Tonight’s MLB DFS main slate is small. It has six games and starts at 7:05 pm ET on DraftKings and FanDuel. Today’s primer highlights three pitchers, one stack, three studs and three values/punts as the top options.
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Thursday's Starting Pitcher Strategy
The pitching isn't especially exciting. Still, a rookie righty in a cushy matchup is the most attractive pick. The other two choices on the table are in good form and have cap-friendly salaries.
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Tanner Bibee (CLE) vs. KC
Bibee has enjoyed more success than frustration in his rookie campaign. According to FanGraphs, in 12 starts spanning 65.0 innings, Bibee has a 3.46 ERA, 3.38 xERA, 4.27 xFIP, 1.26 WHIP, 8.4 BB%, 24.4 K% and 27.2 CSW%.
He has a Charmin-soft matchup tonight. First, the Royals are 30th in wRC+ (78) and have a 24.5 K% against righties in 2023. Second, Kansas City is 25th in wRC+ (78) and has a 26.9 K% in the previous 14 days. Third, they're 30th in wRC+ (76) and have a 27.6 K% on the road this year. Finally, per Betting Pros, the Guardians are -200. Thus, Bibee has a high floor and high ceiling.
Thursday's Hitter Strategy
The Rangers are in a blow-up spot at Fenway Park tonight and have high-end talent and lineup depth, making them the best stack and source of hitters. Still, the Pirates have a pair of awesome punts.
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