DraftKings MLB Picks May 10: Will Buehler dominate again?

MONTERREY, MEXICO - MAY 04: Pitcher Walker Buehler #21 of Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the third inning during the MLB game against the San Diego Padres at Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey on May 4, 2018 in Monterrey, Mexico. The Dodgers defeated Padres 4-0. (Photo by Azael Rodriguez/Getty Images)
MONTERREY, MEXICO - MAY 04: Pitcher Walker Buehler #21 of Los Angeles Dodgers pitches in the third inning during the MLB game against the San Diego Padres at Estadio de Beisbol Monterrey on May 4, 2018 in Monterrey, Mexico. The Dodgers defeated Padres 4-0. (Photo by Azael Rodriguez/Getty Images) /
NEW YORK – OCTOBER 07: A Minnesota Twins flag and a New York Yankees flag blow in the wind prior to Game One of the ALDS during the 2009 MLB Playoffs at Yankee Stadium on October 7, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

DraftKings MLB Picks May 10: Will Buehler dominate again?

The Giants and Phillies have a matinee game today, and that is only available in showdown mode. The other nine games are in the main DraftKings tournament. There are no true aces on this slate, and only five of the 18 pitchers are priced above $7,800. We should be able to buy some good hitters tonight!

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There is a chance or rain near the start of the Red Sox and Yankees tilt. While the game may be delayed, the rain chance goes away as the night goes on. We have 10 mph winds blowing out to right in Baltimore and left in Yankee Stadium, but that’s about it for wind as well.

We will provide you with several options to build your lineup here. Want to spend all your money on pitchers and play bargain bats? We will highlight who is worth the money. Want to punt arms and pay up for the big boppers? We can help you with that as well, and everything in between!

These tips are based mostly on past performance. This is a nice tool for building a lineup, but should not be the only pieces of information you use. Stacking against a bad pitcher is always a good idea!

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PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 27: Miles Mikolas #39 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches in the third inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park on April 27, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images) /

Top Tier:

Walker Buehler ($10,500): Buehler has had two scoreless outings in his three starts. In his last start, Buehler put the Dodgers two thirds of the way to a combined no hitter in Mexico. The Reds offense is marginally better than San Diego’s but not a whole lot. Buehler may not be great, but his high strikeout rate makes him worth a look. Painting a cautionary picture though is the teams he has faced. A lot of pitchers could dominate the Padres, Giants, and Marlins. Still, the Reds aren’t a lot better than any of those three.

Miles Mikolas ($10,200): Mikolas has had a very good return to the majors, starting the season 4-0 with a 2.70 ERA and 31 strikeouts in 40 innings. There is definite potential against a struggling Padres squad in their home park. Especially since the Padres are trotting out Jordan Lyles to oppose him.

Garrett Richards ($8,900): The Twins are only hitting .215 against Richards in 65 at bats with only one homer and two runs to go with a nice 15 strikeouts. The Twins looked very good in the series in St Louis, so there could be some risk here, but Richards has been very good aside from his start against the Yankees. The Twins are not the Yankees, especially without Sano in there.

Middle Tier:

Jose Berrios ($7,800): Did I miss something? Usually with a lack of elite pitching on the slate a guy like Berrios is going to run you five figures. The Angels are a decent lineup, but Berrios only gave up two runs in six innings in his only career start against them last year at the Big A. There is pretty good potential here.

Tanner Roark ($7,400): As per usual, Roark offers nothing flashy. He is a solid pitcher, but no more and no less. Well, until you read his past stats against Arizona. The Diamondbacks are only hitting .169 against Roark in 59 at bats with only one extra base hit (a double by Owings) and one run with 20 – 20! – strikeouts. On top of that, Roark has a 2.05 ERA in 22 career Chase Field innings.

Caleb Smith ($7,300): The Braves have been a good offense this year, so there is risk involved. However, Smith has a 2.08 ERA and 0.92 WHIP along with 24 strikeouts in just 17.1 innings in three home starts. Smith likely wont go all that deep into the game, but those strikeouts rack up extra points in a hurry. They will also help mitigate any damage done to Smith. The rookie gets very little offensive backing, but with those strikeouts, do we really care that much about the win?

