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DFS MLB Baseball Picks for August 6, 2021

Trevor Story
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 5: Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (27) rounds the bases after a fifth inning 2-run homerun during a game between the Colorado Rockies and the Chicago Cubs at Coors Field in Denver, Colorado on August 5, 2021. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Icon Sportswire)

We have fourteen games today with the first pitch at 7:05 PM EST. Today’s slate of games is highlighted by Mitch Haniger and the Seattle Mariners, taking on Giancarlo Stanton and the New York Yankees in New York. The highest implied run totals tonight sit with the New York Yankees (5.8), Cincinnati Reds (5.5), and the Houston Astros (5.4).

There doesn’t appear to be any risk of rain for any of today’s games with the chances of rain below 10 percent for all of the games.

Here is a selection of today’s Core Players 50-50 MLB DFS lineup for 8/06/21 (using DraftKings Values)

 PitcherWade Miley $8,200
 Pitcher   
 Catcher   
 First Base   
 Second BaseJonathan India $4,900
 Third Base   
 Short StopTrevor Story $5,500
 OutfieldJ.D. Martinez  
 Outfield  $5,600
 OutfieldJoc Pederson $4,300

Wade Miley –  P ($8,200) – We don’t usually pick pitchers when they are in Cincinnati, but when you’re facing the Pirates who have the lowest SLG in MLB over the last two weeks, it’s worth Miley will be worth a look especially when his cost isn’t high.

Jonathan India – 2B  ($4,900) – India has hits in four straight games, with three doubles and two home runs in that stretch. The Reds will face the weak pitching of the Pirates again tonight at home so don’t be surprised if he gets more extra-base hits tonight.

Trevor Story – SS  ($5,500) – Story always seems to hit at home. He has had five hits in three games since the Rockies returned home with two home runs and two doubles in those three games.

J.D. Martinez  – OF ($5,300) We are starting to see some life for Martinez. He has hits in two of his last three games including a home run. He will move from the pitcher-friendly environment of Comerica Park to a hitter-friendly one at the Rogers Centre, so should see more productivity from Martinez today.

Joc Pederson– OF  ($4,300) – Coming into tonight, Pederson has hits in eleven of his last twelve games, and he has a double and a home run in his two most recent games.

 

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The Pitchers

Germán Márquez ($8,400 DK) Marquez is a Coors Field Unicorn. At home, he has an ERA of 0.206. He will be facing a Marlins team that has struggled offensively over the last couple of weeks.

Ryan Weathers ($6,100) – Weathers is a risk due to how often he doesn’t go five innings, which makes it impossible for him to get the win. He typically doesn’t give up many runs(He hasn’t given up a run in two of his last three starts). If he can get to five innings though he will likely exceed his value if he can also get the win.

David Price ($5,800) – On the surface, it looks Price doesn’t look like Price has been great, but when you look closer at the numbers, he has largely been unlucky more than anything. If he can go five innings today there is a good chance he can hit value or better, as he will face an Angels team that hasn’t been hitting.

The Value Players

Reese McGuire – C ($3,100) – We will go back to McGuire again today. He didn’t get a hit last night, but he has largely played well and the Blue Jays have put up impressive numbers since returning to the Rogers Centre.

Ryan Mountcastle  -1B/OF ($3,600) –Mountcastle continues to impress with his bat. He hits lefties especially well, which he will face tonight, and he has four multi-hit games in his last five games with three doubles and two home runs in that time.

Jack Mayfield – 3B ($2,000) – At Mayfield’s price you don’t’ need to get much from him. At the same time, he has hit a double and two home runs in his last three games for the Angels, so there is room to believe that he can well exceed his value tonight.

The Stacks

Atlanta Braves – With Acuna out, the Braves aren’t a team that you necessarily think of to stack, but we talked about how well Joc Pederson is hitting, Dansby Swanson has a batting average over 0.580 in the last few days, and Adam Duvall and Jorge Solar offer lots of power potential at a low price as well.

Cincinnati Reds – Even with their injuries, the Reds have continues to score runs. India is still a great value, Eugenio Suarez is hitting and is fairly cheap as well. You can add in Jesse Winker

Houston Astros – The Astros have continued to have great values today.  Kyle Tucker and Michael Brantley have both been hitting well and are inexpensive, and you can add Carlos Correa or Yordan Alvarez at a reasonable price.

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