We’ve got a enormous 15-game MLB chief masterpiece on tap tonight having tons of chances throughout.
Let’s get right into tonight’s FanDuel MLB DFS Choices and see if we could go into the weekend with a little cash in our pockets!
P — Charlie Morton (TB) — $11,300 vs. DET
A few of the AL’s top Cy Young candidates are on the slate as Justin Verlander accepts on the Oakland A’s in Oakland while fellow right-hander Charlie Morton takes on the Tigers tonight in Tampa Bay. Of the two, Morton has the best matchup by far and given the cost is $900 cheaper, it was not a challenging decision to roll up with the large Tampa hurler in this 1 tonight. Morton enters this man wearing a 2.90 ERA, a figure that’s extremely much supported 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 amount may well receive a boost tonight against a Tigers team that ranks 28th with a 26.1% K-rate against right-wing pitching on the year while his .285 wOBA off of them ranks 29th. Morton has faced the Tigers once this season — at Detroit — he hurled seven shutout innings with eight strikeouts. The simple fact that this one is occurring in Tampa bodes well for the upside also where Morton owns a 2.75 ERA, but also a 2.42 FIP, 2.83 xFIP plus a massive 12.45 K/9 clip to go together with a 5.94 K/BB ratio. Needless to saythe ceiling is very large, as is the ground, in this matchup tonight.
C/1B — Rowdy Tellez (TOR) — $2,200 vs. SEA
The Blue Jays and Mariners open a string in the hitter-friendly Rogers Centre in Toronto tonight and I like me some Blue Jays bats in this one. The Mariners will ship opener Matt Wisler into the mound, a right-hander, however Wisler is only expected to throw one innings or two innings max. In this 1 tonight. He will subsequently be followed closely by left-hander Wade Leblanc who possesses a grisly 7.64 ERA on the road this year as well as a 5.68 FIP and huge 2.73 HR/9 rate. After Leblanca Mariners bullpen that ranks 23rd with a 4.88 ERA on the season will then take over. Needless to say, there’s chance for the Blue Jays to do a little bit of damage here. At the year’s second half, the Blue Jays rank first in baseball using a .218 ISO, so they have pretty much bang for as much electricity as any club in the league over the previous month. Input Tellez who moves from the left side, but includes a few reverse splits as he’s posted superior numbers versus left-handed pitching. He possesses a .221 ISO along with .782 OPS against lefties on the season, but the numbers explode at home versus lefties at which he owns a .333 ISO, .906 OPS, .369 wOBA and also a 131 wRC+ against them. That’s excellent news for when he confronts Leblanc, that he surely will a few times, providing him a ton of value upside into this 1 tonight.
2B — Marco Hernandez (BOS) — $2,100 vs. BAL
After completing my main stacks in this lineup, I had only $2,200 to use on another baseman, and while there are actually a few practical options at the price and beneath, my pick of this litter is Hernandez who pops against right-hander Aaron Brooks of the Orioles tonight at Boston. Brooks has struggled this year as he owns a 6.35 ERA, 6.13 FIP and a 5.28 xFIP on the season to cooperate with a large 2.36 HR/9 mark as well. The ERA belongs to 7.31 on the street along with the HR/9 creeps around 2.53 HR/9, therefore we certainly have a targetable pitcher, and Boston’s 7.7 run projection within this one proves that. Hernandez doesn’t attract a wealth of home run power to the table, but he’s handled himself very well against righties with a .333 average, .188 ISO, .881 OPS, even .370 wOBA plus a 127 wRC+ against righties in a little 48 at-bat sample dimensions on this year. Hernandez struck .319 having an .852 OPS against righties at Triple-A this season as well. Some extra-base power are an incentive in this situation, however I believe Hernandez can at least get on base a few times and score a few runs given the huge streak projection against the worst overall pitching team in baseball this year.
3B — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR) — $3,400 vs. SEA
Next man up within our Blue Jays heap is Guerrero that will in fact be leading off this stack out of this projected three-hole tonight. Guerrero was red-hot at the plate over the last three walks afterwards putting on that epic practice at the Home Run Derby at Cleveland through the All-Star break. Since returning from the rest, Guerrero has generated a .222 ISO, .913 OPS, .382 wOBA along with also a 140 wRC+. Furthermore, from the month of August for this point, Guerrero has published a .275 ISO, .990 OPS, .407 wOBA and also a 157 wRC+. Needless to say, he is moving a hot bat as well as his game logs are merged with multi-hit games on a normal basis. Guerrero will definitely get to confront Wisler in the very first inning of the one tonight, which is a fantastic thing as his .208 ISO, .878 OPS, .369 wOBA and 131 wRC+ around the year versus righties greatly outweigh his figures against southpaws. He will surely face Leblanc at once as well, but he will see both righties and lefties within this one tonight and given how sexy his bat was in general recently I am simply not overly concerned with his entire battles versus lefties this year. The 20-year-old’s future is sky-high, but I believe that is the case for the here and now at this matchup tonight.
SS — Amed Rosario (NYM) — $2,500 vs. KC
The Mets keep their next half roll to Kansas City this weekend as they take on left-hander Mike Montgomery in the show opener tonight. Montgomery was good throughout his MLB career, but he’s struggled to find it this season as he owns a 5.19 ERA. 5.09 FIP along with a 1.79 HR/9 clip also. He’s coming off a huge outing in which he hurled seven shutout innings with a whopping 12 strikeouts against a barbarous Tigers offense, but he still owns a 4.63 ERA as a starter in five starts this season, all of which have come together with the Royals after being acquired from the Chicago Cubs. As a result of Montgomery’s function and an unreliable Royals bullpen, the Mets are projected to score a very healthful 5.5 runs in this one tonight, so I’ll unleash a three-man Mets heap as a result, starting here with Rosario. There’s a genuine nice combination of speed and power here with 12 homers and 14 steals on the year, however the numbers against southpaws are huge. Against lefties this year, Rosario has published a .250 ISO, .905 OPS, .379 wOBA and 136 wRC+. Additionally, he is punished left-handers around the path to the tune of a .297 ISO, 1.062 OPS, .436 wOBA plus a 176 wRC+. Rosario has also assemble a .187 ISO, .948 OPS, .395 wOBA and 150 wRC+ as coming from the All-Star fracture on July 12th. The stolen base upside is not so large with just two of his 14 steals coming from lefties, but that which points towards a ton of value upside here at this cost, especially considering his placement at the lineup from the projected leadoff spot tonight.
