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DraftKings MLB Picks | 8-9

Coach TMay breaks down a few of his favorite DraftKings MLB Picks, pitchers, and stacks while he dabbles in some FanDuel glory as well. Dive into the MLB Study Hub with him in Discord and let’s build some winning lineups.

Cash Plays

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Jacob DeGrom (NYM)- At $11,600 on DraftKings and $11,100 on FanDuel, DeGrom is priced up as he should be in a great matchup vs Miami. He is posting a K/9 of 11.65 and Miami has an implied run total of 2.64.

Spencer Turnbull (DET)- At $8,000 on DraftKings and $8,100 on FanDuel, Turnbull is at a reasonable price point vs a Pittsburgh offense that is second to last in wRC+. Turnbull should be able to cruise through the Pirates lineup.

Stacks

Boston Red Sox- With a 5.35 implied run total, Boston is in a great spot to score early and often. They are a great high floor play vs Matt Shoemaker. Focus on J.D. Martinez, Xander Bogaerts, and Mitch Moreland.

Minnesota Twins- The Twins are a team with a lot of power and are facing a starting pitcher that strikes out hitters at a below-average clip in Brady Singer. An implied run total of 5 indicates that the Minnesota offense should produce well here. Focus on Nelson Cruz, Max Kepler, and Eddie Rosario.

GPP Plays

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Sonny Gray (CIN)- At $9,400 on DraftKings and $10,800 on FanDuel, Gray should be a low owned pivot off of Jacob DeGrom. Gray has been dominant in his first 2 outings posting a K/9 of 13.5 and the Brewers offense has struck out over 28%of their plate appearances in 2020. An implied run total of 3.92 suggests that Gray has a great chance to succeed in this spot.

James Paxton (NYY)- At $8,600 on DraftKings and $7,800 on FanDuel, Paxton is underpriced for his talent level. He’s been brutal so far this year but if he has fixed his downtick in velocity, we could see him come back to form. The Rays strike out at more than league average and Paxton is a guy that has posted elite strikeout numbers in the past. An implied run total of 4.38 could drive people away from attacking Tampa on this slate. I’ll be taking a chance on Paxton in tournaments.

Stacks

New York Yankees- The Yankees are always a threat to put up 10 runs in a hurry. They will be missing Giancarlo Stanton but there is plenty of power up and down this lineup. Charlie Morton has given up hard contact almost 60% of the time this year and that is a recipe for disaster against a lineup like this. An implied run total of 4.12 could cause the Yankees to go overlooked today. Focus on Aaron Judge, Aaron Hicks, Gleyber Torres, and Mike Ford.

Toronto Blue Jays- Toronto has gotten off to a slow start but, they are going to erupt eventually and I like the probability of that happening against Nathan Eovaldi. Eovaldi strikes out less than one batter per nine innings posting a 7.88 K/9 thus far in 2020. Toronto has posted a BABIP of .258 in their limited opportunities this season but, they have power up and down the lineup. An implied run total of 4.46 suggests that they have a chance to succeed here. Focus on Vladimir Guererro Jr., Cavan Biggio, Bo Bichette, and Teoscar Hernandez.

See y’all in the green,

TMay

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