MLB DFS DAILY BREAKDOWN – 8/22/2023

We have a massive 12 game slate on tap for tonight!! ! There are zero weather issues tonight!! Let’s dive into the MLB DFS Daily Breakdown!

MLB DFS DAILY BREAKDOWN
Aug 14, 2023; San Diego, California, USA; Baltimore Orioles starting pitcher Grayson Rodriguez (30) throws a pitch against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

5 Pitchers to consider on this slate: 

  1. Blake Snell – 10.7DK – Projecting to be almost 50% on this massive slate already. I typically fade or go underweight in this scenario with Snell. Over the last month, he has really been walking the yard with a massive 19% walk rate. He does also have a 26% k rate but I will still be underweight on him tonight.
  2. Lucas Giolito – 9.1DK – You are prolly asking, why the hell does he like Giolito? He has basically faced murderers row over the last month against the Rangers, Giants, Braves and Toronto. Tonight he gets a Cincy team that has been floundering a bit as of late and he gets them at home. The Reds have struck out the 3rd most in the league over the last month. He will be somewhat popular though…
  3. Yusei Kikuchi – 8.9DK –  Kuchi has been incredible over the last 5 weeks. He has the lowest xFIP on the slate at 2.95, along with a 27% k rate and only a 4% walk rate. He is also getting 51% groundballs and giving up ZERO barrels or hard contact. He has truly been elite and I love him in this spot against the Orioles. 
  4. Josiah Gray – 5.9DK – I will always have interest in playing pitchers against the Yankees. They are just terrible. Over the last 2 weeks, they have struck out the MOST in the league vs righties and had a bottom 2 offense. Josiah can always pop for a big game, and I think that happens tonight!
  5. Grayson Rodriguez – 6.1DK – The Rookie is just too cheap here. Coming off a masterpiece 7 inning 1 ER, 6 strikeout performance in San Diego against the Padres. I will be well over the field on him here at home against the Blue Jays.

Aug 9, 2023; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Olson (top) congratulates center fielder Michael Harris II (23) after Harris scored a run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the eighth inning at PNC Park. Atlanta won 7-6. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

5 Stacks to consider on this slate:

  1. Atlanta Braves – Megill is straight garbage and has allowed a 353 ISO and 512 WOBA versus lefties over the last month along with a massive 70% HC. Harris, Olson, Rosario and Lopez are def the priorities here but don’t leave out white hot Marcell Ozuna who is coming off a 2 dinger game last night.
  2. Pittsburgh Pirates –  They just went HAM against the rookie last night, and now they get to go ham versus a washed legend in Waino. He is just terrible right now and we have been stacking against him all season. I like Reynolds, Cutch, Hayes, Peguero and Rivas the most here.
  3. Los Angeles Dodgers – The Dodgers against THOR??? Sign me up!! He has really struggled versus both sides of the plate this season as he has allowed over a 242 ISO and 375 WOBA to BOTH sides of the plate. The top 5 for the Dodgers are always the priority. Outman would be my next fav guy.
  4. Kansas City Royals – Hogan Harris is a trash can. He is allowing MASSIVE HC to both sides of the plate and has the highest barrel % on the slate over the last 5 weeks at 15%. Witt, Garcia, Fermin, Taylor and Waters are the priority here. They get the awful bullpen when Harris leaves as well.
  5. Seattle Mariners – I absolutely LOVE riding hot streaks in MLB and this Seattle team is just en fuego right now. Even with Jrod out of the lineup last night they still scored 14 runs against this awful team. I expect a repeat performance tonight….

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