We’ve got a enormous 15-game MLB chief slate on tap tonight with plenty of opportunities throughout.
Let’s get right into tonight’s FanDuel MLB DFS Choices and see if we could go into the weekend with some cash in our pockets!
P — Charlie Morton (TB) — $11,300 vs. DET
Two of the AL’s best Cy Young candidates are with the slate as Justin Verlander chooses on the Oakland A’s in Oakland while fellow right-hander Charlie Morton takes on the Tigers tonight in Tampa Bay. Of the two, Morton has the best matchup by much and given that the price tag is $900 cheaper, it wasn’t a difficult choice to roll with the large Tampa hurler in this one tonight. Morton enters this man wearing a 2.90 ERA, a figure that is very much supported by his own 2.79 FIP and 3.25 xFIP as well. He’s also punching out a whopping 11.11 batters per nine innings this season and that amount could very well get a boost tonight against a Tigers team that ranks 28th with a 26.1% K-rate against right-wing pitching over the time while their .285 wOBA off of them ranks 29th. Morton has confronted the Tigers after this season — in Detroit — in which he hurled seven shutout innings with eight strikeouts. The simple fact this one is occurring at Tampa bodes well to its upside also where Morton possesses a 2.75 ERA, but in addition a 2.42 FIP, 2.83 xFIP plus a huge 12.45 K/9 clip to go together with a 5.94 K/BB ratio. Needless to saythe ceiling is extremely high, as is your floor, within this matchup tonight.
C/1B — Rowdy Tellez (TOR) — $2,200 vs. SEA
The Blue Jays and Mariners open up a string from the hitter-friendly Rogers Centre in Toronto tonight and I enjoy me a few Blue Jays bats in this one. The Mariners will send opener Matt Wisler into the mound, a right-hander, however Wisler is just expected to throw a single innings or two innings maximum. In this 1 tonight. He’ll then be accompanied closely by left-hander Wade Leblanc who possesses a ghastly 7.64 ERA on the road this year in addition to a 5.68 FIP and huge 2.73 HR/9 rate. Following Leblanc, a Mariners bullpen that positions 23rd with a 4.88 ERA over the season will then take over. Obviously, there is opportunity for the Blue Jays to do some damage . At the year’s second halfof the Blue Jays rank first in baseball with a .218 ISO, so they’ve pretty much bang for as much power as any club in the league over the previous month. Enter Tellez who swings from the left side, but has a few inverse splits as he’s posted outstanding numbers versus left handed pitching. He possesses a .221 ISO along with .782 OPS against lefties about the season, however, the amounts burst in home versus lefties at which he owns a .333 ISO, .906 OPS, .369 wOBA and also a 131 wRC+ against them. That is good news for if he strikes Leblanc, which he certainly will a few times, giving him a whole lot of value upside into this 1 tonight.
2B — Marco Hernandez (BOS) — $2,100 vs. BAL
After filling in my main piles within this lineup, I had just $2,200 to work with on another baseman, and while there are actually a few practical options at the cost and under, my choice of the litter is Hernandez who pops against right-hander Aaron Brooks of the Orioles tonight at Boston. Brooks has struggled this season as he owns a 6.35 ERA, 6.13 FIP and a 5.28 xFIP about the season to cooperate with a large 2.36 HR/9 mark as well. The ERA goes to 7.31 around the road and the HR/9 creeps around 2.53 HR/9, therefore we surely possess 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 desk, but he’s handled himself quite well against righties using a .333 average, .188 ISO, .881 OPS, even .370 wOBA plus also a 127 wRC+ from righties in a small 48 at-bat sample dimensions on the year. Hernandez struck .319 having an .852 OPS against righties at Triple-A this year Too. A few extra-base power would be a bonus in this scenario, but I feel Hernandez can at least get on base a few times and score a few runs given the huge run projection against the worst total pitching staff in baseball this year.
3B — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR) — $3,400 vs. SEA
Next man up within our Blue Jays stack is Guerrero that will in fact be leading off this pile from their projected three-hole tonight. Guerrero was red-hot in the plate throughout the last three walks afterwards putting on this 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 plus a 140 wRC+. Furthermore, from the month of August to this point, Guerrero has published a .275 ISO, .990 OPS, .407 wOBA and a 157 wRC+. Needless to say, he’s moving a hot bat and his match logs are merged with multi-hit matches on a regular basis. Guerrero will surely get to face Wisler in the very first inning of this 1 tonight, and that’s a fantastic thing as his .208 ISO, .878 OPS, .369 wOBA along with 131 wRC+ to the season versus righties greatly simplifies his figures against southpaws. He will surely face Leblanc at once as well, but he’ll see both righties and lefties in this one tonight and given how hot his bat was in general recently I am simply not overly concerned with his entire battles versus lefties this year. The 20-year-old’s long run is sky-high, however I also believe that’s the case for the here and now in this matchup tonight.
