We needed a real fine night with last night’s FanDuel MLB DFS Picks as we have lots of production up and down the lineup.
Our pitcher, Domingo German, got things off to a nice start as he hurled seven innings of all two-run ball with seven strikeouts in a winning campaign within the Baltimore Orioles. The right-hander allowed a pair of solo home runs that accounted for all of the damage done from him in that one.
Our three-man Cubs stack did a wonderful job also. Nicholas Castellanos stayed white-hot, particularly against left-wing pitching, having a solo home run off of Jason Vargas and also singled and scored an extra run as well. Kris Bryant climbed and walked while Javier Baez walked recorded an RBI, but made good on his own unique stolen base splits against left wing pitching using a sneak off of Vargas, his 10th of the year. Quality manufacturing here.
We did quite well in our three-man Tigers heap. Jake Rogers maintained the power stroke going with a home run in this , a two-run shooter to grow his own walk. Travis Demeritte had another great game which included a pair of singles, a set of runs scored and another stolen base, his third in just his 12th major league game. Eventually Brandon Dixon provided a double but unfortunately also struck four occasions. We obtained outstanding, low-owned manufacturing from this trio.
I rostered two one-offs last night, and among them delivered some big-time damage as Brian Dozier continued his attack on left handed pitching using a home run off of southpaw Alex Wood. Fellow one-off Josh VanMeter didn’t give value with merely a single at the nighttime, but it’s better than nothing.
It was a wonderful night all night and I’ll seem to make it two in a row tonight’s little six-game major slate.
P — Aaron Nola (PHI) — $10,100 vs. CHC
The very best arm on this record is left-hander Clayton Kershaw as he chooses on the Miami Marlins in Miami tonightbut I am likely to rally to right-hander Aaron Nola because he chooses on the Cubs at his residence park of Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia this evening. Kershaw is the obvious cash play, but I am going GPP with this lineup tonight. Anyway, Nola was excellent at home this year where he has posted a 3.07 ERA, 3.57 FIP, 3.73 xFIP and a 10.78 K/9 across over 90 house innings this year compared to his 4.63 ERA, 4.99 FIP and also 9.11 K/9 across nearly half of the innings in contrast to his work in the home. Clearly, we have something to use here as Nola has been very good at home more frequently than not this year despite a shaky start. His last start in the home came against the White Sox when he hurled seven innings of both one-run ball with 10 punchouts to boot up. That marks the third period in the previous six begins in the home where the 2018 NL Cy Young candidate has reached 10 strikeouts. The Cubs are a harmful crime to be sure since they rank seventh in wOBA versus right-handed pitching, however that fact together with his price could keep Nola lower owned than you may think. I’m prepared to roll the dice in GPPs tonight.
C/1B — Jake Rogers (DET) — $3,000 vs. SEA
Once again I will be rolling up with a set of three-man piles in this 1 tonight and then rostering a few one-offs to complement the piles. My three-man Tigers pile kicks away with Rogers since I am choosing him over both Miguel Cabrera and Brandon Dixon at comparable price points in the C/1B place. In other words, Rogers is the latest bat of those three and I wish to continue him while he is swinging that powerful stick he’s placed on screen in three distinct stops this season, a journey that began at Double-A. He is going to play nearly everyday at this stage awarded his elite defense behind the plate, but Rogers could become a great supply of power from behind the dish because he is homered four times in just 11 games and 44 plate looks at the MLB level this year. If you mix all three degrees, Rogers has smacked 18 home runs in 87 matches on the season. He hit left-handed pitching to get a great .844 OPS in Triple-A before his call up, and that is what he will watch tonight against southpaw Marco Gonzales. Rogers is currently two for 6 with two home runs from left-handers in the big league level including last night’s taken from southpaw Yusei Kikuchi. I think some more electricity can be generated within this matchup tonight.
