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The MLB season continues to heat up as summer gets started, check out our DFS lineup picks.

The MLB season is alive and well, and that means that we have another day of daily fantasy baseball. There are plenty of games on the 10 games on the MLB schedule today, and I’m going to give you guys our best options through DraftKings Sportsbook for your lineup.

DraftKings has 8 games on their featured lineup that starts at 7:07 PM EST.

Here is my go-to lineup:


Best Pick: Brandon Woodruff ($10,200)

Woodruff is up against the struggling Colorado Rockies on Thursday night in Colorado. Woodruff has been averaging 25.8 fantasy points per game which is by far the highest of any pitcher on the ledger for the night. However, if you go with Woodruff, you are left with only about $40,000 for the rest of your lineup.

Best Value: Shohei Ohtani ($8,100)

Ohtani is my best value pick going up against the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers are just simply not good at baseball, and Ohtani has been dealing from the mound for most of the season. He will get you your strikeouts, he will force outs, and not let up too many hits. I think he is the best value for your team at 8100 dollars.


Best Pick: Gary Sanchez ($4,800)

Sanchez and the Yankees will be taking on the Toronto Blue Jays in what should be another high-scoring affair. The Blue Jays have just been absolutely crushing the ball, and have been raking from the plate. Expect some of the Yankee batters to do their best to try to respond.

Best Value: Mike Zunino ($3,500)

Zunino hit one out of the yard yesterday and has seen his average slightly improve over the last few games. If he can get a hold of a few pitches you can save alot of money with this pick.

First Base

Best Pick: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. ($5,900)

Why would you put anyone else in your lineup at first base? Guerrero Jr. has been simply sensational this season. He has 4 home runs and 9 RBIs over his last 10 games, and on the season he has 22 home runs and 56 RBIs. He has been far and away the best hitter in baseball. Oh yeah, he also averages just over 11 fantasy points per game which is by far the best out of all available first baseman.

Best Value: Vladimir Guerrero Jr.

Again, why choose anyone else?

Second Base

Best Pick: Jose Altuve ($5,400)

After smashing a walk-off with a grand slam in Tuesday’s win, Altuve came back with a leadoff homer off Jordan Lyles on Wednesday. He went yard again in the eighth inning, giving him three homers over his past two games and nine in 15 games since May 31. Altuve’s power surge has pushed him into the top 20 in MLB with 15 homers on the season. He also has 36 RBIs and 48 runs to his name this season.

Best Value: Ozzie Albies ($4,200)

Albies and the Braves have scored 10 runs in both of their last two games coming against the Red Sox. They will be taking on the Cardinals in tonight’s matchup and John Gant will be on the mound for St. Louis. Expect the Braves lineup to continue to have success. The second baseman, Albies, has been en fuego in June, slashing .410/.477/.641 through 10 games with three steals, five runs, and 12 RBI. Albies hasn’t gone yard since May 22, but otherwise, his statistical output has been great. And his recent performance should please fantasy GMs.

Third Base

Best Pick: Nolan Arenado ($5,400)

Arenado has struggled his last 3 games, but I see him surging back in this one after a night’s rest on Wednesday vs the Marlins. Expect him to build on his 12 home runs and 43 RBIs of the season in tonight’s contest.

Best Value: Patrick Wisdom ($4,500)

Wisdom has been a pleasant surprise for the Cubs and could see an uptick in playing time if Kris Bryant misses a few games to nurse his recent hand injury. On the season, Wisdom has 9 home runs and 13 RBIs in 59 at-bats.


Best Pick: Fernando Tatis Jr. ($6,000)

If Vladimir Guerrero has been the best hitter in baseball, Tatis has been a very close, and I mean very close second. A homer in the third inning of Wednesday’s contest made it four homers in the last five games for Tatis, who blasted a bomb off Colorado starter Kyle Freeland. The superstar shortstop is up to 21 homers, 28 RBI, 47 runs scored, and 13 stolen bases this season. 

Best Value: Carlos Correa ($4,700)

The shortstop is slashing .348/.444/.674 through 11 games in June with four of his 12 homers on the season. He has been one of the better shortstops in baseball for this month, and the value here is great if you are someone who just does not like Tatis.


Best Picks: Jesse Winker ($5,800) and Ronald Acuna Jr. ($6,100)

Winker had a three home run performance on June 6th but has not gone yard since. However, he has 9 hits in 28 at-bats since then with four RBIs in a 9 game span. He also has six walks.

Acuna Jr., the star outfielder, has recorded a .285/.390/.597 line with 41 RBI, 53 runs scored, and 13 stolen bases across 264 plate appearances this season.

Best Value: Tyler O’Neill ($4,100) 

The slugging outfielder has four multi-hit efforts in June, a month during which he’s slashing .349/.404/.651 with four doubles (two of them coming Monday), three home runs, seven RBI, three walks, a stolen base, and nine runs across 47 plate appearances over the first 12 games.

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