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MLB Arcade Mode brings us a seven-game slate tonight. As always, you can reach me on the ol’ Twitter machine @SBuchanan24.
Michael Fulmer – DET vs. CWS – $18,000 – Tonight offers a lot of great pitching options, but this Arcade slate is lacking a bit. Fulmer is my top option in DraftKings Arcade Mode as he faces the White Sox for the THIRD time already this season. In those previous two starts, Fulmer has gone a combined 13 innings allowing six runs on 13 hits with a 7:4 K:BB ratio. Granted, not great numbers, but I’m encouraged by his last start which was against the Sox when he scored 31.1 Arcade Mode points. Fulmer is allowing just an 11% hard hit rate over his last three starts, which really swayed me tonight. The White Sox are still looking to get their rhythm at the plate, so Fulmer should be a fine play here.
Jerad Eickhoff – PHI vs. SFG – $12,000 – Eickhoff isn’t typically someone I’d be throwing on my roster, but I’m intrigued by his matchup tonight. The Giants have been downright awful against righties, posting a league-low .278 wOBA with a .283 OBP and a .357 SLG. The Giants are projected for 4.1 runs, which is the second lowest on this slate. I can’t promise this start will be stellar, but Eickhoff can be a salary saver and a potential low owned difference maker for your lineup.
Marcell Ozuna – MIA vs. ARI – $8,500 – Ozuna is facing a left-handed pitcher? Why isn’t he on your roster yet? He crushed in these matchups last year and has picked it right back up this season. He’ll take on Patrick Corbin and brings a .431 wOBA with a .556 SLG to this game. I think the Marlins could be a sneaky offense tonight, as Corbin has been downright pitiful on the road this season.
Miguel Cabrera – DET vs. CWS – $7,000 – I find myself suggesting Cabrera quite often, regardless of the fact that his production at times hasn’t warranted it. He’s in a bit of a home run drought, having last hit one on May 20th. If he was ever going to end that streak, tonight would be that night. Derek Holland has allowed all eight of his home runs to right-handed batters with an overall .328 wOBA against them. Cabrera has always hit well at home, sporting a .370 wOBA this season.
Matt Holliday – NYY vs. TOR – $7,000 – – Holliday is another cheaper option tonight in a very favorable matchup against Francisco Liriano. Aside from the fact that Liriano will be fresh off the disabled list, Holliday has been crushing lefties this season. Heading into tonight, he owns a .393 wOBA against them on the road with a with a .500 OBP. He’s yet to hit a home run off of them yet, but Holliday is completely locked in at the plate, averaging 28.2 Arcade Mode points over his last 10 games.
Ender Inciarte – ATL vs. CIN – $6,500 – This game owns the highest projected run total of the night, so it obviously makes sense to get some exposure. Inciarte is someone I frequently draft on my Arcade Mode roster, as he’s almost consistently producing in some way. Averaging 25.6 Arcade Mode points, Inciarte gets a very favorable matchup against Bronson Arroyo, a pitcher that’s allowing .427 wOBA to lefties with a .705 SLG and ten of his 18 home runs.
Joey Votto – CIN vs. ATL – $9,500 – Votto is one of my favorite hitters of the entire night, but his high price tag will make him hard to roster. At $9,500, Votto is the tied as the second most expensive batter on this slate. He’ll take on Mike Foltynewitz, who’s allowing a .379 wOBA to lefties with a .494 SLG and four of his nine total home runs. Again, this game has the highest projection of the night, so it’s smart to get a piece of it.
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