It was another collection of FanDuel MLB DFS Picks night, also surprisingly so.
Our starting pitcher, Patrick Corbin, did a good job at hurling seven innings of all ball to go along with nine strikeouts from the Orioles — a result I would have taken — had he earned the win.
But, that was not true as Aaron Brooks and the Orioles bullpen combined to allow just four hits at a win over the heavily favored Nationals. While Anthony Rendon walked in this lineup for our production trea Turner singled and tripled. It’s safe to state last night this effect blew up money lineups.
The heap of our A didn’t fare any better. Tuesday, the A’s managed only a pair of runs after scoring 19 runs on Monday. Khris Davis singled and walked, Chad Pinder walked with the bases Jurickson Profar walked and Mark Canha walked in what had been a very disappointing results from using this group too.
The icing on the cake was a goose egg by a low-owned Travis Demeritte.
That marks nights to overlook with all our FanDuel MLB DFS Picks, and we’re in need of a night here on the slate of tonight!
P — Mike Foltynewicz (ATL) — $7,700 vs. TOR
In a GPP-type move, I’ll be using Braves right-hander Mike Foltynewicz has he takes a turn tonight against the Blue Jays from the Rogers Centre in Toronto. It was a tough start to the season for last year’s Braves genius along with the figures remain ugly with a 5.68 ERA, 5.65 FIP and a 5.00 xFIP to go alongside a 2.19 HR/9 against. That said, tonight would mark the fifth beginning of the second half for Foltynewicz because he had been demoted to the minors and brought up again in the start of August, and that he also hurled his final time out to a jewel. Foltynewicz tossed seven innings of all one-run chunk to go no choice against the Mets. He pitched only 4.2 innings against the Dodgers in his previous start, but allowed two runs and struck out five to boot. The Blue Jays bats have improved in the second half of the season to be sure, but their 24 percent K-rate at the period still ranks in the lowest 10 of their league and Foltynewicz owns a 10.17 K/9 clip in his four starts since returning to the big leagues. There is risk to be sure, but I like the worth upside, especially with the Braves recorded as favorites to win this one about the tonight.
C/1B — C.J. Cron (MIN) — $3,200 vs. CWS
The Twins have the second-highest run projection at the night behind the Washington Nationals in 6.1 runs as they carry on left-hander Ross Detwiler along with the Chicago White Sox. In seven starts and 12 appearances in the big leagues this season, Detwiler owns a 5.51 ERA, 6.74 FIP plus a gigantic 2.85 HR/9 allowed, so we certainly have a targetable pitcher in our palms with the most effective group in baseball this year. Consequently, I will be rostering a quarter of lefty-mashers against him, beginning here with Cron. Entering this one tonight, Cron owns a .321 moderate to go along with a big-time .321 ISO, 1.023 OPS, .410 wOBA along with a 157 wRC+ versus left handed pitching. The numbers trend upward on the road versus lefties in which Cron has compiled a .356 ISO, 1.051 OPS, .418 wOBA along with 163 wRC+. Not only has Cron mashed lefties as a whole, he’s also appreciated some significant achievement against Detwiler within their background versus another as he has gone for 11 (.545) with a set of doubles against the veteran southpaw, good to get a .182 ISO and also 1.273 OPS against him. Add it all up and he is a wonderful way to kick off a high-ceiling four-man stack this evening.
2B — Jason Kipnis (CLE) — $3,400 vs. DET
I’ll be rostering a set of stack and possibly come in the AL Central as I’ll be using Jason Kipnis to begin an Indians stack against the Detroit Tigers along with right-hander Jordan Zimmermann. Zimmermann has struggled within his four-year Tigers tenure for this point. This year, the veteran right-hander possesses a 6.48 ERA, even though his 4.57 FIP and 5.00 xFIP do point towards a poor luck on his role. However, he’s had no chance against this Indians team in his career as he possesses an enormous 10.68 ERA against them around eight starts. Enter Kipnis who attracts some pop and discharged base upside into this one as he has swatted 14 extended balls over the season to go along with seven steals. He’s been a good bat against right-handers because he owns a .198 ISO, .778 OPS, .324 wOBA along with also a 97 wRC+ from them. He’s currently enjoying a big month of August so far using a .250 ISO and .809 OPS at the month for this point, like a homer and a pair of runs scored in the last night’s 10-1 win. Perhaps best of all is that the simple fact that Kipnis has tortured Zimmermann in his period against him by going 8 to 13 (.615) with three doubles and two triples from him. I believe I’ll assume that nugget and run with Kipnis.
3B — Miguel Sano (MIN) — $3,900 vs. CWS
Next person up in our four-man Twins heap is Sano who is just another member of this dreaded lineup that’s feasting on left-handed pitching this year, particularly on the street. He’s endured issues that have prevented him although the energy has ever been there for Sano. But in 2019, he has put it all together as he will enter this one tonight smashing lefties to get a enormous .341 ISO, .966 OPS, .394 wOBA and a 146 wRC+. On the street against lefties, Sano owns an eye-popping .514 ISO, 1.280 OPS, .507 wOBA and also a 223 wRC+. Now, the road sample size is just 37 at-bats, but the guy has ever clubbed six home runs from those 37 road at-bats versus left handed pitching. Sano has tallied five hits over his past four matches, three of which arrived in the kind of a house run with a double mixed in. As a result, the slugger possesses a .322 ISO, .906 OPS, .373 wOBA and 132 wRC+ to the month of August to this point. Like Cron, Sano has enjoyed success against Detwiler previously, albeit in a tiny sample, as he has gone 3 for 4 with a home run against him. I’ll look for that achievement to continue tonight to the slugging third baseman.
