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MLB DFS: Spotlight Hitters and Stacks for DraftKings, FanDuel and Yahoo: June 30 (FREE)

Eric MacPherson



MLB DFS:  Sunday, June 30th begins at 10am ET with a game between the Yankees and Red Sox in London, an intriguing nine game “main” slate  with no Coors Field Extravaganza on DraftKings and FanDuel, but we do get it on Yahoo. 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 Sunday Funday slate.

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Main Slate

Washington Nationals at RHP Jordan Zimmermann – 5.6 implied runs

In a rare “Double Revenge” game we have former National RHP Jordan Zimmermann squaring off against former Tiger RHP Max Scherzer in a game where the two hurlers combined for three of the 300 no-hitters in MLB history.

Okay, enough about that – the Detroit bullpen is not nearly as bad as the Washington relievers, but with Zimmermann allowing a .354 wOBA / .232 ISO to the last 374 lefties he has faced and a .327 wOBA / .204 ISO to the last 354 righties, we can look to the Nationals bats in this one. And, as a reminder, they will have the designated hitter slot as well.

Game time temperatures will approach 80 degrees and there is a 6-9 mph breeze blowing out to right field in Comerica Park. Literally everyone who takes the field for the Nats is in play. With the preferred order of preference incorporating price, position eligibility and projected production we can look for Juan Soto, Anthony Rendon, Matt Adams, Trea Turner, Howie Kendrick, Victor Robles, Brian Dozier and Kurt SuzukiThey are all appropriately priced for this matchup and with Max Scherzer in action, it will be a surprise if Washington is heavy chalk on Sunday.

Mid-Afternoon Slate

Houston Astros vs LHP Marco Gonzales – 5.7 implied runs

Keep an eye on the roof status in Houston as it should be in the mid-80s at first pitch and there is a moderate chance it will be open.  This series has not shaped up well for the Mariners. The Astros are nearly back to full strength and they are one of the best teams against southpaws with a league leading 133 wRC+ (weighted runs created plus is an advanced metric that neutralizes ballpark factors and creates a league-wide scoring efficiency baseline of 100). Houston scores 33% more runs against lefties than the average team in the league. Among the key team batting metrics, their 11.8 BB% is first, .224 ISO is fifth and their 17.6 K% is the third lowest.

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After facing LHPs Tommy Milone on Friday and Yusei Kikuchi on Saturday they hit the trifecta on Sunday with LHP Marco Gonzales on the mound. He’s being backed up by one of THE WORST bullpens in the league, as well. The Mariners have allowed the most runs this season (along with Baltimore) and these squads have allowed 60ish runs more than the next worst team Colorado (pending completion of Saturday’s games).

George Springer, Jose Altuve and Alex Bregman are the power trio we are looking for and all are home run threats in this matchup.  If they can get to Gonzales early, the world will be their oyster.

Afternoon Slate

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim vs LHP Chris Bassitt – 5.4 implied runs

It will be a warm one in Anaheim as the Halos close out their series with the Oakland Athletics. Among our three-game afternoon set, they are carrying the highest implied run total, so they will be popular.

RHP Chris Bassitt is a decent pitcher, but with the Angels back to full strength with Justin Upton and Andrelton Simmons returning and the potential for lefty Justin Bour getting the start in place of Albert Pujols we have several options we can mix and match with key plays in Mike Trout, Shohei Ohtani and Kole Calhoun. The Wild Bour will feature heavily in my lineups. I hope that gamers are more interested in Mark Canha and Paul Goldschmit…. fingers-crossed!

As always, you can reach out to me in Premium Slack or on Twitter @EMacDFS if you have any questions.
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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