The pitching side of last night’s FanDuel MLB DFS Picks didn’t pan out, but our bats showed up to play.
Right-hander Jacob deGrom had only 1 problem on the nighttime, and his name was Victor Caratini. Caratini hit a solo homer but his shot from deGrom from the seventh was catastrophic. DeGrom finished the inning, however, allowed four earned runs across seven innings of work. As stated in yesterday’s bit, it was the very first time he allowed more than three earned runs in a start since May 17th, obviously.
We didn’t get much from our Mets bats as they once again failed to support their ace, but their lone run on the night came in a solo home run from J.D. Davis at the first inning. Was a walk from every one of Amed Rosario and Pete Alonso.
Our Marlins pile did some wonderful work. Both Harold Ramirez along with Starlin Castro homered in this particular one and both singled. Their two for 5 with a run and an RBI were indistinguishable stat lines gave us a ton of value. Garrett Cooper gave us one walk, nonetheless.
Finally, we received a little more worth from our Rangers mini-stack as Willie Calhoun homered off of Felix Hernandez in the first inning while Nick Solak gave us outstanding value with just two rebounds, a run scored and a stolen base to boot. I’ll certainly take that creation with that duo.
It was certainly a much-improved nighttime and we will look to help keep it moving on the large 14-game slate of tonight.
P — Dinelson Lamet (SD) — $8,200 vs. SF
So far as GPP purposes go, I wanted to take on a pitcher that’s both cost-efficient with important strikeout upside, and I believe I have that in the Padres’ Dinelson Lamet who must go low possessed tonight awarded the big slate along with the fact the Padres are +120 underdogs tonight against Madison Bumgarner along with the San Francisco Giants. Run support might be an issue against Bumgarner, however the Padres are now 11th concerning wOBA versus pitchers this year, so maybe an upset is in the cards tonight. Entering his start tonight, Lamet has submitted a 4.30 ERA on the season, but his 3.80 FIP and 3.84 xFIP reveal he’s been really good this year after missing all of 2018 thanks to Tommy John surgery. Needless to say, Lamet brings with him a ton of strikeout upside because he matches a tantalizing 11.74 K/9 along his nine starts this season and a 3.91 BB/9 that signifies a small improvement in command from his 2017 year old. Lamet threw seven scoreless with 12 strikeouts against the Mariners in August and has proceeded at least five innings in seven of his nine starts this year. That is the kind of ceiling we receive with Lamet because he chooses to a Giants team that’s one of the worst in baseball right-handed pitching.
C/1B — Matt Adams (WAS) — $2,800 vs. MIA
The Nationals once more signify a great option in terms of offense tonight as they take on right-hander Elieser Hernandez along with the Miami Marlins. Hernandez possesses a 4.97 ERA on the season, but also a 6.02 FIP and also 5.21 xFIP and a enormous 2.42 HR/9 enabled on the season. Moreover, Hernandez was put on the road to the tune of a 6.38 ERA, 7.92 FIP, 5.87 xFIP along with a massive 3.38 HR/9 clip. Eventually, Hernandez was simply brutalized by left-handed hitters on the road this season as he possesses a 11.70 FIP, 7.13 xFIP along with an eye-popping 5.59 HR/9 from lefties away from home, so I think we have some serious possibility with some Nationals left-handed bats in addition to a staple in any Nationals heap. In the end, Adams is hitting right-wing pitching for plenty of energy again this year as he possesses a big-time .271 ISO against them to go along with a .813 OPS and .335 wOBA. Furthemore, Adams has destroyed right-handed pitching in home for some enormous .318 ISO to go together with an .856 OPS, .352 wOBA and 114 wRC+. There’s plenty of reason to think Adams can deliver a bunch of value tonight at this price against a pitcher that’s been touched by lefties on the road this season.