2B — Niko Goodrum (DET) — $3,200 vs. SEA
Goodrum wasn’t part of my Tigers heap last night because of cost and the makeup of the lineup, but he is going be in this 1 tonight because he will form a wrap-around pile with Rogers and a Tigers outfielder in this 1 tonight. I wanted him in last night’s stack as his bat is productive against left-handed pitching, although he does sport some exceptional splits. The extra-base energy is raised against righties as Goodrum owns a .173 ISO against righties in comparison with a .159 markers against lefties. But from there on out, the switch-hitting Goodrum’s divides prefer facing left handed pitching. Goodrum is hitting .364 using a .941 OPS, .393 wOBA and also a 147 wRC+ on the season against left handed pitching. Now, the numbers are notably better on the street against lefties, however I am not too concerned because he doubled in the night’s game and scored a pair of runs against the southpaw Kikuchi. There is also the fact that Goodrum has been quite good because the return by the All-Star fracture as he owns a .213 ISO, .853 OPS, .355 wOBA and 122 wRC+ because July 12th. Ultimately, we’ve got some stolen base upside as Goodrum has swiped 12 bases on the season, three of which have come against a lefty.
3B — Sean Rodriguez (PHI) — $2,200 vs. CHC
My piles aren’t just on the cheap side, especially my main pile, so I needed to find a couple of value one-offs to make my lineup fit under the salary cap on this masterpiece tonight. I think I have found some value in the bat of Sean Rodriguez as he takes on left-hander Cole Hamels along with the Chicago Cubs. Rodriguez has made his big league money by doing harm against left-wing pitching during his career. In his career against southpaws,” Rodriguez possesses a .168 ISO, .763 OPS, .336 wOBA along with also a 113 wRC+. Those amounts are especially better than his .146 ISO, .625 OPS, .275 wOBA and 71 wRC+ against right-handed pitching. The splits are broad again this year because he has smacked all three of the homers against left-handed pitching in only 43 at-bats contrary to them. He is hitting .279 with a .233 ISO, .879 OPS, .370 wOBA and a 129 wRC+ from left-handed pitching this year in that small 43 at-bat sample dimension. He has also made a .350 ISO 1.041 OPS, .425 wOBA and 164 wRC+ in the home against lefties this season in a 20 at-bats sample dimensions as two of the homers this season have come from this span. Obviously, we have something to use here in terms of expressing value in Rodriguez’s bat tonight.
SS — Charlie Culberson (ATL) — $2,100 vs. NYM
The final one third of this lineup tonight is that the Braves’ Charlie Culberson who comes in a near-minimum cost against left-hander Steven Matz and the New York Mets. It’s been a tale of two seasons for Matz awarded his home/away splits on the season. In the home, he possesses a eye-popping 2.14 ERA, but he’s been brutalized on the street to get a 6.79 ERA while his 6.43 FIP and 5.23 xFIP along with a 2.59 HR/9 around the street don’t just paint a lot brighter picture. This could be a very good thing for Culberson and also the Braves as a Braves stack could be used tonight as well. That said, I enjoy Culberson as a worth one-off too. He is enjoying yet another productive season in part-time duty according to his own .345 wOBA along with 110 wRC+ around the season. But, Culberson is doing any serious damage against left-handed pitching because he possesses a enormous .405 average, .262 ISO, 1.085 OPS, .449 wOBA plus a 178 wRC+ over the season versus southpaw pitching. The sample is modest at only 42 at-bats, but the production is actual. None of the strikes went to extra-bases, however, Culberson is 2 for 4 with a stolen base in his short history against Matz. I think there is a ton of upside in these two one-off worth .
