Even though there was some progress within the group of last night our tough week continued last night’s FanDuel MLB DFS Picks.
Our starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz surrendered two earned runs, but in addition, he allowed eight hits and a couple of walks and lasted just 4.2 innings consequently, falling one out shy of qualifying what was eventually a Braves win. He struck out only three at the procedure to provide a base in the lineup to us.
Our Twins heap left plenty to be desired despite the team scoring eight runs contrary to the White Sox bullpen and Ross Detwiler. Mitch Garver was undoubtedly the bat of the group because he homered with two runs and two RBI as part of a three-hit night also. Nelson Cruz gave us only two walks, Miguel Sano knocked in a run and C.J. Cron delivered only a single on this particular evening.
Our three-man Indians pile was carried by one bat — Jason Kipnis. Even the Indians’ second baseman homered twice off of newcomer Jordan Zimmermann and from the bad Tigers bullpen. While a goose egg was delivered by Yasiel Puig franmil Reyes walked and moans.
Eventually, our shortstop — the Willi Castro of Detroit — knocked in a run via a sacrifice fly.
We are still seeking to find the Warriors moving this week and that will be the goal of the six-game slate that is principal of tonight!
P — Jacob deGrom (NYM) — $11,300 vs. CHC
I did some study on each pitcher but in the end of the day that I couldn’t justify not reaching for the ceiling of deGrom as he chooses on the Cubs tonight. The Cubs can hit right-handed pitching and present Cubs players have combined to strike .299 using a rock-solid .777 OPS against him, however the Cubs are a tiny strikeout prone as well and deGrom boasts double strikeout upside regardless of who he confronts in any given outing. Entering this 1 tonight, deGrom sports a 2.56 ERA, 2.67 FIP along with a 3.20 xFIP on the summer season to go together with a bit-time 11.50 K/9 clip, even figures that have really seen him climb back to the Cy Young race after a rough start to the year. DeGrom confronted a similarly harmful Braves offense, however all deGrom didn’t Atlanta was hurl seven innings of one-run chunk to go along with a 13 punchouts. DeGrom has allowed only two earned runs over his previous 3 starts combined, spanning 19 innings of work. He has not allowed more than two earned runs since ago on June 28th and hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in a start. Eight of his 26 starts this year have resulted in double-digit strikeouts and together with all the Cubs wearing the league’s 10th-highest K-rate versus righties in 23.6%, his ninth mightn’t be far away.
C/1B — Pete Alonso (NYM) — $4,100 vs. CHC
Pete Alonso is appreciating with a record-setting season with the Mets at 2019 he set the record for most home runs in Mets beginner history and is the all-time home run leader to get a single-season at Mets history, as. Next on the block would be the MLB rookie home and there is a chance he has that done tonight against left-hander Jon Lester. After a start to the summer, Lester has scuffled of late and has been blowup likely. The veteran lefty allowed six earned runs in his last outing against the Nationals and allowed a nine earned runs 1 start, against the A’s after allowing five earned runs to the Cardinals. Not only is Lester blowup prone, but Alonso is awkward left-handed pitching at home this year to the song of an unworldly .520 ISO, 1.173 OPS, .453 wOBa along with 187 wRC+. Is that good? The guy has homered seven times in just 50 at-bats from lefties at home that season. He is also cruising right along in the moment since Alonso has published a big-time .319 ISO, .980 OPS, .395 wOBA and 150 wRC+ thus far on the month of August. I think I’ll take this kind of manufacturing and run with the man.
