FanDuel MLB DFS Picks – August 16th

We have a massive 15-game MLB main slate on tap tonight having tons of opportunities throughout.
Let us get right into tonight’s FanDuel MLB DFS Choices and see if we could enter the weekend with a little money in our pockets!
P — Charlie Morton (TB) — $11,300 vs. DET
A few of the AL’s top Cy Young candidates are about the slate as Justin Verlander chooses about the Oakland A’s in Oakland while fellow right-hander Charlie Morton takes about the Tigers tonight in Tampa Bay. Of the two, Morton gets the better matchup by much and given the cost is $900 cheaper, it was not a tricky choice to roll with the large Tampa hurler within this one tonight. Morton enters this man sporting a 2.90 ERA, a figure that is very much encouraged by his 2.79 FIP and 3.25 xFIP also. He is also punching out a whopping 11.11 batters per nine innings this year and that number may well get a boost tonight against a Tigers team that ranks 28th having a 26.1% K-rate against right-handed pitching over the time while his .285 wOBA off of them ranks 29th. Morton has faced the Tigers once this year — in Detroit — where he hurled seven shutout innings with eight strikeouts. The simple fact this one is occurring in Tampa bodes well for the upside as well where Morton possesses a 2.75 ERA, but also a 2.42 FIP, 2.83 xFIP along with a gigantic 12.45 K/9 clip to go together with a 5.94 K/BB ratio. Obviously the ceiling is very large, as is the ground, in this matchup tonight.
C/1B — Rowdy Tellez (TOR) — $2,200 vs. SEA
The Blue Jays and Mariners open up a series in the hitter-friendly Rogers Centre in Toronto tonight and that I like me some Blue Jays bats in this one. The Mariners will send opener Matt Wisler to the mound, a right-hander, however Wisler is just expected to throw a single innings or two innings max. In this one tonight. He will then be accompanied by left-hander Wade Leblanc who possesses a ghastly 7.64 ERA on the road this season in addition to a 5.68 FIP and huge 2.73 HR/9 rate. Following Leblanca Mariners bullpen that ranks 23rd with a 4.88 ERA on the season will subsequently take over. Obviously, there’s opportunity for the Blue Jays to do a little bit of damage . At the season’s second half, the Blue Jays rank first in baseball with a .218 ISO, therefore they have pretty much bang for as much power as every club in the league throughout the previous month. Enter Tellez who moves from the left side, but includes some inverse splits as he’s posted outstanding numbers versus left-handed pitching. He possesses a .221 ISO along with .782 OPS against lefties on this season, however the amounts explode at home versus lefties at which he owns a .333 ISO, .906 OPS, .369 wOBA and a 131 wRC+ from them. That is good news for when he encounters Leblanc, that he surely will a couple of occasions, providing him a whole lot of value upside in this 1 tonight.
2B — Marco Hernandez (BOS) — $2,100 vs. BAL
After completing my most important piles within this lineup, I’d just $2,200 to work with on a second baseman, and while there are actually a few reasonable options at the cost and under, my choice of the mess is Hernandez who traces against right-hander Aaron Brooks of the Orioles tonight in Boston. Brooks has struggled this year as he possesses a 6.35 ERA, 6.13 FIP and a 5.28 xFIP over the season to cooperate with a big 2.36 HR/9 mark too. The ERA goes to 7.31 on the street and the HR/9 creeps up to 2.53 HR/9, therefore we certainly have a targetable pitcher, also Boston’s 7.7 run projection within this one proves that. Hernandez doesn’t attract a wealth of home run power to the table, but he has handled himself quite well against righties using a .333 typical, .188 ISO, .881 OPS, .370 wOBA plus also a 127 wRC+ from righties at a small 48 at-bat sample size on the year. Hernandez struck .319 having the .852 OPS against righties at Triple-A this year as well. A few extra-base power would be a bonus in this instance, but I sense Hernandez can get on base a couple of times and score a few runs given the huge run projection against the worst general pitching staff in baseball this season.
