FanDuel MLB DFS Picks – August 27th
Last night’s lineup was not any great, for the most part, on despite holding seven games, which ended up being a very masterpiece.
Our pitcher, Jason Vargas, seemed great early as he made it through four scoreless innings and struck out four, something that I would have accepted if he can only get through two more scoreless frame and topnotch an excellent start. Vargas surrendered a run before getting tagged for three years prior to recording an out in the seventh. Because of this, his six innings of both ball with four strikeouts fell below what I wanted from the left-hander.
Our three-man Phillies pile was by far our most productive group, and it was a two-man pile as Cesar Hernandez did not begin despite logging three at-bats later on in a wild game. Having said that, we obtained a solo home run at Corey Dickerson from Bryce Harper plus a taken to give us some nice production on the end of their lineup.
Where the lineup fell was with our four-man Brewers stack against Adam Wainwright. Turns out this was the Cardinals who should have been utilized as Milwaukee was pummeled by them on the series opener of a critical Central Division set with a 12-2 count.
Ultimately, our shortstop Nick Ahmed posted a duck egg, that was fairly much consistent on this evening with most of our teammates.
Let us proceed to the plump 15-game slate of tonight and put behind us!
P — Patrick Corbin (WAS) — $10,000 vs. BAL
Unlike last night, there’s some big-time pitching on this masterpiece tonight as names such as Verlander, Morton, Castillo, Soroka and Corbin all take the hill on this huge slate. Looking at all the matchups and factoring in strikeout and acquire upside down, I enjoy Morton that the very best and he is actually less expensive than all the aforementioned names conserve for Soroka. Corbin’s work on the street this year has been hit and miss, while, his work at home has been flat-out brilliant. Entering this 1 tonight, Corbin sports a 1.76 ERA, 2.36 FIP, 3.21 xFIP plus a 10.36 K/9 at house on the year to go along with a little 2.31 BB/9 clip. Those numbers All save for your K-rate are vastly improved from exactly the amounts on the road. Corbin has also allowed only 0.44 HR/9 in the home in comparison to as 1.58 per nine innings on the street. He’s been really good in the second half the season to this stage with a 2.79 ERA around 48.1 pole All-Star innings, also gets a chance to reduce that mark against a feeble Baltimore Orioles lineup. Baltimore enters this one sporting a .311 wOBA vs lefties on the season, good for 24th league-wide. Best of all, their 25.6% K-rate versus lefties is the fifth-highest markers in baseball and will be still one tick off from becoming second-worst as there is interestingly three groups with a marker of 25.7%. Nonetheless, the upside this is enormous at a cost.
C/1B — Matt Adams (WAS) — $2,800 vs. BAL
I wanted to stack the Nationals from Orioles right-hander Aaron Brooks and his 6.21 ERA on the season, yet using Corbin as our pitcher we could only choose three Nationals teammates to utilize within this lineup. Factoring in price, as they are expensive, I’ll start my pile that is three-man here with Adams who enjoys himself a few pitching. Adams enters this you wearing a .274 ISO on the season vs pitching to go along with the .821 OPS, .338 wOBA along with 105 wRC+. At home against righties, Adams sports an even greater .327 ISO to go along with the .874 OPS, .358 wOBA along with 118 wRC+. There are different players around the Nationals whose nerves are more?? productive?? on an all-purpose crime foundation, but when it comes to pure house run upside, Adams is the man and he is the least expensive of the bunch I was considering. Adams has never started a game since August 21st, when he awakened, and he’s gone 7 for 19 (.368) with three doubles and two home runs over his final four starts. Add it up and that I believe Adams conveys a huge amount of value upside into this matchup tonight.
