DFS – Fantasy Baseball – DraftKings Lineups, Picks & Advice – 6/17/18
MLB - Late Slate (1:05 PM) - DraftKings Lineup for 6/17/18
Daily Fantasy Baseball (DFS) - MLB DraftKings Lineup – 6/17/2018
Update (11:40 PM) - Hi Everyone!
Need to make a quick change as Kipnis isn't getting the start. I'm keeping the same game plan and just putting Erik Gonzalez in the lineup as he was the same price as Kipnis. Good Luck!
It’s Sunday June 17th, 2018 and let’s take a look at the lineup I have going for tonight’s “Main” slate (1:05 EST) for the MLB DraftKings contests.
As always, remember to check the weather and the starting lineups when they are released as you don’t want to find out before it’s too late that you have someone in your lineups that isn’t going to be playing tonight!
Here is my current lineup for today:
P –Dylan Bundy (BAL - $10,500) – Dylan Bundy comes into this game with just a 4-7 record but does have a decent 3.66 ERA and 1.20 WHIP. Outside of the disaster that happened agianst Kansas City this season, Bundy has been the best pitcher for the Orioles this season and over his last two games, he has gone 15.0 innings giving up no ER’s on 6 hits while striking out 12. Bundy has a solid 10.22 K/9 ratio and will be up against the Miami Marlins who rank 18th in team strikeout rate. Bundy has been great during “day” games this season as he has a 1.08 ERA in 6 starts this season and as the Marlins rank just 25th in batting average vs. RHP, I like Bundy tonight.
P – Chase Anderson (MIL - $7,700) – I think Chase Anderson has some great value today as although it hasn’t been a great season for Anderson (5-5, 4.13 ERA, 1.17 WHIP), he does have a great home matchup against the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. Anderson is coming off his best start of the season agianst the Cubs (7.0 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 6 K’s) and although he only has a 6.13 K/9 ratio on the year, he does face the Phillies who rank dead last in MLB in team strikeout rate. Philadelphia ranks just 26th in team batting average vs. RHP and also have struggled on the road this season ranking dead last in team batting average. Anderson is holding his opponents to just a .217 average on the season and I’m hoping for another big outing against the Phillies this afternoon.
C – Gary Sanchez (NYY - $4,000) – Gary Sanchez has had a season to forget however, he has picked up a couple of big hits over his past two games and just has too much upside to pass up in his matchup against Wilmer Font of the Rays who comes into this game with an 8.48 ERA and 1.74 WHIP on the season. Sanchez is hitting just .190 on the season but does have 13 HR’s and 39 RBI’s. Sanchez was given some time off earlier this week due to his struggles and so far, it seems like it worked as he has a bases clearing double on Friday night and hit a HR yesterday. Sanchez has a .901 OPS at home over his past three seasons and as Font is allowing opponents to .311 against him this season, I like the potential for a big game by Sanchez today.
1B – Marwin Gonzalez (HOU - $3,400) – Marwin Gonzalez is hitting just .257 on the season with 5 HR’s and 32 RBI’s however has been solid as of late as over the past week, Gonzalez has posted a .444 average with 2 doubles, a triple, and a HR. Gonzalez has a 4-game hitting streak and has at least 2 hits in 3 of those 4 games. Gonzalez went 3 for 4 last night and will be up against the RHP Brad Keller who didn’t look that sharp in his last outing as he gave up 5 hits and 4 walks over 5.1 IP. Gonzalez is a switch-hitter, but all his power has come from the left-side of the plate this season and I think he can continue his recent stretch of solid play this afternoon agianst the Royals.
