Hello and welcome to the MLB DFS Playbook for June 2! We have a big 13-game slate on our hands tonight. We have a 7:05 pm ET start time, so plenty of time to read over all the content today! Make sure to check out our awesome MLB DFS tools as they are always worth going through before building your lineups as are the Vegas OddsHowever, as I am sure you have figured out by now, the new playbook will be a one-stop shop that includes everything from easy-to-read player write-ups and suggestions to MLB Weather Reports to lineup construction tips to our best value plays for DraftKings and FanDuel. You will be given core plays around which to build your lineups, DFS stacks to consider for GPP tournaments and key statistics to help you in your DFS research. Let’s dive in! 


MLB DFS Playbook June 2

MLB Weather Updates

There are a ton of weather concerns tonight, so keep a close eye on it all. Here are the games with raing potential:

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Washington Nationals

Toronto Blue Jays vs. New York Mets

Tampa Bay Rays vs. Boston Red Sox

Cleveland Guardians vs. Minnesota Twins

Colorado Rockies vs. Kansas City Royals

Games that appear to have a decent wind blowing out:

Baltimore Orioles vs. San Francisco Giants (straight to CF)

Games that appear to have a decent wind blowing in:


DFS Lineup Construction Thoughts

This slate is LOADED. So many options both on the mound and at the dish. A lot of the top pitchers do have tougher matchups though, so that makes it interesting. Shohei Ohtani checks in as the most expensive pitcher on DK, while Framber Valdez takes the cake on FD. We do not have Coors Field on tonight’s slate as well, so you don’t have to keep that in mind. The directions you can go tonight are nearly endless, which does make it a bit tougher to limit the options down. 

Recommended DFS Starting Pitchers

Top Options for Strikeouts

Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels

Luis Castillo, Seattle Mariners

Zack Wheeler, Philadelphia Phillies

Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers

Tyler Glasnow, Tampa Bay Rays

Best Odds for a Win

Zack Wheeler (Philadelphia Phillies -185)

Michael Wacha (San Diego Padres -167)

Logan Webb (San Francisco Giants -157)

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Favorite Starters to Use for DFS Lineups

Zack Wheeler, Philadelphia Phillies

Wheeler was dynamite in his last outing, scoring 43 dk points against a high-powered offense in the Braves. He tossed eight shutout innings with 12 strikeouts. He has been pitching great lately and now he gets to face a weak Nationals lineup. The Nationals don’t strikeout a whole lot, but Wheeler can still get enough and shut them down in the process and he is the biggest favorite to win today. 

Tyler Glasnow, Tampa Bay Rays

Glasnow’s biggest issue is that he’s always hurt, but he is healthy right now and he is an absurd strikeout pitcher when he is on the mound and healthy. He showed it once again in his season debut last week, racking up eight strikeouts in just 4.1 innings of work and scoring 16.2 dk points despite giving up three runs. He has huge upside at this price tag. 

Jack Flaherty, St. Louis Cardinals

Flaherty has been pitching very well lately with 18.2 innings, 4 runs, and 19 Ks over his last three starts, showing a high-ceiling game as he scored 36.8 dk points against the Brewers. Overall on the yer he has been much better on the road too, pitching to a 3.82 ERA, compared to a 6.12 ERA at home. The Pirates offense is not as scary as it was to start the year. 

Recommended DFS Hitters

Highest Expected Run Totals 

4.93 – St. Louis Cardinals vs. Roansy Contreras

4.92 – Tampa Bay Rays vs. Garrett Whitlock

4.91 – Kansas City Royals vs. Chase Anderson

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Favorite Hitters to Use for DFS Lineups

Vinnie Pasquantino, 1B, Kansas City Royals

I don’t really understand Vinnie P. being this cheap. He is having a nice season, hitting .267, with nine home runs, 16 doubles, and 26 RBI.  He has smacked righties this season too, compiling an .836 OPS with eight home runs, compared to a .744 OPS against lefties with just one home run. Chase Anderson has pitched well thus far, but he is going to get blown up soon and it could be today.

Ji Hwan Bae, 2B/OF, Pittsburgh Pirates

Bae hasn’t been swiping bags as much recently (but we know he can do that, given he has 15 steals already), but what he has been doing is swinging a scorching how bat. He is hitting .355 over his last 10 games with four doubles. While I do like Jack Flaherty today, he has gotten himself in trouble at times this season and that is shown in his 4.81 ERA and 1.53 WHIP. Lefties have done mst of the damage against him, slashing an insane .312/.421/.477, compared to the .208/.314/.337 line righties have produced. 

Ha-Seong Kim, 2B/3B, San Diego Padres

Kim is hot right now, scoring 7, 18, 18, 7, and 16 dk points over his last five games. He has stolen a base in FOUR STRAIGHT games, giving him 10 on the year now. Today he gets to face Jameson Taillon, who has been flat-out abysmal this season with an 8.04 ERA and 1.69 WHIP. I don’t feel like he’s the guy to cool Kim off and a Padres stack makes a lot of sense today. 

Royce Lewis, 3B/SS, Minnesota Twins

How do you not play Lewis today at this price? The guy has been ridiculous since making his return, scoring 23, 7, and 16 dk points by going 4-13 with two home runs, six RBI, and three runs scored. He is way too cheap and Aaron Civale isn’t some terrifying pitcher by any means, so I would be surprised if Lewis isn’t heavily played today. 

Eloy Jimenez, OF, Chicago White Sox

Let’s take a look at Eloy’s game log since returning from IL… he has scored 16, 10, 26, 5, 15, 19, 7 and 7 dk points in that span, racking up at least one hit in every game. He is hitting .425 with three home runs over his last 10 games, averaging 13.2 dk points per game. In other words, he is very hot. Today he faces Reese Olson making his MLB debut and he had a 6.38 ERA and 1.77 WHIP at AAA this season. 

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