FanDuel MLB DFS Picks – August 14th
We had a real nice night with last night’s FanDuel MLB DFS Picks as we have lots of production up and down the lineup.
Our pitcher, Domingo German, got things off to a nice start because he hurled seven innings of all two-run ball with seven strikeouts in a winning campaign over the Baltimore Orioles. The right-hander let a pair of home runs which accounted for all of the harm done off of him in this one.
Our three-man Cubs pile did a wonderful job too. Nicholas Castellanos stayed white-hot, particularly against left-wing pitching, with a solo home run from Jason Vargas and singled and scored an extra run as well. Kris Bryant climbed and walked while Javier Baez walked recorded an RBI, but also made good on his own exceptional stolen base splits against left wing pitching using a steal off of Vargas, his 10th of the season. Quality manufacturing here.
We did very well in our Tigers stack. Jake Rogers maintained the power stroke using a home run in this one, a two-run shooter to add to his own walk. Travis Demeritte had another nice game that included a set of singles, a set of runs and another stolen base, his third at only his 12th big league sport. Finally Brandon Dixon provided a double but unfortunately also struck out four occasions. However, we obtained outstanding, low-owned manufacturing in this trio.
I rostered two one-offs past night, and among them delivered some big-time damage as Brian Dozier continued his assault on left-handed pitching using a home run off of southpaw Alex Wood. Fellow one-off Josh VanMeter didn’t give value with merely a single on the nighttime, but it’s much better than nothing.
It was a terrific night all night and I’ll seem to make it two in a row tonight’s small six-game principal slate.
P — Aaron Nola (PHI) — $10,100 vs. CHC
The top arm with this slate is left-hander Clayton Kershaw because he chooses on the Miami Marlins in Miami tonight, but I am likely to rally to right-hander Aaron Nola as he chooses on the Cubs in his residence playground of Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia this evening. Kershaw is the obvious cash drama, but I’m going GPP on this lineup tonight. Anyway, Nola was outstanding at home that season where he has posted a 3.07 ERA, 3.57 FIP, 3.73 xFIP and a 10.78 K/9 around more than 90 house innings this season in comparison to his 4.63 ERA,» 4.99 FIP and 9.11 K/9 across almost half of the innings in contrast to his work in your home. Certainly, we’ve got something to work with here since Nola has been very good at home more often than not this season despite a shaky beginning. His last start at home came against the White Sox when he hurled seven innings of one-run ball using 10 punchouts to boot. That marks the third period in the last six starts at home where the 2018 NL Cy Young candidate has reached 10 strikeouts. The Cubs are a hazardous offense to be certain as they rank seventh in wOBA versus right-handed pitching, however that reality combined with his price could maintain Nola lower possessed than you might think. I’m eager to roll the dice GPPs tonight.
C/1B — Jake Rogers (DET) — $3,000 vs. SEA
Once again I am going to be rolling up with a set of three-man stacks in this one tonight and then rostering a few one-offs to complement the stacks. My three-man Tigers stack kicks off with Rogers as I am choosing him over Miguel Cabrera and Brandon Dixon at similar price points in the C/1B place. In other words, Rogers is the latest bat of this three and I wish to keep on him while he’s swinging that powerful stick that he’s placed on screen in three separate stops this year, a journey that started at Double-A. He’s likely to play almost everyday at this point given his elite defense behind the platebut Rogers could become a great supply of electricity from beneath the dish because he’s homered four times within only 11 matches and 44 plate looks at the MLB level that year. If you combine all three degrees, Rogers has smacked 18 home runs in 87 games on this season. He struck left-handed pitching to get a great .844 OPS in Triple-A before his call up, and that is what he will watch tonight against southpaw Marco Gonzales. Rogers is now 2 for 6 with 2 home runs against left-handers in the major league level for example last night’s taken from southpaw Yusei Kikuchi. I feel some more electricity can be generated in this matchup tonight.
