We needed a pleasant night with the FanDuel MLB DFS Picks of last night because we got plenty of production down and up the lineup.
Our pitcher, Domingo German, got things off to a nice start because he hurled seven innings of all both two-run ball with seven strikeouts in a winning effort over the Baltimore Orioles. The right-hander let a pair of solo home runs that accounted for all the damage done off of him in that one.
Our three-man Cubs stack did a wonderful job. Nicholas Castellanos remained white-hot, especially against left-handed pitching, using a solo home run from Jason Vargas and singled and scored an extra run too. Kris Bryant doubled and walked Javier Baez walked and recorded an RBI, but also made good on his own unique stolen base splits against left wing pitching using a sneak off of Vargas, his 10th of the year. Manufacturing here.
We did really well in our three-man Tigers heap. Jake Rogers maintained the energy stroke going using a home run in this , a two-run shooter to grow his walk. Travis Demeritte had another nice game which included a pair of singles, a set of runs and the other stolen base, his third in just his 12th major league sport. Finally Brandon Dixon provided a double but unfortunately also struck four occasions. However, we received outstanding manufacturing from this trio.
I rostered just two one-offs last night, and also one of them delivered some big-time damage as Brian Dozier continued his attack on left-handed pitching with a home run from southpaw Alex Wood. Fellow one-off Josh VanMeter did not provide value with just a single at the night, but its much better than nothing.
It was a terrific night all-around and Ill look to make it 2 in a row about tonights little slate.
P — Aaron Nola (PHI) — $10,100 vs. CHC
The very best arm on this slate is left-hander Clayton Kershaw as he chooses on the Miami Marlins in Miami tonightbut I am likely to rally to right-hander Aaron Nola because he takes on the Cubs at his house park of Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia this day. Kershaw is the clear cash drama, but Im moving GPP with this lineup tonight. Besides, Nola was excellent at home that year where he has submitted a 3.07 ERA, 3.57 FIP, 3.73 xFIP and a 10.78 K/9 across more than 90 house innings this year in contrast to his 4.63 ERA, 4.99 FIP and also 9.11 K/9 across almost half of the innings compared to his job at home. Clearly, we have something to use here since Nola has been very good in the home more frequently than not this season despite a shaky beginning. His last start at home came from the White Sox when he hurled seven innings of all one-run ball with 10 punchouts to boot. That marks the third time in the past six starts in the home in which 10 strikeouts have been attained by the 2018 NL Cy Young candidate. The Cubs are a dangerous offense to be certain as they rank seventh in wOBA versus right-handed pitching, but that fact along with his price could maintain Nola lower possessed than you may think. I am willing to roll the dice tonight.
C/1B — Jake Rogers (DET) — $3,000 vs. SEA
Once more I am going to be rolling up with a set of three-man stacks in this one tonight and then rostering a couple of one-offs to complement the piles. My three-man Tigers pile kicks off with Rogers since Im picking him over both Miguel Cabrera and Brandon Dixon at similar price points at the C/1B spot. In other words, Rogers is the hottest bat of those three and I want to keep on him while he is swinging that powerful stick hes put on display in three individual stops this year, a journey that began at Double-A. He is likely to play nearly everyday at this stage given his elite defense behind the platebut Rogers could turn into a wonderful source of electricity from beneath the dish as hes homered four times in just 11 matches and 44 plate looks at the MLB level this season. If you mix all three degrees, 18 home runs have been smacked by Rogers in 87 games on this season. He struck left-handed pitching to get a great .844 OPS at Triple-A before his phone up, and thats what he will see tonight against southpaw Marco Gonzales. Rogers is currently two for 6 with two home runs from left-handers in the major league level for example last nights shot from southpaw Yusei Kikuchi. I feel some more power could be generated tonight.
2B — Niko Goodrum (DET) — $3,200 vs. SEA
Goodrum was not part of the Tigers heap last night because of price and the makeup of the lineup, but hes going be in this one tonight because he will form a wrap-around stack with Rogers plus a Tigers outfielder in this one tonight. I needed him in last nights heap as his bat is productive against left handed pitching, although he does sport some unique splits. The extra-base electricity is increased against righties since Goodrum owns a .173 ISO against righties when compared with some .159 mark against lefties. From there on out, the Goodrums splits prefer facing pitching. Goodrum is hitting on .364 using a .941 OPS, .393 wOBA along with a 147 wRC+ on the season against left-handed pitching. Now, the figures are notably better on the road against lefties, however Im not overly concerned as he pitched in last nights game and scored a pair of runs against the southpaw Kikuchi. Theres also the simple fact that Goodrum has been very good because the return by the All-Star break as he possesses a .213 ISO, .853 OPS, .355 wOBA along with 122 wRC+ as July 12th. Finally, we have some base 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 stacks arent exactly on the cheap side, especially my primary stack, therefore I needed to come across a couple of value one-offs to create my lineup fit under the salary cap with this masterpiece tonight. I believe Ive found some value in the bat of Sean Rodriguez as he chooses on the Chicago Cubs along with left-hander Cole Hamels. By doing harm against left-wing pitching during his 16, rodriguez has left his big league money. In his career against southpaws, Rodriguez owns a .168 ISO, .763 OPS, .336 wOBA along with a 113 wRC+. Those amounts are notably superior than his .146 ISO, .625 OPS, .275 wOBA along with 71 wRC+ against right-handed pitching. The splits are wide again this season because hes smacked all three of his homers against left pitching in just 43 at-bats against them. Hes hitting .279 with a .233 ISO, .879 OPS, .370 wOBA and a 129 wRC+ against left-handed pitching this year because little 43 at-bat sample dimensions. He has also made a .350 ISO 1.041 OPS, .425 wOBA and 164 wRC+ at home against lefties this year in a 20 at-bats sample dimensions as just two of his homers this season have come from this interval. Obviously, we have something to work with here concerning expressing value from Rodriguezs bat tonight.
