MLB DFS: Stokastic’s Tom Kennedy With TWO DraftKings MLB Wins in One Night | How the Sims Helped Him Out

If you are a Garfield-esque hater of Mondays, you must not be Stokastic CEO Tom Kennedy. Tom had a banner week opener, taking down not one but two DraftKings MLB DFS contests en route to $65,000 total just from those wins. Let’s go over Tom’s lineup, its ownership, his stacking and pitching strategy, and the Stokastic MLB DFS tools and data that helped them get to the top of the leaderboards.

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One lineup, two wins, $65,000 — that was Tom Kennedy’s Monday night. Both the main DraftKings MLB GPP and the Mega Mini-Max fell to Tom, bagging him $50,000 in the former and $15,000 in the latter. And it was the pitching that largely carried the day for him.

It wasn’t the best of pitching slates in terms of top-shelf arms, so Dylan Cease was chalk from the moment the sun came up to the throwing of the first pitch. Still, the 42.8% rostership could have been a lot worse, to be honest, and Cease ended up as good chalk by striking out eight and allowing only one hit in Coors Field, of all places. Also, Cease was the only chalk pick Tom made.

Now, the other pitcher — and his team, for that matter — was the big hitter for Tom. Let’s be honest; any pitcher or hitter stack going against the White Sox is a flipping cheat code right now. But cheat codes are allowed in MLB DFS, and Tom used it to knock these contests out of the park, so to speak.

Paddack garnered moderate 13.7% ownership, and though he’s struggled this year, he took advantage of the miserable opponent (3-19 now, if you didn’t know) to fan 10 hitters in seven innings — and at just $7,400. That’s crazy value, and having Paddack was basically a must on this slate.

As for the Twins stack, well, welcome to MLB, Jonathan Cannon.

Minnesota got to Cannon for six runs and added an Edouard Julien homer later on — and Tom, of course, had Julien in his lineup. The full Twins stack Tom went with was a 5-2-1, and the only Twin who didn’t rake was the highest owned and most expensive, Alex Kirilloff. He still managed a hit and a run, and every other stacking piece scored at least 10 fantasy points — including the two Orioles and the one-off of Paul Goldschmidt.

Interestingly, the Twins stack was not crazy owned, as folks gravitated more to the Padres at Coors. So Tom got the offense against the worst pitching AND the pitching against the worst offense AND the top pitcher on the slate, all while keeping ownership to a modest level. For the record, the screenshot above shows ownership for the main GPP, but the DraftKings MLB Mini-Max had roughly the same ownership levels for this lineup.

All in all, this stack/pitcher combo created the perfect blend of high-end production and low ownership to suit these DraftKings MLB contests, and Stokastic’s Sims helped make it happen. If you want to see some of the same results, we have MLB DFS packages for all sorts of playing styles — from the revolutionary Sims tools to a lineup generator to, of course, our industry-leading projections and data.

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Sam Smith is a writer and editor with Stokastic and OddsShopper. He has been immersed in the world of professional sports data since 2015, while also writing extensively on the NFL for a multitude of blogs and websites. With Stokastic, Sam looks to blend his sports and editorial expertise with Stokastic's data to bring you the best fantasy information possible.

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