Happy Halloween! Welcome to the MLB DFS Showdown Playbook for October 31! We are on to game 4 of the World Series! It has been a great series already with an incredible game 1 comeback win by the Rangers, a bounce-back smackdown by the Diamondbacks in game 2, and then another close battle in game 3 with the Rangers claiming the series lead once again. This series is still far from over, and these two teams feel very evenly matched. It was unfortunate to have both Adolis Garcia and Max Scherzer go down with injuries last night, but hopefully, they can return and contribute to this series. Will the Diamondbacks bounce back once again and even this series up at home, or can the Rangers keep things rolling and claim a 3-1 lead? We will find out tonight, but in the meantime, let’s build some winning MLB DFS lineups for the game. 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 Odds. However, the playbook will still be the one-stop shop for building some winning MLB DFS lineups, so let’s jump right in!
MLB DFS Playbook October 31
Recommended DFS Starting Pitcher
This is going to be a bullpen game for both teams. Joe Mantiply is getting the start for the Diamondbacks, with Andrew Heaney getting the start for the Rangers. I am not recommending any pitcher for today’s playbook. I don’t think you can count on any pitcher going more than an inning or two, and the odds of them scoring much seem very low to me, so I would rather run with a full lineup of hitters for this game.
Recommended DFS Hitters
If the Rangers end up winning this series, I am going to wager that Corey Seager wins World Series MVP. He has been an absolute monster at the plate, hitting another huge homer last night. With Adolis Garcia going down, Seager is really going to have to deliver as the big bat in the lineup, and I am going to be surprised if he isn’t able to step up to the challenge and continue to provide a ton of offense for the Rangers.
Ketel Marte has now extended his postseason-record hitting streak to 19 games with another single last night. While the hitting streak has only been maintained by two singles in the last two games, he is still getting hits, and I think he is due for a big game tonight. I think that we not only see him get this hitting streak to 20 but also think there is a great chance for multiple hits and some extra bases here in game 4.
Corbin Carroll went 0 for 3 with a walk last night. Before that, he had 6 hits in the previous 3 games with 6 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. Down a game at home, the Diamondbacks really need their offense to deliver again today, and I am going to be surprised Corbin Carroll doesn’t get back in the hit column and do some damage to help the Diamondbacks even this series up.
Christian Walker has been a non-factor for the Diamondbacks this postseason. He has given almost no production through this entire run. He had a great season and has just been in a slump at the end of the season and then through the postseason, I think the double he hit last night is going to pull him out of this slump. I am betting on Walker getting his first big game of the postseason tonight and quickly returning to being an important producer on this offense.