DraftKings Lineup Picks & Sleepers (6/10/17): MLB DFS Advice

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Welcome yet again to the weekend, RotoBallers. Today we have a fan-freakin-tastic 17 game slate of baseball. That's right, we have double headers between OAK-TB and NYM-ATL. Unfortunately we only get to play the first of each on DraftKings, thus missing out on the return of Steven Matz. But what we do get to play with, is DFS golden-child Chris Sale against a familiar foe in the Detroit Tigers. DraftKings has broken the games into an eight game Early Slate starting at 2:10 ET, and a modest six game main slate starting at the usual 7:05 ET. The only way to enjoy the TEX-WSH game is to play in the two game very early slate.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for DraftKings on 6/10/17. The DFS lineup picks will range from some of the elite players to mid-priced options and value plays on DraftKings. Lets get rowdy.

You can read our FanDuel DFS lineup picks as well. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to hit me up on Twitter @RowdyRotoJB. 

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DFS Lineup Stacks to Target on DraftKings

Kansas City Royals versus Miguel Diaz- Early Only

It's not often that I love the Royals offense, but todays match-up is pretty tasty, and the prices are even tastier. Kansas City has been offensively anemic all year, but over the last seven days they have been surging. Over that time they have scored the 13th most runs in the league and own the ninth highest BA. Today they square off against the Padres and Miguel Diaz who is starting in place of the injured Jarred Cosart. Diaz has pitched 24 innings of relief this season, and is the not-so-proud owner of a 7.50 ERA and 1.54 WHIP. This guy doesn't belong in a major league bullpen right now, and he most certainly does not belong in the starting rotation. But here we are. The Royals have five hitters with a wRC+ over 115 against RHP this season: Eric Hosmer, Mike Moustakas, Jorge Bonifacio, Whit Merrifield, and Salvador Perez.

 

New York Yankees versus Chris Tillman- Main

The Yankees offense has been light years beyond what I expected from them this season. They own the fourth highest SLG at Home, and the third highest SLG against RHP in 2017. Bottom line, Chris Tillman is going to have a rough day in the Bronx. As bad as Tillman has been this season (5.59 ERA, 1.83 WHIP), he has been even worse on the road. Away from Camden Yards he has allowed a 1.033 OPS. Outside of the $5,400 Aaron Judge, the rest of the top Yanks are very reasonably priced, allowing for them to be stacked even in a Chris Sale line today. The top guys to roster besides the Judge are: Matt Holliday, Aaron Hicks, Brett Gardner, Starlin Castro and Gary Sanchez. All the previously mentioned own a wRC+ of over 120 against RHP. Like I said...rough day for Tillman.

 

 

DFS Starting Pitchers to Consider on DraftKings

Luis Severino, NYY vs BAL  ($9,800)- Early 

Severino has been cruising lately, boasting a 2.20 ERA and 9.7 K/9 over his last five starts. One of those starts happened to be against this Baltimore lineup, in which he earned the win after 6 1/3 innings of one run ball with eight strikeouts. The O's have hit only .228 over the last seven days, and are rolling Chris Tillman out on the mound, ensuring Severino gets that W yet again today.

 

Alex Wood, LAD vs CIN ($9,500)- Main

On Chris Sale day, DFS is extra tricky because his ownership is sky-high, even in GPPs. If you want to win, you either have to pick the perfect set of cheap hitters, or go with Alex Wood to separate yourself from the herd when Miggy and J.D. Martinez take Sale deep. Disclaimer: I am a Boston fan so I am allowed to be negative. Prior to taking a short hiatus on the 10 day disabled list with shoulder inflammation, Wood had been one of the best arms in baseball. In fact, he is currently working with four straight scoreless outings before todays bout with Cincy. During that span, he also has 33 strikeouts in only 23 1/3 IP. The Reds have been quite an explosive surprise this season, and supposedly even their bench MIF can hit four bombs in a game now. But of the 25 PA the current roster has versus Wood for their careers, they have only one XBH. It's a small sample size, but its really just the cherry on top of this delicious sundae.

Also Consider: Carlos Martinez, STL vs PHI ($12,300)- Early; Chris Sale, BOS vs DET ($12,700)- Main                                                     <--DUH.

 

DFS Infielders to Consider on DraftKings

Catcher (C)

Martin Maldonado, LAA at HOU  ($2,500)

Maldonado has one of my most used backstops in DFS this season due to the consistency and low price points. He isn't anything special against right handed pitchers, but Mike Fiers has been getting torched by RHB to the tune of a .721 SLG this season.

Also consider: Travis d'Arnaud, NYM at ATL ($3,500) 

 

First Base (1B)

Mitch Moreland, BOS vs DET  ($3,600)

For his career, Moreland is 9-31 with six doubles against Justin Verlander. It's nothing spectacular, but it's enough of a sample size to assume Moreland will be comfortable in the box tonight. Verlander was removed with a "sore groin" after just two innings from an ugly start against the White Sox, and looked very hittable. Look for Moreland to take advantage of that tonight.

Also consider: Eric Hosmer, KC at SDP ($3,700)

 

Second Base (2B)

Chad Pinder, OAK at TB  ($2,600)

Ridiculously low price tag for the amount of pop Pinder carries. He has already hit seven HR in just 92 AB, and owns a .614 SLG against RHP. Erasmo Ramirez has been solid at Home this season, but has been susceptible to right handed hitters.

Also consider: Brian Dozier, MIN at SFG ($3,600)

 

Shortstop (SS)

Aledmys Diaz, STL vs PHI  ($3,600)

Diaz has been slightly underwhelming in his sophomore campaign, but he is in a good spot today against Nick Pivetta who is allowing a .661 SLG to RHB. Diaz has been heating up at the plate recently, hitting .353 over the last seven days with four doubles and a HR. All six of his bombs this year have come against RHP.

Also consider: Didi Gregorius, NYY vs BAL ($4,400)

 

Third Base (3B)

Justin Turner, LAD vs CIN  ($3,700)

The Ginger has returned, and he is cheap. He returned to the lineup last night with a bang, hitting his second HR of the season, and increased his shiny BA to .378. He has absolutely destroyed the ball at home in 2017, and today faces a pitcher I won't even try to announce publicly in Asher Wojciechowski. Wojchdaioefah has allowed an ugly .676 SLG to right handed hitters this year.

Also consider: Jedd Gyorko, STL vs PHI ($4,000)

 

DFS Outfielders to Consider on DraftKings

Matt Kemp, ATL vs NYM  ($3,700)

Man have I loved taking advantage of low price points for Kemp all season. He is 6-12 with a HR and three doubles lifetime against Robert Gsellman, who is allowing a .557 SLG to RHB in his disappointing 2017 campaign. Kemp is batting .325 with 10 HR on the season, and is in a great spot today to pad those stats.

 

Yoenis Cespedes, NYM at ATL  ($4,500)

He's backkkkkkk. Well not yet, but today he will be. The Mets outfield is now complete, and officially terrifying. Yo was slugging 1.067 against southpaws before the injury and should torture the rookie Bravo today in the friendly confines of SunTrust. Reportedly he will play one of the two games today. Let's hope for our sake that Terry Collins puts him in the lineup for the first one.

 

Yasiel Puig, LAD vs CIN  ($3,800)

Like his teammate Justin Turner, I like Puig in this match-up today due to Wojciechowski's struggles to RHB. Puig has been struggling to find the holes this week, but all nine of his HR this year have come against right handed pitchers, while eight of those nine have come at Home.

Also consider: Cameron Maybin, LAA at HOU ($3,800); Stephen Piscotty, STL vs PHI ($4,000)

 

 

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