First off: Happy Independence Day! With the holiday, today’s MLB article will be shortened. I appreciate your understanding! I hope you all enjoy time with your friends and family and maybe some success with DFS MLB as well. We have a split slate with the early and late offering both 7 games to choose from. We will highlight some of our favorite plays.
Ian Kinsler (DK: $4,000 FD: $3,400) vs. RHP R.A. Dickey: .308 / .357 / .769 with 2 home runs (4/13)
Danny Valencia (DK: $2,800 FD: $2,800) vs. LHP David Price: .706 / .762 / .882 with 3 XBH’s (12/17)
Stephen Vogt (DK: $3,300 FD: $3,300) vs. RHP Felix Hernandez: .583 / .615 / 1.000 with 1 HR (7/12)
Kelly Johnson (DK: $3,000 FD: $2,200) vs. RHP Kevin Correia: .333 / .394 / .867 with 5 HR’s (10/30)
Joe Mauer (DK: $4,100 FD: $2,600) vs. RHP Joe Blanton: .407 / .467 / .593 with 1 HR (11/27)
Adrian Beltre (DK: $4,200 FD: $2,600) vs. LHP Hector Santiago: .350 / .435 / .900 with 3 HR’s (7/20)
David Ortiz (DK: $4,300 FD: $3,100) vs. RHP Colin McHugh: Ortiz is having a down year if we go on what we’ve come to expect from him over the years. However, this has not affecting his play at Fenway much at all, especially vs. RHP. Ortiz owns a .437 wOBA vs. RHP and a .258 ISO vs. RHP @ Fenway
Maikel Franco (DK: $4,200 FD: $3,400) vs. LHP Alex Wood: Yes, limited sample size at the big-league level but a .430 wOBA / .375 ISO vs. LHP is too good to ignore. Franco was batting .372 / .426 / .651 vs. lefties @ Lehigh Valley prior to being called up.
Jimmy Paredes (DK: $4,100 FD: $3,300) vs. RHP Jeff Samardzija: Don’t you love switch-hitters? Jimmy has been a machine from the left side of the plate, posting .374 wOBA / .217 ISO vs. RHP this season. Both numbers put him 2nd among 2B in the league.
Mark Teixeira (DK: $4,300 FD: $3,200) vs. RHP Nate Karns: .426 wOBA / .328 ISO vs. RHP @ Yankee Stadium this season
David Peralta (DK: $4,300 FD: $4,000) vs. RHP David Hale: .353 wOBA / .202 ISO vs. RHP this season — .362 / .197 in his career. Nice GPP option
RHP Carlos Martinez (DK: $9,000 FD: $10,000) vs. San Diego Padres: The Padres have the 5th highest strike out percentage (22.8%) vs RHP and Carlos Martinez has been awesome at home holding opponents to just a .282 wOBA & has a 9.64 K/9 rate on the season.
LHP Patrick Corbin (DK: $6,100 FD: $6,700) vs. Colorado Rockies: Welcome back, kid! He owns a career 2.96 ERA at home and absolutely no one will be on him. Why not?
Top Options: Greinke, Hernandez, Price, Harvey (in that order)
Good luck today! Be on the lookout for our NASCAR article this evening as DraftKings will be guaranteeing $250,000 in a $3 entry contest!
Enjoy your Independence Day and say a special thanks to those who fight every single day for our freedom in this great country.