The FanDuel MLB DFS Picks of last night got some production although there were several players which didn’t start their various games too.
Our lineup has started off with a fantastic performance from Reds right-hander Sonny Gray on the ideal note. Gray hurled six innings of both one-run ball to cooperate with 10 punchouts while making the win over the San Diego Padres. While the strikeouts continue to come in droves for the veteran, his bewitching rebound season continues.
Our Cubs pile didn’t exactly receive a lot of manufacturing throughout, also Ian Happ didn’t have the nod, and that means you’d have experienced an utility or outfield place to play . Nevertheless, Anthony Rizzo had as he clubbed a pair of solo home runs in such a . Kyle Schwarber climbed and walked twice while Javier Baez scored a run and singled. Rizzo and Schwarber contributed, even though it wasn’t the worst consequence we’ve had using a stack but I needed more from Baez in this stack.
As Sean Rodriguez interestingly did not begin against the left-hander Brian Johnson this season our Phillies mini-stack turned into a one-off. Cesar Hernandez did fine in knocking on two or three base hits, but I like would not have used him as a one-off once Rodriguez was not in the lineup.
The scratches lasted as Harrison Bader had been brought up in the minors as outfielder Lane Thomas failed to begin, so there’s another outfield place that would have demanded any filling.
Finally, our past one time Joc Pederson failed his role, although he didn’t reach out of the leadoff spot. It was quite lucky as Pederson clubbed a three-run house run from a position player in the Jays’ Richard Urena as the Dodgers and the Blue Jays 16-3 blew apart.
We have production in this lineup from our starters, and now let us keep that moving on tonight ‘s slate!
P — Walker Buehler (LAD) — $11,000 vs. TOR
For me, you need to pay up for a pitcher on this slate. You have Justin Verlander, Walker Buehler and Patrick Corbin all pitching in fantastic situations on this particular 11-game background, and to me personally, it’s probably got to be among these three you roll with unless you would like to go a little further and catch someone like Yu Darvish at home against the Giants. For me, I will take Buehler as he is a bit more cost-efficient compared to Verlander and may very realistically boast some of the identical upside despite Verlander facing the strikeout-prone Tigers. Buehler’s matchup is not too shabby either as he chooses on a Jays club which sports the eighth-highest strikeout speed versus right-handed pitching this season, and while they’ve reach for more power in the second half of the year, Buehler’s 1.02 HR/9 on the season is significantly lower compared to 1.64 mark Verlander possesses on the season. Buehler has pitched to a 3.31 ERA on the season, but also a 2.99 FIP and also 3.36 xFIP to go together with a big 10.57 K/9 clip and a little 1.66 BB/9 rate. Furthermore, he even sports a 2.33 ERA at home to go along with a 2.39 FIP, 2.80 xFIP along with a large 13.43 K/BB ratio since he punches out 11.54 batters per nine innings at home and falls just 0.86 per nine. He has a 15 strikeout sport plus a 16 strikeout game at home as well, so let us grab the elite youthful right-hander within this 1 tonight.
C/1B — Logan Morrison (PHI) — $2,100 vs. BOS
Of course, Buehler is costing us a pretty penny tonight in an $11K cost label, therefore we’re going to get to obtain some value bats somewhere in this lineup, especially since I am also paying up for a high-upside stack as well. After playing Triple-A ball for most of the season, Morrison latched on with the Phillies and has become five matches with the club for this stage, but just with eight plate appearances. That said, Morrison has done serious damage at the Triple-A level this season as he hit 15 home runs and published a large .368 ISO from the Yankees’ system before in the year before catching on with the Phillies and submitted a .237 ISO with three homers in only 18 games for the Phillies’ Triple-A affiliate. Obviously, Morrison has shown big-time power versus pitching as he possesses a career .209 ISO vs righties and a 111 wRC+ from them. When the Twins last year cut loose him he hit right-handers for a highly effective .204 ISO. Morrison also has has success of tonight’s Red Sox rookie Rick Porcello as he’s gone 12 for 40 (.300) with three doubles and 2 homers off of him, great to get a .225 ISO and .874 OPS versus the veteran right-hander. Add it all up and I think there’s loads of worth upside down at this price that is near-minimum.
