DraftKings MLB Lineup Advice: Saturday (8/17) PREMIUM
It’s Saturday, which means games are spread all throughout the day. I’m going to key in on the night slate, as we get nine games in this schedule. That’s the perfect amount to me, as I really don’t like to play either a full 15-game slate or one with six of fewer matchups.
Jacob deGrom (NYM): $11,600 at KC
This is easily the best cash-game pitcher on the board, as 20-25 DK points appear to be deGrom’s floor. His 2.68 ERA and 1.07 WHIP are some of the best marks in baseball. The reigning NL Cy Young Award winner is scorching-hot right now, too, pitching to a 1.91 ERA and 0.99 WHIP over his last 12 starts while striking out 112 batters across those 85 innings of action. He has a 31.9% K rate since the beginning of last season and should cruise right through this cupcake lineup. The Royals currently rank 27th in runs scored, 24th in OBP, 26th in OPS, and 23rd in xwOBA. That’s why they’re projected for fewer than four runs with the Mets entering this game as a -220 favorite.
James McCann (CHW): $4,100 at LAA
The White Sox are probably my favorite sneaky stack of the day, as you can use them at an extremely affordable value. McCann plays a major part as easily the best per-dollar catcher on the board. He’s posting a .300/.369/.510 slash line this season against left-handed pitchers and gets a weak one in Jose Suarez. He also happens to be really feeling it right now, hitting .415 over his last 11 games with seven extra-base hits and 14 RBIs.