Leading Off – 6.13 – First Look Core GPP Plays – FanDuel and DraftKings MLB

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Hey Playmakers!!! We’ve got you a first look Core-5 of MLB DFS Picks to get your lineups started, as well as a few additional plays to consider. These picks work for both DraftKings and FanDuel. We’ll be researching and digging for the best plays throughout the day, so be sure to keep an eye out for our Stack Report, and Premium Core plays closer to lock.

Pitcher

SP | Zach Greinke | Arizona Diamondbacks | DK $9300 | FD $9500

Opponent- Washington Nationals

1. Greinke has amassed 5 straight quality starts on the road.
2. Washington is a bottom 10 home team in terms of batting, scoring just 144 runs on the season.
3. Washington struggles against RHP, and is in the top half of the league in SO vs. RHP.
4. Greinke has a paltry .094 WHIP this year, and has allowed just 12 hits over his last 19 IP on the road in his last 3 starts.
5. Greinke is averaging just under a K/9 this year.

Others to Consider: David Price (BOS) Jacob DeGrom (NYM) Matthew Boyd (DET)

Infielder

1B | Justin Smoak | Toronto Blue Jays | DK $ 4300 | FD $ 3300

Opponent: Gabriel Ynoa

1. Ynoa has picked up two spot starts and allowed 3 HR over 2 starts.
2. Smoak has 11 HR against RHP this year.
3. Smoak has a 148 wRC+ vs. RHP this year.
4. Smoak is projected to bat 4th in a Toronto lineup that has an implied run total of 4.9 runs.
5. Smoak has a .274 ISO against RHP.

SS | Didi Gregorius | New York Yankees | SS | DK $ 4300 | FD $3400

Opponent: Ivan Nova

1. Take advantage of Didi while his price is low, it’s going to jump up.
2. The Yankees are projected for 5.4 runs, and he bats in the heart of the lineup.
3. Didi has the platoon advantage, with 82 of his 95 career HR off RHP.
4. Nova has a WHIP of 1.64 this year.
5. Nova has allowed 7 ER over his past 2 starts.

Others to Consider: Gary Sanchez (NYY) Kike Hernandez (LAD) Fernando Tatis Jr. (SD) Vladmir Guerrero Jr. (TOR)

OUTFIELDERS

OF | Mookie Betts | Boston Red Sox | DK $ 4900 | FD $4200

Opponent: Adrian Sampson

1. Sampson has reverse splits, allowing .516 SLG to RHB.
2. Sampson has allowed an ER/IP over his last 3 road starts.
3. Boston has an implied run total of 5.4.
4. Mookie bats first leading to more opportunities to produce.
5. Sampson has a 4.89 xFIP this year which means his ERA is due for regression.

OF | Clint Frazier | New York Yankees | DK $ 4400 | FD $3500 

Opponent: Ivan Nova

1. New York is projected for 5.4 runs.
2. Frazier makes for a fairly cheap priced wrap around stack.
3. Frazier has averaged over 10 FP/game over the last 4 games.
4. Nova has a WHIP of 1.64 this year.
5. Nova has allowed 7 ER over his past 2 starts.

Others to Consider: JD Martinez (BOS) Avisail Garcia (TAM) Joc Pederson (LAD)


Trevor Raible is a DailyPlayAction MLB expert, and shares his player research/projections for MLB on DraftKings and FanDuel. Trevor plays on both sites himself, and although he expresses his opinions, he may implement other plays and strategies without notice.