2B — Whit Merrifield (KC) — $3,400 vs. BAL
My primary stack tonight will function as a four-man Royals stack as they carry on right-hander Aaron Brooks along with the Baltimore Orioles in the hitter-friendly boundaries of Camden Yards tonight. Brooks is among the very targetable pitchers in DFS right now because he enters this one wearing a 6.49 ERA, 5.94 FIP, 5.31 xFIP and a 2.20 HR/9 clip round 13 starts and 22 looks on the year. He’s also allowed 14 earned runs over his past two starts spanning just 8.1 innings, thus we have something to work with here, particularly when we factor in the brutal Orioles bullpen with the league’s worst ERA in a ghastly 6.36 mark. Enter Merrifield who has to be on the peskiest leadoff men in the match as he only gets the job done against both left and right-handed pitching. His power is usually up against lefties, but Merrifield still possesses a .312 average, .821 OPS, .347 wOBA and 115 wRC+ vs right-handed pitching on this season, with all those figures, save for the OPS, superior versus right-handed pens. He also possesses a .179 ISO, .876 OPS, .367 wOBA along with 129 wRC+ to the road versus righties this season. We get power and speed with Merrifield has he has hit 14 homers and discharged 16 bases on the year, so let us catch the huge cross-category potential with the Royals’ second baseman tonight.
3B — Hunter Dozier (KC) — $4,100 vs. BAL
Among the league top breakout players of 2019, Dozier brings an abundance of power within this matchup against a pitcher who’s surrendering over his fair share of home runs. After not just posting a consistent history of power in his minor league career, Dozier hit 11 homers after his promotion into the big leagues last season in only over half a year’s worth of action, showing some power potential from the process. This year, he’s hit 22 home runs and posted a .266 ISO to cement his standing for a powerhouse in the big leagues, even if he is a late bloomer at age 27. The energy is up versus lefties, but let us not squint in Dozier’s budding .255 ISO, .906 OPS, .374 wOBA and 133 wRC+ around the season vs right-handed pitching. The electricity plays up on your way outside of his pitcher-friendly house park at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City as Dozier owns a huge .292 ISO to go together with the .884 OPS, .362 wOBA and 125 wRC+ on the season from right-handers away from house. Dozier’s consistency has been on display as well as he published a .250 ISO, .899 OPS, .371 wOBA and 131 wRC+ in the first half of the year, but he has elevated his performance to a .295 ISO, .951 OPS, .389 wOBA and 144 wRC+ since the All-Star fracture, such as a .388 ISO, 1.049 OPS, .418 wOBA and 163 wRC+ in the month of August. It’s not necessary to fade the baseman that is massive tonight.
SS — Jean Segura (PHI) — $3,300 vs. BOS
The shortstop position is a tiny bit difficult to fill tonight, especially when we must keep down costs with a few expensive pitchers on the background. But with Morrison at such a low cost I managed to match in a Phillies mini-stack contrary to Porcello along with also his 5.49 ERA on the season. For starters, I usually wish to roll Segura against left wing pitching because that is where a lot of his power comes from, but he remains a fairly productive bat against righties too as had victory against Porcello in his profession, so I don’t mind him as part of a mini-stack within this one tonight. For the season vs righties, Segura possesses a .284 typical while he brings a few solid stolen base upside to the table as well with seven steals on the year, all of which have come against appropriate pitching. Segura can be swinging a hot bat in the plate as he is riding a four-game hit streak entering this one and has gone for 16 (.375) with four doubles, four runs scored and four RBI in that span. His four doubles have come across the past 3 games and his four RBI have come finished his past two games, like a double and two RBI in last night’s series-opening win. Considering that the thin crop of shortstops, particularly if we factor in cost and matchup, I will utilize Segura at pretty low ownership as part of a mini-stack tonight.
