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Welcome to Friday's edition of Aces and Bases, where I’ll go through the top MLB DFS Aces and Stacks on DraftKings and Fanduel. 

It’s Friday and I ain’t got &*(^ to do.  That’s a lie, I have an article to write about a great 13-game slate of MLB DFS.  At first glance, this is a great slate.  We have solid pitchers in amazing spots and bats in even better spots.  With 26 teams in action, we’ll have plenty of options on both the mound and at bat. 

Let’s dig in and make some money!

MLB DFS Aces – Main

Justin Steele vs. Arizona Diamondbacks

I said the other day when I recommended Joey Lucchesi against the Diamondbacks that they were an average-at-best team vs. lefties.  Lucchesi went on to pitch a gem and got us nearly 20 DK points.  Tonight, they’ll face a much tougher task in a pitcher like Justin Steele who is currently in the Cy Young conversation.  Steele has been brilliant.  

Over the last month, he’s pitched to a 1.36 ERA and has a nearly 31% K rate.  There ar...

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Thursday features a five-game night slate that starts at 7:07 PM EST. There are plenty of options and paths we can attack, so let’s get to it!


Kyle Bradish vs Tampa Bay Rays

If you’ve read my articles, you know I am obsessed with Bradish. The kid just continues to pump out quality starts, and has 19.9+ DraftKings points in 6 of his last 7 outings. He hasn’t allowed more than 2 ER in a start since August 1st. Tampa Bay rolls into town having heated back up after their midseason slump.

Bradish has faced the Rays twice since late June with pretty solid results. The first was 5 innings of 2-run ball with just four hits allowed and an 8/2 K/BB. The second was 6 innings of 2 run ball with six hits allowed and a 5/1 K/BB.

He is a solid option on a small slate that will almost undoubtedly have a high floor.

Logan Webb vs Colorado Rockies

Hear me out on this one. Normally we avoid pitchers in Coors Field, and for good reason. That said, Webb is one of the most talented pitchers on the slate, and with only a few games, we need to differentiate. He has faced the Rockies twice in San Fran over the last few months and has a combined stat line of 15 IP, 10 H, 0 ER, and a 14/1 K/BB.

While we can’t necessarily expect those numbers to maintain going from a pitcher’s paradise in Northern California to the high altitude in Colorado, this is a great matchup for Webb.

He has had mixed results over the last month or so, but the upside is undoubtedly present. The Giants are battling for a playoff spot, and this is as close to a must-win as they will face from here on out.

I’m shooting my shot with Webb here.

Michael King vs Boston Red Sox

Ever since King has moved into the rotation, he has been fantastic. Over his last four starts, he has a combined 14 innings of work, allowing just 3 hits, 2 ER, and an 18/1 K/BB. This directly coincides with me dropping him in some dynasty leagues because he wasn’t providing back-end value. But I digress.

The Red Sox have a potent offense, but one that is inconsistent. Last time King faced them, it was a short stint where he allowed 3 ER in just 1.1 innings while walking 2 and striking out 2. The Yankees have been a train wreck this season, but it seems like they may have found something in King as a rotation piece. With a Coors game, I’m going lower salary on the pitching. Neither Gausman or Eovaldi excite me in their matchups. Let’s get some offense.

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San Fransisco Giants vs Chase Anderson

I mentioned a pitcher in Coors above, but this is the pitcher to target for upside with your bats. Anderson was never a particularly good starter in MLB, and this season has shown more of the same. His last two starts have been particularly bad, allowing 8 ER over 7.1 IP on 10 hits with a 6/4 K/BB.

That is…not good.

The Giants are ready to pounce in this matchup as they continue to fight down the wire for a wild-card spot.

Mitch Haniger, Wilmer Flores, Thairo Estrada, Joc Pederson, and Mike Yaztremski look like solid options here, but this is a lineup in flux at times, and I want all pieces here against the gas can that is Chase Anderson.

