Well, we had a rough go of DFS last Tuesday, but hopefully can right the ship today. We hit on both pitchers, but the bats were in hiding. My Orioles stack produced zero runs, and Goldy ended up getting the day off. Elsewhere around baseball we have seen some prospect call-ups finally happening with Oneil Cruz and Vinnie Pasquantino (He may be in my lineup today). Pasquantino should be an immediate impact bat. Also, the trade season is here. Carlos Santana got moved today, and others will likely follow. I think we will see Willson Contreras, Josh Bell, Bryan Reynolds, and Frankie Montas all ship out in the next few weeks. Make sure you pay attention to the type of situations they land in as it will affect their values in daily and weekly fantasy leagues along with DFS.
I’ll be bringing you my DFS picks for the main evening slate on Tuesday, June 28th, 2022. If you play on DraftKings, it is a 15-game slate starting at 6:05 Central time. This article will be primarily focused on the DraftKings slate, so if you play on Fanduel I encourage you to sign up for the DFS tools to help you make the best decisions for your lineups on FanDuel, DraftKings, and Yahoo.
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Carlos Rodon, SP: $10,400. I am paying up for Rodon tonight against Detroit. Since the calendar flipped to June the Tigers have averaged just 3.39 runs per game, and that’s with a 14-run effort last week and 18 scored in their last series against AZ where the Diamondbacks decided to start Dallas Keuchel and other part-timers. While Detroit is much better against lefties they haven’t faced many like Rodon. Carlos had one blow-up game in mid-May and since then has allowed just 9 ER in 41.1 IP while striking out 45 hitters.
Shane Baz, SP: $7,600. Baz got roughed up in his first outing against the Twins but has bounced back nicely striking out 13 over 10.2 IP and allowing just 1 ER vs the Yanks and O’s. He has an elite and exciting pedigree, and I think he’ll be an ace in the league before too long. Since graduating from rookie ball he hasn’t had a stop with lower than a 12 K/9 average, or a BABIP against over .300. He lines up against the Brewers who have struck out the 5th most times in MLB to this point.
Ryan Jeffers, C: $2,700. Jeffers had his hot streak come to an end on Sunday but was 8 for 16 with a Home Run in his previous 4 games prior to that. He gets Konnor Pilkington on Tuesday for a nice lefty/righty match-up in whichever game of the double-dip he starts. If he doesn’t go in the late game, just plug in a cheap option here.
Vinnie Pasquantino, 1B: $2,000. He is probably going to be in a boat load of lineups on Tuesday at this price, but the Royals didn’t call him up to sit him on the bench, and anyone who was on pace for 35 Home runs should be a play for $2,000. He goes up against Dane Dunning who has shown some improvement as of late, but I’ll ride the guy in his first MLB start with the plus hit tool. If you want to go a different direction I think you have to pay up here and get one of the top options.
Andres Gimenez, 2B: $4,200. Gimenez is quietly having a really great year. He is hitting .321 with 8 HRs coming into Tuesday. He has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games with 4 multi-hit efforts. Right now it looks like he will go against Josh Winder who is getting a call-up and a spot start from AAA for the double header. It could also be Devin Smeltzer depending on how the Twins play things, but either way, if he’s playing Tuesday night he’ll be on my card.
Patrick Wisdom, 3B: $3,900. The wind will be blowing out on Tuesday night at Wrigley as it starts to warm up again. Wisdom has 14 Home Runs already on the season and will match up against Luis Castillo and the Reds. He has homered off Luis in 5 plate appearances already, so I’m looking to a big fly in Chi-Town from Wisdom.
Corey Seager, SS: $5,600. Seagar has finally found a groove at the plate and will face Jonathan Heasley and the Royals excuse of a bullpen on Tuesday night. Corey has 3 Home Runs in his last 10 games, and Heasley is currently rocking a 5.24 xFIP with a K rate for 9 innings below 7. I like me some Rangers on Tuesday as the wind will be blowing out in KC as well.
Adolis Garcia, OF: $5,400. Adolis is also en fuego lately hitting safely in his last 8 contests with 3 Home Runs over that span. Overall in June, his average is at .315 with 7 bombs. All this is looking good coming into Kauffman on Tuesday.
Kris Bryant, OF: $4,100. Kris Bryant returns Monday night from a back injury and IL stint and he does so at home in Coors. Clayton Kershaw will go for the Dodgers, and Bryant has hit him at a .280 clip with 3 Home Runs over 28 plate appearances in his career. Good time as any to get off the schneid.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
Slight chance of rain in Denver and Chicago, but nothing menacing on the horizon. Winds will be blowing out around 10 mph in Chicago, San Fran and Toronto if the roof is open. Slightly less of a breeze, but still blowing out in Kansas City.
Doing Lines In Vegas
I did mention I do a bit of Sports Handicapping. Follow me on Twitter @TheGreat Knoche for more info. I’ll give out a Free Play here every Tuesday, but you can find all my free and premium picks for MLB and a few other sports at The Odds Breakers
I’ll be on the Rangers Tuesday night. Current line is -120. There’s some team total value here as well if you like that better at over 4 or 4.5 runs.