DraftKings MLB Cheat Sheet: June 1st

Today’s Slate

Today’s Cheat Sheets cover the 11 game main 7:05 PM EST slates.

How To Use This Cheat Sheet

The picks are broken up into two categories, cash game and tournament picks. Cash Game picks are our preferred picks for Head to Head and Double Up (50/50) contest types. These picks can also be used in Tournaments. The highlighted players are our favorite picks among the players we view as cash viable. Our Tournament picks are players we view as having the high upside it takes to win a tournament, but too risky or overpriced for Cash Games.

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In the near future we will be pairing our cheat sheets with an alert system to adjust our player selections as new information becomes available. This will allow us to keep you up to date with any changes we make to our player selections as confirmed lineups become available, weather changes, and Vegas lines move. As this system is not in place yet, it is your responsibility to keep up to date with any new information that becomes available. These cheat sheets were created early in the day to allow you as much time as possible to make your lineups, but this means the lineups and batting order used while making these picks were projected. Make sure your players are in the confirmed lineup! We also recommend sticking to players batting in the 1-4 (or 1-5) spots of the batting order, particularly in Cash Games, for reasons outlined here.

Cash Game Lineup Building Notes


At the time of writing this Was@Phi and Cin@Col are the only games with potential weather concerns.  It looks unlikely there will be any issues, but these games are crucial to our plans for today so we’re mentioning them to monitor.


Max Scherzer projects far above any other pitcher in our model.  We really want to use him, but he’s a bit difficult to fit in on this slate.  We’ll see what values emerge closer to lock to see if we’ll be able to fit him in.


J.T. Realmuto is our focus, but you could opt to save a bit more salary.

First Base

Joey Votto is a great way to exposure to Coors.  We’ve highlighted Anthony Rizzo as another highlighted option, but that could change when the Cubs run total is released.

Second Base

With Altuve being tough to fit in, DJ LeMahieu is our primary focus.  Not much depth at the position and LeMahieu is well priced Coors exposure.


Carlos Correa is our top option, but we’d be very happy if a punt option emerged here today.

Third Base

Nolan Arenado is an absolute lock for us today.  Right on Left vs a terrible pitcher and Coors Field at a very solid price tag.


We’re most likely to get one of Blackmon or Springer and then two cheaper bats.

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