Drew Rom, August 21, 2023 Fantasy Baseball DFS

Good day, Razzballers! You’ve bought mail, and the message is to play Drew Rom (P, $4,000) in your DFS lineups tonight. 

Rom faces the Pirates tonight, who’ve been clueless in opposition to lefty pitching to the tune of a 91 workforce wRC+. Whereas I don’t sometimes like utilizing pitchers of their MLB debut, Rom has good command and first rate strikeout stuff, and on an evening the place we’d wish to spend up on bats his price ticket is a few sort of great. 

Let’s see what else has us moonstruck for DraftKings tournaments on right this moment’s 8-game slate, which begins at 7:05 p.m. ET: 

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The Core: 

Luis Castillo, P: $10,300 – The White Sox have fallen to the basement of MLB in opposition to right-handed pitching (84 wRC+), and Castillo will get them on a Coors Discipline hangover.

Nathaniel Lowe, 1B: $4,500 – And the Rangers stack. Slade Cecconi is an unfinished prospect who has proven poor management and has struggled to generate whiffs. Lowe has a .202 ISO and .382 wOBA in opposition to right-handed pitchers. 

Corey Seager, SS: $6,600 – In an effort to avoid wasting me from myself, DraftKings has eliminated Ezequiel Duran’s shortstop eligibility, forcing me to pay up for Seager and his .332 ISO and .466 wOBA versus righties. 

Mike Moustakas, 1B/3B: $3,200 – Third base goes to be Austin Riley if I can get to him, but when I can’t I’ll accept the resurgent Moose at a pleasant value level. 

Ronald Acuna Jr., OF: $6,800 – I don’t know what I have to say about this man as he continues his historic season, besides that our very personal  DFSBot has him as the highest batter on the slate, and it’s not shut. 

Michael Harris II, OF: $4,800 – Unsure he’s fairly core, however that is extra concerning the Braves stack in opposition to David Peterson and the poor Mets bullpen. Harris will be part of that stack, as he’s handed lefties fairly nicely (16% Okay price, .351 wOBA). 

Julio Rodriguez, OF: $5,900 – He’s out of his thoughts proper now and faces Touki Toussaint, who offers up means too many walks (17%) and exhausting hits. A recipe for three-run J-Rod bombs.  

Tyler O’Neill, OF: $3,700 – It’s robust to seek out good assist with upside for beneath $4K right this moment however we are able to do O’Neill, along with his .295 ISO, .421 wOBA and 19% Okay price in opposition to southpaw Bailey Falter. 


The Fades:  

Allan Winans, P: $7,500 – Sounds just like the man who performs somebody’s dad within the romantic comedy. Allan Winans earns his first Emmy nomination with a heartfelt efficiency!  I feel individuals will go to Winans after he dropped 34 DraftKings factors on these similar Mets final day out. He’s a man with a subpar fastball and no different standout choices and I feel the Mets will fare higher in opposition to him the second time round.  

Paul Blackburn, P: $7,000 – Blackburn has been fairly good currently, and I feel individuals will go to him in an effort to save cash. Nevertheless, the Royals’ bats have come to life as they’ve been a top-3 offense in wRC+ and OPS+ over the previous month and have struck out at a low 19% clip. Since Blackburn isn’t a man with overpowering stuff, this feels trappy to me. 

Cristian Javier, P: $7,100 – He’s nonetheless not okay. Should you’re pondering of pivoting right here, don’t.    


The Pivots: 

Salvador Perez, P: $4,200 – Salvy has the ability to take it out of any park. He offers you leverage in opposition to the Blackburn groups and don’t overlook concerning the horrible Athletics’ bullpen. A mini-stack with Michael Massey (2B, $3,000) is smart if Massey once more bats in entrance of Perez. I truly don’t thoughts a Royals stack right here, however I feel it’s finest reserved for large-field contests. 

Jeff McNeil, 2B: $3,900 – Second base is sort of gross right this moment so I’ll have a look at one other leverage play. McNeil has an inexpensive price ticket and will get a park improve. 


I’m Solely Glad When It Rains

No rain threats right this moment. Sizzling and sticky within the ATL, simply the best way we prefer it. 


Doing Strains In Vegas

I’m seeing the over/beneath on the Royals/Athletics recreation as little as 8.0 in locations. I feel 8.5 continues to be too low. I spoke about how I don’t love this spot for Blackburn, however he’s just one facet of this recreation. Now we have two offenses which can be performing higher of late, a weak KC starter in Tucker Davidson and two poor bullpens. Appears like some runs. 

The Reds are too expensive to stack in DFS however I like them right here tonight. Lucas Gioloto has not been good since coming over to the Angels, and he has a poor bullpen behind him. Give me a Reds workforce combating for a playoff spot on the moneyline.