Bargain Pitchers:

German Marquez ($5,400): The Brewers are hitting just .231 against Marquez with only a solo homer to show for their efforts in 26 at bats. Of course, Marquez has never faced the Brewers at home. You know, the place where he boasts a 10.64 ERA in three starts this year and a 4.96 career ERA. Still, without Eric Thames, there is a chance that Marquez mostly hold the Brewers in check again.

Jhoulys Chacin ($4,800): There is always risk involved when using a pitcher at Coors, but hear me out. His former team is only hitting .250 against Chacin in 96 at bats with only one homer and seven runs. On top of that, Chacin has a very respectable 4.23 ERA in 69 career starts at Coors Field. And, well, he is cheaper than most of the hitters in this game.

Chris Tillman ($4,000): How brave are you? Tillman has a very ugly 9.24 ERA in six starts this season. Why even consider it? Well, for starters, Tillman is less than about two dozen hitters on the slate. And he has been good at home. Like 2.77 ERA and 0.92 WHIP good with ten of his 13 strikeouts on the season in two starts at home. The Royals don’t score a lot of runs (don’t tell Dylan Bundy that), so there is good potential here for Tillman. There is also a chance that he gets rocked. Still, for $4,000, it’s worth taking a chance on in at least one lineup and stacking all your favorite bats. Another thing going Tillman’s way: five of his six starts this year have come against Houston, the Yankees, Boston, Cleveland, and the Angels. In the sixth, against Detroit, Tillman spun seven innings of one hit ball.

MILWAUKEE, WI – MAY 09: Travis Shaw #21 of the Milwaukee Brewers grounds into a fielder’s choice in the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Miller Park on May 9, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

Top Tier:

We are usually better off avoiding pitchers in the Yankees-Red Sox series, and today appears to be another example of that. Gary Sanchez is 3-9 with a walk, a homer, and two RBI in his career against Eduardo Rodriguez.

Nolan Arenado has the current Rockies only homer against former teammate Jhoulys Chacin. Arenado is 3-7 with a walk, a homer, and two RBI against Chacin so far. Ian Desmond is 7-24(.292) with a walk, a douule, a steal, and two runs in his career against Chacin.

Travis Shaw, come on down! You’re the next contestant on hit this white thing out of Coors Field!

Just in case you don’t believe in Chris Tillman – yes, I know you’re out there – Moose is 6-16 with a walk, a homer, and three RBI off of Tillman. Salvador Perez is also 6-16 with a homer, but he has driven in five.

Middle Tier:

Believe it or not, the Mariners have hit J.A. Happ hard. Ryon Healy is a big reason why. Healy is 2-4 in his career against Happ. Both of the hits are home runs and he has driven in five. Kyle Seager is 4-16 with two homers and three RBI against Happ as well.

Tyler Mahle has been pretty average this year, so all Dodger lefties are in play for me, starting with Cody Bellinger.

Bargain Shoppers:

Only four current Blue Jays have faced Mike Leake, but they have hit him pretty hard. Judging by these stats, the other five shouldn’t have any problem hitting Leake either. Russell Martin is 10-32(.312) with a walk, a double, a homer, four runs, and six RBI in his career against Leake. I also like Smoak and Josh Donaldson here, neither of which have faced Leake yet.

Sandy Leon is 3-10 with two walks, a homer, and five RBI in his career against CC Sabathia already. I wouldn’t touch Moreland or Hanley Ramirez though. They are a combined 3-27 with one home run against Sabathia.

Logan Morrison is still absurdly cheap, and he is 5-18 with three walks, two doubles, a homer, and two RBI in his career against Garrett Richards.

I know a lot of you are going to be on Mike Foltynewicz against the Marlins, but the Fish are hitting .310 with 11 runs in just 58 at bats against Foltynewicz. Justin Bour is 8-14(.571) with a double, two homers, three runs, and six RBI off of Foltynewicz so far. Can Bour finally get it going here?

