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MLB DFS: Spotlight Hitters and Stacks for DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo: June 29 (FREE)

Eric MacPherson



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MLB DFS:  Saturday, June 29th provides us with a 1pm ET Game between the Yankees and Red Sox in London, a healthy eight game 4pm slate and a rare 8:15pm ET Saturday start for our six game main slate on Yahoo, DraftKings and FanDuel. Before you lock in your fantasy baseball lineups, make sure to check out Awesemo’s MLB rankings and projections. Not a member? Sign up HERE and use Promo Code: MLBSTACKS for 50% off any one month subscription.

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Greetings Gamers! Welcome to the Saturday slate.

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Afternoon Slate

New York Mets vs. RHP Julio Teheran – 4.5 implied runs

The Metropolitans are most certainly not coming at a discount, particularly on DraftKings which makes them an intriguing option against RHP Julio Teheran who is doing a spot-on impression of a wagon with the wheels all coming off at once. He has struggled over the last season, allowing an 11.6 BB% over his last 1,125 batters faced (nearly evenly split between batters from both sides of the plate). That is a horrible baseline and despite a gaudy 3.94 ERA and 1.34 WHIP, he has allowed 13 runs, 17 hits, six walks and a pair of home runs in his last two starts with just five punchouts. Yes, that is two NEGATIVE pitching performances at CHC and vs. NYM.

This is also the third time has faced New York this season. It’s going to be in the low-90s at first pitch in the Big Apple on Saturday afternoon. He will likely face four left-handed hitters in the top-six and Pete Alonso and Todd Frazier are solid power options from the right-side of the plate.

If we get a little lucky, we could see Teheran’s popularity in the 20-25% range on the two pitcher sites which make rolling with the Mets a semi-leverage situation as their 4.4 implied total is one of the lower ones on our 4pm ET game set. Michael Conforto, Dominic Smith, Jeff McNeil and Robinson Cano round out our options and if New York picks up some steam, then Wilson Ramos would help become a differentiation play on sites where we are required to play a catcher.

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Cincinnati Reds vs. LHP Jose Quintana – 5.1 implied runs

The Reds are likely to be a popular option on Saturday with their 5.1 implied run total against nine year veteran LHP Jose Quintana who will be in a hitters paradise with a 6-9 mph breeze out to left field and a 91 degree first pitch temperature. Cinci can get very righty heavy and they do have some batters with pop in youngster Nick Senzel, slumping Eugenio Suarez (who had 34 home runs, 104 RBI, 79 runs and a .283 average last season) and of course Yasiel Puig and his dramatic tendencies are always fun to roster. We can find some discounted options with Phillip Ervin, Jose Peraza and Jose Iglesias for some off-the-board choices along with whomever is behind the dish.

Main Slate

Milwaukee Brewers vs. RHP Jordan Lyles – 5.8 implied runs

This is the first start for RHP Jordan Lyles since straining his hamstring two weeks ago, though he did get in a rehab start for AAA-Indianapolis on June 23rd with 84 pitches across 5.1 innings with two hits, three walks, five strikeouts and three runs allowed while serving up one longball. While Lyles has been respectable the last two seasons (as a reliever for Milwaukee and a starter this year with the Pirates) he has been with five franchises over his nine years in The Show and has been adequate at best with a 4.43 ERA, 1.228 WHIP and just a 6.7 K/9 rate over 833.0 career innings.

Lyles does not allow a ton of power, but this is a solid implied run total and the ball should be in play with a deep Milwaukee lineup, even with the demotion of Travis Shaw. Our preferred order of preference pondering price, position eligibility and potential production should be Christian Yelich, Mike Moustakas, Yasmani Grandal, Eric Thames, Keston Hiura and Ryan Braun (sorry slugger, you would be higher if it was a lefty on the mound).

Late Slate

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs. LHP Brett Anderson – 5.5 implied runs

In his last start, LHP Brett Anderson was gob smacked by the Tampa Bay Rays allowing seven runs on eleven base runners with one dinger and no strikeouts. The Halos are fully healthy for the first time this season and have become a much tougher lineup to navigate with Justin Upton and Andrelton Simmons back in action and of course we can always look to Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani and Albert Pujols with the bottom third of the lineup likely being the catcher, Kole Calhoun and David Fletcher coming into play for the final three game set of the night.

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Good Luck Gamers! ~ EMac

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Eric "EMac" MacPherson won the 2007 Fantasy Baseball grand prize (trip for two to the MLB All-Star game) in the Roto format on ESPN. He won again in 2008, this time in the H2H format. As one of the early adopters of daily fantasy sports, EMac has been providing content for baseball and basketball as well as both professional and college football since 2012 for a variety of websites including DraftKings Playbook, FanVice, RotoWorld, Daily Fantasy Bootcamp, and RotoGrinders. He is well into his third decade of fantasy sports and has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Follow him on Twitter @EMacDFS or contact EMac by emailing [email protected].

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