Hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday weekend. We are officially about to turn the page to June. Most starters that haven’t been injured are taking their 10th trip through the rotation and we are getting a read on what they are going to produce for the year. Dylan Cease didn’t produce on my DFS cards last week, and I’ll be truthful, that was my worst finish ever in a tournament. Nothing hit whatsoever. Much like anyone in the Rockies bullpen a short memory is key in DFS. I think I sent MattTruss a message about 3 innings into the White Sox game that simply read “onto tomorrow.” The last day of May is going to be profitable for RazzNation.
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Kevin Gausman, SP: $9,700. The evolution of Kevin Gausman has continued in 2022. He really made his first breakthrough in 2020 with the Giants as he got the splitter locked in. He basically throws almost every pitch to the low outside corner and sometimes it stays there at 94, and sometimes the bottom drops out at 86. Batters are swinging at almost 50% of his pitches outside the zone in 2022. This season he has seemingly added pinpoint control of his whole arsenal walking less than one batter per 9 innings. He gets the White Sox Tuesday night who will likely be without Tim Anderson atop the lineup. The White Sox are 28th in MLB vs righties in OPS sitting at .621 so I expect Gausman to dominate and want him even with his price continuing to rise.
George Kirby, SP: $6,600. George Kirby has gotten hit hard his last two starts. His lines in those two games 10 IP, 16 Hits, 9 ER, 3 HR, 12 Ks, 1 BB. What jumps out there? Well obviously the K/BB ratio is elite, and it is exactly what he has done in the minors. Also the 3 HRs. Lucky for Kirby he pitches in Baltimore Tuesday at the renovated Camden Yards and their long porch in left field. Camden is 27th is HR Park Factors and has been very difficult for MLB hitters to get the ball out of. The Orioles also rank 4th in the league for striking out the most so as long as Kirby gets through 5 innings he should post some decent K numbers.
Victor Caratini, C: $3,200. Just looking for a cheap catcher with a chance to get some hits like always. Caratini should start with a lefty in Justin Steele on the mound for the Cubs. Keep an eye on the weather as storms should be moving on either Tuesday afternoon or evening. Also, keep an eye on other potential weather issues later in this article!
CJ Crohn’s, 1B: $5,500. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, man I love being a turtle. I meant to say I wonder how Cron is not the highest option at home against a mediocre or worse pitcher. Well, he is getting closer and is pricey here, but he will be up against either Max Meyer, Trevor Rogers, or Edward Cabrera any of which I like his chances with.
Ketel Marte, 2B: $4,500. Marte has hit safely in his last 12 games and gets Charlie Morton on Tuesday night. He is 2 for 7 with a HR and a few walks in his career vs Morton.
Edwin Rios, 3B: $3,900. The Dodgers will face Mitch Keller on Tuesday. Streamonator has him as a -$21.8 value. Rios has been in the lineup against most right handed pitchers lately and has 5 HR since the calendar turned to May.
Kyle Farmer, SS: $4,300. The Shortstop prices are so inflated it is almost impossible to get any value here. Farmer is riding a 9 game hit streak which includes 15 hits and 3 HRs. He will travel to Boston and face Michael Wacha on Tuesday night. Wacha is a regression fairy party waiting to happen as he is rocking a 2.83 ERA with a 4.49 xFIP. Hopefully, they show up on Tuesday night.
JD Davis, OF: $2,600. Started off choosing outfielders by looking for a solid value match-up play and I found it in JD Davis vs Patrick Corbin. In 36 Career plate appearances, he is batting a .313 with 4 HRs, 3 doubles and 4 BBs. Hopefully, he continues his play vs Corbin cause the rest of his season has been awful.
Mookie Betts, OF: $6,300. Prices to form stacks of Rockies and Dodgers are tough tonight, but I wanted Mookie in the lineup vs Mitch Keller. He has a Home Run in 2 plate appearances and has been on fire lately. I don’t see him slowing down vs Keller.
Sam Hilliard, OF: $3,300. Hilliard and Garrett Hampson are high on my list of underachievers in 2022, but he had a really nice Memorial Day weekend at the dish going 5 for 11. I am hoping he can stay hot Tuesday night and maybe even find his power stroke.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
Gonna need to put on my best AM weather guy hat as there’s potential issues on the docket today. Heavy winds blowing in for the Tigers and Twins, I think this one gets in before the rain arrives. Potential heavy winds blowing out in Wrigley and St. Louis, but both are dependent on when storms arrive. If they get there pregame they will likely be calmer and blowing in. I am currently leaning toward both places having the rain blow through prior to game time. Moral of the story, keep an eye on these three games as first pitch gets closer.
Doing Lines In Vegas
I did mention I do a bit of Sports Handicapping. Follow me on Twitter @TheGreat Knoche for more info. I’ll give out a Free Play here every Tuesday, but you can find all my free and premium picks for MLB and a few other sports at The Odds Breakers
I’ll be on a Team under for the White Sox tonight. Not sure where it will land yet, but anything 3.5 or under is gonna be a play, and I might even take a plus money shot on under 2.5. Also will look at a Dodgers team total over 5 or 5.5.