RotoWire’s Erik Halterman joins The Sweat to give his favorite DraftKings play for Monday’s MLB slate.
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I think a lot of the Jays look good tonight against Jordan Lyles, but there’s a stack I like slightly more — that’s the Mets against Justin Dunn and the Reds.
I think my favorite Met is actually Brandon Nimmo, though, (at) $4,700. He’s not quite as good as the guys who come right after him, but he’s also about $1,000 cheaper than guys like Pete Alonso and Francisco Lindor. So, I think you get Nimmo in and then maybe one or two of his more expensive teammates.
This is mostly about Justin Dunn, though. He’s a guy that’s pitching for the first time this season. Missed the first four months with a shoulder injury — that actually dates back to last June (2021). Before the injury, a career 3.94 ERA, but his ERA estimators all started with a five. Doesn’t get strikeouts, doesn’t keep the ball on the ground and walks a ton of guys. That’s basically been his story in the minors. In his eight starts in the minors, as he made his way back, (Dunn posted) a 6.75 ERA.
So, I want all the Mets, Nimmo in particular. He’s been setting the table, scoring a lot of runs and has a .926 OPS over his last 11 games, so he’s on a roll. But even if he wasn’t, given the matchup here, I’d be all over him.
Erik’s Pick: Brandon Nimmo ($4,700)
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