Thursday night’s nine-game MLB DFS slate on SuperDraft night is over, and it’s time to look at how it played out. There were some big-time performances at the plate. Let’s start with the players I had my eye on most.
Rich Hill did very well for us posting 29.75 fantasy points thanks to his 1.7x multiplier. He got the win after striking out six Marlins in five innings allowing two earned runs on six hits and three walks. Ian Anderson also pitched well recording 26.32 fantasy points. I mentioned there was not much strikeout upside and he only struck out two Phillies but he pitched six innings allowing two earned runs and got the win. His 1.95x multiplier really helped to raise his ceiling as expected. Overall, both pitchers did very well, combining for 56.07 points.
Will Smith struggled to start, striking out and hitting into a double play in his first two at-bats. He improved in his third at-bat with an RBI single and would go on to score a run. That was all the production he got but with his 1.5x multiplier, he posted a respectable 11.25 points. Hunter Renfroe on the other hand was disappointing with just 4.8 points thanks to a single and a walk.
Shane Bieber only threw 50 pitches as expected so he lasted just three innings, gave up four hits, one earned run, and had just one strikeout for just 5.4 fantasy points. Fading Corey Kluber and Robbie Ray showed to be the correct strategy as both scored less than 10 fantasy points. The Red Sox were a major disappointment against Alexander Wells and the Orioles bullpen scoring just two runs. The Dodgers were my other top stack and came through for eight runs, the third-highest total on the slate behind the Mets (12) and Tigers (10). They hit a ton of home runs — Corey Seager hit two, while Mookie Betts, Justin Turner, and A.J. Pollock each hit one. The big performances at the plate included Seager (41.85 points), Byron Buxton (50.25), and Aaron Judge (39.15) who all hit two home runs. If you had any of those three, you had a good chance of winning some cash. Now it’s time for a wild finish to the regular season and some October baseball.
This article expresses the personal views of the writer and does not reflect the view(s) of SuperDraft in any way.