DFS MLB: Picks and Lineup Tips – Josh Gross
Weekend MLB Picks is a complete slate breakdown of Josh Gross’ favorite play at each position, detailing each players matchups, also including my overall top stack to target. Gross is a cash game player, but also plays GPPs and has been writing and playing DFS for four years now. (Saturday and Sunday)
As most of you know, I will be writing MLB each weekend. Unlike last season where I wrote only on Saturdays, I’ll be covering both Saturday and Sunday this season. In MLB, I discuss my top option at each position, rather than game-by-game breakdowns. Admittedly, my MLB article’s mainly focus on cash games, as I believe cash games are the best way to build up your bankroll. Typically, I’ll have multiple players from the same team in the write up, which will hint at which stack I like the most for GPP’s.
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If building a stack today, I’m going to target the Yankees, and you’ll see which pitcher I’m targeting to make that fit later on in this column. When looking at how to target against Wilmer Font, he throws fastball, curveball, changeup, but the fastball and curveball represent the vast majority of his pitch selection. Gleyber Torres in his short time with NY rates as their second best hitter against both fastballs and curveballs, possessing a 2.8 pitch value against curves, which is quite above average in such a limited time. Font is surrendering over 3 HR/9 to right-handed batters this season, and as of this writing the Yankees don’t have a vegas total out, but one would imagine it’ll be the slates top number. He’s mashed righties at home to the tune of a .382 wOBA and .267 ISO, while adding a .401 xwOBA this season. Even batting 9th, he’s an excellent play.