Mike Minor vs. Kansas City Royals – $10,300 DraftKings, $9,200 FanDuel
It’s come to the point where I will stop stacking against Mike Minor in Texas. I always told myself the day would come and now it’s here. Mike Minor holds a 2.08 home ERA with a .213 batting average against. As he sits at around 10 K/9 I love the opportunity he gives us with major upside in this matchup. Facing off against Jakob Junis gives me a good feeling about him grabbing a win as well. I love the upside in this matchup with the strikeouts up and down the Royals lineup.
Hyun-Jim Ryu vs New York Mets – $11,200 DraftKings, $11,000 FanDuel
The Mets are a very bad offense right now and they have strikeouts up and down their lineup. Ryu has been nails lately, especially at home. He has scored under 29 fantasy points once this season at home. I am scared about the pitch count, as we always are with the Dodgers pitchers, but I think he will be just fine here. Ryu isn’t a massive strikeout pitcher, but this season he does hold a near 10 K/9 at home and the Mets do strike out a pretty solid amount. At home this year Ryu holds a 1.22 ERA and a .177 batting average against.
Carlos Carrasco @ Chicago White Sox – $9,500 DraftKings, $10,200 FanDuel
Carlos Carrasco has insane strikeout upside against a team that strikes out at an insane clip. In his two starts against the White Sox this season Carrasco had scored 28.2 and 31.1 DraftKings points. He has the White Sox’s number and he is a perfect pivot off the top two arms on a top-heavy pitching slate.
Chris Sale @ New York Yankees – $10,800 DraftKings, $11,200 FanDuel
After a crazy slow start to the season, Sale has finally come back to form. Now I know his last two starts against Houston were not worth his price ,tag, but it’s Houston so I’ll give him a pass. So far in May, Sale has a sparkling 15.59 K/9 and there are a ton of strikeouts in the Yankees lineup. Sale is also much better against right-handed bats and this helps his case even more, as the Yankees best bats are right-handed. I think Sale can easily go out and dominate this one and he is in strong consideration as my SP1 on FanDuel.
Won the FanDuel, 11K MLB Pickoff Single Entry Tournament in May of 2019. Started playing MLB DFS a couple years ago and have found success as mainly a cash game player. After playing season-long fantasy for five years I decided to give DFS a shot and have never looked back. Grinding all year around with MLB, NBA and NFL.