DraftKings MLB Picks June 4: We should probably pay for Godley

MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 23: Zack Godley #52 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches in the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on May 23, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
MILWAUKEE, WI - MAY 23: Zack Godley #52 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches in the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on May 23, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /
DETROIT, MI – OCTOBER 18: Paws, the mascot for the Detroit Tigers waves a flag as he stands on the dugout in support of the Tigers against the New York Yankees during game four of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park on October 18, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /

DraftKings MLB Picks June 4: We should probably pay for Godley

There are only five games on our Monday, but the early game of the Yankees/Tigers twin bill is a standalone. Being that we get the second game of the double header in the main DraftKings tournament, we have to watch out for sitting players.

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There is no rain in the forecast for any of the four cities, but there is a brisk 18 mph wind blowing out to right in Detroit. That could elevate right handed power some.

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ANAHEIM, CA – MAY 01: Nick Tropeano #35 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on the mound in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Angel Stadium on May 1, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) /

Top Tier:

Zack Godley ($10,200): I can’t really say that I’m a fan of any pitcher on this slate with Severino pitching in the afternoon game. That said, Godley absolutely dominated the Giants in his first start against them this year. He racked up nine strikeouts in seven shutout innings while allowing just four baserunners. That was good for 35.4 DraftKings points. With Belt on the DL, don’t be shocked if Godley dominates them again.

Middle Tier:

Julio Teheran ($9,800): Teheran is a risk even if the stats are good. That’s how inconsistent he has been. That said, Teheran has a strong 3.18 ERA on the road, and is in one of the more friendly pitcher’s parks around. There is good potential for Teheran here tonight, but I don’t like this price tag. If you can wrap your head around the price, Teheran could some out of here with a pretty good game.

Nick Tropeano ($8,300): Tropeano has held the Royals to a .212 average in 33 at bats with just one run and ten strikeouts. I don’t know that I would fade Godley for Tropeano, but I would certainly consider it if I can get the stack I want. There are also enough cheap hitters in good situations, especially if the Yankees rest some starters, to use both Godley and Tropeano. That’s what I’m going to try to do. Using anyone against the Royals is a good idea right now.

Bargain Pitchers:

Derek Holland ($5,600): Am I nuts? Honestly, it depends on who you ask. Holland has held Arizona to a .178 average in 45 at bats with three runs and 12 strikeouts. I guess the bad news would be that the Arizona offense is heating up, and Holland has a 5.75 ERA in four home games this year. There is huge risk here, but this could also reward you and let you stack Yankees.

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 29: Brett Gardner #11 of the New York Yankees celebrates his home run with Aaron Judge #99 against the Houston Astros in the first inning during their game at Yankee Stadium on May 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) /

New York Yankees vs. Mike Fiers:

Would you believe that Fiers actually has better stats than German? Well, the Yankees are also hitting .319 off of him. Aaron Hicks is a strong candidate to step in to rest someone in Game 2 of the twin bill, and he has two career homers off of Fiers. Judge and Neil Walker have the others. If Sanchez and Stanton are in the lineup, they are worth a look. Same with Gleyber Torres and Didi. Yeah, that’s pretty much the entire lineup. Stack away!

Arizona Diamondbacks vs. Derek Holland:

So, Holland has actually held the Snakes to a .178 average in 45 at bats without allowing a home run. Well, Arizona’s offense is finally starting to wake up. I really like Goldschmidt here. Chris Owings and Nick Ahmed are worth a look as well. John Ryan Murphy if he starts. The only one I would really stay away from is Jake Lamb. Yes, that means I don’t trust Holland at all.

Los Angeles Angels vs. Danny Duffy:

Duffy has failed to pitch well even in good matchups this year. This is a positively dreadful one. the Angels are only hitting .247 against Duffy, but they have five homers and 15 runs in 98 at bats. Upton and Kinsler both have two homers against Duffy already. Of course, Trout has the other. Jefry Marte and Chris Young are worth a look here as well. That said, Pujols is just 2-13 against Duffy. Andrelton Simmons is 0-7, but I would consider him anyway. Simmons is having his best offensive season of his career so far.

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ATLANTA, GA – MAY 31: Ozzie Albies #1 of the Atlanta Braves hits an RBI triple during the seventh inning against the Washington Nationals at SunTrust Park on May 31, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Daniel Shirey/Getty Images) /

Top Tier:

I don’t know that I’m going to stack against Clayton Richard tonight. His ERA is almost three runs lower at home, and a bulk of the Braves’ power comes from the left side, especially with Acuna out. That said, I like Ozzie Albies quite a lot tonight. Freddie Freeman hits lefties well enough to use here. So does Markarkis. Swanson is a good option at a shallow position, but I’m not sure how much I trust a stack that costs almost as much as the Yankees. The Yankees are a much better option. I’m going to sprinkle Braves instead of a stack.

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Middle Tier:

Domingo German will pitch tonight instead of last night, but the breakdown remains the same. However, I don’t know that I fully trust the Detroit offense. I do like Castellanos and Miggy here. Leonys Martin is worth a look as well. Just keep an eye out for resting players in the Detroit nightcap.

Moose has scored the only run against Nick Tropeano (of course). I would also consider Alex Gordon, who has found his stroke after a dreadful 2017 campaign. Jon Jay is a nice cheap option as well.

Bargain Shoppers:

Belt’s gone, but Hunter Pence is back. Pence is 4-7 with two solo homers in his career against Godley. Nick Hundley has taken him deep as well if you think the Giants can score off of Godley this time.

Freddy Galvis has driven in three of the four runs allowed by Teheran to the Padres. However, Franmil Reyes and Travis Jankowski have never faced Teheran, and they have really good left handed power if you are looking to take a bit of a chance.

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