MLB Spring Training “Quick Hits” Advice for DFS Draftkings March 15th

We’ve been dominating all of the Spring Training contests up to this point. Just yesterday I placed 2nd in the main $10 contest on DraftKings right after winning it on Sunday with a score of 173, a DraftKings ST record. By diving into the slate everyday with a custom player pool, we have learned to minimize our mistakes while jumping on the best trends during camp. I’m Bowerman-PickleTheBeast, and I’m a new contributor to the DFS Army this season.  Click that link to find me on Twitter.  My analytical focus is going to be in umpire analysis plus swing breakdowns during the regular season. For now, we are going to continue with our winning formula during these ST contests. In order to get our strategy every single day during camp you need to be a VIP inside the DFS Army.


Four-Seam Heaters for MLB DFS

Today is a 4 game slate with beautiful weather in the Grapefruit League. Here are my current Spring Training trends to help you win daily:

1. Playing anyone with lower K% than the top two or three arms is not optimal. Even if one is outscored it will likely be within 2-3 pts that we can make up for elsewhere.

2. This late into camp, non-starters are out of play. Starters are typically playing into the 7th inning and beyond.

3. DHs have been getting at least three at-bats. They are usually the last players subbed, and the first place you should look to build a player pool.

4. Young top prospects starting this late into camp have a nice shot of playing the full game like Estevan Florial or Yordan Alvarez on Thursday.

5. Speed kills. So far, we have seen only green lights on the bases. Speedy prospects are running early and often.



All basic lineups are posted here: Lineups

DFS Player Pool 

Today’s Designated Hitters (# in order, Top Plays in Bold) 

6. Sandy Leon (S) BOS

7. Greg Bird (L) NYY

6. Kendrys Morales (S) TOR

5. Nick Williams (L) PHI (L/L Matchup)

3. Robinson Cano (L) NYM

Hellickson is hitting for WAS

Chen is hitting for MIA

Newcomb is hitting for ATL



See my favorite pitchers and team stacks below…

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MLB Starting Pitchers (w/ expected innings)


Wei-Yin Chen (L) 4+

Sean Newcomb (L) 4+

Hector Velazquez (R) 3+

Domingo German (R) 3+

Ryan Borucki (L) 5

Nick Pivetta (R) 4+

Jeremy Hellickson (R) 4+

Steven Matz (L) 4+




DFS Top Stacks 


Yankees vs Velazquez- (Judge, Stanton, Voit, Andujar, Sanchez)- I plan on using at least two Yankees in every lineup against the soft tossing righty. Sanchez/Voit should come in underowned with Ramos and Pearce/Freeman on the slate.


Braves vs Chen- Acuna hasn’t made an out in almost a week. Lock him in. Albies is the top bat to pair him with. Hopefully Donaldson gets three at-bats today, but it is not guaranteed. Freddie will still carry ownership even in the L/L matchup.


Nationals Snake Stack- We want to target speed against Steven Matz, who has trouble holding runners close . Trea Turner is almost a lock at SS today and a top one-off, but I love pairing him with Robles hitting 8th. For Robles, a walk or two batting in front of the pitcher could equal two bags today. Eaton, Adams, Dozier, or Gomes are good options to finish the snake stack.


Contrarian: Marlins vs Newcomb- Many players will look at the slate and get frustrated with the pitching options and fall onto Newcomb in what appears to be an easy matchup. Well, Brinson and O’Brien are real power threats against lefties and the rest of the order does not have a high enough K% to justify heavy ownership on Newcomb. I’m going over 20% ownership on Brinson, O’Brien, and the Marlins stacks, while being under 20% ownership of Newcomb on the bump.
HM: TOTO Red Sox- Expect 5 innings for the starters today, 6 innings and three at-bats is a bonus. Play at your own risk.

Favorite One-Offs for Today


Trea Turner

Ronald Acuna

Robinson Cano

Luke Voit

Rhys Hoskins

Brandon Nimmo

Lewis Brinson



Today’s Sleepers


Victor Robles

Peter O’Brien

Aaron Altherr

Yadiel Rivera

Keon Broxton

Rowdy Tellez

Lourdes Gurriel Jr


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