Minnesota Twins vs Jose Arena

Jose Urena seems to be best known for being terrible and for intentionally throwing at Ronald Acuna Jr. in his career. He made his return from the IL last week, and wasn’t particularly impressive, but did allow just a single run in 4 innings of work against the Tigers.

The Twins are inexplicably in a playoff spot due to how terrible the AL Central has been this season. That said, there is upside to be had against Urena. Over his career, he has really struggled with LHB, so I’ll be prioritizing Edouard Julien, Max Kepler, the switch-hitting Willi Castro, and Matt Wallner. Alex Kiriloff is another lefty, and the list goes on with this lineup. There are a ton of strikeouts to be had against the Twins, but I’m not betting on Urena to have success at any point. Give me the lefty Twins and let’s move on to the next one.

Chicago White Sox vs Kenta Maeda

This one is a bit off the wall, but that’s why we like it. Maeda has seemed to completely lose his strikeout upside, and has just an 8/4 K/BB over his last three starts (14.1 IP). The White Sox still have some bats that can do damage, and they are my contrarian stack of the night.

Luis Robert Jr. is the obvious top choice, but Eloy Jimenez, Andrew Vaughn, Andrew Benintendi, and even the “knocked-out” king Tim Anderson are in play here. I think he will continue to throw strikes and fool nobody, and this is a lineup at potentially low ownership that can take advantage. It may be a lost season for the Sox, but they can at least make us some cash and go down swinging.

MLB DFS Summary

I have some low-owned potentials for you for Thursday, so let’s get this party started! Time to roll into the weekend on a high note!

Find the team in the Win Daily Discord channel and let’s chat about some plays!

Good luck and hope to see you in the green.   

Check me out on Twitter @BigItaly42 and let me know who you are playing tonight! Always around to talk some MLB!

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Welcome to Wednesday's edition of Aces and Bases, where I’ll go through the top MLB DFS Aces and Stacks on DraftKings and Fanduel. 

Hump Day!  It’s Wednesday and that brings us another split slate of MLB DFS.  I’m going to be focused on tonight’s 7 game slate. Pitching on this slate is mostly atrocious.  The one true ace on this slate is Blake Snell and he gets a dance with the Dodgers.  This does however mean we should have plenty of spots for stacks tonight.   

Let’s dig in and make some money!

MLB DFS Aces – Main

Blake Snell vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

I touched on this in the opener, but the one true ace on this slate is Blake Snell and he gets a matchup with the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight.  It’s a scary matchup but Blake Snell has been an absolute beast this season.  His K rate has been down a bit of late, but it’s still over 30% over the last month. 

Is he safe tonight?  Far, very far from it.  But his price is down from where it’s been as he’s only $10.1k on DK ...

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Thursday has no day slate, but we have a solid six-game slate for the evening starting at 6:40 ET. Let’s find some ways to grab some cash as we head into the weekend.


Luis Castillo vs Tampa Bay Rays

Castillo is the most talented pitcher on the slate, and it isn’t particularly close. He owns a 3.19 ERA and 1.03 WHIP on the season with a 183/40 K/BB over 169.1 innings of work this season. He takes on a Rays team that started the season on fire, but hasn’t exactly been tearing the cover off the ball of late.

Over the last 30 days, they are bottom 10 in K rate (23.6%), bottom 10 in BB rate (7.6%), but still have an elite power/speed combo.

That said, I’m siding with Castillo on this short slate. He has allowed 2 ER or less in five of his last eight starts, although he didn’t fare too well against the Rays last time they faced off. He served up 6 R (4 ER) over six innings of work, but did have a 6/0 K/BB.

I’m siding with the talent here.

Javier Assad vs Arizona Diamondbacks

On a short slate, we have to differentiate, and Assad actually feels like a worthwhile risk in this spot. He has been nothing short of tremendous over his last two outings. He held the Reds and Pirates to just 1 ER over 15 innings of work with a 14/3 K/BB.