2B — Nick Solak (TEX) — $2,900 vs. SEA
Even the Texas Rangers face a familiar foe tonight as they accept right-hander Felix Hernandez in the veteran’s second start back from a span IL stint. Even though Hernandez posted a pleasant 3.38 ERA across five rehab begins and allowed just two earned runs over 5.2 innings in his return to the big leagues, he owns a 6.09 ERA and a 5.80 FIP about the season after pitching into a 5.55 ERA and also 5.18 FIP final season. Consequently, I think a few Rangers vulnerability is in order as I’ll kick off a mini-stack with here. The prior Rays and Yankees farmhand was red-hot in the plate as debuting in the big leagues with the Rangers this year as Solak owns a .357/.486/.536 slash line round the first nine matches and 35 plate appearances of his career, good for a 166 wRC+. Clearly, this sort of output isn’t likely to be more replaceable, however I like the upside against a pitcher that’s largely struggled during the past few seasons. Solak has hit 27 home runs involving the Rangers and Rays Triple-A affiliates this year and he’s murdered five bases. He is homered once and has yet to steal from the big leagues, but the potential is there. I enjoy Solak at this place as opposed to the floor that fellow Rangers second base-eligible participant Rougned Odor brings to the table.
3B — Starlin Castro (MIA) — $2,400 vs. CIN
Considering that the sky-high price we’re paying for deGrom and the simple lack of options on a tiny six-game slate, I am likely to lineup a Marlins stack within this lineup as well as they shoot on left-hander Alex Wood along with the Cincinnati Reds tonight. While Wood has mainly been a reliable MLB arm using a 3.39 ERA around 833 major league innings for his career, he’s actually fighting big-time this year after spending much of the year on the IL with a back problem. Around six starts this season, Wood has been knocked around for a 6.07 ERAand also a number very much supported by his almost-identical 6.04 FIP. He’s also allowed home runs in a alarming 2.43 HR/9 rate, so I want to target Wood before he gets things straightened out. Castro, despite having a down year, is now actually having a wonderful year against left-handed pitching using a .321 average, .172 ISO, .833 OPS, .347 wOBA plus a 118 wRC+ against left-handed pitching. To put it differently, with park factors included, Castro was 18 percent better than league average versus southpaws this season. He owns a powerful .217 ISO at home versus lefties this year. As he’s gone 5 for 10 with a double against the 27, finally, he’s had plenty of success against Wood previously. I’ll take all the above at a cost price versus a fighting Wood tonight.
SS — Amed Rosario (NYM) — $2,800 vs. CHC
Rosario brings fine tools into the table against Lester in this one tonight and also the simple fact he is very likely to strike in the leadoff spot simply gives him all the more value at this reasonable cost considering his amounts versus lefties and his career figures versus Lester. Over the season against left-handed pitching, Rosario has posted a eye-popping stat line of a .322 average, .235 ISO, .930 OPS, .385 wOBA and enormous 143 wRC+. No wonder he hits on lefties with leadoff ? Rosario also brings some nice stolen base upside to the desk with 15 steals on the year to go along with his 12 home runs against lefties — however only two of his 15 steals come come from a southpaw. Nevertheless, Rosario will have 2 steals against Lester in his career as he has also gone for 9 from him, albeit with all of those five strikes coming in only form. Lester has quieted the running game this season after decades of inability to throw to first base because he allowed a whopping 44 steals in one year. He’s allowed only seven to the stage in the year, but Rosario very much remains a danger in this field. His big-time figures versus lefties, his spot as the leadoff hitter, his numbers against Lester and his power/speed combination give me plenty of optimism for Rosario to give nice worth tonight.
OF — J.D. Davis (NYM) — $2,900 vs. CHC
I can complete my three-man Mets stack right here using Davis, a pile I wished to go one farther with but we could simply roster three Mets bats because of using deGrom as our pitcher. Nonetheless, it’s been a successful time for Davis in his first full big league campaign as he’s hit both lefties and righties for notable power. Against lefties, Davis is hitting on .310 with a .195 ISO, .885 OPS, .369 wOBA along with 133 wRC+. Those amounts are actually almost equal to his numbers against right-wing pitching also, which is good as it leaves him rather matchup-proof for if the Cubs’ bullpen moves the game. The something which I am loving about Davis tonight is how that his home/road splits. On the road, Davis owns a small .118 ISO, .692 OPS, .297 wOBA and 80 wRC+. However, in the home, his bat simply explodes to the song of a .318 ISO, 1.100 OPS, .446 wOBA plus also a 189 wRC+. I mean, together with all park factors contained, Davis’ bat was a whopping 89 percent (!!!) Above league average at home this season. The house numbers prefer left-handers as well, which can be just another tidbit of good news in this matchup from the southpaw Lester. Ultimately, Davis has homered in back-to-back games and is 5 for 12 in that time also, so let’s make sure we purchase this lights-out bat at home into this lineup tonight.