2B – Jason Kipnis (CLE - $3,300) – I’m going to be stacking the Cleveland Indians agianst the RHP Jake Odorizzi of the Minnesota Twins today and it starts with Jason Kipnis. Kipnis has had a tough season for the Indians as he is hitting just .198 on the season with 4 HR’s and 25 RBI’s however, this is still the same player who has posted a .289 average and .836 Ops vs. RHP over his past three seasons. Kipnis has hit .242 average against Minnesota this season which although isn’t great, is still better than what he has shown agianst other teams this season and I’m willing to take a chance with him this after as in his career, he is 3 for 10 with two doubles, a triple, and 2 BB’s agianst Odorizzi.
3B – Jose Ramirez (CLE - $5,300) – I’m spending up for Jose Ramirez tonight and why not as the slugging third-baseman for the Indians come into this game with a .292 average, 21 HR’s, and 47 RBI’s on the year. Ramirez is hitting just .276 over the past week but does have a double, triple, and a HR in that stretch and also comes into this game on an 8-game hitting streak. Ramirez is 3 for 9 with 2 HR’s against Odorizzi in his career and has posted a .297 average, .659 slugging percentage, and a 1.064 OPS vs. RHP on the season. Ramirez has a .315 average, .645 slugging percentage and 1.051 OPS at home this season and is my “Long Ball Lock” today as 18 of his 21 HR’s have come as an LHB.
SS – Francisco Lindor (CLE - $5,000) – I’m also going to be paying up for Cleveland’s Francisco Lindor as I just expect to Indians to put up a big number today agianst Jack Odorizzi and the Twins. Lindor is hitting .292 on the season with 16 HR’s and 37 RBI’s and has been great lately as he has a .344 average with 3 doubles and 2 HR’s over the past week. Similar to Jose Ramirez, Lindor has shown the majority of his power from the left-side of the plate as 12 of his 16 HR’s have come from that side of the plate. Lindor is 5 for 9 lifetime with 2 doubles and 2 HR’s vs. Odorizzi in his career and has also been great at home this season, posting a .324 average, .610 slugging percentage, and a 1.001 OPS.
OF – Eddie Rosario (MIN - $4,900) – Eddie Rosario is quickly becoming a superstar in this league as the Minnesota outfielder comes into this game with a .323 average, 16 HR’s, and 46 RBI’s on the season. Rosario has posted a .375 average with 4 doubles and 2 HR’s over the past week, which includes a 4 for 4 game last night with a double and HR. Rosario has hits in 8 of their last 9 games and will be up agianst the Indians Shane Bieber who will be making a spot start today for the Indians and comes into this game with a 6.35 ERA on the year. Rosario has a .330 average, .617 slugging percentage, and a .996 OPS vs. RHP on the season and also has been great during “day” games as he has posted a .396 average, .750 slugging percentage, and a 1.198 OPS.
OF – Max Kepler (MIN - $3,200) – I don’t have much salary left but I think we have a decent value pick in Minnesota’s Max Kepler this afternoon. Kepler has struggled as of late and is now hitting just .224 on the season with 7 HR’s and 26 RBI’s but you must like his match agianst Shane Bieber who in his one start this season agianst Minnesota last 5.2 innings while giving up 8 hits, 4 ER’s and 2 HR’s. Kepler did have a double and 2 RBI’s yesterday which hopefully will help him get out of his recent slump and I think his numbers will start to improve as last season, he posted a .272 average and .827 OPS vs. RHP. Kepler has great HR-upside and I’m hoping for a big game from him today in a solid matchup.
OF – Robbie Grossman (MIN - $2,700) – I don’t have much salary left however, I don’t mind going with the Twins Robbie Grossman today to add on to my Minnesota mini-stack. Grossman is hitting just .226 on the season with 2 HR’s and 16 RBI’s however, he does have enough power to hit HR’s and is a very patient hitter that can get us a few walks. Grossman has hits in 5 of his last 6 games and had a decent day when Shane Bieber made his start agianst Cleveland earlier this season, going 2 for 4 with a run and RBI. Grossman has been much better of a hitter on the road this season and if he can get us just a few points today, he’ll be decent value.
Have a great Sunday everyone and Good Luck tonight!