Hello and welcome to the MLB DFS Playbook for June 30! We have a big 12-game slate on both DK and FD on our hands today. We have a 7:05 pm ET start time, so you have plenty of time to get those lineups made! Make sure to check out all of our amazing 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 30

MLB Weather Updates

Minnesota Twins vs. Baltimore Orioles (possible rain)

Detroit Tigers vs. Colorado Rockies (possible rain)

Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Kansas City Royals (possible rain)

New York Yankees vs. St. Louis Cardinals (possible rain – biggest risk right now)

Games that appear to have a decent wind blowing out:


Games that appear to have a decent wind blowing in:


DFS Lineup Construction Thoughts

Big Slates like this can be overwhelming. You can look at any position and see a million different routes that seem like options, but have to find a way to limit that down. On the bright side, roster percentages are less of a concern as ownership is more spread out. Shane McClanahan is the top priced arm on this slate and the Detroit Tigers come in as the top projected offense (That feels weird saying). Let’s dive into it all! 

Recommended DFS Starting Pitchers

Top Options for Strikeouts

Shane McClanahan, Tampa Bay Rays

James Paxton, Boston Red Sox

Freddy Peralta, Milwaukee Brewers

Best Odds for a Win

Bobby Miller (Los Angeles Dodgers -218)

Michael Soroka (Atlanta Braves -192)

Jon Gray (Texas Rangers -160)

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Favorite Starters to Use for DFS Lineups

Shane McClanahan, Tampa Bay Rays

McClanahan has been the best pitcher in baseball this season with an 11-1 record, 2.23 ERA, and 100 Ks across 93 innings of work. Seattle is a good matchup that he can take advantage of, the scary part is that he is coming off a short start in which he left with back tightness. I don’t think they would pitch him today if they felt like it was still an issue though. 

Bobby Miller, Los Angeles Dodgers

Miller has gotten shelled in his last two starts, which is a bit scary for today, but I am willing to take the gamble at this price against the Royals. He pitched great in his first four starts and the Dodgers are one of the biggest favorites on the board today, which the Royals are the worst team in baseball. 

Osvaldo Bido, Pittsburgh Pirates

Bido has pitched well through three starts with a 3.45 ERA and 18 Ks across 15.2 innings of work. He has scored at least 13.4 dk points in each of his starts. He has faced pretty low-tier opponents thus far, but on the bright side he gets another one today in the Brewers. 

Recommended DFS Hitters

Highest Expected Run Totals 

6.15 – Detroit Tigers

5.37 – Colorado Rockies

5.26 – Los Angeles Dodgers

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Favorite Hitters to Use for DFS Lineups

 Shohei Ohtani, 1B/OF, Los Angeles Angels

Ohtani is outrageous. He is hitting .366 with SIX home runs and a steal over his last 10 games, not to mention 20 total R/RBI in that span as well. He is now hitting .309 on the year with 29 home runs and 11 stolen bases. He is too good. He is worse against lefties, but still crushes them and Tommy Henry is bad. Ohtani is an elite play on a daily basis right now while he is cooking like this. 

Eduardo Escobar, 2B/3B, Los Angeles Angels

Escobar has looked pretty good in an Angels uniform so far (shocker someone leaves the Mets and does good, a story as old as time, but I digress), going 6-16 (.375) with a triple and five runs scored. He was horrible when playing at Citi Field this year, but he doesn’t have to worry about that anymore. He has an .859 OPS against lefties this season, compared to a .589 mark against righties. 

Ezequiel Tovar, SS, Colorado Rockies

Tovar is hot right now, hitting .375 with a .990 OPS over his last 10 games. He has two bombs, a steal, and 15 total R/RBI in that span and has been hitting 2nd in the Rockies lineup on a consistent basis. He has been far better at home this year with a .287 average and .789 OPS, compared to .242 and .665 on the road, respectively. 

Jazz Chisholm Jr., OF, Miami Marlins

Jazz has been incredible since coming off IL, scoring 23, 14, and 14 DK points across three games by going 5-12 with two home runs, five RBI, and four runs scored. He now has 9 home runs and 14 steals on the year with 41 total R/RBI across 42 games. Tonight he faces Michael Soroka, who has been awful this year in his two starts in the Majors, giving up 12 hits, three bombs, and nine runs in 9.2 innings (8.38 ERA and 1.86 WHIP). 

Harrison Bader, OF, New York Yankees

Bader has spent a ton of time on the IL this season, but he’s been fantastic when he’s been on the field. He is hitting .268 with six home runs, seven steals, and 41 total R/RBI across 35 games. He is hitting .347 on the road this year with a .972 OPS, compared to a .216 average and .645 OPS at home this season. He faces Matthew Liberatore, who has a 5.60 ERA and 1.65 WHIP through 27.1 innings. 

Player Pool

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