Today's MLB DFS Picks: Advice, strategy for Monday's DraftKings, FanDuel daily fantasy baseball contests

Written By Joe Impemba
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Today's MLB DFS Picks: DraftKings, FanDuel advice for Monday, June 24

SP: Zack Greinke, Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers. Greinke was lit up by the Dodgers in their first meeting of the season for seven runs on seven hits over 3.2 innings. He allowed four home runs that game, and the Dodgers as a team set an opening day record by hitting eight homers. After that abysmal start Greinke has been very good, going 8-3 with a 2.91 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP. I love the price here and think Greinke is safe for cash games.

C: James McCann, Tigers @ Red Sox. McCann may be just 3-for-13 against Eduardo Rodriguez, but all three hits went for extra bases, including two homers. Against LHPs this season McCann is hitting .318 with an OPS of .968.

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1B: Carlos Santana, Indians vs. Royals. Santana is having a heck of a season in his return to Cleveland, hitting .293 with 17 home runs and an OPS of .957. Against RHPs this season he is hitting .282 with 14 of his 17 homers and an OPS of .981.

2B: Ozzie Albies, Braves @ Cubs.  Albies is 5-for-5 with a home run in his career off Jon Lester. That shouldn't be too shocking, as Albies rakes against southpaws and this year has been no different. Against LHPs this season, Albies is hitting .370 with an OPS of .971.

SS: Javier Baez, Cubs vs. Braves. Teheran has been strong against RHHs, and Baez is just 1-for-9 off him in his career. That being said, this is one of the lower price tags we have seen with Baez, and his upside is very high.

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3B: Eduardo Escobar, Diamondbacks vs. Dodgers. Escobar is 2-for-6 with a home run in his career off Clayton Kershaw. He is another D-backs player who is smoking southpaws this season, hitting .385 with an OPS of 1.142 against them.

OF: J.D. Martinez, Red Sox vs. Tigers. I mean how often are we getting Martinez this cheap? I know he has had his ups and downs, but he has multiple-HR upside and gets to hit in Fenway Park, where he tears it up. Sure, the matchup is tough but we just saw Lucas Giolito get tagged, so maybe this starts the downfall?

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Pos  Player Matchup Opp. SP DK FD Y! Fanball Analysis
SP L. Giolito (R) CWS@BOS
Mon 7:10
E. Rodríguez (L) $11900 $10700 $47 UPGRADE  
SP C. Kershaw (L) LA@ARI
Mon 9:40
Z. Greinke (R) $10400 $11000 $51 UPGRADE  
SP J. Gray (R) COL@SF
Mon 10:05
D. Pomeranz (L) $9800 $8500 $42 UPGRADE  
SP Z. Greinke (R) [email protected]ARI
Mon 9:40
C. Kershaw (L) $8400 $9100 $47 See above  
SP A. Plutko (R) [email protected]CLE
Mon 7:10
B. Keller (R) $6900 $8200 $35 UPGRADE  
C J. McCann (R) CWS@BOS
Mon 7:10
E. Rodríguez (L) $4300 $3000 $16 See above  
C J. Realmuto (R) [email protected]PHI
Mon 7:05
S. Matz (L) $3900 $2900 $13 UPGRADE  
C C. Kelly (R) [email protected]ARI
Mon 9:40
C. Kershaw (L) $3600 $2400 $11 UPGRADE  
C C. Vázquez (R) [email protected]BOS
Mon 7:10
L. Giolito (R) $3600 $2800 $12 UPGRADE  
1B P. Alonso (R) NYM@PHI
Mon 7:05
Z. Eflin (R) $5500 $4300 $24 UPGRADE  
1B L. Voit (R) [email protected]NYY
Mon 7:05
A. Sanchez (R) $4800 $3800 $21 UPGRADE  
1B J. Abreu (R) CWS@BOS
Mon 7:10
E. Rodríguez (L) $4100 $3200 $14 UPGRADE  
1B C. Santana (B) [email protected]CLE
Mon 7:10
B. Keller (R) $5100 $3700 $23 See above  
2B K. Marte (B) [email protected]ARI
Mon 9:40
C. Kershaw (L) $5200 $3700 $24 UPGRADE  
2B O. Albies (B) ATL@CHI
Mon 8:05
J. Lester (L) $4300 $3500 $19 See above  
2B G. Torres (R) [email protected]NYY
Mon 7:05
A. Sanchez (R) $5300 $3700 $23 UPGRADE  
3B N. Arenado (R) COL@SF
Mon 10:05
D. Pomeranz (L) $5000 $4500 $27 UPGRADE  
3B D. LeMahieu (R) [email protected]NYY
Mon 7:05
A. Sanchez (R) $5100 $3900 $23 UPGRADE  
3B E. Escobar (B) [email protected]ARI
Mon 9:40
C. Kershaw (L) $4300 $3800 $15 See above  
3B J. Ramírez (B) [email protected]CLE
Mon 7:10
B. Keller (R) $3900 $3400 $12 UPGRADE  
SS D. Swanson (R) ATL@CHI
Mon 8:05
J. Lester (L) $4300 $3600 $19 UPGRADE  
SS D. Gregorius (L) [email protected]NYY
Mon 7:05
A. Sanchez (R) $3700 $2900 $12 UPGRADE  
SS J. Báez (R) [email protected]CHI
Mon 8:05
J. Teheran (R) $4300 $3400 $13 See above  
OF C. Bellinger (L) LA@ARI
Mon 9:40
Z. Greinke (R) $5700 $4800 $21 UPGRADE  
OF R. Acuña Jr. (R) ATL@CHI
Mon 8:05
J. Lester (L) $4800 $4300 $22 UPGRADE  
OF J. Martinez (R) [email protected]BOS
Mon 7:10
L. Giolito (R) $4300 $4200 $19 See above  
OF J. Bradley Jr. (L) [email protected]BOS
Mon 7:10
L. Giolito (R) $3300 $2900 $17 UPGRADE  
OF B. Hamilton (B) KC@CLE
Mon 7:10
A. Plutko (R) $3100 $2300 $7 UPGRADE  

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