Going All In: Find Gold in Colorado – June 23rd DFS Picks
As a reminder, the focus of the “Going All In” piece each week is finding the high priced DFS players that are worth your time. I’ll give you the best “hand” of players that make it worthwhile for you to push in your chips (prices used from FantasyAces.com).
Don’t forget about playing for your chance to win $250k in the Fantasy Aces $250k World Baseball Championship live at Angels Stadium.
Madison Bumgarner $7,800 – Originally, I was looking at Price as the top option due to his success against the Indians so far this season, but I’m staring Bumgarner down like he’s the hottest girl at the bar. The Padres strike out 23.5% of the time against southpaws (seventh in MLB) and they are middle of the pack in terms of wOBA. He hasn’t pitched like the 2014 postseason Bumgarner, but he’s been great in his last three starts. He has gone eight innings in each start with 27 total strikeouts. Bumgarner is your one-start pitcher Tuesday.
Zack Greinke $7,750 – If you want to roll two high-priced pitchers Tuesday night then this is definitely the next guy in line I’d be looking at. The Cubs strike out the second most in MLB against RHP and Greinke has posted a solid 22.7 K percentage thus far this season. The Dodgers are considered favorites in this one, which is always good to see out of a pitcher you want to use.
Paul Goldschmidt $6,000 – Goldschmidt gets to play at Coors Field Tuesday night, which alone should make him a great play, but there are other factors that go into it. Against RHP, which he’ll face tonight, he has a career .385 wOBA and .226 ISO, which is really good for not holding the platoon edge. Opposing pitcher Kyle Kendrick hasn’t been the worst pitcher against right-handers, but he’s striking out less than five per game over his career and has a .322 wOBA against them. If you want to get real crazy, then look at Kendrick’s numbers in 2015. He’s giving up 2.52 HR/9 at home, and 1.69 HR/9 overall this season.
George Springer $5,400 – Springer is a lefty killer and that’s just what he’ll face tonight in C.J. Wilson. He has great numbers so far in his young career, but he’s best when facing southpaws. His wOBA is .387 and ISO is .231 compared to .354 and .220 from the right side. Wilson’s career wOBA is 65 points worse against RHB than LHB coming into today at .321. His HR/9 isn’t above one against right-handers, but his strikeout and walks rates are much worse against them.
Ryan Braun $5,650 – If you thought Springer had great numbers against southpaws then you’re going to love Braun’s. His career wOBA/ISO are .433/.295. Those numbers are simply amazing and luckily for us all, he’ll see a lefty on the mound in Jon Niese tonight. Niese isn’t the worst against right-handers, but has given up a .330 wOBA in his career against them. He also doesn’t strike out a whole lot of them per nine (7) and has struggled in his career away from the friendly confines of Citi Field (.338 road wOBA compared to .316 at home).