Granted, even as a Reds fan I can admit that this D-Backs lineup is more of a problem. This is also a a lineup that has been devoid of power over the last month, with only the Giants and Guardians hitting less home runs over that span.

Assad has had command issues at times, with just a 67/33 K/BB on the season in 87 innings on the mound. I usually steer clear of command issues, but when we factor in price, it is hard not to justify taking the shot here, even against a fairly patient D-Backs lineup.

Max Fried vs St. Louis Cardinals

Fried looks like he is back to his old ways, and that is bad news for the train wreck that is the Cardinals lineup. He will have to navigate lefty-mashers Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado, but outside of those two, nobody scares me in this lineup.

Fried has been electric over his last two outings against the Dodgers and Giants, allowing a total of 2 ER with an 18/4 K/BB over 13 innings of work.

Let’s sit back and enjoy while Fried dominates the Cardinals during the next step of their embarrassment of a season.

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Atlanta Braves vs Adam Wainwright

The only thing better than the worst pitcher in baseball being on the slate is the fact that he is facing the best lineup in baseball (Get over it, Dodgers, the Braves are the clear top lineup). Wainwright has totaled the following DraftKings points over his last 10 starts:







9.7 (WOW)




We talk about this all the time. Any other name would have been forced into an early retirement. Ronald Acuna Jr., Matt Olson, Austin Riley, Marcelo Ozuna, Michael Harris, I want them all. Whoever I can fit from the Braves side will be a priority for me. Fireworks incoming.

Chicago Cubs vs Ryne Nelson

The Cubs have been one of the best lineups in baseball since the All-Star Break, and Ryne Nelson, quite simply put, is not very good. He has allowed 12 ER over his last two starts against the Twins and Padres over just six innings of work.

Cody Bellinger is the clear top priority here for me, but Ian Happ, Dansby Swanson, Seiya Suzuki, and Christopher Morel aren’t far behind. Let’s take advantage of a hot lineup against a struggling pitcher. If the wind is blowing out at Wrigley again, watch out. Nelson has served up 22 gopher balls already in 2023.

Los Angeles Angels vs Cal Quantrill

The Angels are in a great spot against Quantrill. We talked above about how bad Adam Wainwright was, but Cal hasn’t been much better. He has negative DK points in four of his last five outings. Not good.

The Angels are ready to tee off here, despite the fact that their lineup has been struggling of late without Ohtani and Trout.

They look like a solid cheap stack and filler team on this short slate.

Brandon Drury, Logan O’Hoppe, Mickey Monica, Noah Schaunel, and Mike Moustakas are my main targets here. Get yourself some value with the Halos.

MLB DFS Summary

Thursday features the Braves against Adam Wainwright. What a great night for fireworks. Let’s make some cash!

Find the team in the Win Daily Discord channel and let’s chat about some plays!

Good luck and hope to see you in the green.   

Check me out on Twitter @BigItaly42 and let me know who you are playing tonight! Always around to talk some MLB!

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With two slates on tap, the day slate beginning at 12:20 boasts seven games, so we will be focusing there. Offense has been wild the last few days, let’s find ourselves some upside on both sides of the diamond for the day slate!


Pablo Lopez vs Seattle Mariners

There are some very good pitchers in tough spots today, and when we factor in matchups, Lopez is one of the top arms for me. He inexplicably struggled last time out against Oakland, but facing a struggling Mariners lineup should help him right the ship.

On the season, Lopez owns a 4.24 ERA and 1.12 WHIP with a whopping 145 strikeouts in 116.2 innings of work and just 32 free passes. The Mariners have score more than three runs just twice in their last 8 games and are sputtering like the old Honda in your driveway.

Lopez was done in by two longballs in his last outing, but had previously allowed only two total homers over his last seven starts. The Mariners have some firepower, but he looks like a safe bet to reach a QS, despite being a small underdog against George Kirby. (By the way, Kirby is a fantastic play in his own right)

Blake Snell vs Toronto Blue Jays

How can you not love both watching and rostering Snell?The guy is absolutely electric, and now has 139 strikeouts in 103 innings of work. The Padres suck, but that hasn’t been because of Snell. He has allowed zero earned runs in five of his last six and eight of his last 10 starts overall.