2B — Niko Goodrum (DET) — $3,200 vs. SEA
Goodrum wasn’t part of my Tigers stack last night due to cost and the makeup of the lineup, however he is going be in this one tonight as he will produce a wrap-around stack with Rogers plus a Tigers outfielder within this 1 tonight. I wanted him in last night’s heap since his bat is productive against left handed pitching, but he can sport some unique splits. The extra-base power is raised against righties since Goodrum owns a .173 ISO against righties in comparison with a .159 markers against lefties. However, from there on out, the switch-hitting Goodrum’s splits prefer facing left-handed pitching. Goodrum is hitting .364 with a .941 OPS, .393 wOBA and a 147 wRC+ on the season against left handed pitching. The numbers are especially better on the street against lefties, but I am not too concerned as he doubled in last night’s game and scored a pair of runs against the southpaw Kikuchi. There is also the fact that Goodrum has been very good since the return by the All-Star fracture as he owns a .213 ISO, .853 OPS, .355 wOBA and 122 wRC+ as July 12th. Ultimately, we’ve got some stolen foundation upside as Goodrum has swiped 12 bases on the year, and three of which have come against a lefty.
3B — Sean Rodriguez (PHI) — $2,200 vs. CHC
My piles are not just on the affordable side, especially my main pile, therefore I needed to locate a couple value one-offs to make my lineup match under the salary cap on this particular masterpiece tonight. I believe I have found some value from the bat of Sean Rodriguez as he takes on left-hander Cole Hamels along with the Chicago Cubs. Rodriguez has left his big league cash by doing harm against left-wing pitching during his career. In his career against southpaws, Rodriguez possesses a .168 ISO, .763 OPS, .336 wOBA along with also a 113 wRC+. Those numbers are especially better than his .146 ISO, .625 OPS, .275 wOBA along with 71 wRC+ from right-handed pitching. The breaks are wide again this season because he has smacked all three of his homers against left-handed pitching in just 43 at-bats contrary to them. He is hitting .279 with a .233 ISO, .879 OPS, .370 wOBA along with a 129 wRC+ from left-handed pitching this year in that small 43 at-bat sample size. He has also made a .350 ISO 1.041 OPS, .425 wOBA and 164 wRC+ in home against lefties this season in a 20 at-bats sample size as two of the homers this season have come from that span. Obviously, we’ve got something to use here concerning expressing value in Rodriguez’s bat tonight.
SS — Charlie Culberson (ATL) — $2,100 vs. NYM
The final one third of this lineup tonight is that the Braves’ Charlie Culberson who comes in a near-minimum price against left-hander Steven Matz and also the New York Mets. It has been a tale of two seasons for Matz awarded his home/away splits on the season. At home, he owns a eye-popping 2.14 ERA, but he has been brutalized on the road to get a 6.79 ERA while his 6.43 FIP and also 5.23 xFIP together with a 2.59 HR/9 around the street don’t exactly paint a much wider picture. This could be an excellent thing for Culberson along with also the Braves because a Braves stack could very well be used tonight as well. That said, I like Culberson as a value one-off as well. He’s enjoying yet another productive season in part time duty as evidenced by his .345 wOBA and 110 wRC+ over this season. However, Culberson is doing any serious damage against left-handed pitching as he owns a huge .405 average, .262 ISO, 1.085 OPS, .449 wOBA plus a 178 wRC+ on the season vs southpaw pitching. The sample is modest at just 42 at-bats, however the production is real. Not one of the hits went to extra-bases, but Culberson is 2 for 4 with a stolen base in his short history against Matz. I believe there is a ton of upside in both of these one-off worth .
