The casting facet of last night’s FanDuel MLB DFS Picks didn’t pan out our bats showed up to playwith.
Right-hander Jacob deGrom had one problem on the night, and his first name was Victor Caratini. Caratini hit a solo homer however, his three-run shot off of deGrom from the seventh was catastrophic. DeGrom completed the inning, but allowed four earned runs with seven strikeouts to boot across seven innings of work. As mentioned in yesterday’s piece, it had been the very first time he allowed more than three earned runs in a start since May 17th, obviously.
We did not get much out of our Mets bats because they once more failed to support their genius, but their lone run at the night came out of a solo home run from J.D. Davis at the first inning. Was a walk from every one of Pete Alonso along with Amed Rosario.
Our Marlins pile did a work. The two Starlin Castro along with Harold Ramirez homered in this one and equally singled. Their 2 for 5 with a run and an RBI were indistinguishable stat lines gave us a whole lot of value. Garrett Cooper gave one walk to us , nevertheless.
Finally, we received a little more value from our Rangers mini-stack since Willie Calhoun homered off of Felix Hernandez in the first inning while Nick Solak gave us outstanding value with two singled, a run scored and a stolen base to boot. I’ll certainly take that creation from that duo.
It was surely 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
So far as GPP intentions proceed, I wanted to take on a pitcher that is both cost-efficient with significant strikeout upsidedown, and I believe I have that at the Padres’ Dinelson Lamet who must go low possessed tonight awarded the significant slate along with the fact the Padres are +120 underdogs tonight against Madison Bumgarner along with the San Francisco Giants. Run support might be an issue against Bumgarner the Padres are 11th concerning wOBA versus pitchers this year, so maybe an upset is in the cards . Entering his beginning tonight, Lamet has posted a 4.30 ERA on the season, however his 3.80 FIP and 3.84 xFIP show he has been really good this season after missing all of 2018 thanks to Tommy John surgery. Needless to say, Lamet brings with him a whole lot of strikeout upside as he matches a tantalizing 11.74 K/9 along his nine starts this season along with a 3.91 BB/9 that signifies a small improvement in command from his 2017 season. Lamet threw seven scoreless with 12 strikeouts from the Mariners in early August and has moved five or more innings in seven of his nine starts this season. That is the type of ceiling because he chooses on a Giants team that is one of the worst in baseball right-handed pitching, we receive with Lamet.
C/1B — Matt Adams (WAS) — $2,800 vs. MIA
The Nationals once again signify a great option concerning offense tonight as they take on right-hander Elieser Hernandez along with the Miami Marlins. Hernandez possesses a 4.97 ERA over the season, however also a 6.02 FIP and also 5.21 xFIP and a enormous 2.42 HR/9 permitted on this season. Furthermore, Hernandez was rocked on the path to the song of a 6.38 ERA, 7.92 FIP, 5.87 xFIP plus a huge 3.38 HR/9 clip. Finally, Hernandez has been simply brutalized by left-handed hitters on the road this year as he owns a 11.70 FIP, 7.13 xFIP along with an eye-popping 5.59 HR/9 from lefties away from home, therefore that I think we have some critical potential with some Nationals left handed bats as well as a staple in any Nationals heap. After all, Adams is hitting right-handed pitching for plenty of power again this year as he owns a big-time .271 ISO against them to move along with a .813 OPS and .335 wOBA. Furthemore, Adams has ruined right-handed pitching in home for some enormous .318 ISO to go along with the .856 OPS, .352 wOBA along with 114 wRC+. There’s plenty of reason to think Adams can provide tonight to a huge amount of worth at this cost against a pitcher that’s been touched by lefties on the road this year.