3B — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR) — $3,400 vs. SEA
Next man up within our Blue Jays heap is Guerrero that will in fact be leading this off pile out of their projected three-hole tonight. Guerrero has been red-hot at the plate during the last three walks later placing on that epic clinic at the Home Run Derby in Cleveland during the All-Star break. Since coming out of the break, Guerrero has generated a .222 ISO, .913 OPS, .382 wOBA and a 140 wRC+. Moreover, in the month of August for this point, Guerrero has submitted a .275 ISO, .990 OPS, .407 wOBA and a 157 wRC+. Obviously, he’s swinging a hot bat as well as his game logs are merged with multi-hit games on a regular basis. Guerrero will certainly get to face Wisler at the first inning of this one tonight, which is a fantastic thing as his .208 ISO, .878 OPS, .369 wOBA along with 131 wRC+ over the season versus righties greatly simplifies his figures against southpaws. He will definitely face Leblanc at least once as well, but he will see both righties and lefties within this one tonight and given just how sexy his bat was in general lately I’m simply not overly concerned with his entire struggles versus lefties this season. The 20-year-old’s future is sky-high, however I also believe that is the case for the here and now in this matchup tonight.
SS — Amed Rosario (NYM) — $2,500 vs. KC
The Mets keep their second half roster to Kansas City this weekend as they accept left-hander Mike Montgomery from the series opener tonight. Montgomery has been good throughout his MLB career, but he’s struggled to find this year as he owns a 5.19 ERA. 5.09 FIP along with a 1.79 HR/9 clip too. He’s coming off a enormous outing where he hurled seven shutout innings with a whopping 12 strikeouts from a brutal Tigers offense, but he still owns a 4.63 ERA as a rookie in five starts this year, all which have come with the Royals after being acquired by the Chicago Cubs. As a result of Montgomery’s function and also an unreliable Royals bullpen, the Mets are estimated to score a very healthy 5.5 runs within this 1 tonight, so I will unleash a three-man Mets stack as a result, beginning here with Rosario. There’s a genuine nice blend of power and speed in with 12 homers and 14 steals on the season, but the amounts against southpaws are huge. Against lefties this season, Rosario has posted a .250 ISO, .905 OPS, .379 wOBA and 136 wRC+. Furthermore, he’s punished left-handers about the road to the song of a .297 ISO, 1.062 OPS, .436 wOBA plus a 176 wRC+. Rosario has also gather a .187 ISO, .948 OPS, .395 wOBA along with 150 wRC+ since coming from the All-Star fracture on July 12th. The stolen base upside is not so large with only two of the 14 beats coming against lefties, but everything points towards a whole lot of value upside here at this cost, especially considering that his placement in the lineup from the projected leadoff spot tonight.
OF — Randal Grichuk (TOR) — $3,300 vs. SEA
Next man up at our four-man Blue Jays stack is Grichuk who we shouldn’t be overly concerned with the splits with as he hits both left and right-handers nicely and has throughout his career. The bat has become more effective against left-handed pitching, and it is likely a great thing considering he’s projected for his sixth in the lineup and will consequently likely face the lefty Leblanc two or more times in that one. He possesses a .194 ISO, .781 OPS, .330 wOBA and 105 wRC+ against lefties this season. But he’ll also likely face a minumum of one righty tonight, and that’s okay too as the energy is increased versus righties using a .213 ISO from them, but also an adequate .726 OPS, .303 wOBA along with 86 wRC+. The thing that I enjoy about Grichuk that the most is that he’s on fire in the plate such as his teammate Guerrero. Grichuk possesses a massive .412 ISO, 1.115 OPS, .448 wOBA and 185 wRC+ in the month of August to this point. He has homered in 2 of his last 3 games and has mixed in a dual, five runs scored and five RBI at the time as well. At length, it’s wonderful to find that he’s far more production at home where he owns a .256 ISO, .803 OPS, .331 wOBA and also a 106 wRC+ on this season. Lots to enjoy this matchup also.