OF — Jorge Soler (KC) — $3,800 vs. BAL
Next man up in our four-man Royals heap is Soler that, like Dozier, has appreciated a huge breakout with the bat here in 2019. Soler struggled to stay healthy and find a regular spot in the Cubs or even Royals outfielder prior to this season, but he’s taken off in fulltime work this time . Entering this one tonight, Soler has smacked 35 home runs on the season, almost tripling his prior career-high of 12 set in part-time obligation with the Cubs in 2016. The very best news with Soler for this particular matchup tonight is the simple fact that he owns reverse splits on the season. Against right-handed pitchers like Brooks, Soler has blasted 26 of his 35 home runs and owns a huge .313 ISO, .932 OPS, .382 wOBA along with 139 wRC+ vs same-handed pitching on this season. The figures trend upward on the path to some .335 ISO, .939 OPS, .385 wOBA and 141 wRC+ vs righties from home. Furthermore, Soler has been enjoying a enormous month of August to this stage as he owns an eye-popping .471 ISO, 1.338 OPS, .526 wOBA and 236 wRC+ for the month for this point. Against a pitching staff that’s allowing the most home runs in baseball this season, Soler has some of the slate’s largest housing run upside to be sure.
OF — Adam Duvall (ATL) — $2,900 vs. MIA
I believe we have something here with Duvall along with the Braves as they accept left-hander Caleb Smith along with the Miami Marlins tonight. Smith has a nice season and seems to be a real fine young arm for the Marlins’ long run, nevertheless Smith has been vulnerable to the ball this season, particularly on the street where he possesses a enormous 2.30 HR/9 speed despite adhering a 3.95 ERA on the street. He possesses a 5.20 FIP and 4.91 xFIP versus right-handed nerves on the street also, so I will be rostering a couple of cost-efficient Braves outfielders in this one tonight, beginning here with Duvall who’s defected left handed pitching in the big leagues and the minors this year. In Triple-A before his big league promotion, Duvall posted a monstrous 1.154 OPS versus left wing pitching with 10 home runs in only 89 at-bats contrary to them. In the big leagues, each of Duvall is now done is post a .358 average to go along with a large .474 ISO, 1.251 OPS, .486 wOBA along with 201 wRC+ versus lefties throughout a 19 at-bat sample size with three homers in that moment. The power vs lefties is nothing fresh as Duvall owns a profession .228 ISO versus these along with a 102 wRC+ to boot, so I’m all over this man against a pitcher permitting plenty of home runs from his pitcher-friendly home venue tonight.
OF — Charlie Culberson (ATL) — $2,000 vs. MIA
It’s player like Culberson who give us the opportunity to roll up some bats like we’ve got with our Royals stack. That said, he is not only a throw at minimum price for wages reasons, but instead a participant who may provide this lineup a big shot in the arm with a few production given his breaks on this year. Much like Duvall, Culberson is mashing left-handed pitching this season as he owns a .370 average, .239 ISO, .992 OPS, .410 wOBA and also a 152 wRC+ from southpaw pitching. With park variables included, Culberson was 52% above league average vs left-handers this season. At home versus lefties, he owns a .313 ISO, .978 OPS, .397 wOBA and 144 wRC+. The 1 drawback with Culberson is that he has been struggling at the plate late despite watching some rather regular playing time throughout the last few months, but at the minimum price I think we have something to work with here. He is 1 for 3 with an RBI at a very small career sample contrary to Smith, but I’m here for the power upside against a pitcher that has been yielding the ball on the road this year.
UTIL — Ryan O’Hearn (KC) — $2,400 vs. BAL
Completing our four-man Royals pile is O’Hearn who isn’t possess a fantastic season this time around, but could certainly send some value at the price given some past generation. This season against right-wing pitching, O’Hearn owns a .139 ISO and .582 OPS, very poor numbers to make sure. On the other hand, the amounts perk up marginally into a decent .152 ISO and also .648 OPS on the road versus righties, and the Royals will really hit at a hitter-friendly surroundings tonight. Having said that, there is time for O’Hearn to turn things around and we don’t need to look too far back for evidence of his capacity to strike right-handed pitching for electricity. Last year throughout a 112 at-bat sample dimensions vs righties, O’Hearn posted a massive .393 ISO, 1.108 OPS, .458 wOBA plus a 194 wRC+. He also hit righties to get a .412 ISO, 1.132 OPS, .467 wOBA along with 200 wRC+ on the road versus righties last year. Additionally the 26-year-old O’Hearn has recently now posted a substantial 1.049 OPS against right-wing pitching in the Triple-A level this year. Truth be told, I had a utility place open with $2,400 to invest within this lineup tonight, and we might too go together with O’Hearn to complete a four-man pile given the enormous numbers he has shown versus righties lately despite some poor amounts so far across 74 large league games this year.

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