2B — Nick Solak (TEX) — $3,000 vs. SEA
Don’t fix it if it’s not broken. That is certainly the case with Solak after he delivered a pair of hits, a run and a stolen base at the match of last night as his torrid start to his league career persists. Solak is now hitting .375 with a 1.018 OPS across the initial 10 matches of his 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 this evening. The Rangers are projected to score a healthy 5.4 runs against Gonzales and a poor Mariners bullpen, and Solak passes this one sporting a .417 moderate versus lefties by virtue of a 5 to 12 against them with a pair of doubles in the early going. His first MLB base was away of a lefty night. Solak hit lefties to get an .805 OPS at Triple-A this year, but also a huge .933 OPS at Double-A at 2018. He also posted a .305 ISO in Triple-A for the Rangers this season after a trade out of the Rays and he’s hit 27 home runs combined between both teams’ Triple-A franchisees this year with five steals too. Having a 166 wRC+ in the early going I do not mind riding Solak.
3B — Anthony Rendon (WAS) — $4,400 vs. MIA
I mentioned Elieser Hernandez’s barbarous numbers versus lefties on the road this year, also while Rendon hits from the perfect side, it’s a really dangerous practice to leave him from any Nationals stack and I am not going to do this tonight. In the end, 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 with a .281 ISO, 1.005 OPS, .412 wOBA plus a tremendous 153 wRC+. The power numbers are home are big as he possesses an increased .312 ISO in Nationals Park this year against right-handed pitching to go together with a .993 OPS, .405 wOBA and 149 wRC+. The month of August has been kind to Rendon because he sports a .268 ISO, 1.063 OPS, .431 wOBA plus also a big-time 165 wRC+, the latter of which symbolizes the second-highest markers of the season. Rendon’s game logs have been littered with multi-hit attempts, for example in his last game on Wednesday where he went 2 for 4 with a double and a pair of runs scored. The icing on the cake using Rendon is that he’s gone for 7 with two home runs in his history against Hernandez. There’s simply no way you should be fading Rendon in almost virtually any Nationals stack tonight.
SS — Elvis Andrus (TEX) — $3,200 vs. SEA
Losing my Rangers mini-stack is Andrus that need to be able to team up with Solak for a few generation against a weak Mariners pitching team tonight. Andrus has not managed to replicate the surge in electricity he saw him hit 20 home runs in 2017, nevertheless the 10 he’s struck so far this season marks the second-most in every given respect for the veteran shortstop while his 27 beats will be the most he’s registered since swiping 27 in the 2014 campaign. The fantastic news is that Andrus was unafraid to run against lefties as he has stolen nine of those 27 bags against southpaws, and he has only been caught once by a lefty, good for a 90% stolen base success rate from southpaws. While his 80 wRC+ on the year leaves a lot to be desired, I’m encouraged with the fat that his home versus lefties divides is by far his very best split of all of them. Andrus has hit .371 with a .194 ISO, .958 OPS, .397 wOBA and also a big-time 143 wRC+. The next nearest wRC+ to that figure is that the 100 mark he possesses on the road versus righties. In other words, Andrus has been at his very best this season when facing lefties at home, something he will do tonight against Gonzales, a pitcher that he’s gone for 16 (.312) with 2 rebounds in his profession.
OF — Adam Eaton (WAS) — $3,600 vs. MIA
Keep a watch out for the confirmed lineup to the Nationals tonight as Eaton is currently listed as day-to-day after leaving Wednesday’s game after being hit in the knee with a pitch. However, Eaton really ran the bases until he had been removed from the match, and also the Nationals had an off day , so there is a fantastic chance Eaton will likely soon be right back in the lineup , which could be great news with this pile considering Hernandez’s work versus lefties on the road this year. Eaton gives us some real fine power/speed potential as he has hit 12 home runs on the season and swiped 13 bases too. He possesses a .148 ISO, .812 OPS, .350 wOBA along with 113 wRC+ against right-wing pitchers this year, but these numbers improve to a .175 ISO, .867 OPS, .372 wOBA along with 127 wRC+ in the home versus right-handed pitching that represents his very best split of them all. The month of August had been his very best month of the year. Eaton has recently posted a big-time .293 ISO, 1.061 OPS, .439 wOBA and also an eye-popping 171 wRC+ for the month to this point. His game logs for the month have been riddled with all runs scored and multi-hit efforts. That’s what I will search for tonight out of the veteran, but I would also be open to seeing him make good one the above power/speed upside also.
