Tag Archives: Justin Verlander

MLB DFS: Locks, Stacks, and Barrels for June 12, 2019

Joey Ricotta | June 12th, 2019

Normally, any slate that features Justin Verlander, it’s almost a certainty you are playing him at one of your starting pitcher spots and moving on from there. Tonight, however, is a little bit trickier than that. Verlander draws a tough matchup at home against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Brewers hit for power and Verlander can give some up. You will definitely want some exposure to Verlander to some capacity in tournaments, but maybe it’s best we look elsewhere in cash games. With that said, let’s dive in and take a look at today’s Locks, Stacks, and Barrels. Continue reading


The Most Lucky and Unlucky Pitchers of 2019

Michael Simione | June 3rd, 2019

Luck is a big part of baseball. Whether it be the ball bouncing a certain way or even a fielder losing a fly ball in the sun. For fantasy baseball, this can be important as it can impact a player’s numbers. There are two main metrics we use to see who is getting lucky or who is getting unlucky. The first one is BABIP. BABIP stands for – Batting Average on Balls in Play. Three factors that mainly influence BABIP are defense, luck, and talent level. The second one is LOB% which stands for Left on Base Percentage. This measures the percentage of base runners that a pitcher leaves stranded on base. Using both of these can give you a good idea if a pitcher is under or overachieving. While there are league averages, you really should measure these compared to the pitcher’s career average. For example, Kershaw always has a low BABIP because he is a fly ball pitcher and strikes batters out a lot. In the below chart I have the luckiest and unluckiest pitchers so far this season. Look below and I will go through some of these pitchers. Continue reading

MLB DFS – Locks and Stacks for 5/21/19

Joey Ricotta | May 21st, 2019

Welcome in. Last night felt like more of a tournament type of night. Tonight feels like a great spot to play cash games and tournaments. We have a monster slate of 14-games on deck. Let’s take a look at some core plays we should definitely have some exposure to. Continue reading

MLB DFS – Locks, Stacks, and Barrels for May 15th

Joey Ricotta | May 15th, 2019

Pinch-hitting for your normal Wednesday MLB DFS writer, I will be taking you through some options for the main slate of games on Draftkings. These options can also be used on Fanduel or Yahoo as well. Let’s get right into it as we present this week’s Locks, Stacks, and Barrels. Continue reading

MLB DFS: Spend Up, Value, and Stacks for 4/29/19

Joey Ricotta | April 29th, 2019

Sometimes we need to look at DFS like we are putting together a puzzle. The top-notch players are usually the highest priced ones. The lower priced guys can be serviceable, given the right matchup. My goal with the article today is to give you some pieces, both high and low, to give you the best chance of putting together the perfect puzzle. Take a ride with me as I lay out some spend up options, value and BvP plays, and stacks. Continue reading

Locks, Stacks, and Barrels – MLB DFS for April 24th

John Lepore | April 24th, 2019

The baseball season is a grind. It’s every single day. We will approach DFS the same way and be winners at the end of the season even if we have our hot streaks and slumps. Every day there are safe bets that flop and values that hit big, but we need to stick with our strategy in evaluating and playing. I apologize for not having my season-long numbers this week. Starting next week on May 1st, I will put up my season numbers and will track them as we go along. For today though, let’s dive right in.

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