OF — Travis Demeritte (DET) — $2,900 vs. SEA
Completing our three-man Tigers pile is Demeritte who continues to impress since coming over from the Braves at the trade deadline and immediately getting his promotion into the big leagues for the first time in his career. His cross-category possible was on screen in the night’s match as he captured a group of singles, scored two runs and used his brakes to sneak his third base of this year in only his 12th MLB game. For what it is worth, he also added four steals at Triple-A in the Braves’ business ahead of the trade. It was nice to watch him have any victory against a left-hander in the night’s match as he hadn’t done so a small sample before last night’s contest, at least in the big leagues. At Triple-A, Demeritte penalized southpaws to get a .954 OPS this year while eight of the 20 home runs at Triple-A came from a left-hander in about half as many at-bats since he had against righties. Demeritte has shown wonderful consistency because entrance to Detroit as he’s recorded at least one hit in nine of his 12 games, for example in each of the last seven. The 24-year-old is set to have a long look at the Tigers’ outfield for the rest of the season and I’ll look for him to continue to make the most of the chance again tonight.
OF — Mike Trout (LAA) — $4,800 vs. PIT
The Angels and Pirates keep their collection by Anaheim tonight along with the Angels have a genuine nice home matchup from right-hander Chris Archer who’s largely fought to the road this season. Archer enters this one sporting a 6.66 ERA on the road this season while he has allowed a whopping 2.05 HR/9 on the street as well. His 4.94 FIP and 4.32 xFIP suggest there’s some positive regression to be needed for Archer on the road this year, but to be very honest I will just roster three Angels who struck right-handed pitching for plenty of home run power and watch where it takes me. Trout is competing for a home run crown this year and his splits favor this matchup. Even the righty-swinging Trout has superior quantities versus righties than lefties in the form of a .389 ISO, 1.136 OPS, .452 wOBA and a 191 wRC+ versus righties on the season. His numbers versus righties in the home are mostly similar. We receive several stolen base uspide with Trout as well as he’s nine steals on the season, seven of which have come from righties. Archer is prone to the stolen base plus I like that Trout has three steals against him even though having a .227 batting average at 22 livelihood at-bats contrary to him. Still, awarded Archer’s road work and home run woes this season, Trout is once again a high-ceiling play tonight.
OF — Shohei Ohtani (LAA) — $3,500 vs. PIT
Next guy up in our three-man Angels pile is Ohtani who proceeds to strike right-handed pitching for lots of electricity, especially at home. Insert in his speed on the basepaths and we certainly have plenty of cross-category upside inside this matchup tonight. Entering play tonight, Ohtani possesses a .245 ISO, .902 OPS, .371 wOBA and 136 wRC+ over the season vs right-handed pitching. Furthermore, he has submitted a .320 ISO, 1.076 OPS, .431 wOBA and 176 wRC+ on the period against lefties in the home. Ohtani has used his speed to steal 10 bases on this season, nine of which have come from right-handed pitching. It has been a pretty quiet second half to its two-way superstar, however he has caught fire over the last four games and enjoyed a big night in the night’s game as well. Over his past four games, he’s gone for 20 (.400) with two doubles, a triple, four runs scored, six RBI and a stolen base to boot. Yesterday evening , he went 2 for 5 with a double, a triple, two runs, two RBI and a stolen base. Ohtani is among these bata which you would like to ride when hot and that’s just what I will do in a friendly home matchup where he does his best work.
UTIL — Justin Upton (LAA) — $3,100 vs. PIT
Upton has seen action in only 40 games this season because of an accident that cost him a major chunk of the year’s first half, but the guy is once more demonstrating some reverse-splits and mashing right-handed pitching here in 2019. Entering this 1 tonight, Upton sports a .238 ISO, .871 OPS, .360 wOBA along with 129 wRC+ on the season against right-handed pitching. The figures are better on the road against righties, but given the small sample I’m not worried about that to be totally fair. This marks the second consecutive season he’s submitted some showy reverse-splits because he set up a .232 ISO, .875 OPS, .373 wOBA and 141 wRC+ against righties last season in contrast to some .125 ISO, .593 OPS, .265 wOBA and 67 wRC+ against lefties this season. He has not conducted much this season with just the one steal so much, but he’s recorded 22 steals over the previous two seasons and with Archer allowing his fair share of steals, possibly the stolen base upside gets a couple of ticks in the ideal direction in this one. I’m more intrigued by the power upside down to be sure and this three-man Angels pile brings loads of that against a pitcher allowing a lot of home runs this season.
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