Not a lot went way with final night’s DraftKings MLB DFS Picks regardless of the teams out of our piles mixing to score.
Mitch Keller, our pitcher, did not exactly get things started on the note as he allowed five earned runs across five innings of work. Even though he continued to stack up the strikeouts using seven across these five innings, a three-run very first inning place him that he couldn’t get out from.
Our four-man Braves pile did some damage, led to Ronald Acuna Jr. along with Freddie Freeman who combined for six hits, albeit all coming in single for, which isn’t wonderful. Our pile scored two runs, additional two RBI, but Acuna Jr. was also caught trying to steal. I desired more here.
The pile was not productive regardless as Corey Seager did the bulk of the heavy lifting, although our four-man Dodgers pile led to a stack with Justin Turner scratch. Cody Bellinger scored a run, singled and knocked in a run while David Freese singled and scored a run also to stay hot. We had here too.
It wasn’t a wonderful night with dwelling ceilings, so let us turn our attention to a different slate here on Wednesday and determine if we could get things turned around!
P — Pablo Lopez (MIA) — $7,100 vs. MIL
Marlins and the Brewers get tonight from Miami and the Brewers are entering this one to a non. Surethey won last night’s game to pull closer to the rival Cubs in the NL Wild Card race, nevertheless their lineup took a huge blow off as Christian Yelich fractured his kneecap to a foul ball and will miss the remainder of the season. That is devastating news for what’s still a excellent Brewers crime, but there’s very little doubt that the crime isn’t quite as great without Yelich and I’m liking Lopez even more tonight consequently. Aside from this Yelich situation, there’s still a lot to enjoy about the Marlins’ right-hander within this . To begin with, Lopez’s home/road splits favor the house side and are wide. On the road, Lopez was tagged for a sky-high 7.71 ERA and 6.27 FIP using a 7.71 K/9 clip as well. But at home, Lopez has been absolutely lights into the tune of a 2.68 ERA and an even better 2.41 FIP to go along with an increased 8.55 K/9 clip. While the Brewers have lots if power at their disposal, we will need to remember their 25% strikeout clip right-handers this year is the eighth-highest mark . Add it up and I am digging Lopez at the price tonight.
C/1B — Jose Abreu (CWS) — $3,700 vs. KC
There’s some appealing offenses on this slate, outside of Coors Field, and the White Sox are the co-favorite tonight as they carry on right-hander Glenn Sparkman and the rival Kansas City Royals. Sparkman has not been great this year, or of late, and this season’s been absolutely demolished on the road. All in all, the 27-year-old right-hander possesses a 5.97 ERA, 6.06 FIP and 5.82 xFIP. Sparkman posted a 7.53 ERA in the month of July, a 7.58 mark in the month of August and so far includes a 9.00 ERA in September due to allowing four runs in four innings his last time out. Eventually, Sparkman was blasted into the tune of a 8.94 ERA, 7.55 FIP and also 6.57 xFIP on the road this season where he’s also permitted a substantial 2.91 HR/9 on the season. As a result, I need some White Sox bats beginning here with Abreu whose bat is much more productive versus lefties, however, still fits in this stack thanks to his own power from righties. Abreu enters this man wearing a .221 ISO on the season against right-wing casting, a number that jumps into .259 in the home versus righties while he sports a .835 ISO, .335 wOBA and 111 wRC+ against opposite-handed casting on the year. We have seen greater numbers in our piles, but the guy gets hit 23 home runs and 23 drops from righties this season and I’ll search for that ability to continue in to this one.
2B — Jose Altuve (HOU) — $4,300 vs. OAK
The Astros and A’s have traded blows concerning pummeling others pitching this string and the Astros could well endure such a fad in this 1 tonight against left-hander Brett Anderson. I had lots of money to work with in this lineup tonight and when I had the next base position left to fill following rostering my piles I simply went into the highest-priced bat in Altuve. The speed part of his power/speed combo is lacking some at the moment since he’s swiped only five bases in the season when dealing with accidents, no matter how the power is quite real with 26 home runs along with a .247 ISO over the season. His numbers against left-hander, however, are out of this universe. On the season, Altuve has smashed left-handed pitching to the tune of a .386 typical, .376 ISO, 1.205 OPS, .485 wOBA and a large 214 wRC+L. People are some of the greatest numbers we have seen against any split this year. Like the majority of his teammates, now Altuve is headquartered at the month of September thus far with a .219 ISO, .963 OPS, .401 wOBA and 157 wRC+, great for his second-best month of this year. He hasn’t enjoyed a ton of succeeding against Anderson in the past he is just 3 to 13 against him with a doublebut given his numbers against lefties this season that may well alter tonight.
3B — Yoan Moncada (CWS) — $3,200 vs. KC
Next person up in our four-man White Sox stack is Moncada who delivers some massive power against right-handed casting, the most of this White Sox team to be precise. Together with Moncada, we also possess some stolen base upside too, giving us an appetizing power/speed combo which looks even better after we view his own career numbers against Sparkman. Mondada enters this one tonight sporting a .254 ISO, .950 OPS, .392 wOBA and 149 wRC+ to the season against right-wing pitching, number that crush his characters against lefties because he is a switch-hitter. The numbers get much better at home against righties where Moncada has put together a .312 ISO, 1.007 OPS, .411 wOBA along with 162 wRC+. What’s more, Moncada is mashing so much in the month of September since he possesses a .212 ISO,.1.136 OPS, .469 wOBA along with 201 wRC+ to the month to this point. In layman’s terms, the former best prospects has listed a multi-hit game in five of the past six and has three doubles, a homer, seven runs, three RBI and a stolen base above his past five matches. In his profession against Sparkman, he has gone 4 to 9 (.444) with a home run. As a result, there is no reason to be fading the power-hitting infielder inside this matchup tonight.
