DraftKings MLB Lineup Advice: Saturday (8/3) PREMIUM
Saturday slates are usually spread throughout the day, but we have a huge night slate to work with here. In fact, 13 games start at 7:05 p.m. ET or later, which is all you can ask for as a DFS player. That should make for a fun evening with a ton of hitting options, so I’m going to give you a high-upside value pitcher to start.
Dylan Bundy (BAL): $6,900 vs. TOR
This is totally a GPP play, but Bundy has some huge upside in this matchup. While a 5.24 ERA and 1.38 WHIP may scare off some players, we need to look past that for DFS purposes. He also has a 4.50 xFIP and 24 percent K rate dating back to last season, and that’s a much better pitcher than that ERA indicates. The Blue Jays rank 20th in K rate, 21st in runs scored, 28th in OBP, 24th in OPS, and 27th in wOBA, so the matchup makes him attractive. His last two starts against Toronto have been fantastic, too, with Bundy completing 13.1 innings while allowing just three runs with 12 strikeouts.
J.T. Realmuto (PHI): $4,500 vs. CWS
Realmuto has been slightly disappointing for season-long owners, but positive regression is finally starting to hit. Over his last eight games, he has collected four homers, two doubles, seven runs scored, and 10 RBIs en route to a 1.057 OPS. That makes him a relatively cheap option considering the matchup. Ross Detwiler will toe the rubber for the White Sox, and his 6.35 ERA and 1.68 WHIP make him a starter to stack against. Not to mention, Realmuto also has a .908 OPS against southpaws so far this season.