OF — Juan Soto (WAS) — $4,000 vs. MIA
Completing the four-man Nationals stac is Soto who could very well end up as the very productive bat in this pile. There’s a ton of power and speed to be obtained with Soto as he has established 29 home runs this year and stolen 12 foundations too. The remarkable 20-year-old is making it look easy, which we know is not simple to do in this era at this degree. He is hitting both right-handed and left pitchers for lots of power, but he is at his best versus righties and possesses a .294 ISO, .993 OPS, .412 wOBA along with 153 wRC+ on 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 mostly in accord with his overall numbers . Needless to say, his stolen base potential is exceptional versus righties as well as he has swiped two of his 12 bases versus right-handed pitching this year. Like Eaton, Soto is having himself one heck of a month as he has posted an unworldly .374 ISO, 1.078 OPS, .437 wOBA and 169 wRC+ to the month to this stage. Soto went 2 for 4 with a triple, two runs scored and 2 RBI in his final match on Wednesday versus the Orioles. Like Rendon, Soto is a mandatory part of any Nationals pile tonight.
OF — Hunter Renfroe (SD) — $2,600 vs. SF
I’ll be finishing my lineup having a couple of one-off players, beginning with Renfroe as he takes on Madison Bumgarner tonight in San Francisco. Bumgarner has been great in the second half and good at home this season, however Renfroe’s numbers against lefties can’t be dismissed while he is owned Bumgarner within their history against another. Renfroe has teed off this year to the song of a .388 ISO, .970 OPS, .382 wOBA and 138 wRC+ on this season. For what it is worth, his strikeout rate also plummets from 33.7% versus righties to just 20.4% versus lefties. The intense pitcher-friendly boundaries of Oracle Park in San Francisco don’t look great for Renfroe, but the truth is that Renfroe possesses a .410 ISO and also 1.033 OPS versus lefties at Petco Park in San Diego, arguably the second-most pitcher-friendly venue in baseball. He owns a .373 ISO, .929 OPS, .364 wOBA along with 126 wRC+ from lefties around the road this season. His numbers against Bumgarner are the icing on this cake. Renfroe has smacked about his branch rival to the song of a .333 average (6 for 18) with three home runs and two rebounds against him. That is good to get a .611 ISO, 1.260 OPS and .495 wOBA against him. Renfroe should observe ownership on a slate that is big along with his surface matchup from Bumgarner will frighten many off, therefore a home run from the slugger would simply do wonders for this lineup tonight.
UTIL — Renato Nunez (BAL) — $3,200 vs. KC
Another one-off which could proceed tonight is Nunez whose Baltimore Orioles carry on the Kansas City Royals tonight and left-hander Eric Skoglund. Nunez could be using the most quiet high excellent season of any player in the big leagues onto a Orioles group as he has established this season runs and submitted a .231 ISO. He has been able to hit for power contrary to both pitching, however his very best work is definitely against lefties. Nunez has posted a .259 ISO, .868 OPS, .357 wOBA and a 123 wRC+ on the season against left wing pitching. He has submitted a .264 ISO, .859 OPS, .350 wOBA and 118 wRC+ from lefties on the road this year. It is a small bit of a bummer to see Nunez lasting the worst statistical month of the season in August, nevertheless he’s appreciated multi-hit efforts in a few of his past 3 games with a double, two runs, three RBI and his solitary stolen base of the year in that time as well, so he’s picking up the creation again. What’s more, Skoglund was trashed for a 6.14 ERA, 5.97 FIP, 6.46 xFIP along with a 1.71 HR/9 speed 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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