FanDuel MLB DFS Picks – August 30th
The pitching side of the FanDuel MLB DFS Picks of last night did not pan out, however our bats showed up to playwith.
Right-hander Jacob deGrom had just 1 problem at the night, and his first name was Victor Caratini. Caratini hit a solo homer off of deGrom at the second inning, however, his taken off of deGrom in the seventh was devastating. DeGrom finished the inning, however, allowed four earned runs over seven innings of work. It had been the first time he allowed more than three earned runs in a start since May 17th, obviously as mentioned in yesterday’s bit.
We did not get much out of our Mets bats as they once more failed to encourage their genius, but their only run at the night came from a solo home run from J.D. Davis in the first inning. Was a stroll from each Amed Rosario and Pete Alonso.
Our three-man Marlins pile did a great work. Both Starlin Castro along with Harold Ramirez homered in this one and equally singled as well. Their two for 5 with a run and an RBI were identical stat lines and gave us a whole lot of value. We were given only one walk by garrett Cooper .
Ultimately, we received some more worth from our Rangers mini-stack since Willie Calhoun homered off of Felix Hernandez in the first inning while Nick Solak gave us excellent value with just two singled, a run scored and a stolen base to boot. I will certainly take that creation with that duo.
It was a nighttime that is much-improved and we are going to look to maintain it moving on tonight’s big 14-game slate.
P — Dinelson Lamet (SD) — $8,200 vs. SF
As far as GPP intentions proceed, I wanted to choose a pitcher that is both cost-efficient with significant strikeout upsidedown, and I believe I have that in the Padres’ Dinelson Lamet who should go low owned tonight awarded the significant slate along with the fact that the Padres are +120 underdogs tonight against Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants. Run support might be an issue against Bumgarner the Padres are now in terms of wOBA versus pitchers this year, so perhaps an upset is in the cards tonight. Entering his beginning tonight, Lamet has posted a 4.30 ERA over the season, but his 3.80 FIP and 3.84 xFIP reveal he’s been very good this season after missing all of 2018 thanks to Tommy John surgery. Obviously, Lamet brings with him a whole lot of strikeout upside as he matches a tantalizing 11.74 K/9 across his two starts this season along with a 3.91 BB/9 which represents a slight improvement in control from his 2017 season. Lamet has went at least five innings this season and threw seven scoreless with 12 strikeouts against the Mariners. That’s the type of ceiling because he chooses on a Giants team that’s among the worst in baseball pitching, we get with Lamet.
C/1B — Matt Adams (WAS) — $2,800 vs. MIA
The Nationals once again represent a wonderful choice in terms of crime tonight as they take on right-hander Elieser Hernandez and the Miami Marlins. Hernandez owns a 4.97 ERA over the season, however in addition a 6.02 FIP and 5.21 xFIP plus a massive 2.42 HR/9 enabled on the season. Moreover, Hernandez was rocked on the path to the song of a 6.38 ERA, 7.92 FIP, 5.87 xFIP and a large 3.38 HR/9 clip. Ultimately, Hernandez has been simply brutalized by left-handed hitters on the street this season as he possesses a 11.70 FIP, 7.13 xFIP along with a eye-popping 5.59 HR/9 against lefties from home, so I believe we’ve got some critical potential with some Nationals left handed bats as well as a staple in any Nationals heap. In the end, Adams is hitting right-wing pitching for lots of electricity again this year as he owns a big-time .271 ISO against them to move alongside a .813 OPS and .335 wOBA. Furthemore, Adams has destroyed right-handed pitching in home for some huge .318 ISO to go together with an .856 OPS, .352 wOBA and 114 wRC+. There’s lots of reason to think Adams can provide tonight to a huge amount of worth at this cost against a pitcher that has been touched up by lefties around the road this season.