SS — Tim Anderson (CWS) — $3,200 vs. KC
There’s a shortstop to our second pile that fits right in this lineup , but it’s real tough to leave Anderson from any White Sox stack considering his work against right-wing pitching this year, his power/speed possible, his figures against Sparkman and the simple fact he is projected to strike at the two-hole tonight, essentially leading off our stack as a result. Anderson enters this one tonight wearing a .324 average, .188 ISO, .879 OPS, .368 wOBA and also a 133 wRC+ around the season against right-handed pitching, all which are exceptional to the same numbers against lefties. Like Moncada, Anderson has been red-hot for the month of September so much with a .306 ISO, 1.116 OPS, .458 wOBA and 194 wRC+. He’s notched a multi-hit attempt in seven of the past nine matches and has six doubles, two homers, 10 runs scored and five RBI in that span. Anderson has clubbed 16 home runs on the season and swiped 16 foundations also. In a little career sample contrary to Sparkman, Anderson has gone 2 for 6, albeit without an extra-base hit. At the end of the day, Anderson gets the big-game ability inside this matchup and there is little reason to leave him considering his spot from the above two-hole tonight.
OF — Eloy Jimenez (CWS) — $2,900 vs. KC
Completing our four-man White Sox pile is Jimenez who might not be hitting for a high average in his first year at the big leagues, but he has brought plenty of electricity to the dish together with 25 home runs over the year to go along with a .224 ISO. The great news for this matchup tongiht is that Jimenez sports some reverse-splits in his rookie season, meaning the right-handed flying outfielder sports outstanding numbers against right-handed pitchers. Against righties this season, the 22-year-old has published a .238 ISO, .789 OPS, .326 wOBA and a 105 wRC+, all of which are superior to his figures versus lefties. They aren’t the best numbers in the planet, but they’re above league average and many are being hauled down with a little 4.9% drop rate against righties, maybe not unusual for a novice. More good news is around the road, however, as Jimenez unites Moncada and Anderson in having a big month of September to this stage and some quality numbers versus Sparkman too. Jimenez has posted a big-time .342 ISO, .905 OPS, .368 wOBA and 133 wRC+ for the month to this stage. He hit a grand slam in last night’s show opener and now has three homers and four rebounds over his last seven games. Finally, he’s gone 2 for 4 with a home run in his short history against Sparkman. Sign me up all day at this price.
OF — Tommy Pham (TB) — $3,700 vs. TEX
I’ll be completing my lineup using a three-man Rays stack, beginning here with Pham who is set to lead this stack off as he’s set to strike at the two-hole for this one tonight. Pham has once again been an on-base machine that this year and he also brings a tasty power/speed combination to the dining table as well with 2o home runs and 20 beats the season. Pham’s bat is significantly more productive against lefties, but he should fare just fine tonight against the right-wing rookie, Ariel Jurado. Jurado possesses a 5.74 ERA at home this season and also a 6.21 ERA in 91.1 innings as a starter, so there’s plenty to work with already versus the righty. Pham has published a .198 ISO, .791 OPS, .334 wOBA plus also a 111 wRC+ to the season against right-handed pitching. He only has submitted a .111 ISO in September, but he has been wildly productive with a enormous .985 OPS, .423 wOBA along with 172 wRC+, which would signify his very best month of the season. Pham will require an eight-game hit series into action tonight with four star multi-hit efforts in that time to cooperate with three doubles, a homer and four stolen bases. The cross-category upside is quite real with the productive outfielder in this .
OF — Austin Meadows (TB) — $3,800 vs. TEX
Next person up from the Rays heap is Meadows who is Tampa Bay’s most productive hitter against right-wing pitching. The prior Pirates best prospects has appreciated a massive period with the Rays in what is his first complete MLB effort. The youthful outfielder has hit 29 home runs this season and he brings some stolen base with 10 swipes on this season. He has done some harm against right-handed pitching because this season as he’ll carry a .302 average, .974 OPS, .398 wOBA along with a 155 wRC+ to action tonight against righties such as Jurado. Meadows plays his home games in the pitcher-friendly Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay, but in the street he’s absolutely unloaded against right-handed throwing to the tune of a .342 ISO, 1.065 OPS, .433 wOBA and 178 wRC+ — undoubtedly his best numbers against any breaks this year. Against righties with two of the 10 steals on the season, his base upside up Naturally. Meadows has become and I’ll look this evening for that to continue in a street matchup.
UTIL — Ji-Man Choi (TB) — $2,900 vs. TEX
Completing our lineup along with Rays pile is Choi who has left his big-league money mashing pendants during his career. That has certainly been the case this season as Choi has raked casting to the tune of a .181 ISO, .811 OPS, .344 wOBA plus also a 118 wRC+. The good news is that Choi’s street numbers follow match with this of the teammate Meadows as he has smashed right-handers to get a .190 ISO, .839 OPS, .356 wOBA plus a 126 wRC+ on the season. Again, there is nothing new for your Choi has he owns a profession .209 ISO, .813 OPS, .345 wOBA and 119 wRC+ versus righties. Choi has not been as productive as his teammates Pham and Meadows from the entire month of September, but I am encouraged by the fact he does his best work on the road against righties which is where he will be tonight in the hitter-friendly confines of Globe Life Park in Arlington. With Jurado allowing 16 earned runs over his last 16 innings in the home, I think Choi could deliver plenty of value as the anchor of this three-man Rays heap tonight.