DraftKings & FanDuel MLB Lineups & Picks for June 13, 2017

Posted By Nate Weitzer on June 13, 2017
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DFS MLB Lineups for June 13, 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 a huge 14 game DFS MLB slate tonight with Clayton Kershaw leading the way with a heavy $12.9k price on DK and $12.5k on FD. Zack Greinke is also on the hill tonight on the road at the Tigers. David Price will look to rebound after getting smacked around by the Yankees, as he takes on the Phillies. An interesting mid tier option is Tyler Chatwood. He’s been miserable at Coors, but on the road, he’s been pretty spectacular. His home ERA clocks in at 7.03, but shrinks to 2.53 on the road. His K rate increases, his walk rate decreases, and his WHIP comes in at a tiny 0.97. As for the batters, the Red Sox, Astros, and Nationals will be super popular, and for good reason. Safe to say any lineup that have Kershaw will be loaded with those guys. Good luck! – 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!

6/13/17 MAIN SLATE TOURNAMENT RUNDOWN

DraftKings Four Seamer: $4 buy-in, $150k guaranteed (20 Entry Max)   
DraftKings Full Count: $55 buy-in, $400k guaranteed     
DraftKings Rally Cap: $8 buy-in, $175k guaranteed    
FanDuel Home Run: $150 buy-in, $300k guaranteed
FanDuel Squeeze: $4 buy-in, $150k guaranteed 
FanDuel Rally: $9 buy-in, $99k guaranteed

Best DFS MLB Pitchers for June 13, 2017

Clayton Kershaw @ CLE ($12.9k DraftKings, $12.5k FanDuel)
Any questions as to who the best SP in baseball is these days are getting squashed by Kershaw, as he managed to beat Brewers RHP Jimmy Nelson on his best day and outdueled Stephen Strasburg to post 23 K’s with just a pair of ERs allowed on a pair of solo HRs over his last 2 outings. He’s been even better on the road this year with a 1.96 ERA and .205 BAA away from Dodger Stadium and faces an Indians lineup that’s hitting .236 with a weak .302 wOBA against LHP this season. Cleveland has almost no experience against the elite southpaw and will have to try to learn on the fly tonight.

Joe Ross vs. ATL ($7.2k DraftKings, $8.3k FanDuel)
If you’re paying up for Kershaw on DK you’re going to have to find some solid value plays for a 2nd SP and Ross is a great candidate for GPP lineups. Apparently the talented young righty’s struggles were primarily due to a nagging blister and the need to make adjustments, as he returned to elite form with 12 K’s and just 1 ER allowed in a 4-hit gem over 7 innings against the Orioles. Now he faces a Braves offense that’s less dangerous without Freddie Freeman available (although they got to Stephen Strasburg last night), but Ross could serve as a stopper for the elite Nationals.

Ty Blach vs. KC ($6.6k DraftKings, $8.3k FanDuel)
Blach is an even more appealing value on DK tonight in a plus matchup and his modest results against the Brewers his last time out can be chalked up to a tougher draw. Now he faces a Royals offense that ranks dead last amongst A.L. teams with a collective .238 batting average and .296 wOBA while scoring the second-fewest runs (237) in the Majors this year. Blach was on a roll prior to his hiccup in Milwaukee as he’s been able to consistently elicit ground balls with a 51.9% GB Rate over 20 MLB appearances and hold opposing batters to a weak 17.9% Line Drive Rate during that span. Be aware, this is strictly a price play as Blach’s K upside is basically non existent. You’re hoping for 6-7 innings of minimal damage and the win bonus to allow you to use Kershaw and still roster some decent bats.