2B — Nick Solak (TEX) — $3,000 vs. SEA
When it is not broken, don’t fix it. That’s certainly true with Solak later he delivered a pair of hits, a run and a stolen base in the game of last night as his start to his league career persists. Solak is now hitting .375 with a 1.018 OPS across the initial 10 matches of the MLB career. Unsustainable? Sure. But, there’s reason to feel Solak’s hot start can continue tonight as he chooses on left-hander Marco Gonzalez that evening. The Rangers are projected to evaluate a healthy 5.4 runs against Gonzales plus a poor Mariners bullpen, also Solak enters this one sporting a .417 moderate versus lefties by virtue of a 5 to 12 against them using a set of doubles at the early going. His first MLB foundation was away of a lefty. Solak struck lefties for an .805 OPS in Triple-A this year, but also a Massive .933 OPS in Double-A in 2018. He posted a .305 ISO at Triple-A for the Rangers this season after a trade in the Rays and he has hit 27 home runs united between the two teams’ Triple-A franchisees this year with five steals as well. With a 166 wRC+ at the very early going I do not mind riding Solak.
3B — Anthony Rendon (WAS) — $4,400 vs. MIA
I mentioned Elieser Hernandez’s barbarous amounts versus lefties around the road this year, and while Rendon strikes from the right side, it’s a really dangerous practise to leave him out of any Nationals stack and I’m not going to do that tonight. In the end, Rendon is placing up MVP-type numbers at the plate this season against both right-handed and left pitchers. Against righties, Rendon has hit .326 using a .281 ISO, 1.005 OPS, .412 wOBA plus a massive 153 wRC+. The energy numbers are dwelling are big as he owns an increased .312 ISO in Nationals Park this year against right-handed pitching to go together with a .993 OPS, .405 wOBA along with 149 wRC+. The month of August was kind to Rendon since he sports a .268 ISO, 1.063 OPS, .431 wOBA plus also a big-time 165 wRC+, the latter of which represents the second-highest markers of the year. Rendon’s game logs are littered with multi-hit attempts, including in his last game on Wednesday in which he went 2 for 4 with a double and a set of runs scored. The icing on the cake with Rendon is that he has gone for 7 with two home runs in his background against Hernandez. There’s simply no way you ought to be evaporating Rendon in any Nationals pile tonight.
SS — Elvis Andrus (TEX) — $3,200 vs. SEA
Losing my Rangers mini-stack is Andrus that need to have the ability to team up with Solak for some production against a weak Mariners pitching team tonight. Andrus has not managed to replicate the surge in power he saw him hit 20 home runs in 2017, but the 10 he’s hit so far this season marks the second-most in almost any time for the veteran shortstop while his 27 steals are the most he is enrolled since swiping 27 from the 2014 campaign. The fantastic thing is that Andrus was unafraid to operate against lefties as he’s stolen nine of these 27 bags against southpaws, and he has only been captured once by a lefty, good for a 90% stolen base success rate from southpaws. While his 80 wRC+ about the season leaves a great deal to be desired, I’m encouraged with the fat his home versus lefties splits is by far his best split of them all. Andrus has hit .371 using a .194 ISO, .958 OPS, .397 wOBA plus a big-time 143 wRC+. The next closest wRC+ into that figure is the 100 mark he possesses on the street versus righties. To put it differently, Andrus has been in his very best this year when facing lefties at home, something he will do tonight against Gonzales, a pitcher who he has gone 5 for 16 (.312) with two rebounds in his career.
OF — Adam Eaton (WAS) — $3,600 vs. MIA
Keep an eye on the confirmed lineup for the Nationals tonight as Eaton is currently recorded as day-to-day after leaving Wednesday’s game after being hit in the knee by a pitch. However, Eaton really conducted the bases before he was taken out of the game, along with also the Nationals had an off day , so there is a good chance Eaton will probably likely be back in the lineup tonight, which would be fantastic news for this stack considering Hernandez’s job versus lefties on the road this year. Eaton gives us a real nice power/speed possible as he has hit 12 home runs on the season and swiped 13 bases as well. He owns a .148 ISO, .812 OPS, .350 wOBA and 113 wRC+ against right-handed pitchers this year, but those numbers improve into a .175 ISO, .867 OPS, .372 wOBA along with 127 wRC+ in the home versus right-handed pitching that represents his very best split of them all. Furthermore, the month of August had undoubtedly been his very best month of the year. Eaton has published a big-time .293 ISO, 1.061 OPS, .439 wOBA along with also an eye-popping 171 wRC+ to the month to this point. His game logs for the month have been riddled with runs scored and multi-hit attempts. That’s what I will search for tonight out of the veteran, but I would also be open to watching him make good one the above power/speed upside also.