SS — Charlie Culberson (ATL) — $2,100 vs. NYM
The final one-off of the lineup tonight is that the Braves Charlie Culberson who comes in a near-minimum cost against left-hander Steven Matz along with also the New York Mets. It has been a tale of two seasons for Matz given his home/away splits on this season. At home, he owns a eye-popping 2.14 ERA, but hes been brutalized on the road to get a 6.79 ERA while his 6.43 FIP and 5.23 xFIP together with some 2.59 HR/9 around the road dont just paint a lot bigger picture. This could be a very good thing for Culberson along with also the Braves because a Braves stack could very well be used tonight too. Nevertheless, I like Culberson as a worth one-off as well. Hes enjoying yet another productive season in part time obligation as evidenced by his .345 wOBA and 110 wRC+ on the season. But, Culberson is doing any serious harm against left-handed pitching since he possesses a enormous .405 typical, .262 ISO, 1.085 OPS, .449 wOBA and a 178 wRC+ to the season versus southpaw pitching. The sample is small in only 42 at-bats, but the creation is actual. None of the strikes went to extra-bases, however, Culberson is 2 for 4 with a stolen base in his brief history against Matz. I think theres a ton of upside in these two one-off worth .
OF — Travis Demeritte (DET) — $2,900 vs. SEA
Completing our three-man Tigers stack is Demeritte who continues to impress because coming over from the Braves at the trade deadline and immediately getting his promotion to the big leagues for the first time in his career. His cross-category possible was on display in the nights match as he had a pair of singles, scored two runs and utilized his wheels to steal 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 at the Braves organization prior to the transaction. It was nice to see him have any victory against a left-hander in last nights game as he hadnt done so a very small sample before last nights contest, at least at the big leagues. At Triple-A, Demeritte penalized southpaws for a .954 OPS this year while eight of his 20 home runs at Triple-A came against a left-hander in roughly half as many at-bats as he had against righties. Demeritte has shown wonderful consistency because arriving to Detroit as hes recorded a minumum of one hit in eight of his 12 games, including in each of the final seven. The 24-year-old is place to receive a long look at the Tigers outfield for the rest of the year and Ill look for him to continue to make the most of the possibility again tonight.
OF — Mike Trout (LAA) — $4,800 vs. PIT
The Angels and Pirates keep their series from Anaheim tonight along with the Angels have a genuine fine home matchup against right-hander Chris Archer who has largely fought on the road this year. Archer enters this man wearing a 6.66 ERA on the road this year while he has let a whopping 2.05 HR/9 around the street too. His 4.94 FIP and 4.32 xFIP suggest there is some positive regression to be needed for Archer on the road this year, but to be very honest I shall just roll three Angels who hit right-handed pitching for lots of home run power and watch where it takes me. Trout is competing this year and his breaks prefer this matchup. Even the righty-swinging Trout has exceptional numbers versus righties than lefties in the shape of a .389 ISO, 1.136 OPS, .452 wOBA plus also a 191 wRC+ vs righties on the season. His numbers versus righties in the home are largely similar. We get some base uspide with Trout as well as hes nine steals. Archer is prone to the stolen base and I enjoy the fact that Trout has three steals against him despite a .227 batting average in 22 livelihood at-bats against him. Still, given home run woes this year and Archers road work, Trout is a high-ceiling perform tonight.
OF — Shohei Ohtani (LAA) — $3,500 vs. PIT
Person up in our three-man Angels pile is Ohtani who continues to hit pitching for plenty of electricity in the home. Add in his speed on the basepaths and then we have plenty of cross-category upside inside this matchup tonight. Ohtani possesses a .245 ISO, .902 OPS, .371 wOBA along with 136 wRC+ over the season versus pitching. Furthermore, hes posted a .320 ISO, 1.076 OPS, .431 wOBA along with 176 wRC+ to the year against lefties in the home. Ohtani has utilized his pace to steal 10 bases. It has been a quiet second half to the two-way star, however he has caught fire during the last four matches and also enjoyed a huge night in the nights match as well. Over his last four games, he has gone 8 for 20 (.400) with 2 doubles, a triple, four runs scored, six RBI and a stolen base to boot. He went 2 for 5 with a double, a triple, two runs, two RBI and a stolen base. Ohtani is one of these bata you wish to ride when sexy and thats just what I will do in a home matchup at which he does his work.
UTIL — Justin Upton (LAA) — $3,100 vs. PIT
Upton has seen action in just 40 games this year as a result of an accident that cost him a big chunk of the first half of this season, but the guy is once more demonstrating some reverse-splits and mashing pitching in 2019. Upton sports a .238 ISO, .871 OPS, .360 wOBA and 129 wRC+ to the season against right-wing pitching. The numbers are much better on the street against righties, but given the small sample I am not worried about this to be honest. This marks the second consecutive season hes posted some gaudy reverse-splits as he set up a .232 ISO, .875 OPS, .373 wOBA along with 141 wRC+ against righties last year in comparison to some .125 ISO, .593 OPS, .265 wOBA along with 67 wRC+ against lefties this year. He has not conducted much this year with only one steal so much, but he has recorded 22 steals over the last two seasons and using Archer allowing his fair share of steals, possibly the stolen base upside gets a couple of ticks in the right direction in this one. I am more intrigued by the energy upside down to be confident and this three-man Angels heap brings plenty of this against a pitcher.