Other pitchers to consider: Zack Greinke, Jon Lester, Marco Estrada, Jason Vargas, Brad Peacock, Zack Wheeler, Tyler Chatwood

Best DFS MLB Hitters for June 13, 2017

Paul Goldschmidt @ DET ($5.4k DraftKings, $4.6k FanDuel)
While Tigers young RHP Buck Farmer stepped in for a spot start and shut down the meager Angels offense, this road start represents an entirely different type of challenge. Goldschmidt can serve as the head of a D’Backs stack as per usual, should you be able to afford them. Farmer put up a 7.36 ERA with an 18.2% HR/FB ratio during his rookie year and posted a 5.23 FIP over 14 appearances (1 start) last season and will have a tough team retiring Goldy, who is on fire with a .406/.537/.719 slash line over his last 10 appearances.

Corey Seager @ CLE ($4.2k DraftKings, $3.7k FanDuel)
It seemed like only a matter of time before Seager regained his status as one of the best hitting young shortstops in the game and he’s certainly one of the best options on the board at a thin position tonight. He’ll matchup against Indians RHP Trevor Bauer, who is sporting a 6.10 ERA with a 20% HR/FB ratio on the year and is allowing LHB to post a 2.45 HR/9 ratio with a 39.8% Hard Contact Rate. Seager is 5-for-15 with 3 walks, 2 HRs and 6 RBIs over his last 4 appearances and we’ll look for him to stay hot in this matchup.

Mitch Haniger vs. MIN ($3.8k DraftKings, $3k FanDuel)
Everyone’s favorite value play is back! And while he’s no longer priced at the minimum on FanDuel, Haniger can still serve as a cheap addition to a Mariners stack against consistently vulnerable RHP Kyle Gibson. The Twins SP managed to turn in his 2nd Quality Start of the year against a depleted Mariners lineup, but might struggle in another meeting with Seattle now that Haniger is back while Nelson Cruz and Robinson Cano are also healthier. With a .353 batting average and .444 wOBA against RHP, Haniger was one of the hottest hitters in baseball prior to his oblique injury and he started to regain his rhythm in a plus matchup last night.

Other hitters to consider: Bryce Harper, Josh Donaldson, Nelson Cruz, Mookie Betts, Mark Trumbo, Chris Owings, J.T. Realmuto, Ryon Healy, Franchy Cordero, Trey Mancini 

6/13/17 DFS MLB STACKS

Nationals vs R.A. Dickey
While he turned in a good start against the lowly Phillies at home in his last outing, Dickey is still low-hanging fruit for any good offense. Philadelphia has been posting the lowest collective wOBA in the Majors over the last 14 days while Washington is raking as a unit and leads the N.L. with a collective .339 wOBA on the year. Bryce Harper is clearly the most likely candidate to homer off Dickey if any of his knucklers hang, while Daniel Murphy is next in line. Anthony Rendon’s been raking against all pitching and Trea Turner is really coming around, while Adam Lind could draw another start if Ryan Zimmerman (back) misses another tilt.

Orioles vs Derek Holland
Baltimore was one of the lightest-hitting teams in the A.L. when facing LHP last season, but they’ve turned it around from a power perspective with a collective .167 ISO Mark and the most HRs in the Majors against lefties this year. Mark Trumbo is the best candidate to homer off vulnerable LHP Derek Holland, who is sporting a 6.31 FIP and 2.20 HR/9 ratio when facing RHB and has allowed Trumbo to go 15-for-47 with 5 HRs over a large sample size. Jonathan Schoop is another powerful righty that will be worth a look as will backstop Welington Castillo and you can consider Adam Jones and J.J. Hardy as GPP additions to this stack.

Other Stacks to consider:
Yankees vs J.C. Ramirez
Red Sox vs. Ben Lively
Mariners vs. Kyle Gibson
Dodgers vs. Trevor Bauer

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Nate Weitzer is a successful DFS player at DraftKings and FanDuel with numerous tournament wins in NBA and NFL contests. He's been writing about DFS for several years, specializing in NBA picks and advice while continuing to build his bankroll across the daily fantasy industry. When he's not playing DFS, Weitzer is often covering high school sports in the greater Boston area for outlets such as The Boston Globe, or playing basketball himself. Follow Nate on Twitter @Nweitzer7.

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