OF — Juan Soto (WAS) — $4,000 vs. MIA
Completing the four-man Nationals stac is Soto who may well wind up as the most productive bat in this stack. There is a whole lot of speed and power to be obtained with Soto as he has launched 29 home runs this season and stolen 12 bases as well. The remarkable 20-year-old is making it look easy, which we know is not easy to do at this age at this level. He is hitting both right-handed and left pitchers for lots of energy, but he is at his finest versus righties and possesses a .294 ISO, .993 OPS, .412 wOBA and 153 wRC+ on the summer versus right-handed throwing. His stat line of a .280 ISO, .985 OPS, .407 wOBA along with 150 wRC+ at home versus righties is mainly in accord with his general numbers . Naturally, his stolen base potential is exceptional versus righties as well as he’s swiped nine of his 12 foundations versus right-handed pitching this season. Much like Eaton, Soto is having himself one heck of a month since he has submitted an unworldly .374 ISO, 1.078 OPS, .437 wOBA and 169 wRC+ to the month for this point. Soto went 2 for 4 with a triple, two runs scored and 2 RBI in his final match on Wednesday versus the Orioles. Like with Rendon, Soto is a part of any Nationals stack tonight.
OF — Hunter Renfroe (SD) — $2,600 vs. SF
I’ll be finishing my lineup in San Francisco, as he chooses on Madison Bumgarner beginning with Renfroe tonight having a couple of players that are one-off. Bumgarner has been good in the second half and good at home this season, while he has owned Bumgarner inside their history against one 37, but Renfroe’s numbers against lefties cannot be discounted. Renfroe has teed off this year to the tune of a .388 ISO, .970 OPS, .382 wOBA along with 138 wRC+ around this season. For what it’s worth, his strikeout rate also plummets from 33.7% versus righties to only 20.4percent versus lefties. The extreme pitcher-friendly boundaries of Oracle Park in San Francisco don’t look good for Renfroe, but the fact is that Renfroe owns a .410 ISO along with 1.033 OPS versus lefties at Petco Park in San Diego, arguably the most second-most pitcher-friendly place in baseball. He possesses a .373 ISO, .929 OPS, .364 wOBA along with 126 wRC+ from lefties on the road this year. His figures against Bumgarner are the icing on the cake. Renfroe has smacked around his branch rival to the tune of a .333 typical (6 to 18) with three home runs and two rebounds . That is fantastic to get a .611 ISO, 1.260 OPS and .495 wOBA him from him. Renfroe should observe low ownership on a huge slate along with his surface matchup from Bumgarner will scare off many, so a home run out of the large slugger would simply do wonders with this lineup .
UTIL — Renato Nunez (BAL) — $3,200 vs. KC
Another one-off that could move tonight is Nunez whose Baltimore Orioles take on left-hander Eric Skoglund and the Kansas City Royals tonight. Nunez might be getting the most quiet excellent season of any player in the big leagues onto a Orioles group as he’s established this year runs and published a .231 ISO. He’s been able to hit for power against both right-handed and left pitching, however his best work is definitely against lefties. Nunez has submitted a .259 ISO, .868 OPS, .357 wOBA along with also a 123 wRC+ to the season against left-handed pitching. He’s submitted a .264 ISO, .859 OPS, .350 wOBA and 118 wRC+ from lefties on the road this season. It is a bit of a bummer to see Nunez lasting the worst literary month of the season in August, however he has enjoyed multi-hit attempts in 2 of his past three games with a double, two runs, three RBI and his lone stolen base of the season at the time as well, so he is picking up the production again. Furthermore, Skoglund was rocked for a 6.14 ERA, 5.97 FIP, 6.46 xFIP and a 1.71 HR/9 rate at Triple-A this season in 11 starts, so there a lot to like about Nunez from the left-hander tonight.
The pitching side of last night’s FanDuel MLB DFS Picks didn’t pan out, but our bats showed up to play.