DFS MLB Lineups for June 10, 2017 at Draftkings.com & Fanduel.com
For this daily fantasy baseball season, each day there’s a good slate of DFS MLB games, we’ll be writing up a group of pitchers and hitters that we’re considering for our cash and GPP lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel. We’ll also provide a list of stacks to consider, MLB start times, starting pitchers, and game run totals to give you a good idea of where the fantasy goodness might come from on a given night. As with any DFS sport, the advice below is relevant for fantasy purposes. A player or team might be better or worse from a fantasy perspective than they are in real life due to matchup, price, park factor, etc. This is important when constructing a roster. And if you’re looking for a new way to play DFS, be sure and give BOOM Fantasy a try!
We’ve got six games on the late DFS MLB slate tonight with Alex Wood and Chris Sale likely to push 40% ownership each. With only 12 total options on the hill, I’ll likely try to find a way to be different tonight in GPPs, which will also naturally give me a different batter construction from the field. Severino, Godley, and Miranda will all get a hard look from me as I try to dodge the herd. As for hitters, one thing I’m going to look to do for leverage is target some Detroit power as one offs or maybe a Miggy/JD Martinez mini stack. Sale isn’t completely immune to the homerun ball, having given up 6 bombs on the season. And he hasn’t been quite as sharp lately, giving up 29 hits over his last 25 innings. Sale never really gets blown up, so a full stack won’t be in play for me, but I could see Miggy (just $3.8k on DK) or JD Martinez getting a hold of one and putting it over the Monster. Past that, give me all the Yankees and Red Sox I can fit. Best of luck tonight! – Matt
A quick reminder while playing DFS MLB, don’t forget baseball is a game of variance. You can make a really solid lineup and still fall short of the cash line. Even Clayton Kershaw can get lit up, and Mike Trout can still go 0 for 4. Baseball is funny like that. Trust the process and know that if you’re playing quality lineups, you’ll be a winner in the long term.
Another thing to remember outside of making sure your player is in the lineup, is to always check the weather. Always. Make this something that is part of your basic routine. Baseball games can get postponed! Your players receive no points from postponed games!
6/10/17 MAIN SLATE TOURNAMENT RUNDOWN
DraftKings Encore: $40 buy-in, $175k guaranteed
DraftKings Perfect Game: $333 buy-in, $125k guaranteed
DraftKings Four Seamer: $4 buy-in, $60k guaranteed (20 Entry Max)
FanDuel Monster: $466 buy-in, $100k guaranteed
FanDuel Squeeze: $4 buy-in, $100k guaranteed
FanDuel Rally: $7 buy-in, $50k guaranteed
Best DFS MLB Pitchers for June 10, 2017
Chris Sale vs. DET ($12.7k DraftKings, $11.4k FanDuel)
The Tigers made it tough on rookie southpaw Brian Johnson last night, but face a whole different animal tonight in Sale. The Red Sox ace got back to his dominant ways with 9 K’s over 6 IP in his last outing and while he’s actually pitching worse than he was in April, he’s earned 3 straight wins thanks to great run support from the Red Sox offense. Boston is capable of piling up some crooked numbers tonight against Justin Verlander, who is sporting a 6.53 ERA with a 1.70 WHIP over 7 road starts this year and might not be one hundred percent. When you’re paying up for Sale, it’s mostly because of his slate high upside, sporting a league-leading 12.75 K/9 ratio.
Alex Wood vs. CIN ($9.5k DraftKings, $8.9k FanDuel)
Wood was leaving it all out there with a stellar 1.69 ERA and 1.91 FIP to go 6-0 over his first 10 appearances for the Dodgers and that extreme effort might have put him on the 10-day DL to recover. The lefty has an unorthodox delivery that puts strain on his arm similarly to Chris Sale, but like Sale, he’s been close to unhittable this year and he draws a good matchup at home tonight against a Reds team whose best hitter is LHB Joey Votto. Wood has posted a 1.30 ERA with a .172 BAA and 11.39 K/9 ratio at home this year and he stands to serve as an even better per-dollar play than Sale if he continues to deal.
Ariel Miranda vs. TOR ($7.4k DraftKings, $8.5k FanDuel)
I suppose it’s a lefty type of slate tonight with Miranda standing out as the value SP with the most upside. He’s coming off the best outing of his career in the form of a CG 4-hitter with 9 K’s and 1 ER allowed at home against the Rays to improve his home splits (2.02 ERA, .198 BAA and 0.90 WHIP) even further. The talented young southpaw has been boom more often than bust at home and faces a Blue Jays offense tonight that’s only hitting a collective .225 (happens to be tied for third-lowest mark in the Majors with the Rays) with a 23.4% K-Rate when facing LHP this season.