OF — Willie Calhoun (TEX) — $3,700 vs. SEA
Calhoun was brought over from the Los Angeles Dodgers organization in the trade that sent Yu Darvish into the Dodgers at 2017. Later, while Calhoun has always done damage in the minors, he fought in his first taste of big league action in 2017 and once more scuffled when given an opportunity in 2018 too. However, 2019 continues to be a different story. Calhoun has made good on the hype surrounding him in the right time of the trade since he is smacked 15 home runs and also possesses a .275 ISO across 56 games in the big league level this season. Lately, the lefty-swinging outfielder owns reverse splits and has hit left-handed pitching to get a whole lot of power this year, something we have seen in the minors as well, however he enters tonight wearing a .215 ISO, .813 OPS, .339 wOBA along with 104 wRC+ around the season versus right-handed pitching. Again, since he strikes both lefties and righties to get electricity, I like his chances from the matchup game later on in this . Calhoun has been feeling it at the plate in the month of August as nicely with a .301 ISO, .904 OPS, .370 wOBA along with a 125 wRC+ thus far for the month while he’s homered four occasions over his final nine matches went 2 for 4 with a double and a walk his last time out. He finishes our from Hernandez tonight.
OF — Harold Ramirez (MIA) — $2,200 vs. CIN
I did a little investigating to find out if I wanted Ramirez or even Austin Dean involved in this pile, and Ramirez got the advantage in my opinion as Dean has yet to put it together at the big league level despite some big-time minor league numbers against both lefties and righties. Even the Ramirez, although not exactly tearing the cover does have a good .741 OPS, .310 wOBA and 94 wRC+ to the season against left-handed pitching. Prior to getting the phone to the big leagues in 2019, Ramirez posted a huge 1.154 OPS using 2 homers and six rebounds across 30 at-bats against left-handed pitching in the Triple-A level. Like many young bats in the group, Ramirez is definitely dealing with consistency problems, and awarded his cost, that’s obvious. He does have a few three-hit games within the previous 11 times and a game. While I definitely think there’s potential in his bat, especially against lefties, that also has something to do with the simple fact that Wood is permitting a .896 OPS to right-handed hitters this year in addition to a 2.28 HR/9 rate. He also possesses a 6.17 FIP versus right-handed hitters this year. Some manufacturing from the low-owned Ramirez will give a shot in the arm yelling to this lineup.
UTIL — Garrett Cooper (MIA) — $2,500 vs. CIN
Completing three-man Marlins stack and our lineup is Cooper who will technically lead off this tonight from the projected three-hole. Consequently, if the FantasyLabs lineup projection shows accurate, we will have a 3-4-5 stack with the trio of both Castro Cooper and Ramirez, a perfect stack to make sure. Cooper is a small amount of a late bloomer at 28-year-old and with only 120 huge league games under his beltbut he’s shown some soda this season with 12 home runs and possesses a 108 wRC+ which demonstrates his bat has indeed been more productive than league average with playground variables considered. His breaks are in the feeling that his bat has been productive on a general basis compared to right-handed pitching, but the power has been increased versus lefties as he possesses a .183 ISO versus lefties compared to a .143 mark against righties. Five of the 12 homers have come despite seeing them far less. The good thing is that Cooper possesses a .211 ISO, .815 OPS, .338 wOBA along with 111 wRC+ at homer versus pitching this year. He has scuffled in August, however is riding a small hit run and pitched in last night’s game, his initial extra-base hit at a week and a half. This day, if this Marlins stack can deliver some value from the fighting Wood, let us see.
Even though there was some progress within the group of last night our tough week continued last night’s FanDuel MLB DFS Picks.