DraftKings MLB Picks May 29: Look at all the great pitching!

DENVER, CO - MAY 12: Starting pitcher Kyle Freeland #21 of the Colorado Rockies throws in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Coors Field on May 12, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - MAY 12: Starting pitcher Kyle Freeland #21 of the Colorado Rockies throws in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Coors Field on May 12, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images) /
ATLANTA, GA – APRIL 22: A general view of SunTrust Park during a rain delay before the game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves on April 22, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) /

DraftKings MLB Picks May 29: Look at all the great pitching!

The White Sox and Indians start an hour earlier than everyone else, so they are relegated to showdown mode only. The other 28 teams are in action in our main DraftKings tournament. We have some really good pitchers going today. Who seems overpriced? Let’s check out the best options!

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Once again, the only rain threat is in Atlanta. This is going to be another tough one to get in, but the rain chance goes down drastically later in the evening. Will the Braves wait that long to play? The only wind threat is also in Atlanta. It will be blowing in from right.

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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ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 18: Blake Snell #4 of the Tampa Bay Rays pitches in the third inning of the game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium on May 18, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images) /

Top Tier:

Charlie Morton ($12,100): Morton dominated the Yankees to the tune of 36.9 DraftKings points back on April 30th. His career numbers still aren’t stellar against the Yankees, but Stanton is pretty much the only reason why. Take that out of the equation and the Yankees are just 8-39(.205) with three runs in that span to go with 14 strikeouts. I’ll take my chances that he can handle Stanton here.

Blake Snell ($10,600): Archer dominated the A’s last night, and the stats say that Snell should do the same. The current A’s do not even have a hit off of him in 13 at bats with five strikeouts. Snell has had his epiphany this year. He still provides his share of free passes, but not enough to take away from his volume of strikeouts. Snell has enormous potential against the A’s. Expect a strong showing here.

Rick Porcello ($10,100): Porcello was kicked around by the Rays, but the Jays couldn’t get much of anything off of Porcello the first time around. Porcello picked up 24.2 DraftKings points in that first tilt against Toronto. That gives him solid potential for the price if you are looking to save a bit at the back of the upper tier.

Tyson Ross ($9,200): Ross has held the Marlins to a .233 average in 30 at bats with two runs and seven strikeouts. Those numbers are solid, and Ross’s performance this year puts them over the top. I expect Ross to score right up there with anyone else in this tier at a lower price.

Middle Tier:

Kyle Freeland ($7,900): Freeland has a 3.28 ERA on the season, which is remarkable for a pitcher that calls Coors Field home. On top of that, Freeland has a spectacular 1.40 ERA in three home starts. The Giants aren’t a strong offense, and Freeland has six straight quality starts. Considering all of the facts here, Freeland’s price actually looks low.

Jake Arrieta ($7,500): You want domination? The Dodgers are a pathetic 4-51 with 18 strikeouts against Arrieta. For those of you that can’t do the math in your head, that is a .078 average. .078! Arrieta turned in a dominant performance against the Braves last time around. Signs point to him doing the same in L.A. tonight.

Kyle Gibson ($7,300): Gibson has had some rough times this year, but almost all of those were at home. Gibson has a 2.61 ERA on the road with 37 strikeouts in 31 innings. There is potential here against a Royals team that doesn’t seem to score a lot of runs. They did on the Twins bullpen last night, but who hasn’t? I actually like Gibson at this price. The potential is solid.

Nick Tropeano ($7,200): Tropeano has never faced the Tigers, but he does have a 2.33 ERA in three road starts this season. The Tigers offense is rather sad right now without Cabrera in there. There is a load of potential for Tropeano here in cavernous Comerica Park. There is risk involved here, but the upside is more than worth it. Just don’t expect a ton of strikeouts.

Bargain Pitchers:

Michael Fulmer ($6,000): The potential of the Angels offense is enough to move most off of Fulmer. I get it. I really do. However, Fulmer has held the Angels to a .128 average in 47 at bats with only two runs and 12 strikeouts. Trout? He’s 0-8 with four strikeouts. The only one regular that Fulmer hasn’t faced is Upton, and I doubt he’s going to beat up Fulmer on his own. There is good potential here if you can handle the risk.

Steven Matz ($5,900): Matz was superb last week against the Brewers, but DraftKings isn’t impressed. Look at the price! With the wind blowing in in Atlanta, and Matz neutralizing the left handed power potential for the most part, there is a lot of potential here. Of course, the risk is moderate at best with rain in the forecast most of the evening in Atlanta.

Daniel Gossett ($4,600): Gossett’s return from the DL couldn’t have gone better. He allowed just one run on four hits in seven innings against Seattle. Gossett gets an even weaker opponent tonight in the Rays. Expect another pitcher’s duel here due to the ineptitude of both offenses. Gossett is going to perform well above his price point again tonight.

HOUSTON, TX – OCTOBER 29: George Springer #4 of the Houston Astros celebratres with Carlos Correa #1 and Jose Altuve #27 after hitting a solo home run during the seventh inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers in game five of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park on October 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Houston Astros vs. CC Sabathia:

CC’s career numbers against Houston are pretty good, but Sabathia has surrendered 15 runs (13 earned) in his last three starts after a superb start. The Astros have so much right handed power that this is a horrible matchup for him. Springer, Altuve, Correa, and Evan Gattis are all in play here. Preston Tucker is as well if he starts.