Other pitchers to consider: Marcus Stroman, Luis Severino, Zack Godley, Chris Tillman
Best DFS MLB Hitters for June 10, 2017
Edwin Encarnacion vs. CWS ($4.3k DraftKings, $3.5k FanDuel)
In his return to the lineup last night, Encarnacion didn’t waste any time with 3 hits and a HR to pace the Indians offense. Cleveland’s batters should be ready to produce in another plus matchup tonight against LHP David Holmberg, who is much worse than he’s solid numbers this year might indicate. Encarnacion was heating up over the last couple weeks prior to missing a couple of games with a hip injury, but he’s back at DH now that the Indians are home and takes his career .376 wOBA against LHP into a matchup against a vulnerable southpaw.
Justin Turner vs. CIN ($3.7k DraftKings, $3.7k FanDuel)
The Dodgers are clearly one of the top stacking options on tonight’s short slate and Turner stands out as a player you definitely want to have some exposure to in a matchup against weak RHP Asher Wojchiechowski. The Reds SP is sporting a 4.50 ERA with a 5.22 FIP and 1.93 HR/9 ratio over 4 appearances this year and righties are 11-for-37 with 3 HRs to post a .439 wOBA against him this year. Turner’s been more dangerous in RvR matchups throughout his career and he’s hitting .457 with a stunning 1.171 OPS against RHP at home after homering again last night.
Trey Mancini @ NYY ($3.1k DraftKings, $3k FanDuel)
Baltimore has been using Mancini to rotate in the outfield and you can use him as a value play with some upside tonight. He launched 2 homers as a pinch hitter on Wednesday and bat fifth the next game, although he came up with a goose egg. Yet if he’s in that position tonight against RHP Luis Severino, he’ll be worth consideration as a contrarian option. Severino’s been good, but homer-prone with a 16.7% HR/FB ratio and a 3.77 ERA at home. With 9 HRs and 30 RBIs over just 44 appearances, Mancini continues to make the most of his opportunities.
Other hitters to consider: Paul Goldschmidt, Gary Sanchez, Cody Bellinger, Francisco Lindor, Melky Cabrera, Mark Trumbo, Jackie Bradley Jr., Aaron Hicks, Miguel Cabrera
6/10/17 DFS MLB STACKS
Dodgers vs Asher Wojchiechowski
The most obvious stacking option in a plus matchup tonight is Big Blue, as the Dodgers are sporting a collective .332 wOBA at home this season. None of these batters are particularly expensive, although middle infielder Chris Taylor is surprisingly pricey on DK, but guys like Justin Turner, Adrian Gonzalez and Yasmani Grandal are very solid mid-tier options. In tournaments, you can roll with struggling LHBs Corey Seager and/or Cody Bellinger, who could both snap out of their respective funks in a matchup against a vulnerable righty.
White Sox vs Josh Tomlin
This is the stack to target for some value tonight, as none of the White Sox cost very much and we might see even more value in the lineup if Jose Abreu (leg) is forced to sit out tonight’s contest. Yolmer Sanchez has been a reliable cash game play while Melky Cabrera can flash upside at times, and facing a RHP in Josh Tomlin who posted the highest HR/FB ratio (17.7%) amongst qualified SPs last year is a good time to roll with the Melk Man. Avisail Garcia is hitting .330 in somewhat quiet fashion and switch hitter Leury Garcia has been productive when he gets a chance to start.
Indians vs David Holmberg
Despite the lefty-heavy composition of the Indians lineup, they’ve hit the seventh-most HRs (21) off LHP this season and face a southpaw in Holmberg, who posted a 24.4% HR/FB ratio with a stunningly bad 8.57 FIP in his last stint in the Majors (6 starts with the Reds in 2015). He’s been able to limit offense while making 8 of his 10 appearances out of the bullpen this year, but will have a hard time turning over a lineup that features elite switch hitters in Francisco Lindor, Carlos Santana and Jose Ramirez, as well as a slugging RHB in Encarnacion. Lefties Michael Brantley and Lonnie Chisenhall do just fine against LHP and Yan Gomes is always worth a look with the platoon advantage and the potential to go yard.
Other Stacks to consider:
Red Sox vs Justin Verlander
Diamondbacks vs. Junior Guerra
Yankees vs. Chris Tillman