2B — Nick Solak (TEX) — $3,000 vs. SEA
When it’s not broken, don’t fix it. That is certainly true with Solak once he delivered a pair of hits, a run and a stolen base at last night’s match as his start to his big league career continues. Solak is currently hitting .375 with a 1.018 OPS across the first 10 games of the MLB career. Unsustainable? Sure. But, there is reason to believe that Solak’s hot start can continue tonight as he chooses on left-hander Marco Gonzalez that evening. The Rangers are estimated to evaluate a healthy 5.4 runs against Gonzales and a bad Mariners bullpen, and Solak enters this one sporting a .417 typical versus lefties by virtue of a 5 for 12 against them with a set of doubles in the early going. Lately, his first MLB stolen foundation was last 14, away of a lefty. Solak hit lefties to an .805 OPS in Triple-A this year, but also a Enormous .933 OPS at Double-A at 2018. He also posted a .305 ISO at Triple-A for the Rangers this year after a trade in the Rays and he has hit 27 home runs combined between both teams’ Triple-A affiliates this year with five steals too. With a 166 wRC+ in the early going I don’t mind riding Solak at a top position within this lineup tonight.
3B — Anthony Rendon (WAS) — $4,400 vs. MIA
I said Elieser Hernandez’s barbarous amounts versus lefties on the road this year, also while Rendon strikes from the ideal side, it is a very dangerous practise to leave him from any Nationals stack and I am not going to do that tonight. After all, Rendon is putting up MVP-type numbers in the plate this season against both right-handed and left pitchers. Against righties, Rendon has struck .326 using a .281 ISO, 1.005 OPS, .412 wOBA plus a substantial 153 wRC+. The power numbers are home are big as he owns an higher .312 ISO at Nationals Park this year against right-wing pitching to go together with a .993 OPS, .405 wOBA along with 149 wRC+. The month of August has been kind to Rendon because he sports a .268 ISO, 1.063 OPS, .431 wOBA and a big-time 165 wRC+, the latter of which symbolizes the second-highest markers of the year. Rendon’s game logs are littered with multi-hit attempts, such as in his final game on Wednesday where he went 2 for 4 with a double and a pair of runs scored. The icing on the cake with Rendon is the fact he’s gone for 7 with two home runs in his history against Hernandez. There’s simply no way.
SS — Elvis Andrus (TEX) — $3,200 vs. SEA
Completing my Rangers mini-stack is Andrus who should have the ability to team up with Solak for some production against a weak Mariners pitching team tonight. Andrus hasn’t been able to replicate the spike in electricity that watched him hit 20 home runs in 2017, but the 10 he’s struck so far this season marks the second-most in almost every given season for the veteran shortstop while his 27 beats will be the most he is registered since swiping 27 from the 2014 campaign. The great news is that Andrus was unafraid to run against lefties as he’s stolen nine of these 27 bags from southpaws, and he’s just been caught once by a lefty, good to get a 90% stolen base success rate off of southpaws. While his 80 wRC+ about the time leaves a great deal to be desired, I am encouraged with the fat his at home versus lefties splits is by far his very best split of them all. Andrus has hit .371 with a .194 ISO, .958 OPS, .397 wOBA and a big-time 143 wRC+. The next closest wRC+ into this figure is that the 100 mark he owns on the road versus righties. In other words, Andrus was in his very best this year when facing lefties in the home, something he will do tonight against Gonzales, a pitcher who he’s gone for 16 (.312) with 2 rebounds in his profession.
OF — Adam Eaton (WAS) — $3,600 vs. MIA
Keep an eye on the confirmed lineup for the Nationals tonight since Eaton is currently listed as day-to-day after leaving Wednesday’s game after being hit in the knee by a pitch. But, Eaton really conducted the bases until he had been removed from the match, along with the Nationals had an off day yesterday, so there’s a good chance Eaton will likely be right back in the lineup tonight, which could be good news for this pile considering Hernandez’s job versus lefties around the road this year. Eaton gives us a real nice power/speed potential as he’s hit 12 home runs on the season and swiped 13 foundations too. He possesses a .148 ISO, .812 OPS, .350 wOBA and 113 wRC+ against successive pitchers this season, but these numbers improve to some .175 ISO, .867 OPS, .372 wOBA along with 127 wRC+ in the home versus right-handed pitching which represents his very best split of them all. Furthermore, the month of August had by far been his very best month of the year. Eaton has recently posted a big-time .293 ISO, 1.061 OPS, .439 wOBA and an eye-popping 171 wRC+ for the month for this point. His game logs for the month are riddled with runs and multi-hit attempts. That is what I will look for tonight from the veteran, but I would also be open to watching him make great one the aforementioned power/speed upside as well.
