There are just three days remaining in the month of June. Most teams will reach the halfway point of the 162-game regular season in the week ahead. While some things have gone as expected, there have also been plenty of twists and surprises during the first three months of the season. Fans and MLB DFS players can continue putting their knowledge to the test all season long on Monkey Knife Fight. Read on for a couple of MLB picks to consider ahead of Monday’s 11-game slate, including one for Washington Nationals slugger Kyle Schwarber.
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Star Shootout ‘Home Run Derby’ Contest (2x Buy-In or More)
The first Monkey Knife Fight MLB contest for Monday is a little bit different. Rather than focusing on a single matchup, this ‘Home Run Derby’ allows users to pick three players from across the full slate of games. The first name in the lineup is Nelson Cruz. His power has been on full display this season, even at the age of 40. A home run yesterday brought Cruz’s season total to 17. Even more encouraging are his four previous homers off of Lucas Giolito in 23 at-bats.
The second of the three MLB picks to hit a homer tonight is Shohei Ohtani. Like Cruz, Ohtani also went yard yesterday. That was the latest of a recent 10-game stretch in which he has homered seven times. Ohtani has 25 home runs on the season. Combine that type of power with the short dimensions of Yankee Stadium, and No. 26 could be on the horizon tonight. Ohtani also figures to benefit from facing struggling Yankees starter Michael King.
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To round out the three home run derby selections, look to include Kyle Schwarber. Schwarber is just three games removed from capping off a ridiculous power surge in which he hit nine homers over a five-game stretch. In addition, Schwarber also has had tremendous success against Mets starter Jerad Eickhoff in the past. He has a .375 batting average and two home runs to his name in eight prior at-bats.
Between the three of these power hitters, users have a great shot to get one total home run and double their money. If feeling particularly bullish on tonight’s MLB picks, a higher goal and potential payout can also be selected.
Tigers vs. Indians ‘More or Less’ Contest (5x Buy-In)
A pair of young pitchers are set to start for their respective ballclubs tonight in this American League Central clash. Although the Tigers have high hopes for their 2016 first-round draft pick, Matt Manning’s big league experience is still limited. Users are wise to look under 3.5 strikeouts for this MLB picks contest. The Indians are one of the more patient lineups in the league and strike out the fourth-fewest times per game (8.27) among all teams.
The second leg of this contest looks at Indians’ third baseman Jose Ramirez. While he is having a solid season, his production has been somewhat sporadic recently. In fact, Ramirez has only five total hits and three walks over his last 10 outings. He has exceeded the Monkey Knife Fight line of 1.5 total hits and walks only once during that stretch. Even with a young pitcher on the mound for the Tigers tonight, the best option here is to look under.
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