Our challenging week lasted with the FanDuel MLB DFS Picks of last night, even though there was some improvement within the collection of final night.
Our starting pitcher Mike Foltynewicz surrendered just two earned runs, but in addition, he allowed eight hits and a couple of walks and lasted just 4.2 innings because of this, falling one out shy of qualifying for what was finally a Braves win. He struck out just three in the procedure to give a lackluster foundation from the lineup to us.
Our Twins left plenty to be desired regardless of the group scoring eight runs contrary to Ross Detwiler and the White Sox bullpen. Mitch Garver was by far the bat of this group since he homered within a three-hit night with 2 runs and two RBI. Nelson Cruz gave us two falls, Miguel Sano knocked in a run and C.J. Cron delivered just one on this particular evening.
One bat — Jason Kipnis carryed our three-man Indians pile. Even the Indians’ second baseman homered once of the Tigers bullpen and off off of starter Jordan Zimmermann. While a goose egg was delivered by Yasiel Puig franmil Reyes singled and walked.
Finally, our shortstop — Detroit’s Willi Castro — clutching at a run using a sacrifice fly.
We’re still seeking to have the Warriors going this week and which is going to be the goal on the six-game slate that is principal of tonight!
P — Jacob deGrom (NYM) — $11,300 vs. CHC
I did a little research on the slate on each pitcher, however in the close of the afternoon that I could not justify not at least reaching the ceiling of deGrom as he takes on the Cubs tonight. The Cubs can hit right-handed pitching and current Cubs players have combined to hit .299 with a rock-solid .777 OPS against himhowever the Cubs are a tiny strikeout prone as well and deGrom boasts double-digit strikeout upside regardless of who 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 on the summer season to go along with a bit-time 11.50 K/9 clip, even numbers which have actually seen him grow back into the Cy Young race after a rough start to the season. In his most recent outing, deGrom faced a Braves offense all deGrom didn’t Atlanta was hurl seven innings of one-run ball to go alongside a whopping 13 punchouts. DeGrom has allowed just two earned runs over his last few starts combined. He has not allowed more than two earned runs 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 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 playing with a time with the Mets as he set the record for most home runs in Mets rookie history and is the one time home run leader for a single-season in Mets history. Next on the chopping block is the MLB rookie home run record, and there is a chance he has that done tonight against left-hander Jon Lester. Of overdue, Lester has scuffled after a lights-out beginning to the summer and has been blowup likely. The veteran allowed six earned runs in his last outing against the Nationals and allowed a whopping nine earned runs from the A’s after allowing five earned runs into the Cardinals. Not just is Lester blowup prone, but Alonso is awkward left handed pitching at home this season to the song of an unworldly .520 ISO, 1.173 OPS, .453 wOBa along with 187 wRC+. Is that good? The man has homered seven days in just 50 that year. He is also cruising right along at the moment as Alonso has posted a big-time .319 ISO, .980 OPS, .395 wOBA along with 150 wRC+ so much in the month of August. I think Ioperate with the guy and’ll take this type of manufacturing.
2B — Nick Solak (TEX) — $2,900 vs. SEA
As they take on right-hander Felix Hernandez from the veteran’s second start back by a length IL stint, the Texas Rangers face a familiar foe tonight. Even though Hernandez posted a nice 3.38 ERA around five rehab starts and allowed only two earned runs across 5.2 innings in his return to the big leagueshe still owns a 6.09 ERA and a 5.80 FIP on the year after pitching to a 5.55 ERA and 5.18 FIP last season. Consequently, I believe some exposure is so as I’ll kick off a mini-stack with here. The former Rays and Yankees farmhand was red-hot in the plate because debuting at 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+. Evidently, this type of output isn’t going to be sustainable, but I enjoy the upside against a pitcher that’s largely struggled during the last few seasons. After all, Solak has hit 27 home runs involving the Rangers and Rays Triple-A affiliates this season and he’s murdered five bases to boot up in the minors. He is homered once and has yet to steal from the big leagues, but clearly the potential is there. I enjoy Solak in this place as opposed to the ground that fellow Rangers second participant Rougned Odor brings to the table.
3B — Starlin Castro (MIA) — $2,400 vs. CIN
Considering that the sky-high price we are paying for deGrom and the easy lack of alternatives on a tiny six-game slate, I am likely to lineup a Marlins pile within this lineup as well as they take on left-hander Alex Wood along with the Cincinnati Reds tonight. While Wood has largely been a dependable MLB arm with a 3.39 ERA across 833 big league innings for his livelihood, he’s actually struggling big-time this season after spending much of the year on the IL with a rear problem. Around six starts this year, Wood has been knocked around for a 6.07 ERAand also a few really much supported by his own almost-identical 6.04 FIP. He has also allowed home runs in an alarming 2.43 HR/9 speed, so I wish to target Wood before he gets things straightened out. Castro, despite having a down year, is now really having a great year against left-handed pitching using a .321 average, .172 ISO, .833 OPS, .347 wOBA and also a 118 wRC+ from left-handed pitching. In other words, with park variables included, Castro was 18 percent better than league average vs southpaws this season. In addition, he owns a effective .217 ISO at home versus lefties this year. As he’s gone 5 for 10 with a double against the lefty he’s had plenty of success from Wood in the past. I will take each of the above at a cost price versus a fighting Wood tonight.