During that span, he has double-digit strikeouts in five of seven games. I don’t care who he is facing, I’m all aboard the Snell train for now. It’s hard to argue that he hasn’t been the best pitcher in baseball since late May.

Load him up and don’t look back.

Corbin Burnes vs Philadelphia Phillies

Bryce Harper seems incapable of hitting home runs anymore. All Kyle Schwarber does is hit homers. All Bryson Stott seems to do is hit singles. Trea Turner and JT Realmuto have been inconsistent.

Enter Corbin Burnes. He looked like a former CY Young Winner in his dominant outing against the Reds last time out, striking out 13 over 6 innings of 2-hit ball with just two walks. The Phillies can make him pay if he isn’t finding the strike zone, as they have some patient hitters on their side. That said, I’ll side with Burnes here. I have a feeling that this is the part of the season where he puts it all together again.

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Chicago White Sox vs Jose Quintana

The White Sox have been a frustrating team to roster, and Eloy Jimenez is hurt AGAIN. That said, Luis Robert should be a staple in any lineups today, as the White Sox take on an aging fly-ball pitcher. His numbers last season were fluky, but he posted plenty of quality outings.

It seems unlikely he will go deep in this one, but regardless, he doesn’t miss many bats, so I’ll be looking for power bats here. In addition to Robert, Jake Burger, Yasmani Grandal, Tim Anderson, and the stuggling Oscar Colas are my top targets. Beware that this team loves to let you down, but the potential is there.

Detroit Tigers vs Zack Greinke

This might not be a sexy pick, but I’m a fan of the young Tigers here against another aging pitcher who pitchers to contact. Spencer Torkelson has been as hot as the sun, Kerry Carpenter is finally seeing some positive regression, and Riley Greene is poised and ready for a big second half. Javy Baez can be a throw-in, or Miggy works fine as well.

I’m not a believer in Greinke at this stage in his career, and I think the Tigers knock him around a bit.

Cincinnati Reds vs Alex Cobb

There aren’t a ton of pitchers we can target easily on this slate, but Cobb fits the bill. His overall numbers are decent, but he allows too many baserunners, and the Reds can make a guy like him pay. Will Benson is scorching, and should be batting higher in the order. Joey Votto and Elly De La Cruz both have crushed the ball (especially Elly last night with possibly the worst batted-ball luck ever), and Christian Encarnacion-Strand is finally up.

Be aware that we could see Votto sit this one out as David Bell rotates through 10 guys for 9 spots. We could see some craziness here, but I’m riding with the Reds today.

MLB DFS Summary

Enjoy some Thursday baseball and let’s cash in!

Find the team in the Win Daily Discord channel and let’s chat about some plays!

Good luck and hope to see you in the green.   

Check me out on Twitter @BigItaly42 and let me know who you are playing tonight! Always around to talk some MLB!

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Welcome to Wednesday's edition of Aces and Bases, where I’ll go through the top MLB DFS Aces and Stacks on DraftKings and Fanduel. 

Today we are back to having a split slate on a Wednesday.  This article will be focused on the 8-game MLB DFS slate that starts at 7 pm EST.  This slate has a real lack of high-end pitching, but it does have a bunch of mid-level pitching that has some extra upside.  We also have some bats that should be in solid spots tonight.  

Let’s dig in and make some money!

MLB DFS Aces – Main

Eduardo Rodriguez vs. Kansas City Royals

Although the Royals caused Tarik Skubal to have a negative outing yesterday, I’m still going to go right back to the well and attack them today.  Skubal was cruising along until he completely imploded in the fourth inning.  With Rodriguez being more of a seasoned vet, I don’t see the same thing happening two games in a row.  Rodriguez has now been back for 2 starts. 

