We have a seven-game MLB principal slate on our hands tonight, with plenty of opportunity across the board.
Let’s see whether we can find some cash into our pockets to get this week started on the right touch with the FanDuel MLB DFS Picks of tonight!
P — Jason Vargas (PHI) — $6,800 vs. PIT
Truth be told, I never expected rostering Jason Vargas in DFS. Very few situations this season had a background been devoid of pitching. Sonny Gray is your option, but we’re likely to have to differentiate somewhat, if we would like to make some sound in GPPs. In addition, I enjoy Pablo Lopez of those Marlins awarded his home/road splits, but Lopez is producing his first big league start since mid-June and drove only 70 pitches in his latest rehab beginning, giving truth to the notion that he’ll be about some type of pitch limitation contrary to the Reds. I’ve landed on Vargas who takes on a Pirates team that is the worst team in baseball left-handed pitching. The Pirates enter this one sporting a .280 wOBA versus lefties on this season, definitely the worst mark in the bigs behind the Marlins and their .289 markers. The Pirates don’t strike out a great deal versus lefties, but their 22.4% K-rate against them is substantially worse than their amount versus righties. For his part, Vargas owns a 3.99 ERA on the season to along with a 7.06 K/9 that is not spectacular at least. Nevertheless, regarding a run-suppressing pitcher that may give us length, quality beginning things, a triumph and a few strikeouts mixed in, Vargas is really a good option tonight and also one which allows for some huge bats to compliment him.
C/1B — Yasmani Grandal (MIL) — $3,100 vs. STL
A wildly important NL Central series kicks off tonight at Milwaukee because the Cardinals and Brewers — split by 4.5 games in the branch — put together. Adam Wainwright gets the nod for the street side tonight, also awarded his breaks up, I’m going to pick on the veteran in this one. His 4.51 ERA on the season is decent for a back-end starter, but the majority of the great work he has done on the season was at home where he owns a 2.67 ERA. However, Wainwright was touched on the road to the tune of a 6.64 ERA, though his 5.08 FIP and 4.78 xFIP do suggest positive regression. This can be a company and his last time out was only touched. The switch-hitting Grandal really sports some remarkably comparable breaks on the season because he owns a .210 ISO, .843 OPS, .358 3OBA and 118 wRC+ versus lefties when compared with a .208 ISO, indistinguishable .843 OPS, .359 wOBA and 119 wRC+ vs righties on this year. Of all of the players I have covered this year, I have yet to seen splits come that near one another. It leaves his bat for whenever the bullpen makes its way in matchup-proof , that helps. I like because he is expected to hit out of this two-hole tonight the value we’re getting.
2B — Cesar Hernandez (PHI) — $3,000 vs. PIT
I think Jason Vargas will receive run support in his bid to get a victory tonight as the Phillies’ offense requires on right-hander Joe Musgrove. Musgrove was a candidate this season, his first with the Pirates, but he has really seen some regression in his results. He’ll enter tonight’s start wearing a 4.74 ERA on the season, so I’m likely to aim him with three left-handed Phillies bats because he has permitted an .816 OPS for them when compared with some .703 mark versus righties. Hernandez swiped at seven bases and gives us some power and speed to operate with as he is homered eight times. As I mentioned when I rostered him , Hernandez is a switch hitter who brings almost all his energy to the plate by the other hand, where he will hit from tonight. All eight of the balls have come from a pitcher. His very best job on the season has been against righties in the home as he possesses a .140 ISO, .799 OPS, .342 wOBA plus a 110 wRC+ over the season versus righties ast Citizens Bank Park. Hernandez attracts a streak into tonight’s activity as he has doubled and scored five runs at the time too. He is not the most sexy player on the slate, but should observe some possession in a good matchup.
3B — Mike Moustakas (MIL) — $3,700 vs. STL
Next guy up in our four-man Brewers heap is Moustakas who’s simply ruining right-wing pitching, once again. We’ve seen Moustakas feast from right-handers in years past but this season he is clobbered them to the song of some .271 ISO, .874 OPS, .358 wOBA along with 118 wRC+ around the entire. Interestingly, Moustakas owns amounts versus righties across the street despite some hitter-friendly confines being owned by Miller Park in Milwaukee, especially for left-handed bats. Nonetheless, I’m not about to argue with all the .261 ISO and .842 OPS he is posted versus righties at home, or the .345 wOBA and 110 wRC+, possibly. July was the worst month in the year for the slugger, but Moustakas’ bat has roared back to life in August since he homered four times in a five-game stretch which ended on August 21st. He has climbed since then, but it could be wonderful to see him get back to the long ball business in this matchup tonight. This is apparently a distinct possibility as Moustakas has now gone 4 for 10 with a homer in his career against Wainwright. For that homer complete to double against the tonight let us look.