2B — Jurickson Profar (OAK) — $2,600 vs. KC
The A’s set up 19 runs on the Royals last night, and while some might say I am too late to the party to stack them tonight, I very much like their matchup against Mike Montgomery. Montgomery has either been really good or really bad as a part of the Royals turning since coming over from the Cubs in a transaction. Following two outings, Montgomery allowed five earned runs on three home runs and three walks in five innings from a Orioles offense out his final time. He possesses a 4.46 ERA over the season as a starter, but can also be allowing a .313 batting average along with a 1.83 HR/9 mark as well. The A’s ranking sixth with a .341 wOBA versus left-handed pitching this season and fifth having a .223 group ISO, so let’s stack up a A’s in this one tonight, beginning here with Profar. Profar’s breaks are interesting from the fact he’s hitting .301 versus lefties and only .186 against righties, but nonetheless 15 of his 16 homers have come against righties. He possesses a 107 wRC+ against lefties in comparison with a markers against righties. His best splits is really on the road against lefties as he owns a .167 ISO, .862 OPS, .361 wOBA and a big 128 wRC+ on the season. I’ll take that any day of the week in this price to kick off a four-man A’s heap.
3B — Anthony Rendon (WAS) — $4,500 vs. BAL
I battled for the longest time between Rendon and Juan Soto in this lineup, but it actually came back to positioning because I had a lot of outfielders I wanted in my A’s heap, therefore Rendon ends up with his MVP-type production. He’s clobbering both left and right-handed pitching this year, but passes tonight’s contest wearing a .328 average, .283 ISO, 1.008 OPS, .413 wOBA and 154 wRC+ to the season versus right-handed pitching. The overall numbers slide a bit in your home, but his power numbers do not because he sports a heightened — and enormous — .315 ISO at home versus right-handed throwing this year. The bat has enjoyed a very productive second half of the season with a .256 ISO, 1.070 OPS, .437 wOBA plus a massive 169 wRC+ because July 12th. Rendon sports one of the most constant bats in baseball because he attracts a 12-game hitting series into actions tonight and has homered four times using five championships in that span too. In his last game, Rendon went 4 for 6 with a homer against the Cubs on Sunday. He is a true tough fade in almost any Nationals pile and I think he should be including.
SS — Trea Turner (WAS) — $4,200 vs. BAL
Turner was included in this pile for a couple reasons. To begin with, he’s the leadoff hitter to a team projected to dent 6.3 runs , the greatest non-Coors Field complete on the slate. Second, the shortstop position may be tricky one and despite Marcus Semien available within my A’s stack after a huge night last night, I wanted the leadoff hitter for a enormous run projected group. There’s just combination here with Turner. Turner has hit despite missing time with the injury early in the 26, 13 home runs and swiped 28 foundations. His .191 ISO about the season are his highest sincer the 2016 season if the season ended now while his 118 wRC+ around the year is above his career mark of 113. Better news is the fact that his power is raised versus right-handed pitching as he owns a .206 ISO, .857 OPS, .360 wOBA along with 119 wRC+ against righties in the season, all which transcend his characters versus lefties. He’s also enhanced to some .219 ISO, .918 OPS, .384 wOBA and 135 wRC+ around the season vs right-handers at home. He’s managed to sneak seven bags this season, but nonetheless has 21 swipes versus pitching. Add it all up and also the cross-category possible here is enormous from the worst pitching staff in baseball from the leadoff spot.
OF — Khris Davis (OAK) — $2,300 vs. KC
The reason I was able to afford a couple of high-priced Nationals players in addition to my expensive pitcher (though a reasonable price given the upsidedown, as stated ) is because there’s a few A’s outfielders which come in cheap cost with budding upsidedown, beginning here with Davis. Even the 2018 home run king hasn’t come near his creation from the past couple of seasons since he’s posted just a .165 ISO with just 19 homers on the year after placing together a huge .302 ISO with 48 long balls last year, the third straight year where he hit 42 home runs. He hit right-handers better than lefties last year, but that hasn’t been true this season as I have no problem using him in this one tonight against the southpaw Montgomery. Davis has posted a .238 ISO, .825 OPS, .343 wOBA along with 116 wRC+ on the season versus lefties compared to a .139 ISO, .622 OPS, .266 wOBA along with 64 wRC+ on the season versus righties. Additional such as Profar before his best split this season is on the street versus lefties in which he possesses a .211 ISO, .864 OPS, .363 wOBA and 130 wRC+, the latter of which is by far the greatest of any split he’s this season. Lastly, while Davis has fought at the month of August, he went 3 for 6 with a homer, three runs scored and two RBI in last night’s game. We have seen him go on a tear ahead, and let us hope that’s true in this one tonight.