In his ...

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Welcome to Monday's edition of Aces and Bases, where I’ll be going through the top MLB DFS Aces and Stacks on DraftKings and Fanduel. 

It’s Monday Funday and MLB has blessed us with a 10-game slate of MLB DFS.  This slate is lacking a true ace pitcher but it does have some higher-end pitching that should do well for us.  It also has some gas cans that we should be able to take full advantage of tonight.  At first glance, this is looking to be a fun slate that we can go in multiple directions.

Let’s dig in and make some money!

MLB DFS Aces – Main

Nick Pivetta vs. Oakland Athletics

Some sites are showing Nick Pivetta as the listed starter for the Boston Red Sox tonight.  Should he start tonight, I really like this spot for him.  The A’s are an inconsistent offense that has shown to have some spunk.  They are also a lineup that has shown a high propensity to strike out as they have a 32% K rate since coming back from the All-Star Break.&n...

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There are a few slates today, but I’ll be focusing on the main slate that starts at 7:05 ET. We have 12 games of action, and after a fun day yesterday, we are ready to get back at it! Let’s find ourselves some good spots to exploit!


Pablo Lopez vs Oakland Athletics

Not only is Lopez coming off of one of the best starts of his career (CG SO with 12 K, 4 H, and 0 BB), but he now faces a very vulnerable lineup in the A’s. Lopez has 9+ strikeouts in four of his last five starts, and we can talk all day about the Oakland lineup being one of the worst in MLB.

Oakland has a team K rate approaching 25% on the season, and the sky is the limit for Pablo here. Coming off some rest from the ASB, he hasn’t pitched since July 5th. He will be well-rested and ready to continue his recent dominance. He is my favorite pitcher on the board, and is quite a bit cheaper than Spencer Strider, especially on DK, where he is $2600 cheaper. Fire him up with confidence tonight!

George Kirby vs Detroit Tigers

My affinity for Kirby is well-documented. He has command that is about as good as any pitcher in MLB. He owns an 89/10 K/BB on the season, and although he isn’t an elite K guy, his efficiency gives him a ceiling as well.

Over his last three starts, he has allowed 2 ER or less in every single one with a 14/4 K/BB. That stretch was brutal too, as he faced Baltimore, Tampa Bay, and Houston. I’m expecting a big performance from him here against a Tigers lineup that has a 24% K rate and a team 86 wRC+ on the season.

He is unlikely to hit a monster strikeout total, but he should easily be able to get through 6 or 7 efficient innings and pay off his salary.

Kyle Gibson vs Miami Marlins

Kyle Gibson seems like he has been around for 100 years, and maybe he has. He is a veteran pitcher who has had his share of struggles this season. He finished the first half of the season with a phenomenal performance against Minnesota (7 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 1 BB, 11K).

Don’t expect that type of performance again, but he is more than capable of crushing his salary, especially on DK where he is just $6K. Miami is not a team that strikes out a lot (21.6% in 2023), but Gibson has the tools to keep them off balance. He is cheap and can help you afford some stacks I’m about to list below.

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New York Yankees vs Connor Seabold

Seabold has had a rough go of it in 2023, posting a 6.65 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, and just a 53/22 K/BB over 70.1 innings of work. Over his last two starts at home, he allowed 12 ER on 12 hits, including 4 HR with just a 7/2 K/BB in 10 innings of work.

Let’s be honest here, the Yankees suck and deserve to be in last place in their division. That said, there is still plenty of upside in this lineup, especially at Coors Field against one of the worst pitchers in MLB.

Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson, and Gleyber Torres have all been tearing the cover off the ball recently. We never know what we will get from Anthony Volpe, but I like him here as well. Anthony Rizzo has been in a brutal slump, but I’m all aboard the Yankees train here. After the Stanton HR last night, the bats went silent, but I don’t see that happening here again. Get yourself some Yankees and rake in the cash.

