6/28 MLB DFS Picks: The Butler is Serving it Up Today
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Where to focus?
It’s a different day, but the story remains the same as all of our attention should first be directed to Coors Field. The Blue Jays and Rockies will square off again, this time featuring left-hander J.A. Happ and right-hander Eddie Butler. Neither Butler nor Happ should give us the brief run-less scare that we had last night, as both will have their work cut out for them tonight. Happ is a flyball arm that should be deathly frightened of Nolan Arenado ($9,600) and the rest of the right-handed Rockies tonight. Last night we saw Christian Adames ($4,200) draw a start hitting second and should he be in there again, he’s nearly a must. Furthermore, left-handed masher Ryan Raburn ($7,200) will most likely find himself in a good spot against Happ tonight and his salary will bring you some relief.
The Blue Jays side is even more enticing offensively as Eddie Butler has been generous to all offenses this season. He’s pitched to a 6.71 ERA, allowing nearly two home runs per nine innings while only striking out six hitters in the same time frame. Furthermore, Butler is allowing nearly 40% hard contact and the Jays are not void of hard hitting bats. With an implied run total above six runs, all the Jays are in play but the most valuable will remain Ezequial Carrera ($8,700). Carrera struck with a zero point performance last night, but I expect he’ll rebound atop the order tonight.
Outside of Coors Field, the Chicago Cubs look to once again flex their offensive muscle as Kris Bryant ($9,600) personally led them out of a funk last night. Bryant and company get a sweet matchup with flyball oriented John Lamb and the rest of the horrid Reds bullpen tonight. Lamb has bamboozled some of our most recent stack attempts against him, but I fully expect the Cubs will have no trouble with a guy with a 5.09 xFIP. Bryant remains my favorite, but Contreras ($8,000), Zobrist ($9,300), Baez ($7,600) and the rest of the most powerful Cubs are all on the board.
With so many options on the board tonight, it’s paramount to not forget that Mike Pelfrey is pitching. Pelfrey is worth an obligatory stack against and his matchup with the Marlins probably will give you low tournament ownership tonight. The book on Pelfrey is still the same, he’s terrible and you should pick on him. Giancarlo Stanton ($9,300) has seen a price increase after a few homers against the Cubs and teammate Christian Yelich ($9,200) is priced just below him. The pair can be surrounded by any and all Marlins as the underrated stack of the day might just be the most obvious one.
On the bump…
Jake Arrieta didn’t exactly work out last night, but Jon Lester should avenge him tonight. Lester ($22,800) isn’t the most expensive pitching option on the board, but he has arguably the best matchup as the Cubs are huge favorites against a worthless Reds lineup. The Reds strikeout the 13th most in the league against southpaws and have managed to muster the 7th worst wRC+ against them this season. The best part about Lester is the accessible price tag as it’s not often you’ll find aces in prime matchups for less than $23,000.
Corey Kluber ($26,000) deservedly drew the highest price tag on the slate. Klubot gets a matchup with the Atlanta Braves, one that is difficult to turn away. Kluber has been solid all season but has largely flown under the radar thanks to the success of some of his other rotation mates. The Braves will get more contact oriented against righties, so his strikeout projection might take a bit of a hit, but the Indians are big favorites in a game where Atlanta is sporting an implied run total of just 3.2 runs.
A pair of guys in the middle also appear to be in prime spots for domination tonight as Jose Quintana ($20,000) and Zack Grienke ($20,700) draw matchups with baseball’s bottom teams. Quintana gets the Twins while Grienke will pitch at home against a Phillies team that has been mired in a downward spiral that might never end. The difficulty will be pairing one of these guys with Lester or Kluber, and still getting exposure to the top offenses, but allowing them to find their way into a tournament lineup should be the play tonight.
At the lower price points, you might have to put your trust in one of Julio Urias ($14,800) or Matt Harvey ($12,900). Neither draws the most enticing matchups, but their price points relative to their skill sets make them options tonight. Furthermore, the need to roster a second starting pitcher at a lower salary to allow for more offensive weapons is going to play a large role in constructing a winning lineup. Both arms have extreme strikeout potential (though we haven’t seen it from Harvey so far) and are guys you’ll need to at least consider should the weather hold.