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What’s up #EliteMafia!? Welcome to “The Early Bird”, where we’ll cover the pitchers, stacks, and one-off players you’ll need to dominate today’s early slates on DraftKings and FanDuel!
Today, this article will focus exclusively on the DraftKings/FanDuel 4 GAME “Early Slate” starting at 1:10 PM EST.
Mike Clevinger, RHP, Indians ($12.2K DK / $11,900K FD) v Tigers: The old Tigers are very familiar with Clevenger; however, the younger bats aren’t. The red flag if there was one, is he home/road splits. He gives up 2X more ER and drops over 3K/9 on the road. The projected lineup sits at 27%K against RHPs.
Jose Berrios, RHP, Twins ($9,900K DK / $8,800K FD) v White Sox: Already facing the White Sox 3 times, the fourth matchup today looks to favor him. The CWS have a 26% K rate and in 3 starts against them, Berrios he’s average 6K/G. In August, Berrios has had his worst month allowing 6 homers, but today’s matchup should serve for a nice bounce back game.
Chris Bassett, RHP, Athletics ($8, 500K DK / $8,400K FD) v Royals: This really feels like the safest possible value arm. He has shown some K upside with a 22.2% K rate. KC isn’t the best matchup for this, they do sit at 22% which is middle of the pack v RHPs. They do rank 27th in MLB with a team ISO of .155. Hunter Dozier and Jorge Soler are always a concern to go deep, they both have a .240 plus ISO v RHPs.
- Athletics (5.9 iRT)
- Indians (5.3 (iRT)
- Twins (5.6 iRT)
Value plays listed last.
1B: Santana, Olson, Gurriel (Pay up)
2B: Altuve, Kipnis, Arraez
3B: Sano, Dozier, Moncada
SS: Semien, Lindor, Bregman
OF: HIGH $$$: Cruz, Astros OF
OF: MID $$$: Canha, Reyes, Mercado
OF: LOW $$$: Khris Davis, Marwin, Greg Allen
Best of luck!
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