DraftKings Early MLB Picks June 27: Is Newcomb worth the price?

ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 16: Pitcher Sean Newcomb #15 of the Atlanta Braves throws a pitch in the fourth inning during the game against the San Diego Padres at SunTrust Park on June 16, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 16: Pitcher Sean Newcomb #15 of the Atlanta Braves throws a pitch in the fourth inning during the game against the San Diego Padres at SunTrust Park on June 16, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images) /
ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 5: The Atlanta Braves and the Texas Rangers wait out a pregame rain delay at SunTrust Park on September 5, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) /

DraftKings Early MLB Picks June 27: Is Newcomb worth the price?

There are only three games on getaway afternoon today. However, we do have some decent pitching options out there, and some interesting ones. Where should we separate ourselves? Let’s check and see what’s out there!

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As is usual, there is a chance for rain in Atlanta, but the game should play with maybe a delay here or there. Wind isn’t much of a factor with two of the three parks having the roof likely closed.

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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HOUSTON, TX – JUNE 22: Dallas Keuchel #60 of the Houston Astros pitches in the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Minute Maid Park on June 22, 2018 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /

Top Tier:

Sean Newcomb ($10,900): Newcomb didn’t pitch all that well against the Reds earlier this year, surrendering four runs in six innings. He still managed 14.7 DraftKings points in that game, which would be a pretty big disappointment on a short slate. However, Newcomb boasts a 2.73 home ERA in six starts. He can help neutralize the park here, and is easily the pick in cash games. You may be able to afford to get a little more brave in GPP formats since this matchup isn’t a total slam dunk.

Middle Tier:

Dallas Keuchel ($9,300): The Blue Jays are only hitting .194 against Keuchel in 62 at bats with only one homer and four runs to go with a whopping 16 strikeouts. Keuchel got knocked around by the Rangers and Mariners early this month, but has rebounded by not allowing an earned run in his last two starts. Of course, those were both against the Royals. Take that for what you will.

Brent Suter ($7,300): Suter has only given up more than three runs once in his last 11 starts, and that was at Coors Field. He is going to pitch a good game against the Royals today. That makes him a very strong SP2 play, and you can even consider him a SP1 option if you are willing to take a risk lower down the totem pole. At any rate, with the Royals’ struggles and Suter’s strong track record, he is a very good play on a short slate.

Bargain Pitchers:

Danny Duffy ($6,000): Duffy shut out Houston for six innings allowing just two hits. Of course, this was exactly one start after the Astros thumped him for six runs the start before. Duffy is about as inconsistent as they get, but his ERA is almost two runs better on the road, and most of the Brewers’ power is from the left side. Add to that the fact that their best right handed hitter, former Royal Lorenzo Cain, is out, well, this is actually a pretty good spot to take a chance on Duffy.

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ATLANTA, GA – JUNE 26: Ozzie Albies #1 of the Atlanta Braves hits an eighth inning double against the Cincinnati Reds at SunTrust Park on June 26, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images) /

Top Tier:

Luis Castillo has a 6.50 ERA in nine road starts, and that is without making a trip to SunTrust Park. Castillo has been decent at home lately, but he is in a bad place here. Much like last night, a Braves stack is in order starting with the key lefties of Freeman, Markakis, and Ozzie Albies. I also like Ender Inciarte at or near the top of the order. Camargo and Charlie Culberson are tempting ways to save money.

With all the righty power in Cincinnati’s lineup, you would think it would be one of them that did the damage to Sean Newcomb. It wasn’t. Joey Votto clubbed a three run homer off of him. Jose Peraza drove in the other one.

Jose Altuve is again an elite play against Marco Estrada. However, I would leave Springer and Correa and drop down to a couple of other Astros for more exposure.

Jesus Aguilar is actually my favorite play on the slate, with apologies to Freeman. Danny Duffy has pitched better lately, so I’m not going wild with Milwaukee bats, but Aguilar has punished lefties.

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Middle Tier:

I can’t say that I’m a big fan of any Royals today, but Whit Merrifield deserves consideration at the top of the order, as does Salvador Perez batting cleanup in this price range.

Evan Gattis is still in the elite tier at catcher, and the hot hitting Alex Bregman seem really cheap in this tier.

I’m not in a rush to play any Blue Jays against Keuchel, but Teoscar Hernandez deserves a look here. So does Russell Martin if he starts.

Bargain Shoppers:

Curt Casali looks like a strong play at catcher if he gets the start. I still like Adam Duvall‘s power potential at the price, and Jesse Winker has been leading off against lefties. I’m just not sure how many Reds I’m comfortable using against the best pitcher on the slate.

Hernan Perez quietly hits lefties hard. Instead of paying up for Thames, Yelich, or Shaw, I would rather pay down for Perez.

Using lefty slugger Josh Reddick in this tier against a fly ball pitcher in Marco Estrada is not the worst idea. If Brian McCann is in the lineup, I like him here as well. He is 10-33(.303) in his career against Estrada.

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