SS — Amed Rosario (NYM) — $2,800 vs. CHC
Rosario brings fine tools to the table against Lester in this 1 tonight and the simple fact that he is very likely to strike at the leadoff spot just offers him all the more value at this affordable cost considering his numbers versus lefties and his career numbers versus Lester. On the summer against left wing 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 strikes on leadoff from lefties , correct? Rosario also brings a fine stolen base upside to the table with 15 steals on the year to go together with his 12 home runs against lefties — however only two of the 15 steals come against a southpaw. Having said that, Rosario does have 2 thirds from Lester in his profession as he’s also gone for 9 against him, albeit with all of those five hits coming in only form. Lester has quieted the racing game this year after decades of inability to throw over to first base because he allowed a whopping 44 steals in a season. He’s allowed only seven to the point in the calendar year, but Rosario really much remains a danger in this region. His big-time figures versus lefties, his place as the leadoff hitter, his numbers against Lester and his power/speed combination all give me a lot of respite for Rosario to supply nice worth tonight.
OF — J.D. Davis (NYM) — $2,900 vs. CHC
I will finish my three-man Mets stack right here using Davis, a stack I wanted to go one farther with but we could just roll three Mets bats because of using deGrom as our pitcher. Nevertheless, it’s turned into a productive season for Davis in his first full big league effort as he’s hit 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 identical to his numbers against right-handed pitching as well, which is good as it makes him rather matchup-proof for if the Cubs’ bullpen enters this game. The something that I am enjoying about Davis tonight is 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 only explodes into the song of a .318 ISO, 1.100 OPS, .446 wOBA along with also a 189 wRC+. I mean, together with all playground variables included, Davis’ bat has been a whopping 89 percent (!!!) Above league average at home this year. The home numbers favor left-handers also, which will be just another tidbit of good news in this matchup from the southpaw Lester. Ultimately, Davis has homered in back-to-back games and can be 5 to 12 in that time also, so let’s ensure we get this lights-out bat at home in to this lineup .
OF — Willie Calhoun (TEX) — $3,700 vs. SEA
Calhoun was brought over from the Los Angeles Dodgers business in the trade that shipped Yu Darvish into the Dodgers at 2017. Afterwards, while Calhoun has always done harm in the minors, he struggled in his first taste of big league action in 2017 and once again scuffled when given an opportunity in 2018 as well. However, 2019 was a different story. Calhoun has made great on the hype surrounding him in the right time of this trade since he’s smacked 15 home runs and also owns a .275 ISO across 56 games at the major league level this year. Interestingly, the lefty-swinging outfielder owns reverse breaks and has struck left-handed pitching for a ton of power this season, something we’ve observed in the minors as well, however he still enters tonight wearing a .215 ISO, .813 OPS, .339 wOBA and 104 wRC+ around the season versus right-handed casting. Again, since he hits both lefties and righties to get electricity, I’d like his chances in the matchup game in the future 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 along with a 125 wRC+ so far for the month while he has homered four times over his final nine games and went 2 for 4 with a double and a walk his final time out. He finishes our from Hernandez tonight.
OF — Harold Ramirez (MIA) — $2,200 vs. CIN
I did some investigating to see if I desired Ramirez or Austin Dean involved in this stack, also 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 amounts against both lefties and righties. The Ramirez, while not ripping the cover does have a solid .741 OPS, .310 wOBA and 94 wRC+ on the season against left handed pitching. Before getting the phone to the big leagues in 2019, Ramirez posted a huge 1.154 OPS using 2 homers and six doubles across 30 at-bats against left handed pitching in the Triple-A level. Like many young bats in this league, Ramirez is definitely addressing consistency problems, and given his price, that is obvious. He does have a few a two-hit game mixed in and three-hit games over the last 11 times. While I definitely think there is potential in his bat, especially against lefties, this also has something to do with the simple fact that Wood is permitting a .896 OPS to right-handed hitters this season in addition to a more 2.28 HR/9 rate. He also possesses a 6.17 FIP versus right-handed hitters this season. Some manufacturing from the Ramirez will give this lineup a large shot in the arm tonight.
UTIL — Garrett Cooper (MIA) — $2,500 vs. CIN
Completing our lineup and three-man Marlins heap is Cooper who will technically lead this tonight out of their off. Consequently, if the FantasyLabs lineup projection proves accurate, we will have a 3-4-5 stack with Castro, Cooper along with Ramirez’s trio, an optimal stack to be sure. Cooper is a small amount of a late bloomer in 28-year-old and with just 120 large league matches under his beltbut he’s shown some soda up this season with 12 home runs and owns a 108 wRC+ that proves his bat has really been more effective than league average with playground factors considered. His breaks are inverse in the sense that his bat has been more productive on a general basis compared to pitching, but the electricity has been raised versus lefties as he possesses a .183 ISO versus lefties when compared with some .143 markers against righties. Despite seeing them much less compared to 17, five of his 12 homers have come from lefties. The fantastic news is that Cooper owns a .211 ISO, .815 OPS, .338 wOBA and 111 wRC+ at homer versus left-handed pitching this year. He has mostly scuffled in August, but is riding a small three-game hit run and doubled in last night’s game, his first extra-base hit in a week and a half. Let us see if this three-man Marlins pile can deliver some value against the Wood this evening.

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