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Draftkings MLB Showdown Picks: Diamondbacks vs. Padres 7/6/24

Draftkings picks and predictions for this evening's Diamondbacks vs. Padres matchup.

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. San Diego Padres
July 6, 2024 9:40 pm EDT

Major League Baseball presents a matchup between the San Diego Padres and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Let’s take a look at this MLB game from a Draftkings perspective.

Prior to discussing the San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks game let’s review the rules for the Draftkings single game showdown contest.

Draftkings Single Game Showdown Contest Rules

You have $50,000 to utilize on five players from either team. However, one of those players will be designated as your team captain. The captain accumulates 1.5 times the standard fantasy points. Additionally, the captain is 1.5 times the standard cost of the flex position.

The remaining four players in your lineup will receive the standard fantasy points. Having stated that, it is highly important for you to identify the correct player for your captain position if you hope to win a large field DFS GPP (guaranteed prize pool) showdown contest.

If you have additional questions regarding the rules for the single game showdown contest, I recommend that you check out the Draftkings website for more details.

*I recommend that all readers review the starting lineups for both teams prior to setting your DFS lineup for this one game slate.

Here are my Draftkings picks for tonight’s San Diego Padres vs. Arizona Diamondbacks matchup.

Draftkings Picks

Captain-Mark Waldron, Pitcher, San Diego Padres $11,400

On Saturday night, Major League Baseball presents the second game of a three game National League series between the Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Diego Padres.

How are these two teams playing entering tonight’s MLB game? The Arizona Diamondbacks arrive at tonight’s game with the San Diego Padres on the heels of four wins in the team’s last six games played in the 2024 MLB regular season that culminated with a 9-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers two days ago. The San Diego Padres are also playing good baseball. More specifically, the San Diego Padres have won the team’s last three games played this season, including a 3-1 victory over the Texas Rangers earlier in the week.

Now that we have ascertained how both teams are currently playing let’s shift our focus to tonight’s game. San Diego pitcher Mark Waldron has certainly established himself as a valuable member of the Padres starting pitching rotation this season. Having stated that, how has Waldron been playing from a statistical standpoint in 2024? Let’s review Mark Waldron’s recent game data to answer that question.

In the 17 games that Mark Waldron has pitched for the San Diego Padres in the 2024 MLB regular season, Waldron has posted a 3.56 ERA (Earned Run Average), a 1.19 WHIP (walks, hits, inning pitched), and added a robust 87 strikeouts while allowing 28 walks.

In summary, I am rolling with San Diego Padres pitcher Mark Waldron as my captain for this one game MLB DFS slate. I just don’t see a scenario where Mark Waldron does not perform well this evening.

Flex Plays

Luis Arraez, Second Baseman, San Diego Padres $8,000

San Diego second baseman Luis Arraez arrives at tonight’s game playing quality baseball. In his last two games played for the San Diego Padres in the 2024 MLB regular season, San Diego Padres second baseman Luis Arraez has accumulated four hits in nine plate appearances.

I fully expect talented San Diego Padres second baseman Luis Arraez to continue his quality play on the baseball diamond in tonight’s matchup versus the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Additional flex plays I like (Draftkings price noted): Brandon Pfaadt, Starting Pitcher (Arizona Diamondbacks) $11,600: Ketel Marte, Second Baseman (Arizona Diamondbacks) $9,200: Jake Cronenworth, Second Baseman (San Diego Padres) $7,400.

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