October 9, 2019

FanDuel MLB DFS Picks – August 16th

We have a huge 15-game MLB slate on tap tonight with plenty of opportunities throughout.
Lets get right into the FanDuel MLB DFS Choices of tonight and determine if we could go into the weekend with some money in our pockets!
P — Charlie Morton (TB) — $11,300 vs. DET
Two of the AL Cy Young candidates are on the slate as Justin Verlander accepts about the Oakland As in Oakland while Charlie Morton takes about the Tigers tonight in Tampa Bay. Of both, Morton gets the better matchup by much and given that the price tag it wasnt a difficult decision to roll with the Tampa hurler within this one tonight. Morton enters this one sporting a 2.90 ERA, a figure thats very much encouraged by his 2.79 FIP and also 3.25 xFIP as well. He is also punching out a whopping 11.11 batters per nine innings this year and that number could very well receive a boost tonight against a Tigers team which ranks 28th with a 26.1percent K-rate against right-wing pitching on the season while their .285 wOBA off of these positions 29th. Morton has faced the Tigers in which he hurled seven shutout innings. The fact that this one is taking place in Tampa bodes well for its upside as well where Morton possesses a 2.75 ERA, but also a 2.42 FIP, 2.83 xFIP plus a enormous 12.45 K/9 clip to go together with a 5.94 K/BB ratio. Obviously , the ceiling is high, as is your floor, within this matchup tonight.
C/1B — Rowdy Tellez (TOR) — $2,200 vs. SEA
Mariners and the Blue Jays open a string from the hitter-friendly Rogers Centre in Toronto tonight and that I like me some Blue Jays bats in this one. The Mariners will send opener Matt Wisler a right-hander, into the mound, however Wisler is just predicted to throw just one innings or two innings maximum. In this 1 tonight. Hell subsequently be accompanied closely by left-hander Wade Leblanc who possesses a ghastly 7.64 ERA on the road this year in addition to a 5.68 FIP and enormous 2.73 HR/9 rate. Following Leblanca Mariners bullpen that ranks 23rd with a 4.88 ERA on the season will subsequently take over. Obviously, there is chance for the Blue Jays to do a little bit of damage here. At the seasons second half, the Blue Jays rank first in baseball with a .218 ISO, therefore they hit for as much power as every team in the league throughout the previous month. As he has posted numbers versus left handed pitching, Input Tellez who moves from the left side, but has some inverse splits. He owns a .221 ISO along with .782 OPS against lefties throughout the summer, but the amounts burst at home versus lefties where he possesses a .333 ISO, .906 OPS, .369 wOBA along with also a 131 wRC+ from them. That is for if he encounters Leblanc, that he will good news a couple of occasions.
2B — Marco Hernandez (BOS) — $2,100 vs. BAL
After filling in my most important stacks within this lineup, I had only $2,200 to use on another baseman, and even though there are in reality a few practical options at that price and beneath, my choice of the litter is Hernandez who lines up against right-hander Aaron Brooks of the Orioles tonight at Boston. Brooks has struggled this season as he possesses a 6.35 ERA, 6.13 FIP and a 5.28 xFIP about the season to cooperate with a big 2.36 HR/9 mark also. The ERA belongs to 7.31 around the road along with the HR/9 creeps up to 2.53 HR/9, so we surely possess a targetable pitcher, and Bostons 7.7 run projection within this one demonstrates that. Hernandez doesnt bring a wealth of home run power to the table, but he has handled himself quite well against righties with a .333 average, .188 ISO, .881 OPS, even .370 wOBA plus a 127 wRC+ against righties at a little 48 at-bat sample dimensions on this year. Hernandez struck .319 with the .852 OPS this season Too. Some extra-base power are an incentive in this case, but I sense Hernandez can get on base a few times and score a couple of runs given the massive streak projection against the worst pitching staff in baseball this season.
3B — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR) — $3,400 vs. SEA
Man up in our Blue Jays heap is Guerrero that will in fact lead this from their projected three-hole tonight off. After putting on this epic clinic at the Home Run Derby in Cleveland through the All-Star 29, guerrero has been. Since returning from the break, Guerrero has produced a .222 ISO, .913 OPS, .382 wOBA plus a 140 wRC+. In the month of August for this point, Guerrero has posted a .275 ISO, .990 OPS, .407 wOBA and also a 157 wRC+. Obviously, hes swinging a bat as well as his match logs are laced with matches on a normal basis. Guerrero will get to face Wisler in the very first inning of the one tonight, and thats a fantastic thing as his .208 ISO, .878 OPS, .369 wOBA along with 131 wRC+ around the period versus righties outweigh his characters. Hell certainly face Leblanc at least once as well, but he will see both righties and lefties in this 1 tonight and given how hot his bat has been in general lately I am just not too concerned with his overall battles versus lefties this season. I believe that is the case for the here and now at this matchup tonight, although the 20-year-olds potential is sky-high.
SS — Amed Rosario (NYM) — $2,500 vs. KC
