MLB DFS DraftKings.com & FanDuel.com Lineups & Picks for June 27, 2018
There are 11 games on the main MLB DFS slate for Wednesday, 6/27/18. Below is a list of our best MLB DFS picks for pitchers, hitters, and stacks to target in Cash and GPP lineups on DraftKings and FanDuel. The info below can also be used for creating your daily fantasy baseball strategy at FantasyDraft.
Please note the advice below is relevant for daily fantasy purposes. A player or team might be better or worse from a fantasy perspective than in real life due to matchup, price, and lots of other factors. This is important to consider when constructing a roster. Remember that more than in other sports, variance is a critical part of baseball. Even Mike Trout can go 0-for-4 on a given night, and Max Scherzer can get lit up by an unsuspecting team.
Weather can also play a huge role in MLB DFS on a nightly basis, and lineups are constantly shifting. So always, always check the starting lineups and weather reports when playing an MLB slate.
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Best MLB DFS Pitchers for June 27, 2018
Robbie Ray @ MIA ($10.0 DK / $9.0 FD)
I wouldn’t use Robbie Ray in Cash because he’s unlikely to get in a full workload as this will be his first start since April 29. Ray has been sidelined with an oblique injury and threw 66 pitches in his last rehab start, lasting only 4.1 innings. He did, however, strikeout nine batters and has 45 punch-outs over 27.2 innings this season. Miami’s 23.2 percent strikeout rate ranks inside the top 10. They rank 27th in wOBA and 28th in runs scored. Ray could be a tournament difference maker at DraftKings should he get near his full workload.
Shane Bieber @ STL ($8.4 DK / $7.4 FD)
Shane Bieber has been fantastic over his last two outings, allowing only one run while striking out 16 over 12.2 innings. The Cardinals are a much tougher test for the rookie pitcher, but they are 11th in strikeouts over the last 30 days and sixth over their last 14 days. Overall, they are striking out 23.1 percent of the time (13th most). Bieber has a ridiculous 277:21 K:BB ratio over 292.1 innings over his professional career. His 21.2 big league innings are a small sample size, but so far he has an impressive 12.0 SwStr% and 72.0% contact rate.
Kyle Gibson @ CWS ($8.5 DK / $8.3 FD)
Kyle Gibson is one of the better values tonight, according to RotoQL. He is having a career season when it comes to his K/9 (8.73) and ERA (3.25). Gibson has also improved his swinging strike percentage (11.0%) and contact rate (75.2%). And that contact rate is the 20th lowest among qualified arms. The Twins pitcher has allowed two or fewer runs in five straight starts. The opposing White Sox also have the second highest strikeout rate in the Majors, and they rank 27th in runs scored.
Others to consider: Madison Bumgarner, Rick Porcello
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Best MLB DFS Hitters for June 27, 2018
Kyle Seager @ BAL ($3.8 DK / $2.9 FD)
The Mariners are a strong stack against Alex Cobb and his 84.8 percent contact rate. The Orioles pitcher has allowed the seventh-most hits (96), 13 homers, and a 6.56 ERA. Opponents are hitting .322 off Cobb, which is the highest mark among pitchers with 70 innings pitched. Kyle Seager is one of the cheaper Seattle bats and continues to hit in the No. 4 or 5 spot. He hit a home run last night to give him 14 on the season.
Stephen Piscotty @ DET ($3.7 DK / $2.8 FD)
Stephen Piscotty is feeling it lately, and so are the Oakland A’s. Their 82 runs over the last two weeks are the third most. Piscotty has two homers in his last four games and three in the last seven. Matt Olson is definitely worth a look as well due to the 16 home runs allowed by Mike Fiers this season. That’s just four behind the league lead, and he has a 44.2 percent fly ball rate on the year.
Eric Hosmer @ TEX ($3.8 DK / $2.9 FD)
Mike Minor’s 43.7 percent fly ball rate is the 15th highest among pitchers with 70 innings, and his 41.9 hard hit rate is the 10th highest. He’s also allowed 12 home runs on the season. To take advantage, look at Eric Hosmer as he has the second highest projected point total at 1B, according to RotoQL. He’s a great value.
Brian Dozier @ CWS ($3.8 DK / $3.7 FD)
Brian Dozier hit his 11th home run last night, which was only his third bomb of the month. Nobody will have Dozier on their radar, so he makes for a sneaky tournament play with upside. The opposing James Shields allowed three home runs and seven earned runs against the Twins earlier this month. He’s also surrendered eight homers in his last five starts and has given up 79 since the start of 2016.
Others to consider: Buster Posey, Mike Zunino, Paul Goldschmidt, Matt Olson, Dee Gordon, Ian Kinsler, Adrian Beltre, Christian Villanueva, Manny Machado, Brandon Crawford, Khris Davis, Eddie Rosario, Mitch Haniger
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MLB DFS Stacks to Consider for June 27, 2018
Mariners @ Alex Cobb
Diamondbacks @ Wei-Yin Chen
Athletics @ Mike Fiers
Twins @ James Shields
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