SS — Nick Ahmed (ARI) — $3,000 vs. SF
After I filled in my four-man Brewers stack and three-man Phillies stack I had been left with $3,000 and the shortstop position to meet. There’s some solid candidates in that array, but I’m going to proceed with the D-backs’ Nick Ahmed because he chooses on right-hander Tyler Beede along with the Giants tonight at Oracle Park at San Fran. The pitcher-friendly venue could have Ahmed viewing lower possession than he normally would, and I enjoy that his power isn’t strictly coming against left-handed pitching. Sure, I would like his upside against a lefty, but the truth is that Ahmed has homered 17 occasions this season and 11 times versus a pitcher. His .260 ISO and .940 OPS versus lefties is far superior to his own .162 ISO and .719 OPS against righties, however Ahmed owns a .209 ISO and .811 OPS on the road versus righties this year. He’s also raking in the second half of the song of a .241 ISO, .870 OPS, .361 wOBA along with also a 120 wRC+. There’s also the event of the stolen base upside rising against righties like Beede as he’s staged seven foundations on the season, six of which came against a righty. As soon as we add in Beede’s 5.82 ERa 5.77 FIP and big 2.08 HR/9 clip, then we surely have something to use here.
OF — Religious Yelich (MIL) — $4,800 vs. STL
There is no reason that individuals should be evaporating Yelich in any Brewers stack. Like ever. He’s in the middle of a different NL MVP bidding and he’s putting the boots both left and right-handed pitching, but his numbers versus righties are just off the charts. Against right-handed pitching here in 2019, Yelich is hitting on .356 with a .384 ISO, 1.193 OPS, .472 wOBA along with 193 wRC+. If which weren’t quite enough, he also possesses a .451 ISO, 1.261 OPS, .494 wOBA and 207 wRC+ on the season from righties at home. As was expected after a simply enormous initial half of this year, Yelich’s second half has not really matched up. Having said that, I am not going to get too concerned about the .286 ISO, 1.008 OPS, .414 wOBA along with 155 wRC+ he is posted to this stage in the year’s second half, possibly. Like lots of his teammates, Yelich has enjoyed victory against Wainwright in the past. He has gone 4 for 11 (.364) with a dual against the veteran right-hander. There is not much else to say other than he once again brings one of the highest ceilings onto the background into play tonight.
OF — Bryce Harper (PHI) — $4,200 vs. PIT
Our following two outfielder both reside on the Phillies, starting here with Harper. His first season with the Phillies perhaps has not gone quite as anticipated, but the fact is that his bat was exceptionally successful still. Entering this 1 tonight, Harper’s established 27 home runs, owns a .243 ISO (versus .234 livelihood ) and has submitted a 123 wRC+. Only the wRC+ guess is under criteria, but stat tells us exactly what I just said: his creation hasn’t been up to past standards. However, he’s mashed right-handed pitching for a .225 ISO, .852 OPS, .355 wOBA along with 119 wRC+ on this season. Interestingly, those numbers are worse compared to .281 ISO, .907 OPS, .377 wOBA along with 132 wRC+ he is submitted against lefties. However, that simply means that he is matchup-proof later on in the game. Even though the season for a whole has not been up to standards, the next half of this season??was. Harper has published a .310 ISO, .948 OPS, .386 wOBA and 138 wRC+ at the second half of this year to the point. Finally, we get some stolen foundation upside down with Harper as he’s swiped seven bases in the season, all which have come versus a pitcher that is ab. No motive to fade the former MVP tonight.
OF — Corey Dickerson (PHI) — $3,500 vs. PIT
As this dude destroys right-handed pitching the movement was an one for the Phils. Entering perform tonight, Dickerson has smashed righties for a .325 moderate, .279 ISO, .969 OPS, .388 wOBA and 141 wRC+. Hitting righties for real time power isn’t new to Dickerson as he has submitted a .290 typical, .243 ISO, .866 OPS, .363 wOBA and 125 wRC+ to get his career to the point. Dickerson’s game titles are all riddled with multi-hit matches and he’s done so twice over his last four outings with three doubles in that time to go along with a triple and a whopping nine runs batted in. The run-production could be attributed to the ability set versus righties and his standing as the club’s cleanup hitter of Dickerson. The month of August was a strong one for your former Rockie, Ray and Pirate as he’s submitted a.261 ISO for the month, the second-highest markers of monthly this season. He has also posted a .275 ISO, .955 OPS, .383 wOBA along with 139 wRC+ for the stage in the next half of this season. There is a lot to enjoy about Dickerson each time he takes the field against a right-handed pitcher.
UTIL — Eric Thames (MIL) — $2,900 vs. STL
Last person up in our Brewers stack is Thames who attracts the maximum value thinking about the price tag. Thames does any significant harm as he enters this one wearing a .274 ISO, .900 OPS, .371 wOBA and 127 wRC. The figures tendency upward at home versus righties and he’s posted a .273 ISO, .928 OPS, .386 wOBA along with also a wRC+ from right-handed pitching in the home. Thames has been attracting plenty of electricity to the table of late since he’s homered twice over his last three games. From the month of August, Thames has posted a .262 ISO, .874 OPS, .362 wOBA and 121 wRC+ which represents a true nice rebound month after a less-than-stellar month of July. Thames is your one sporting the very dangerous figures against Wainwright for his career. Thames has gone 5 for 15 (.333) having a double and two home runs in his career against the veteran hurler. That represents a .467 ISO,.1.133 OPS plus a .470 wOBA contrary to Wainwright for his livelihood. That he definitely is not the least, although he’s the ultimate player to hit as per their lineup in this stack.
We have a seven-game MLB principal slate on our hands tonight, with plenty of opportunity across the board.