The Mets continue their second half roll to Kansas City this weekend as they accept left-hander Mike Montgomery from the series opener tonight. Montgomery has been great during his MLB career, but he has struggled to find it this year as he possesses a 5.19 ERA. 5.09 FIP along with a 1.79 HR/9 clip as well. Hes coming off a massive outing in which he pitched seven shutout innings with a whopping 12 strikeouts from a barbarous Tigers offense, but he still owns a 4.63 ERA as a rookie in five starts this season, all of which have come with the Royals after being acquired from the Chicago Cubs. As a result of Montgomerys work and an unreliable Royals bullpen, the Mets are projected to score a very healthy 5.5 runs within this 1 tonight, so I will unleash a three-man Mets heap as a result, starting in with Rosario. Theres a real nice combination of power and speed here with 12 homers and 14 steals on the season, however the amounts against southpaws are enormous. Against lefties this season, Rosario has posted a .250 ISO, .905 OPS, .379 wOBA and 136 wRC+. Additionally, he is punished left-handers about the road to the tune of a .297 ISO, 1.062 OPS, .436 wOBA and a 176 wRC+. Rosario has also compile a .187 ISO, .948 OPS, .395 wOBA and 150 wRC+ since coming from the All-Star break on July 12th. The stolen base upside isnt so high with two of his 14 beats coming from lefties, but that which points towards a whole lot of value upside here in this price, especially considering his placement at the lineup out of this projected leadoff spot yelling.
OF — Randal Grichuk (TOR) — $3,300 vs. SEA
Next man up at our four-man Blue Jays heap is Grichuk that we shouldnt be overly worried about the splits with as he hits both left and right-handers well and has during his career. The bat has been more effective against left handed pitching, and it is probably a great thing considering hes projected for his sixth on the lineup and will therefore probably face the lefty Leblanc two or more times in this particular one. He owns a .194 ISO, .781 OPS, .330 wOBA and 105 wRC+ from lefties this year. However, hell also likely face a minumum of one righty tonight, and thats okay too as the energy is increased versus righties using a .213 ISO from them, but also a decent .726 OPS, .303 wOBA and 86 wRC+. The thing I like about Grichuk that the most is hes on fire at the plate such as his teammate Guerrero. Grichuk possesses a massive .412 ISO, 1.115 OPS, .448 wOBA and 185 wRC+ at the month of August to this point. He has homered in 2 of the past 3 games and has combined in a dual, five runs scored and five RBI in that time. Ultimately, its nice to find hes far more production in the home where he owns a .256 ISO, .803 OPS, .331 wOBA along with also a 106 wRC+ within this season. Lots to enjoy this matchup.
OF — Teoscar Hernandez (TOR) — $3,000 vs. SEA
Completing our four-man strong Blue Jays heap is Hernandez who must have at least a few repetitions with Leblanc tonight and thats very good news considering the harm hes done versus southpaws over the season. Hernandez enters this 1 tonight sporting a .231 ISO, .781 OPS, .324 wOBA along with a 101 wRC+ from them on the season. As soon as its great to see him hitting on lefties nicely as he will see Leblanc tonight, its also wonderful to find that hes been swinging the bat much better against righties, unlike earlier in the year. He is hit righties to the point where he owns a .228 ISO contrary to them while hes also destroyed righties at home to the tune of a enormous .297 ISO to go along with an .809 OPS, .331 wOBA and 106 wRC+. His low batting average takes away from your OBP which consequently drags the wOBA and wRC+ characters, but to be honest Im entirely here for the raw power and his ISO figures give us lots of reason to believe he sports power to spare, particularly against a pitching staff that permitted a ton of home runs on the season. Together with 19 long balls over the season as well as four steals to boot up, I am liking the odds of a few extra-base electricity from the 26-year-old within this 1 tonight.
OF — J.D. Davis (NYM) — $3,100 vs. KC
Well be completing this lineup with a set of Mets to complete a three-man Mets pile, beginning here with Davis who is in the middle of a breakout season with the Mets thanks to getting near full-time repetitions in comparison to his prior time spent with a wealthy Astros lineup. While his bat has significantly enhanced all time, Davis is swinging a mortal bat against left wing nurturing which bodes well for this particular matchup tonight against Montgomery and the Royals. His breaks are actually quite much on the summer season, but his .214 ISO, .901 OPS, .376 wOBA along with 137 wRC+ do have a slight edge on his .201 ISO, .878 OPS, .368 wOBA and 132 wRC+ against righties. The one thing I really dont enjoy with Davis is that he has fought on the road this year where he is hit five of his 14 home runs, but he does possess a massive .340 ISO, 1.110 OPS, .442 wOBA and a 181 wRC+ to the month of August to this stage and had four hits, a steal, and two RBI in his last street show and homered and pitched in his prior road collection. I am prepared to place the home/road divides apart for a hitter thats perhaps the most improved in baseball this year and one which is matchup proof thanks to his big-time amounts versus both lefties and righties this year.
UTIL — Pete Alonso (NYM) — $4,000 vs. KC
Improving our three-man Mets pile is Alonso who is currently making a mockery of the NL Rookie of the Year race this season. The hulking first baseman and also 2019 House Run Derby champ enters this one just one home run shy of the 40 home run mark which is an all-time record for a newcomer, knocking the 39 that Cody Bellinger established in 2017. The power numbers are all year that is massive and there is simply no holes . He possesses a .393 wOBA, .992 OPS, .397 wOBA and 152 wRC+. That is the fantastic news, naturally, as he encounters a pitcher. Though the most is more productive at home, Alonso pwms a .300 ISO, .831 OPS, .343 wOBA and 116 wRC or so the home/road splits are nothing to be concerned about this. His production dipped, by his lofty standards, in the month of July but Alonso is once again on fire in August with a .340 ISO, 1.074 OPS, .436 wOBA along with 177 wRC+?? on this point in the month. After homering in four straight matches from August 5th through 9th, Alonso went in yesterdays outburst. The 24-year-old has really put the baseball world on fire this year and he makes for an excellent play to cap that 1-3 Mets stack from a newcomer and shaky bullpen tonight.

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