OF — Teoscar Hernandez (TOR) — $3,000 vs. SEA
Completing our four-man powerful Blue Jays stack is Hernandez who should have at least a few repetitions with Leblanc tonight and that’s quite good news thinking about the damage he has done versus southpaws over this season. Hernandez enters this 1 tonight wearing a .231 ISO, .781 OPS, .324 wOBA along with also a 101 wRC+ from them on this season. While it’s wonderful to see him hitting on lefties nicely as he’ll see Leblanc tonight, it’s also wonderful to find he’s been swinging the bat better against righties, unlike earlier in the year. He has hit righties to the point where he now owns a .228 ISO contrary to them while he has also ruined righties at home to the tune of a enormous .297 ISO to go along with an .809 OPS, .331 wOBA and 106 wRC+. His reduced batting average takes away in your OBP which subsequently drags down the wOBA along with wRC+ figures, but to be honest I am entirely here for its raw power and his ISO figures give us lots of reason to think he sports electricity to spare, especially against a pitching team that permitted a ton of home runs on the year. With 19 long balls over the season and even four steals to boot up, I am liking the chances of a few extra-base power from the 26-year-old within this 1 tonight.
OF — J.D. Davis (NYM) — $3,100 vs. KC
We will be finishing this lineup having a set of Mets to finish a three-man Mets stack, beginning here with Davis who is in the midst of a breakout season with the Mets thanks to getting close full-time reps in comparison to his previous time spent with a loaded Astros lineup. While his bat has enhanced all year, Davis is swinging a deadly bat against left wing nurturing which bodes well for this matchup tonight against Montgomery and the Royals. His splits are now rather even on the season, however his .214 ISO, .901 OPS, .376 wOBA and 137 wRC+ have a slight edge on his .201 ISO, .878 OPS, .368 wOBA along with 132 wRC+ from righties. The 1 thing that I don’t enjoy with Davis is that he’s struggled on the road this year where he’s hit only five of his 14 home runs, but he will own a huge .340 ISO, 1.110 OPS, .442 wOBA and also a 181 wRC+ for the month of August to this stage and had four hits, a steal, and 2 RBI in his last street series and homered and pitched in his preceding road collection. I’m eager to set the home/road divides apart for a hitter that’s perhaps the most enhanced in baseball this season and one which is matchup proof thanks to his big-time numbers versus both lefties and righties this year.
UTIL — Pete Alonso (NYM) — $4,000 vs. KC
Improving our three-man Mets pile is Alonso who’s currently making a mockery of their NL Rookie of the Year race this past season. The hulking first baseman and also 2019 House Run Derby champ enters this one just 1 home run shy of the 40 home run indicate that would be an all-time record for a beginner, knocking the 39 that Cody Bellinger launched in 2017. The power numbers are merely massive all year and there is simply no openings . Against left-handed pitching, ” he possesses a enormous .393 wOBA, .992 OPS, .397 wOBA and 152 wRC+. That is the good news, of course, as he encounters a left handed starting pitcher. Though the most is much more effective in the home, Alonso nevertheless pwms that a .300 ISO, .831 OPS, .343 wOBA along with 116 wRC+ to the season from left-handers around the road, or so the home/road splits are nothing to be concerned about this. His production dipped, by his own lofty standards, in the month of July but Alonso is once again on fire in August using a .340 ISO, 1.074 OPS, .436 wOBA and 177 wRC+?? to this stage from the month. After homering in four straight matches from August 5th through 9th, Alonso went deep in yesterday’s outburst at Atlanta where he listed five hits and six RBI. The 24-year-old has indeed place the baseball world on fire this year and that he makes for an excellent play to cap this 1-3 Mets stack from a struggling starter and shaky bullpen tonight.

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