Our week continued with the FanDuel MLB DFS Picks of last night, even though there was some progress within the group of night.
Our starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz surrendered two earned runs, but in addition, he allowed eight hits and a pair of walks and continued only 4.2 innings because of this, falling one out shy of qualifying because of what was finally a Braves win. Only three struck out in the procedure to give us a foundation in the lineup.
Our Twins left plenty to be desired despite the team scoring eight runs against the White Sox bullpen and Ross Detwiler. Mitch Garver was undoubtedly the best bat of the group since he homered as part of a three-hit night with 2 runs and two RBI. Nelson Cruz gave us only two falls, Miguel Sano knocked in a hurry and C.J. Cron delivered just a single on this evening.
Only one bat — Jason Kipnis carryed our three-man Indians pile. The Indians’ second baseman homered after of the Tigers bullpen and off off of Jordan Zimmermann. While Yasiel Puig delivered a goose egg, franmil Reyes walked and moans.
Eventually, our one sided shortstop — Detroit’s Willi Castro — knocked in a run with a sacrifice fly.
We are still looking to have the Warriors moving and which is going to be the target of tonight’s six-game slate that is primary!
P — Jacob deGrom (NYM) — $11,300 vs. CHC
For GPP purposes I did some research on each pitcher but that I couldn’t justify not at least reaching for the ceiling of deGrom because he chooses on the Cubs tonight. The Cubs can certainly hit right-handed pitching and current Cubs players have combined to strike .299 using a rock-solid .777 OPS from himhowever the Cubs are a tiny strikeout prone too and deGrom boasts double strikeout upside regardless of that he faces in any given outing. Entering this 1 tonight, even deGrom sports a 2.56 ERA, 2.67 FIP and a 3.20 xFIP over the season to go together with a bit-time 11.50 K/9 clip, figures which have actually seen him climb back to the Cy Young race following a rough start to the season. In his most recent outing, deGrom confronted a similarly dangerous Braves crime all deGrom didn’t Atlanta was hurl seven innings of one-run ball to go alongside a 13 punchouts. DeGrom has allowed only two earned runs over his final three starts combined. He has not allowed more than two earned runs because ago June 28th and hasn’t allowed more than three earned runs in a start. Eight of his 26 starts this season have led to double-digit strikeouts and with the Cubs wearing the league’s 10th-highest K-rate versus righties at 23.6percent, but his ninth might not be far away.
C/1B — Pete Alonso (NYM) — $4,100 vs. CHC
Pete Alonso is enjoying a season with the Mets as he’s set the record for most home runs and is the one time home run leader for a single-season in Mets history. Next on the block is your MLB rookie home and there’s a chance he gets that done tonight against Jon Lester. After a lights-out start to the year, Lester has scuffled of overdue and has been blowup likely. The veteran lefty allowed six earned runs in his last outing from the Nationals and allowed a nine earned runs four starts ago one beginning, from the A’s after allowing five earned runs into the Cardinals. Not only is Lester blowup likely, but Alonso is embarrassing left handed pitching at home this year to the tune of the unworldly .520 ISO, 1.173 OPS, .453 wOBa and 187 wRC+. Is that great? The guy has homered seven days in only 50 at-bats against lefties at home this year. He is also cruising right along at the moment as Alonso has submitted a big-time .319 ISO, .980 OPS, .395 wOBA and 150 wRC+ so much from the month of August. I believe Irun with the guy and’ll take this sort of manufacturing.
2B — Nick Solak (TEX) — $2,900 vs. SEA
As they take on right-hander Felix Hernandez in the veteran second start back by a length IL stint Even the Texas Rangers face a familiar foe tonight. Even though Hernandez posted a pleasant 3.38 ERA along with five rehabilitation begins and allowed just two earned runs over 5.2 innings in his return to the big leagueshe owns a 6.09 ERA and a 5.80 FIP on the season after pitching into a 5.55 ERA and also 5.18 FIP last season. As a result, I feel a few vulnerability is in order as I’ll kick off a mini-stack with here with Nick Solak. The prior Rays and Yankees farmhand has been red-hot in the plate as debuting in the big leagues with the Rangers this season as Solak owns a .357/.486/.536 slash line round the first nine games and 35 plate appearances of his career, good for a 166 wRC+. Apparently, this kind of output is not likely to be more replaceable, but I like the upside from a pitcher that is largely struggled during the past few seasons. Solak has hit 27 home runs involving the Rangers and Rays Triple-A affiliates this season and he’s murdered five bases. He’s homered after and has yet to sneak from the big leagues, but the possibility is there. I like Solak in this spot as opposed which fellow Rangers next base-eligible participant Rougned Odor brings to the table.
3B — Starlin Castro (MIA) — $2,400 vs. CIN
Given the sky-high price we are paying to get deGrom and the simple lack of alternatives on a small six-game slate, I’m going to lineup a Marlins stack in this lineup as well as they take 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 profession, he’s actually fighting big-time this season after spending the year on the IL with a back issue. Around six starts this year, Wood was pumped around for a 6.07 ERAand also a number very much supported by his own almost-identical 6.04 FIP. He’s also allowed home runs at a alarming 2.43 HR/9 rate, so I want to target Wood until he gets things straightened out. Castro, despite having a down year, is really having a nice year against left-handed pitching with a .321 average, .172 ISO, .833 OPS, .347 wOBA plus a 118 wRC+ from left-handed pitching. In other words, with park variables included, Castro has been 18% better than league average vs southpaws this year. He possesses a .217 ISO . As he’s gone 5 for 10 with a double he’s had lots of success against Wood in the past. I will take each of the above in a cost price versus a fighting Wood tonight.