SS — Willi Castro (DET) — $2,400 vs. CLE
I was going to utilize Francisco Lindor inside this spot tonight, yet because Lindor has gone only 2 for 13 (.154) against Zimmermann in his profession, I believe we can fade the Indians’ leadoff man and I did just that and then employed his high wages to bulk up the rest of my lineup. I was left with the shortstop position open and $2,600 to fill it. Of that group, I will roll with Tigers shortstop Willi Castro who should surely come at reduced possession in this 1 tonight. He’ll take on Indians right-hander Aaron Civale whose has a good period in five begins with the large club, however this has to do with Castro. He brings a nice power and pace to the lineup since he hit 11 homers and discharged 17 bases in the minors this season, along with the switch-hitting center infielder fared better against righties in the minors (.857 OPS) than he did lefties (.755). 10 of the 11 minor league home runs came against a righty and all 17 of his own steals did too. Tonight marks only the fourth big league match of this season for the former Indians farmhand and he’s gone 3 for 11 (.273) with a double and two runs scored thus far. He has pop and he’s got pace, so let’s see if we can bring to the desk and provide this lineup a shot in the arm in low ownership tonight.
OF — Yasiel Puig (CLE) — $3,400 vs. DET
Speaking of pop and speed, Puig will be our second bat as a portion of our three-man Indians pile against Zimmermann tonight. The former Dodger and Red has struck both lefties and righties fairly well this year, but once contrary to the righty-swinging Puig is sporting a few reverse conflicts and hitting righties greater than he is lefties. Entering this 1 tonight, even Puig sports a .226 ISO, .798 OPS, .332 wOBA and a 102 wRC+ against right-handed casting on this season. He is not hitting a great deal of average or walking a great deal, which is pulling down his wOBA along with wRC+, however the power is untrue with 24 home runs on the year — 19 of which have come from a righty — although he’s also swiped 16 foundations — 14 of which come from right-handed pitchers. I like that Puig registered his first multi-hit game as August 17th in last night’s blowout win when he went 2 for 5 with a pair of doubles, a run scored and an RBI. He was caught stealing. I am simply here for your home run and stolen base upside with Puig since he takes on a pitching staff which allows plenty of the former.
OF — Franmil Reyes (CLE) — $3,200 vs. DET
Completing our four-man Indians pile is Reyes who enjoys himself a few right-handed throwing despite hitting against the perfect side himself. He’s also white-hot in the plate entering this one tonight. On the season, Reyes has hit lefties to get a .242 ISO, .812 OPS, .332 wOBA and 105 wRC+ — all very powerful numbers, particularly the power. However, he’s also smacked right-handers to get a big-time .291 ISO, .828 OPS, .338 wOBA and 108 wRC+. Lately, Reyes only has 13 doubles on the season, however he also has 33 home runs on boot up and 27 of these long balls come from a pitcher that is right-handed. Fans using outfield seats at Comerica Park in Detroit tonight may want to wear a helmet if Reyes steps to the plate since he has found four home runs on his last few games with a double to boot. If you wish to return 1 game further, all six of his hits over the last four matches have travelled for extra-bases. He’s also scored five runs over his past four matches and driven in 10 runs on his last three. Even the Tigers’ pitching staff owns a 1.58 HR/9 speed — that the seventh-highest markers in baseball — although their 5.20 bullpen FIP rankings 29th. There’s oodles of upside down in this Indians tonight.
OF — Nelson Cruz (MIN) — $4,200 vs. CWS
It is not a intelligent idea to fade the Cruz-missile when rostering a Twins pile against a left handed pitching, so I’m not planning to go down this road tonight. Cruz is currently proving that age is just a number as he continues to hit home runs’ together with 33 on the season despite appearing in only 94 games to this point along with missing time. In actuality, Cruz’s .345 ISO here in 2019 is almost a full 100 points above his career .250 mark and he’s already been worth 3.3 WAR despite lacking time and DHing this year. He been that good. Fans in Guaranteed Speed Field in Chicago tonight might also wish to throw a helmet when Cruz measures to the dish as he’s unleashed a unworldly .489 ISO, 1.157 OPS, .451 wOBA and 185 wRC+ on left-handed pitchers this year. On the road, all he has done is post a .500 ISO, 1.172 OPS, .464 wOBA and 194 wRC+ against southpaw pitching. The guy was on a different world in the next half of the season also when he owns a .479 ISO, 1.230 OPS, .490 wOBA along with 211 wRC+. Eventually, Cruz has complete throttled Detwiler inside their own history against each other since he has gone 5 for 7 (.714) with three home runs, a double and a triple . That’s great for a large 1.714 ISO and 3.143 OPS — laughable amounts. He’s the top violin on the background in my opinion.
UTIL — Mitch Garver (MIN) — $3,400 vs. CWS
It is tough to envision Mitch Garver since the forgotten man with this deadly Twins crime the year given he has put out of seemingly nowhere. Garver played in 103 games last year with the Twins and hit seven home runs and produced a .146 ISO. This year, Garver has established 23 home runs in just 74 games good for an eye-popping .322 ISO. The manufacturing has arrived against righties and lefties , however the numbers against lefties are superior and just outstanding. Garver has struck left-handers to the song of a .379 ISO, 1.103 OPS, .444 wOBA along with 180 wRC+ around this season. The numbers are better at home, but I’m not about to contend with all his .278 ISO, 1.064 OPS, .442 wOBA along with 179 wRC+ from left-handers on the road, either. He’s been struggling a bit in the month of August but he’s still hitting for power with a highly effective .232 ISO for its month while a couple of his last three collapses have gone for a double. Perhaps the best of all with Garver is the fact that his high-OBP ways have him projected to strike from the leadoff area tonight, so we’re currently getting upside that is wonderful in the Twins backstop tonight.
It was another collection of FanDuel MLB DFS Picks night, also surprisingly so.