OF — Travis Demeritte (DET) — $2,900 vs. SEA
Completing our three-man Tigers pile is Demeritte who continues to impress since coming over in the Braves at the trade deadline and immediately getting his promotion to the big leagues for the first time in his career. His cross-category potential was on screen in the night’s game as he recorded a pair of singles, scored two runs and used his wheels to sneak his third base of the year in just his 12th MLB match. For what it’s worth, he also added four beats in Triple-A from the Braves’ business prior to the trade. It was fine to watch him have some success against a left-hander in the night’s game as he hadn’t done so a tiny sample prior to last night’s competition, at least in the big leagues. In Triple-A, Demeritte penalized southpaws for a .954 OPS this season while eight of the 20 home runs Triple-A came against a left-hander in about half as many at-bats since he had against righties. Demeritte has shown wonderful consistency since coming to Detroit as he is recorded a minumum of one hit in eight of his 12 matches, including in each of his final seven. The 24-year-old is place to find a long look in the Tigers’ outfield for the remainder of the year and I will search for him to continue to make the most of the chance again tonight.
OF — Mike Trout (LAA) — $4,800 vs. PIT
The Angels and Pirates keep their show from Anaheim tonight along with the Angels have a genuine nice house matchup against right-hander Chris Archer who has largely struggled to the road this year. Archer enters this only sporting a 6.66 ERA on the road this season while he has allowed a whopping 2.05 HR/9 on the road also. Even his 4.94 FIP and 4.32 xFIP indicate there is some positive regression to be needed for Archer on the road this year, but to be quite honest I shall only roll three Angels who struck right-handed pitching for plenty of home run power and see where it takes me. Trout is competing for a home run crown this season and his breaks favor this matchup. The righty-swinging Trout has superior numbers versus righties than lefties in the form of a .389 ISO, 1.136 OPS, .452 wOBA plus a 191 wRC+ vs righties on this season. His amounts versus righties at home are largely similar. We receive some stolen foundation uspide with Trout and he has nine steals on the season, seven of which have come against righties. Archer is susceptible to the stolen base and also I like the fact that Trout has three steals against him despite having a .227 batting average in 22 career at-bats from him. However, awarded Archer’s road work and home run woes this season, Trout is again a high-ceiling perform tonight.
OF — Shohei Ohtani (LAA) — $3,500 vs. PIT
Next person up in our three-man Angels stack is Ohtani who continues to strike right-handed pitching for plenty of power, particularly in the home. Add into his speed on the basepaths and then we certainly have plenty of cross-category upside within this matchup tonight. Entering perform tonight, Ohtani owns a .245 ISO, .902 OPS, .371 wOBA along with 136 wRC+ around the season vs right-handed pitching. Furthermore, he has posted a .320 ISO, 1.076 OPS, .431 wOBA along with 176 wRC+ on the period against lefties at home. Ohtani has utilized his speed to steal 10 bases on the year, and nine of which have come from appropriate pitching. It’s been a pretty quiet second half to the two-way star, however he has caught fire during the previous four matches and enjoyed a huge night in the night’s game as well. Over his last four games, he’s gone 8 for 20 (.400) with two doubles, a triple, four runs scored, six RBI and a stolen base to boot up. Yesterday evening he went 2 for 5 with a double, a triple, two runs, two RBI and a stolen base. Ohtani is among these bata which you need to ride when hot and that is just what I will do in a friendly home matchup where he does his very best work.
UTIL — Justin Upton (LAA) — $3,100 vs. PIT
Upton has seen action in just 40 games this year because of an accident that cost him a major chunk of this year’s first half, but the guy is once more displaying some reverse-splits and mashing right-handed pitching here again in 2019. Entering this 1 tonight, Upton sports that the .238 ISO, .871 OPS, .360 wOBA along with 129 wRC+ on the season against right-handed pitching. The figures are better on the road against righties, but given the small sample I’m not concerned about this to be totally fair. This marks the second consecutive season he’s posted some gaudy reverse-splits as he set up a .232 ISO, .875 OPS, .373 wOBA along with 141 wRC+ from righties last season in comparison to some .125 ISO, .593 OPS, .265 wOBA along with 67 wRC+ against lefties this season. He has not conducted much this year with just the one steal so far, but he has recorded 22 steals over the last two seasons and using Archer letting his fair share of steals, perhaps the stolen base upside has a few ticks in the right way in this one. I am more intrigued by the energy upside to be positive and that three-man Angels pile brings loads of that against a pitcher allowing a lot of home runs this season.

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