OF — Randal Grichuk (TOR) — $3,300 vs. SEA
Next guy up at our four-man Blue Jays heap is Grichuk that we should not be overly concerned with the splits with as he strikes both left and right-handers nicely and has during his career. The bat has become more effective against left-handed pitching, and it is likely a fantastic thing considering he is projected to his sixth on the lineup and will consequently probably face the lefty Leblanc at least twice in that one. He possesses a .194 ISO, .781 OPS, .330 wOBA along with 105 wRC+ against lefties this season. But he’ll also probably face a minumum of one righty tonight, and that’s okay as well because the power is increased versus righties with a .213 ISO from them, but also an adequate .726 OPS, .303 wOBA along with 86 wRC+. The thing that I like about Grichuk that the most is that he’s on fire at the plate such as his teammate Guerrero. Grichuk owns a large .412 ISO, 1.115 OPS, .448 wOBA and 185 wRC+ in the month of August for this stage. He’s homered in 2 of the last 3 games and has combined in a dual, five runs scored and five RBI in that time also. Finally, it’s nice to see he’s considerably more production in the home where he possesses a .256 ISO, .803 OPS, .331 wOBA and a 106 wRC+ around this season. Lots to enjoy this matchup also.
OF — Teoscar Hernandez (TOR) — $3,000 vs. SEA
Completing our four-man powerful Blue Jays heap is Hernandez who should undergo at least a couple of repetitions with Leblanc tonight and that is quite great news thinking about the harm he has done versus southpaws on the season. Hernandez enters this one tonight wearing a .231 ISO, .781 OPS, .324 wOBA and also a 101 wRC+ against them on this season. As soon as it’s great to see him hitting on lefties nicely as he will see Leblanc tonight, so it’s also good to find that he’s been swinging the bat much better against righties, unlike earlier in the year. He is struck righties to the point where he owns a .228 ISO contrary to them while he’s also destroyed righties at home to the song of a massive .297 ISO to go together with an .809 OPS, .331 wOBA and 106 wRC+. His low batting average takes off in the OBP which consequently drags the wOBA and wRC+ figures, however to be fair I’m entirely here for the raw energy and his ISO numbers provide us a lot of reason to think he sports power to spare, particularly against a pitching team that allowed a ton of home runs on the year. With 19 long balls on the season and even four steals to boot up, I am liking the chances of a few extra-base power from the 26-year-old within this one tonight.
OF — J.D. Davis (NYM) — $3,100 vs. KC
We’ll be completing this lineup with a pair of Mets to complete a three-man Mets stack, starting here with Davis who is in the middle of a breakout season with the Mets thanks to getting near full-time reps in contrast to his prior time spent using a wealthy Astros lineup. While his bat has significantly improved all year, Davis is swinging a mortal bat against left wing projecting which bodes well with this particular matchup tonight against Montgomery and the Royals. His breaks are now fairly even on the summer, but his .214 ISO, .901 OPS, .376 wOBA and 137 wRC+ have a slight edge on his .201 ISO, .878 OPS, .368 wOBA and 132 wRC+ against righties. Now, the one thing I really don’t enjoy with Davis is that he has fought on the road this season where he has hit five of his 14 home runs, but he will possess a enormous .340 ISO, 1.110 OPS, .442 wOBA and a 181 wRC+ for the month of August for this stage and had four hits, a sneak, and two RBI in his last road series and homered and pitched in his previous street series. I am prepared to set the home/road splits aside to get a hitter that’s perhaps the most improved in baseball this year and one that is matchup proof as a result of his big-time numbers versus both lefties and righties this season.
UTIL — Pete Alonso (NYM) — $4,000 vs. KC
Improving our three-man Mets heap is Alonso who’s now making a mockery of their NL Rookie of the Year race this past season. The hulking first baseman and also 2019 Home Run Derby champ enters this one just one home run shy of the 40 home run mark which would be an all time record for a beginner, knocking the 39 which Cody Bellinger found in 2017. The energy numbers are only massive all-around and there’s simply no holes here. Against left-handed pitching, ” he possesses a massive .393 wOBA, .992 OPS, .397 wOBA and 152 wRC+. That’s the fantastic news, obviously, as he encounters a left handed starting pitcher. Though the most is more productive at home, Alonso nevertheless pwms that a .300 ISO, .831 OPS, .343 wOBA and 116 wRC+ on the season from left-handers around the street, so the home/road splits are nothing to be concerned about this. His creation dipped, by his own lofty standards, in the month of July but Alonso is once again rising in August with a .340 ISO, 1.074 OPS, .436 wOBA and 177 wRC+?? to this point in the month. After homering in four consecutive matches from August 5th through 9th, Alonso went deeply at yesterday’s outburst in Atlanta in which he recorded five hits and six RBI. The 24-year-old has indeed set the baseball world on fire this season and he makes for an excellent play to cap that 1-3 Mets pile against a struggling starter and shaky bullpen tonight.
We’ve got a enormous 15-game MLB chief masterpiece on tap tonight having tons of chances throughout.