SS — Amed Rosario (NYM) — $2,800 vs. CHC
Rosario brings fine tools to the table from Lester in this 1 tonight and the fact he is extremely likely to strike in the leadoff spot just offers him all the greater value at this reasonable price considering his amounts versus lefties and his profession numbers 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 why he hits on lefties with leadoff ? Rosario also brings a fine stolen base upside to the dining desk with 15 steals on the season to go along with his 12 home runs against lefties — however only two of the 15 steals have come from a southpaw. Having said that, Rosario does have 2 thirds from Lester in his profession as he has also gone 5 for 9 against him, albeit with those five hits coming in only kind. Lester has quieted the running game this season after decades of inability to throw to first base as he once allowed a whopping 44 steals in one year. He has allowed just seven to the point in the year, but Rosario really much remains a danger in this area. 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 offer nice worth tonight.
OF — J.D. Davis (NYM) — $2,900 vs. CHC
I can complete my three-man Mets heap right here with Davis, a pile I wanted to go one farther with but we could just roll three Mets bats due to utilizing deGrom as our pitcher. Nevertheless, it’s turned into a successful season for Davis in his first full major league effort as he has hit both lefties and righties for notable power. Against lefties, Davis is hitting .310 with a .195 ISO, .885 OPS, .369 wOBA and 133 wRC+. Those amounts are actually almost equal to his own numbers against right-wing pitching as well, which is great as it leaves him rather matchup-proof for if the Cubs’ bullpen enters this game. The something which I’m enjoying about Davis tonight is how that his home/road splits. On the road, Davis possesses a tiny .118 ISO, .692 OPS, .297 wOBA along with 80 wRC+. But at home, his bat simply explodes to the tune of a .318 ISO, 1.100 OPS, .446 wOBA and also a 189 wRC+. I mean, with playground variables included, Davis’ bat was a whopping 89 percent (!!!) Above league average in the home this season. The home numbers favor left-handers as well, which can be another tidbit of good news in this matchup from the southpaw Lester. Eventually, Davis has homered in back-to-back matches and can be 5 for 12 in that time too, so let’s make sure we buy this lights-out bat at home into this lineup tonight.
OF — Willie Calhoun (TEX) — $3,700 vs. SEA
Calhoun has been brought over in the Los Angeles Dodgers business in the trade that shipped Yu Darvish into the Dodgers at 2017. Afterwards, while Calhoun has ever done damage in the minors, he struggled in his first taste of big league action in 2017 and after again scuffled when given a chance in 2018 as well. But, 2019 has been a different story. Calhoun has made great on the hype surrounding him in the time of this transaction since he’s smacked 15 home runs and also owns a .275 ISO across 56 games in the big league level this season. Interestingly, the lefty-swinging outfielder owns reverse splits and has struck left-handed pitching to get a whole lot of power this year, something we’ve observed in the minors also, however he enters tonight wearing a .215 ISO, .813 OPS, .339 wOBA and 104 wRC+ around the year versus right-handed pitching. Again, because he hits both lefties and righties for power, I’d like his chances in the matchup game later on in this one. Calhoun has been feeling it at the plate at the month of August as nicely with some .301 ISO, .904 OPS, .370 wOBA and a 125 wRC+ so much for the month while he’s homered four times over his past nine matches went 2 for 4 with a double and a walk his last time out. He finishes his from Hernandez tonight.
OF — Harold Ramirez (MIA) — $2,200 vs. CIN
I did some research to determine if I wanted Ramirez or even Austin Dean involved in this stack, and Ramirez got the edge in my opinion as Dean has yet to put it together in the big league level despite some big-time little league figures against both lefties and righties. The 24-year-old Ramirez, while not just ripping the cover off the baseball in the major league level, does possess a good .741 OPS, .310 wOBA and 94 wRC+ to the season against left handed pitching. Before obtaining the phone to the big leagues in 2019, Ramirez posted a huge 1.154 OPS using two homers and six rebounds across 30 at-bats against left handed pitching in the Triple-A level. Like many bats in this league, Ramirez is certainly addressing consistency problems, and given his price, that is obvious. He does have a few games within the last 11 times and a two-hit game combined in. While I certainly think there is 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 as well as a more 2.28 HR/9 speed. He also possesses a 6.17 FIP versus right-handed hitters this year. Some manufacturing from the Ramirez will give this lineup a huge shot in the arm tonight.
UTIL — Garrett Cooper (MIA) — $2,500 vs. CIN
Completing three-man Marlins pile and also our lineup is Cooper who will technically lead off this pile tonight out of the. Consequently, in case the FantasyLabs lineup projection shows accurate, we will have a 3-4-5 heap with the trio of Cooper, Castro along with Ramirez, a perfect stack to be sure. Cooper is a small amount of a late bloomer at 28-year-old and with only 120 enormous league games under his beltbut he has shown some soda this year with 12 home runs and possesses a 108 wRC+ which demonstrates his bat has indeed been more effective than league average with park factors considered. His breaks are reverse that his bat has been productive on an overall basis versus pitching, but also that the electricity is increased versus lefties because he possesses a .183 ISO versus lefties when compared with some .143 mark against righties. Despite watching them much less compared to right-handed 17, five of his 12 homers have come against lefties. The fantastic news is that Cooper owns a .211 ISO, .815 OPS, .338 wOBA along with 111 wRC+ in homer versus left-handed pitching this year. He has mostly scuffled in August, however is riding a modest three-game hit streak into tonight’s activity and pitched in last night’s match, his initial extra-base hit at a week and a halfdozen. Let us see whether this three-man Marlins pile can provide some value against the Wood this evening.
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