SS — Amed Rosario (NYM) — $2,500 vs. KC
The Mets continue their second half roster into Kansas City this weekend as they accept left-hander Mike Montgomery in the show opener tonight. Montgomery has been great during his MLB career, but he has struggled to find this season as he possesses a 5.19 ERA. 5.09 FIP and a 1.79 HR/9 clip also. He’s coming off a massive outing where he hurled seven shutout innings with a whopping 12 strikeouts from a barbarous Tigers offense, but he still owns a 4.63 ERA as a starter in five starts this year, all which have come together with the Royals after being acquired by the Chicago Cubs. As a consequence of Montgomery’s job and an unreliable Royals bullpen, the Mets are projected to score an extremely healthful 5.5 runs within this one tonight, so I will unleash a three-man Mets stack as a result, starting here with Rosario. There’s a genuine nice combination of power and speed in with 12 homers and 14 steals on the season, however the amounts against southpaws are huge. Against lefties this year, Rosario has posted a .250 ISO, .905 OPS, .379 wOBA and 136 wRC+. Furthermore, he is punished left-handers about the road to the song of a .297 ISO, 1.062 OPS, .436 wOBA and a 176 wRC+. Rosario has also collect a .187 ISO, .948 OPS, .395 wOBA along with 150 wRC+ because returning from the All-Star break on July 12th. The stolen base upside isn’t so high with just two of his 14 beats coming against lefties, but everything points towards a ton of worth upside here at this cost, especially considering his positioning in the lineup out of this projected leadoff spot yelling.
OF — Randal Grichuk (TOR) — $3,300 vs. SEA
Next man up in our four-man Blue Jays heap is Grichuk that we shouldn’t be overly worried about the breaks with as he strikes both abandoned and right-handers well and has during his career. The bat has been more effective against left handed pitching, and it is likely a good thing considering he’s projected into his sixth on the lineup and will therefore likely face the lefty Leblanc at least twice in that one. He owns 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 as well since the energy is raised versus righties using a .213 ISO against them, but also an adequate .726 OPS, .303 wOBA and 86 wRC+. The thing that I like about Grichuk the most is that he’s on fire at the plate like his teammate Guerrero. Grichuk possesses a large .412 ISO, 1.115 OPS, .448 wOBA and 185 wRC+ at the month of August to this point. He has homered in two of the last 3 matches and has blended in a double, five runs scored and five RBI at the time as well. In the end, it is nice to see he’s far more production at home where he possesses a .256 ISO, .803 OPS, .331 wOBA and also a 106 wRC+ within the season. Lots to like in this matchup as well.
OF — Teoscar Hernandez (TOR) — $3,000 vs. SEA
Completing our four-man strong Blue Jays stack is Hernandez who must have at least a couple of repetitions with Leblanc tonight and that is very good news considering the damage he has done versus southpaws over the season. Hernandez enters this 1 tonight sporting a .231 ISO, .781 OPS, .324 wOBA along with a 101 wRC+ from them on this season. As soon as it’s wonderful to see him hitting lefties well as he’ll see Leblanc tonight, but it’s also great to find he’s been swinging the bat much better against righties, unlike earlier in the year. He is struck righties to the point at which he owns a .228 ISO contrary to them while he is also ruined righties in the home to the song of a huge .297 ISO to go together with an .809 OPS, .331 wOBA and 106 wRC+. His reduced batting average takes off from the OBP which subsequently drags down the wOBA along with wRC+ figures, but to be fair I am completely here for the raw power and his ISO figures provide us lots of reason to think he sports power to spare, especially against a pitching team that permitted lots of home runs on the year. With 19 long balls over the season and even four steals to boot, I’m liking the odds of a few extra-base electricity from the 26-year-old in this one tonight.
OF — J.D. Davis (NYM) — $3,100 vs. KC
We will be finishing this lineup with a set of Mets to complete a three-man Mets pile, starting here with Davis who is in the midst of a breakout year with the Mets thanks to becoming near full-time reps in contrast to his previous time spent with a loaded Astros lineup. While his bat has enhanced all around, Davis is swinging a mortal bat against left-handed pitching that bodes well for this particular matchup tonight against Montgomery along with the Royals. His breaks are now quite even on this summer, but his .214 ISO, .901 OPS, .376 wOBA along with 137 wRC+ do have a slight edge on his .201 ISO, .878 OPS, .368 wOBA along with 132 wRC+ from righties. The 1 thing that I really don’t like with Davis is that he’s struggled on the road this season where he has hit only five of his 14 home runs, but he does possess a massive .340 ISO, 1.110 OPS, .442 wOBA along with a 181 wRC+ to the month of August to this stage and had four hits, a sneak, and 2 RBI in his final road show and homered and doubled in his preceding street series. I’m eager to put the home/road breaks apart for a hitter that is possibly the most improved in baseball this year and one that is matchup proof thanks to his big-time amounts versus both lefties and righties this season.
UTIL — Pete Alonso (NYM) — $4,000 vs. KC
Improving our three-man Mets pile is Alonso who is currently making a mockery of the NL Rookie of the Year race this past season. The hulking first baseman and 2019 House Run Derby champ enters this one just one home run shy of the 40 home run indicate which is an all-time record for a rookie, knocking the 39 which Cody Bellinger found in 2017. The power numbers are simply massive all year and there’s simply no holes . Against left-handed nurturing, he possesses a massive .393 wOBA, .992 OPS, .397 wOBA and 152 wRC+. That is the fantastic news, naturally, as he faces a left-handed starting pitcher. While the most is more productive in the home, Alonso nevertheless pwms that a .300 ISO, .831 OPS, .343 wOBA and 116 wRC+ to the season against left-handers around the street, or so the home/road divides are nothing to be concerned about here. His creation dipped, by his lofty standards, in the month of July but Alonso is once again rising in August with a .340 ISO, 1.074 OPS, .436 wOBA and 177 wRC+?? to this point in the month. After homering in four straight games from August 5th through 9th, Alonso went deep in yesterday’s outburst in Atlanta in which he recorded five hits and six RBI. The 24-year-old has really set the baseball world on fire this year and he makes for an excellent play to cap that 1-3 Mets heap against a struggling starter and shaky bullpen tonight.
We’ve got a enormous 15-game MLB chief slate on tap tonight with plenty of opportunities throughout.