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DFS MLB Baseball Picks for June 8, 2021

Pablo Lopez
ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 13: Miami Marlins starting pitcher Pablo Lopez (49) during the MLB game between the Miami Marlins and the Atlanta Braves on April 13, 2021 at Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia (Photo by Jeff Robinson/Icon Sportswire)

After that two-game debacle of a slate yesterday, we get a massive 15-game one for Tuesday. All is right in the world once again. The pitching up top is of Michelin star quality. I usually pay up for pitching in at least one slot but I’m living in the mid-tier today. And there are a smorgasbord of options. Even the mid-tier is loaded as well. As for bats, I love attacking Arizona Diamondbacks pitching and today is no different. PIT, ATL, WAS, COL, TOR, STL, ARI, and CHC are projected for fewer than four runs. HOU and OAK are projected for at least five runs. No teams are projected for fewer than three runs..

LAD/PIT, ATL/PHI, MIL/CIN, HOU/BOS, and CLE/STL have some rain in the forecast but it doesn’t look too severe as of the time of this writing. 

Here’s our 50-50 MLB DFS lineup for 6/8/21 (using DraftKings Values)

 PitcherPablo Lopez $8,700
 CatcherSean Murphy $4,200
 First BaseMatt Olson $5,200
 Second Base   
 Third Base   
 Short StopTim Anderson $5,100
 OutfieldMark Canha $4,300

Salary Remaining          $000

Pablo Lopez ($8,700)

Is Lopez great? Niet. The swinging strike rate is a respectable 11.1 percent and he’s struck out 68 in 67 innings. The FIP is 3.41. This is really not about Lopez, though. It is about the ineptitude of the Rockies offense away from Coors Field. They have hit 12 home runs and scored 63 runs on the road. The teams ahead of them have hit 22 home runs and scored 89 runs. 

Sean Murphy ($4,200)

We are attacking Jon Duplantier and the Arizona bullpen today. He’s only pitched 8.2 MLB innings but the FIP is 9.37 and he’s served up four home runs and walked five. The swinging strike rate is 6.8 percent. In seven Triple-A innings, the K/9 was 5.14, BB/9 was 6.43, and FIP was 7.26. When he’s out of the game, the Diamondbacks bullpen has the fourth-highest FIP. Murphy bats fifth in the order and has six home runs and a .191 ISO. The strikeout rate is 26.6 percent and the slash is only .222/.310/.414, though. 

Matt Olson ($5,200)

Olson bats second for the Athletics and is the main power bat in the lineup. The ISO is .298 and he has 15 home runs on the season. He’s even batting .278 after languishing to a .195 average last season.

Tim Anderson ($5,100)

Anderson has six home runs and nine stolen bases on the season so multiple paths to fantasy goodies. The ISO is only. 135. He’s a career .160 ISO batter so things should pick up at some point. The hard hit rate is 41.3 percent and average exit velocity is 89.5 mph. The ISO against left-handed pitching in particular is only .091. His career mark is .189. Now he faces Robbie Ray who can miss bats but he’s allowed 12 home runs to righties this season. 

Mark Canha ($4,300)

Canha bats leadoff for Oakland. The walk rate is 12.9 percent while the strikeout rate is 20.9 percent. The ISO is .218 and he has 11 home runs and seven stolen bases on the season. 

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• A more risky full lineup for a GPP. 
• A number of alternative picks that you mix in for some variations on your core lineups

Here’s our full 50-50 MLB DFS lineup for 6/8/21 (using DraftKings Values)

 PitcherPablo Lopez $8,700
 PitcherAndrew Heaney $7,100
 CatcherSean Murphy $4,200
 First BaseMatt Olson $5,200
 Second BaseJonathan Schoop $4,200
 Third BaseMatt Chapman $4,700
 Short StopTim Anderson $5,100
 OutfieldMark Canha $4,300
 OutfieldJosh Naylor $3,400
 OutfieldSeth Brown $3,100

Salary Remaining          $000

Andrew Heaney ($7,100)

It’s been a very up and down season for Heaney. He has two games with negative DKFP but he’s also topped 30 DKFP three times. It’s the long ball and walks that get him into trouble as the swinging strike rate is 13 percent. He faces a Royals team that doesn’t strikeout often but one that is 26th in ISO.

Jonathan Schoop ($4,200)

Schoop has nine home runs on the season with a respectable .257/.310/.429 slash with a .171 ISO. He bats cleanup for the Tigers and faces Marco Gonzales, who has a 2.57 HR/9 and 6.14 FIP against right-handed bats this season.

Matt Chapman ($4,700)

Chapman has a 13.7 percent walk rate but the strikeout rate is high at 32 percent. Last year, the strikeout rate was 35.5 percent, so the trend is a little disturbing. In addition the ISO is .125. He’s a career .234 ISO batter, though. He should get it going at some point. Why not today against a poor pitching staff?

Josh Naylor ($3,400)

Naylor bats sixth for the Indians. The strikeout rate is 19.7 percent and the ISO is .140. He has five home runs and one stolen base on the season. Now he faces Carlos Martinez who has been #notgood. The K/9 is only 5.17 while the swinging strike rate is a paltry 7.5 percent. 

Seth Brown ($3,100)

Brown usually bats cleanup against right-handed pitching. He has eight home runs on the season with a .236 ISO. The slash is only .195/.267/.431 but the .200 BABIP portends for good things to come.

Alternative Moves…

Jazz Chisholm Jr. – 2B/SS ($4,900 DK) – He no longer bats lead off which is a bummer but he still can provide those fantasy goodies in a variety of ways. He has seven home runs and nine stolen bases on the season. The strikeout rate is 32.9 percent. No wonder he’s out as the leadoff hitter, but the ISO is .217.

Shane Bieber – P ($10,300 DK)        

Bieber is one of the best pitchers in the league. The FIP is 2.88 and the swinging strike rate is 17.2 percent. The Cardinals are 20th in strikeouts against right-handed pitching but this game is in St. Louis so Bieber gets to face a pitcher. Yummy. Obviously, if you roster Bieber, you’re going to have to pay down at some hitter slots.

Go win your lineup and tell us how you did. Twitter (@FantasyDFSX) is a good place for that.

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