Boston Red Sox vs. Marco Estrada:

Estrada has started twice against the Sox this year and posted a 7.36 ERA. Sometimes DFS isn’t rocket science. Sometimes you just have to throw Red Sox out there against Marco Estrada. J.D. Martinez, Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley, and Mitch Moreland have all hit homers against Estrada, but only Martinez is hitting over the Mendoza line. Pedroia is 14-31(.452) with four runs and five RBI off of Estrada. Andrew Benintendi looks good as well, especially if Betts is out again.

St. Louis Cardinals vs. Zach Davies:

The Cardinals have crushed Davies. .344 with five homers and 16 runs in 93 at bats. Matt Carpenter has two solo homers off of Davies. Kolten Wong is only 2-12 against Davies, but he has a homer and five RBI. Jedd Gyorko and Dexter Fowler have both homered off of Davies as well. Marcell Ozuna is 6-14 with four runs and three RBI off of Davies.

Minnesota Twins vs. Danny Duffy:

I tried to use Duffy in the right situation this year. More than once, actually. This looks like a pretty good situation for Duffy. Don’t bet on it. Something isn’t right. His ERA is almost 7 at home. The Twins usually hit lefties hard, but they haven’t really got to Duffy yet. That changes tonight. Anyone remember what Miguel Sano did to the Royals last year? I really like him here. Robbie Grossman has also homered off of Duffy. Brian Dozier, Eduardo Escobar, and Byron Buxton are worth a look here as well.

Colorado Rockies vs. Jeff Samardzija:

The Rockies have eight homers and 30 RBI against Samardzija in 216 at bats. Gerardo Parra and Ian Desmond both have two homers against Samardzija in his career. Chris Iannetta, Charlie Blackmon, Trevor Story, and CarGo have all joined the hit parade as well. And that doesn’t even consider Arenado and his 13-32(.406) clip with six RBI. The Rockies are worth it tonight.

Cincinnati Reds vs. Zack Godley:

The Reds are hitting .464 with three homers and nine RBI in just 28 at bats off of Godley. Scott Schebler has only faced Godley twice. He has two homers and five RBI. Joey Votto has the other homer against Godley. Adam Duvall, Eugenio Suarez, and Scooter Gennett are all worth a look as well. You simply can’t deny what Suarez has done this year.

Baltimore Orioles vs. Jeremy Hellickson:

Jeremy Hellickson has been outstanding this year, but the Orioles have beaten him up from his time in the A.L. East. He’s back in Camden Yards, which has been unkind to him over his career. Hellickson has a 5.80 ERA in 14 career starts in Baltimore. Adam Jones is 16-44(.364) with two walks, a double, four homers, two steals, seven runs, and five RBI against Hellickson. Chris Davis is 11-30 with three doubles, two homers, and nine RBI off of Hellickson. Pedro Alvarez and Danny Valencia have taken Hellickson deep as well.

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WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 05: Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals looks on during the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on May 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) /

Top Tier:

Dylan Bundy has been prone to blowups this year. He is coming off of a 14 strikeout performance in his last start, which has elevated the price to his current point. It’s too high, especially against the Nationals. Bundy has the ability to shut down anyone, but just in case he has one of those blowups, Bryce Harper and Trea Turner are on my radar.

As mentioned earlier, Giancarlo Stanton is skewing the numbers for the Yankees against Charlie Morton. Stanton is 9-21(.429) with a homer and four RBI off of Morton.

I’m not really big on Cubs here, but Anthony Rizzo sure looks like a solid option against a rookie righty. Most of the power is from the right side for the Cubs, so the potential for Kingham is real.

Bibens-Dirkx could very well have a decent night tonight, but I’m not willing to use him with so many other good options on the slate. I like Haniger, Cruz, and Span against ABD if you are going to use Seattle hitters against him.

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Middle Tier:

The Philies kind of beat up on the Dodgers last night. They may again. Cesar Hernandez is definitely on my team. Aaron Altherr and Nick Williams are both super cheap, but are also really slumping. They both have homered against Kenta Maeda as well.

Jesus Aguliar has made the most of his starting time for the Brewers, and he has a solo homer in five tries against Michael Wacha. Tyler Saladino and Jonathan Villar both have homered off of Wacha as well. Christian Yelich is worth a look too after what he did to the Cardinals yesterday.

I don’t really trust Anibal Sanchez, despite his solid numbers. I trust the Mets offense even less. The only one I really like here is Brandon Nimmo. Amed Rosario is on fire, so he could be worth a look too.

Nick Hundley and Gorkys Hernandez have both homered off of Freeland, but they are the only ones that have done any damage against him. The good news is that they are cheap enough to use at Coors Field.

I like Luis Castillo, but I just can’t get myself to use him against Arizona. Jake Lamb has a three run homer off of Castillo, so I’ll use him at a reasonable price.

Bargain Shoppers:

Jon Lester‘s career numbers against the Pirates are not very good, but it’s the cheap ones that have hit him hardest. Sean Rodriguez is 12-50(.240) with six walks, three doubles, three homers, and an impressive nine RBI off of Lester. Josh Bell and Jordy Mercer have also taken Lester deep, and are both in this range as well. So has Cervelli, but he may not be in the lineup after sitting the last two days.

King Felix is not the pitcher that he used to be. Rougned Odor is only 5-31(.161) against Hernandez, but he has two homers and six RBI in those five hits. Shin-Soo Choo and Nomar Mazara have a combined two homers and 11 RBI off of Felix in 72 at bats.

The Padres have actually hit Dan Straily pretty hard. Freddy Galvis and Manuel Margot are the main perpetrators, and they are both really cheap.

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