he's playing at home in one of the best hitter's parks in the league. Schebler is also another leadoff hitter to take advantage of. 

Dustin Fowler, OAK (vs. CLE) - $3,700

In case you couldn't get enough leadoff hitters into your lineup, Fowler is another one you can get for pretty cheap. Indians starter Adam Plutko has a 4.65 ERA with a 5.80 FIP, so if the A's put up some runs, Fowler will likely be involved.

 

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