OF — Juan Soto (WAS) — $4,000 vs. MIA
Completing the four-man Nationals stac is Soto who might very well end up as the very productive bat within this pile. There is a ton of power and speed to be obtained with Soto as he has established 29 home runs this season and stolen 12 bases as well. The notable 20-year-old is making it look easy, which we all know isn’t simple to do at this era at this degree. He’s hitting both right-handed and left pitchers for lots of energy, but he’s at his finest versus righties and possesses a .294 ISO, .993 OPS, .412 wOBA along with 153 wRC+ over the summer versus right-handed pitching. His stat line of a .280 ISO, .985 OPS, .407 wOBA and 150 wRC+ in home versus righties is mainly in accord with his overall numbers . Naturally, his stolen base potential is exceptional versus righties and he’s swiped two of his 12 bases versus right-handed pitching this season. Much like Eaton, Soto is having himself one hell of a month as he’s submitted an unworldly .374 ISO, 1.078 OPS, .437 wOBA along with 169 wRC+ for the month for this stage. Soto went 2 for 4 with a triple, two runs scored and two RBI in his last game on Wednesday versus the Orioles. Like Rendon, Soto is a compulsory portion of any Nationals stack tonight.
OF — Hunter Renfroe (SD) — $2,600 vs. SF
I’ll be finishing my lineup using a couple one-off players, starting with Renfroe as he takes on Madison Bumgarner tonight in San Francisco. Bumgarner was good in the second half and also good at home this year, but Renfroe’s figures against lefties cannot be discounted while he is owned Bumgarner in their history. Renfroe has teed off this season to the tune of a .388 ISO, .970 OPS, .382 wOBA and 138 wRC+ over this season. For what it is worth, his strikeout rate additionally plummets from 33.7% versus righties to only 20.4% versus lefties. The extreme pitcher-friendly confines of Oracle Park in San Francisco do not look great for Renfroe, but the fact is that Renfroe owns a .410 ISO and 1.033 OPS versus lefties at Petco Park in San Diego, arguably the second-most pitcher-friendly place in baseball. He alsop owns a huge .373 ISO, .929 OPS, .364 wOBA and 126 wRC+ from lefties around the road this year. His numbers against Bumgarner would be the icing on the cake. Renfroe has smacked around his branch rival to the tune of a .333 typical (6 for 18) with three home runs and two doubles . That is excellent for a .611 ISO, 1.260 OPS and .495 wOBA from him. Renfroe should see low possession on a huge slate along with many will be scared by his surface matchup against Bumgarner off, so a home run out of the large slugger would only do wonders for this lineup tonight.
UTIL — Renato Nunez (BAL) — $3,200 vs. KC
Another one-off which may move overlooked tonight is Nunez whose Baltimore Orioles carry on the Kansas City Royals tonight and left-hander Eric Skoglund. Nunez might be having the quietest excellent season of any participant in the big leagues on a bad Orioles team as he has launched this year runs and posted a .231 ISO in the procedure. He has been able to hit for power against both pitching, but his work is certainly against lefties. Nunez has posted a .259 ISO, .868 OPS, .357 wOBA and a 123 wRC+ to the season against left-handed pitching. He has submitted a .264 ISO, .859 OPS, .350 wOBA along with 118 wRC+ against lefties on the road this season. It’s a little bit of a bummer to see Nunez surviving the worst statistical month of the year in August, nevertheless he’s appreciated multi-hit attempts in just two of his past few games with a double, two runs, three RBI and his solitary stolen base of the year at the time also, so he’s picking up the production again. Furthermore, Skoglund was trashed to get a 6.14 ERA, 5.97 FIP, 6.46 xFIP and a 1.71 HR/9 rate at Triple-A this year in 11 starts, therefore there a ton to enjoy about Nunez contrary to the left-hander tonight.
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