Atlanta Braves vs Lance Lynn

We all know Lynn can rack up strikeouts, but are we convinced that any pitcher on the planet can silence the Braves’ bats? Even if he finds a way to pile up some Ks, this is still the best offense in MLB, and Lynn has a propensity for getting shelled.

I’m banking on Ronald Acuna Jr., Ozzie Albies, Matt Olson, Sean Murphy, Michael Harris II and company to take care of business here, and I’m hoping they will be low owned. Lynn still has a brutal 6.03 ERA and 1.42 WHIP on the season and has given up 22 HR. I’d be willing to wager that there is nearly zero chance that number remains at 22 after tonight.

San Fransisco Giants vs Johan Oviedo

Oviedo has shown some flashes of upside at times, but overall he is not a very good pitcher. Over his last two starts before the ASB, he gave up 13 ER in 11.2 innings of work against Milwaukee and the Dodgers. While the Giants clearly don’t have that type of lineup, there are quite a few good pieces that can do some damage.

Patrick Bailey, Wilmer Flores, JD Davis, and Joc Pederson are all fairly cheap and have some upside here. Michael Conforto left the game last night after being hit by a pitch, but seems to be OK. Don’t be surprised if he sits out, but if he is in the lineup I’m a fan here. Even the bottom of the order guys like Casey Schmitt, Brandon Crawford, and Luis Matos could be in play here. I’m not a fan of Oviedo and I think you can attack him for cheap tonight!

MLB DFS Summary

Hope everyone enjoyed the ASB, let’s get back to making some money!

Find the team in the Win Daily Discord channel and let’s chat about some plays!

Good luck and hope to see you in the green.   

Check me out on Twitter @BigItaly42 and let me know who you are playing tonight! Always around to talk some MLB!

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Welcome to Friday's edition of Aces and Bases, where I’ll be going through the top MLB DFS Aces and Stacks on DraftKings and Fanduel. 

We are back!  After a nice break thanks to the All-Star Game, we are blessed with a massive 14-game slate of MLB DFS tonight.  Teams are mostly rested and rotations are mostly reset.  This should be a fun slate as we have a little bit of everything.  We have good pitching, we have bad pitching, we have OK pitching. 

Let’s dig and make some money!

MLB DFS Aces – Main

Kenta Maeda vs. Oakland Athletics

Kenta Maeda is my SP1 tonight and I don’t think it’s very close.  He has been, for the most part, lights out this season for the Twins.  Over the last month, he’s dialed it up to a nearly 33% K rate and just a 1.59 ERA.  His WHIP, an extremely important number, is under 1.  That’s just phenomenal.  He gets the pleasure of facing off against a terrible Oakland Athletics team. 


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It’s the last day of games before the All-Star break, which means a few things. We will likely see some lineups we don’t expect, guys being given a bit of rest, and everything in between. The main slate starts at 1:35 ET, and there is plenty to be excited about! Let’s crush this slate then get ready to make some money on the Home Run Derby!


Jesus Luzardo vs Philadelphia Phillies

Yet another player who came up with Oakland who is finding success elsewhere. Weird how that happens. We aren’t here to commiserate about that team and their ineptitude. What we ARE here for is money, and Luzardo has been MONEY lately.

His last three starts have each been worth a minimum of 28.7 DK points, and he has a 26/4 K/BB over those three outings while allowing…ZERO runs. He has 120 K in 103 innings of work, and the Phillies are always susceptible to the punchout. While some may flock to the more proven commodity in Aaron Nola in this game, I’m on Luzardo.

Over the last 7 days, the Phillies offense has been pathetic, posting a 23.7% K rate and a 3.4% BB rate, which is EASILY the lowest in baseball over that span.

Luzardo should have plenty of upside in this one, and I love him here. The Marlins are small -120 favorites here with a total of just 7.5. It’s time to turn to Jesus.

