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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 “Early Slate” starting at 12:10 PM EST.
Madison Bumgarner, LHP, Giants ($7,800 DK / $9,200 FD) MadBum will be facing a Red Sox team that could be without JD Martinez and Mookie Betts. The Red Sox sits 27th in ISO over the last 14 days. Mad Bum has a 21.7% K rate. Boston Lineup has a .170 ISO and 27% K v LHPs
Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP, Red Sox ($9,800 DK / $9,300 FD) On the season, E-Rod has a 24.5% K and a 11.7% SwSTR%. Against this Giants roster, he has a .296 xwOBA. The Giants have the lowest ISO at .108 and 26.5% K rate the last 14 days.
Joe Musgrove, RHP, Pirates ($5,700 DK / $8,000 FD) On this tiny slate, I’d imagine that Musgrove will be a popular SP2. His matchup will draw ownership against a Mariners who have 28.6% K rate the last 2 weeks. Musgrove has a 21% K rate so he should see a bump in Ks today. Lineup today has a .164 ISO and a 25.4% K v RHPs
Yusei Kikuchi, LHP, Mariners ($4,800 DK / $6,100 FD) The play is risky, but I can see some reasons for him. Josh Bell is out the rest of the series, and the lineup that the Pirates rolled out last night has a .117 ISO v LHPs.
- Rhys Hoskins
Value plays listed last.
C: Realmuto, E. Diaz, Narvaez
1B: Hoskins, Freeman, Nola
2B: Hernandez, Long, Albies,
Seager, Donaldson, Osuna, Devers
SS: Newman, Segura, Bogaerts
OF: HIGH $$$: Harper, Acuna
OF: MID $$$:
Lewis, Yaz, Reynolds
OF: LOW $$$: Pillar, Benintendi,
Markakis, Bradley, Gorkys
Best of luck!
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