Ariel Epstein breaks down her top plays for the MLB DFS slate on Friday, June 24th.
ARIEL EPSTEIN: Welcome to Yahoo Fantasy. I'm the Prop Queen, Ariel Epstein, breaking down today in Major League Baseball. I'm starting with a pitcher. For $42, I like the Los Angeles Dodgers' left-hander Julio Urías. The Atlanta Braves have the second highest K rate when facing left-handed pitchers.
Looking back at Urías' history against Atlanta in the last couple of seasons, he had success against the Braves last year, allowing a max of 2 runs in the two starts he had against Atlanta. He had at least five strikeouts in both those games. In the last three out of four games, Urías has had at least six strikeouts anyway this season. With his past against the Braves, with his good road ERA at a 2.5, give me Urías in my lineup for $42.
Now on to position players. For $19, I like St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado. Up against the starter for Chicago, Kyle Hendricks, Arenado has had three home runs with 4 RBI in 36 at-bats. Arenado has been on an absolute tear recently, hitting .348 in the last seven days. His batting average is higher at home than it is on the road with a .298 at home. Plus, in the last six games-- like I mentioned, the last week has been really hot for Arenado-- he's had three home runs, and he's had a multi-hit game in four of his last six games. I like Nolan Arenado tonight for $19.
For 18 bucks, I like the Colorado Rockies first baseman CJ Cron. He's up against Minnesota right-hander Dylan Bundy where Cron's gone .353, 6 for 17, a double, three home run, 5 RBI. I like the fact that Cron also used to play for Minnesota back in 2019. He hasn't played at Target Field since playing for the Twins, yet he knows the ballpark. 10 home runs hit in that park too. History of home runs against Bundy, history at the park. Give me, for $18, CJ Cron in my lineup.
Here's your Yahoo Fantasy Major League Baseball recap. For the Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Julio Urías, I like him for 42 bucks. $19, St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado. And $18 play on Colorado Rockies first baseman CJ Cron. That's it for me, the Prop Queen, Ariel Epstein, here in Daily Fantasy in the MLB. Good luck with your lineup tonight.
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