Tarik Skubal vs Toronto Blue Jays

No, this isn’t a piggyback play after what happened to Toronto yesterday. What I’m after here is one of the best young arms in the game who is ready to roll. His 2023 debut was nothing short of spectacular, tossing four no-hit innings with six punchouts against the A’s on just 58 pitches.

I would be stunned to see him go much more than 80 pitches here as the Tigers ease him back into action, but we have to take some shots on a slate like this, and I love Skubal. The dynasty baseball nerd in me has been watching his progress for years, and the kid has ace potential in my book.

The short leash certainly puts a damper on his upside, but I’m rolling with him here. We may see an unorthodox lineup from Toronto, but either way I think he can smash this salary. The risk is inherent, but you don’t win without taking chances. This is my hill to die on today.

Shane Bieber vs Kansas City Royals

Bieber is still a very good pitcher, although he isn’t often the guy who will rack up huge strikeout numbers anymore. Well, facing a Kansas City offense may change that for him today. He faced this same AAAA squad two starts back and was fantastic, striking out 8 over six scoreless innings with just a single walk and two hits.

He has had his issues this season, including five walks last time out against Atlanta, but we can go ahead and give him a pass there. This play is about safety and some upside, and Bieber has it all against this offense. The Royals have a 27.1% K rate over the last week, a .277 team wOBA, and a 73 wRC+. They are struggling big time, and the Guardians are looking to end the first half in a big way. Bieber is a solid option today.

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Cincinnati Reds vs Wade Miley

The former Reds pitcher is in for a rough day on Sunday. The Reds have shocked the MLB world with their breakout this season, and they have been one of the best against LHP. On the season, they own a .770 OPS, .335 wOBA, and a walk rate north of 8% against southpaws.

Miley is a contact pitcher who doesn’t miss bats very often. He has just 38 strikeouts to 16 walks over 61 innings this season, and the Reds lineup is dangerous.

Elly De La Cruz just completed more history yesterday by stealing every base in about 10 seconds, Joey Votto has found the fountain of youth (be sure to check if he is in the lineup), and the list goes on all day. Matt Mclain, Spencer Steer, Tyler Stephenson, and Jake Fraley are all in play here. Kevin Newman shouldn’t be blocking CES anymore, but he is cheap and could hit leadoff. The Reds are looking to make a statment before the break, and Miley is going to have to take on the challenge.


Chicago White Sox vs Steven Matz

Sure, Matz is unlikely to go past 4 innings or so, as his highest pitch count is 64 since late May as a bullpen arm. He is taking the place of Adam Wainwright because he is “hurt” (he just sucks, but that’s what we are being told).

Luis Robert is one of the hottest hitters on the planet, Eloy Jimenez is taking form, Jake Burger, Oscar Colas, and Tim Anderson all have some upside here as well. Matz may be given a longer leash in order to preserve some bullpen arms, and that is good news for the ‘Sox. They can’t be any worse than they were yesterday, right?

Chicago Cubs vs Domingo German

Regardless of the fact that he is a truly terrible person and shouldn’t be playing professional baseball, German is not that good as a pitcher either. Perfect game aside, he has had major struggles this season. I imagine Dansby Swanson will continue to get rest going into the break, but did you know that Cody Bellinger (despite going 0-4 yesterday) is batting .449 over the last 14 days? Even more impressively, his K rate is 7.5% over that span. He is looking again like a former MVP.

Journeyman Mike Tauchman has been heating up, Ian Happ is always a threat to park one in the seats, Nico Hoerner is one of the best contact hitters in the game, and Seiya Suzuki has power upside as well. If you believe in Christopher Morel also, I don’t blame you.

This is going to be a bad day for a bad person, and we will make some money from it. Let’s go Cubbies!

MLB DFS Summary

I hope everyone makes some cash and enjoys the All-Star Break! See you all here again next week!

Find the team in the Win Daily Discord channel and let’s chat about some plays!

Good luck and hope to see you in the green.   

Check me out on Twitter @BigItaly42 and let me know who you are playing tonight! Always around to talk some MLB!

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