6/2 MLB DFS Picks: Coors Night
6/2 MLB DFS Picks: Coors Night
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Where to focus?
It feels like this series in Coors Field is never ending. The Reds and Rockies will meet yet again and it'll be important to grab plenty of exposure once more. Alfredo Simon takes the bump for the Reds, a note that should instantly perk up your ears and excite the Colorado Rockies bats. Simon has been horrendous so far this season. He's compiled an ERA close to ten (5.45 xFIP) while walking over four hitters per nine and allowing more than two home runs in the same time frame. Couple Simon's stats with an atrocious bullpen behind him and the Rockies should be licking their lips. I'm in favor of using any Rockie that makes his way into the lineup.
You don't have to completely the visitor's dugout at Coors Field. While the Reds are a less potent offense, their matchup with Eddie Butler should still provide some valuable fantasy options. Zack Cozart ($8,100) remains a steal given his price and the opportunity to pick up four or five plate appearances in Coors Field. While Cozart doesn't have elite power or speed he gives you exposure to Coors Field for a fair price. Billy Hamilton ($8,400) does have elite speed and if he hits second again tonight he's a great value. All it takes is for Hamilton to reach base in any manner and he's likely to swipe at least one bag.
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the Boston Red Sox against Ubaldo Jimenez in Camden Yards tonight. The Red Sox are an unreal offense right now and have used the last week to widen the gap in terms of skills against righties. Currently, the Red Sox are first in the league in terms of wOBA and wRC+ against right-handers. Ubaldo Jimenez will have to deal with the scorching hot Mookie Betts ($10,800) and ageless wonder David Ortiz ($10,800) as well as a host of complementary options. Paying for the Red Sox over the Rockies will be tough to do tonight though, as Coors Field and Alfredo Simon is about as good as it gets for hitters.
On the Bump..
It's a short slate, but there are a few different pitching options for us tonight. Carlos Carrasco ($20,000) is making his first start back from the disabled list, but unfortunately he's dealing with a pitch count. While Carrasco has plenty of strikeout stuff and can make the most of any amount of pitches, it doesn't make sense to pay for him especially in cash games tonight.
Instead, spend on Jerad Eickhoff ($16,800) against the Milwaukee Brewers. Eickhoff draws a great matchup tonight against a Brewers lineup that struggles against right-handed pitchers. The Brewers are striking out the most in the league against righties (26.9%) and are just middle in the pack in terms of wOBA and in the bottom third in terms of wRC+. Eickhoff's struggles have been with left-handed hitters, but luckily the Brewers don't have many to throw at him. At most, Eickhoff should only have to deal with four left-handed hitters and none of them present much of a challenge. For the price, he's almost a must on this slate.
Wade Miley ($17,400) draws the coveted matchup of the San Diego Padres fresh off a double digit run scoring night. Don't expect the Padres to do that again as they have an implied run total of just 3.6 runs tonight. Miley isn't going to blow you away, but he has managed to tie his career high in SwStr% this season while striking out just over seven hitters per nine innings. It is not so much his skills as it is the Padres' ineptitude against left-handed pitching that puts him in the conversation tonight. The Padres are second in the league in terms of strikeout percentage against left-handers.
The last two feasible options on this slate are Juan Nicasio ($13,600) and Matt Moore ($15,600). Nicasio draws a start against a less than threatening Miami Marlins team in a spacious ballpark. He's made the transition to starter quite well and has managed to strikeout one hitter per inning in his time in the rotation this season. Unfortunately though, Nicasio's SwStr% (7.6%) makes it unlikely that he'll be able to keep up that pace.
Moore draws a matchup with another strikeout heavy offense, the Minnesota Twins. The Twins have managed the fourth highest strikeout percentage against southpaws this season and have the league's third worst wRC+ against them. While Moore isn't a picture of consistency or safety, the improved command and SwStr% have me interested in his prospects tonight. On a short slate, some chances have to be taken.
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