OF — Chad Pinder (OAK) — $2,500 vs. KC
Another cheap A’s bat that handles left-handed pitching is Pinder who also permits us to roll some costly players within this lineup tonight. Pinder has always had the capability to produce against left-handed pitching, and that has once again been the situation in 2019 as he owns a powerful .205 ISO against these to go alongside a .766 OPS, .321 wOBA along with 105 wRC+ from them. He’s logged 20 fewer at-bats from lefties than he’s righties and six of the 11 homers in the year have really come versus a left handed pitching. Lefty-mashing is nothing new for the 27-year-old as he published an .835 OPS plus also a big-time 135 wRC+ from lefties last year despite a diminished .178 ISO against them. Because of his career, Pinder possesses a .187 ISO, .788 OPS, .336 wOBA along with 113 wRC+ against southpaw pitching. Regrettably, Pinder just logged one pinch-hit at-bat in last night’s blowout win also hasn’t done much at the plate over the last couple of weeks. Still, his production versus lefties definitely warrants use in this pile tonight, particularly at a price that lets us spread the wealth across our lineup.
OF — Mark Canha (OAK) — $3,500 vs. KC
Improving our four-man A’s heap is Canha that has been of overdue and took home AL Player of the Week honors. The 30-year-old is enjoying a breakout year this season since he has struck a career-high 22 home runs this season and owns a .266 ISO, a figure that’s well over his already-impressive .203 mark. Canha was electric at the plate of late since he is homered five occasions over his past nine matches, including three over his past 3 games, as mentioned. He’s racked up four right games, including last night when he scored a pair of runs and singled three times. This after a two-homer match against the Giants. He is doing it against both lefties and righties this season — something which has not always been accurate of Canha — but owns a .253 ISO, .861 OPS, .364 wOBA and 131 wRC+ vs lefties on the season. The creation stays on the street against lefties in which he owns a .184 ISO, .849 OPS, .368 wOBA along with 133 wRC+ vs southpaw pitching. I am expecting big things from this outfield trio at a favorable road matchup tonight.
UTIL — Travis Demeritte (DET) — $2,600 vs. CLE
I searched about for a utility player with a cost of $2,600 or under, but I really wanted to grab somebody who I believed would be low-owned awarded the simple fact that our Nationals pile should at least see a fantastic quantity of ownership . As he chooses on the Cleveland Indians along with right-hander Adam Plutko Because of this, Demeritte is the guy. Plutko sports a 4.54 ERA on the season, but also a 5.77 FIP and 5.74 xFIP to go along with a tremendous 2.21 HR/9 contrary, so here’s a pitcher that can surely be targeted. Input Demeritte who has been a pleasant surprise because coming over in the Braves. He’s slashed on .277/ / .351/.434 together with all the Tigers across 23 games and contains two homers and three stolen bases . In Triple-A this year with the Braves, Demeritte clubbed 20 home runs and posted a big-time .271 ISO, so we understand the energy is there. The fantastic news is that he’s submitted reverse-splits in his MLB time so far as he has submitted a .197 ISO, .833 OPS, .349 wOBA along with 118 wRC+ from right-handed pitching for this stage while both of his homers and three of his temptations come come right-handed pitching. The 24-year-old also posted a .938 OPS at Triple-A this season. Considering that the matchup against a pitcher that is weak , the cross-category upside, his opposite breaks and projected possession, I like Demeritte as a player in this lineup .