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 30: Xander Bogaerts #2 of the Boston Red Sox reacts as he rounds the bases after hitting a grand slam in the third inning of a game against the Kansas City Royals at Fenway Park on April 30, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /

Top Tier:

Xander Bogaerts is only 4-28(.143) against CC Sabathia, but he has walked ten times, doubled, homered, and driven in three.

You know, Trea Turner almost looks like a bargain with his price under $5,000 against Medlen. Almost. With my luck, Medlen will pitch six shutout innings.

Manny Machado doesn’t have much experience against Ian Kennedy, but I doubt he has much trouble hitting him. Machado is 2-3 with a double and a run against Kennedy so far. Jonathan Schoop is worth a look as well. He hasn’t looked rusty since coming off the DL on Monday.

Middle Tier:

Eduardo Escobar is hitting .341 with four homers and eight RBI in his last ten games. He is worth a look until he cools off. If you need cheaper, Gregorio Petit is a nice option, but he hasn’t played in a week. The lineups should be out before the early games start, but if they aren’t Petit could leave you scrambling since there aren’t many at his price.

Yangervis Solarte is 3-6 with a double, a triple, a steal, and a run already in his career against Mike Leake.

I like Paul DeJong and Matt Carpenter here as well against Jordya Lyles. MOst of the Cardinals lineup is worth a shot, and they aren’t overly expensive.

Bargain Shoppers:

Ian Kinsler is only 2-9 in his career against Jose Berrios, but he has a double, a homer, and three RBI off of him. I’m not lining up to play Angels against Berrios, but the price is right here.

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WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 03: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals lines out during the eighth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Nationals Park on May 3, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

Top Tier:

I’m not sure Mookie is worth his huge markup, but he is 7-21 with four walks, a double, a steal, and two RBI against CC Sabathia in his career.

Bryce Harper is expensive, and he should be against Kris Medlen. He could score 50 tonight. I’m not kidding. Well, maybe a little. Chances are that Medlen only makes it through the order twice, so 30 seems like a more realistic goal. The red hot Matt Adams looks tantalizing as well.

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Middle Tier:

Nelson Cruz is 10-22(.455) with two walks, two doubles, a triple, a run, and two RBI in his career against J.A. Happ.

I do like Chris Taylor leading off for the Dodgers once again. The Dodgers don’t have a ton of lefties that are healthy, but Yasiel Puig hits righties hard as well. Puig was starting to play well before going down at the end of April. Will he pick up where he left off? It’s worth finding out at this price.

Gerardo Parra is worth a look at only $3,600 if he manages to crack the starting lineup. Parra is 9-32(.281) with four walks, a double, a triple, a steal, and two RBI in his career against Chacin.

Domingo Santana holds Milwaukee’s only home run against German Marquez so far. However, playing Ryan Braun, Lorenzo Cain, and Christian Yelich in Coors Field is not a bad idea either.

Dexter Fowler is 3-6 with four walks, a homer, four runs, and two RBI in his career against Jordan Lyles. Tommy Pham and Harrison Bader are definitely worth a look here as well. whichever one starts anyway. Marcell Ozuna is 2-5 with a run and a walk against Lyles. There is potential for a lot more against Lyles, who has a 3.66 ERA out of the bullpen this year, and a 5.38 career ERA.

Bargain Shoppers:

Brett Gardner is 5-16(.312) with a walk, a solo homer, and three runs scored against Eduardo Rodriguez. Judge is 0-4 against Rodriguez with two walks, but Giancarlo Stanton has yet to face him. Stanton may be worth a look if you have the cash.

Robbie Grossman is a solid 4-11 with a walk and a run scored in his career against Garrett Richards. If you need to save money, Grossman is a decent punt tonight.

Derek Dietrich is 4-15 with a walk, a homer, and two RBI against Mike Foltynewicz so far in his career.

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