We’ve got a huge 15-game MLB main masterpiece on tap tonight having lots of chances throughout.
Let’s get right into tonight’s FanDuel MLB DFS Choices and determine if we can enter the weekend with a little cash in our pockets!
P — Charlie Morton (TB) — $11,300 vs. DET
Two of the AL’s top Cy Young candidates are about this slate as Justin Verlander chooses 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 price tag is $900 more expensive, it was not a difficult choice to roll with the large Tampa hurler in this one tonight. Morton enters this one sporting a 2.90 ERA, a figure that is extremely much encouraged by his own 2.79 FIP and 3.25 xFIP too. He’s also punching a whopping 11.11 batters per nine innings this year and that amount could very well receive a boost tonight against a Tigers team that ranks 28th with a 26.1percent K-rate against right-handed pitching over the time while his .285 wOBA from them ranks 29th. Morton has confronted the Tigers once this season — at Detroit — he hurled seven shutout innings with eight strikeouts. The simple fact that this one is happening at Tampa bodes well to its upside as well where Morton possesses a 2.75 ERA, but also a 2.42 FIP, 2.83 xFIP along with a huge 12.45 K/9 clip to go together with a 5.94 K/BB ratio. Needless to saythe ceiling is extremely large, as is the floor, within this matchup tonight.
C/1B — Rowdy Tellez (TOR) — $2,200 vs. SEA
The Blue Jays and Mariners open up a series in the hitter-friendly Rogers Centre in Toronto tonight and that I enjoy me some Blue Jays bats in this one. The Mariners will ship opener Matt Wisler to the mound, a right-hander, however Wisler is just anticipated to throw a single innings or 2 innings maximum. In this 1 tonight. He’ll then be followed closely by left-hander Wade Leblanc who possesses a ghastly 7.64 ERA on the road this season in addition to a 5.68 FIP and huge 2.73 HR/9 speed. Following Leblanc, a Mariners bullpen that ranks 23rd with a 4.88 ERA on the season will then take over. Obviously, there is chance for the Blue Jays to do some damage . At the year’s second halfof the Blue Jays rank sixth in baseball with a .218 ISO, so they’ve pretty much bang for as much power as any club in the league over the previous month. Enter Tellez who swings 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 also .782 OPS against lefties over this season, however, the amounts burst at home versus lefties at which he possesses a .333 ISO, .906 OPS, .369 wOBA along with a 131 wRC+ from them. That’s very great news for if he strikes Leblanc, that he certainly will a few occasions, providing him a whole lot of value upside into this 1 tonight.
2B — Marco Hernandez (BOS) — $2,100 vs. BAL
After completing my main piles in this lineup, I’d just $2,200 to use on another baseman, and even though there are actually a few reasonable options at the cost and under, my choice of this mess is Hernandez who lines up from right-hander Aaron Brooks of the Orioles tonight in Boston. Brooks has struggled this year as he owns a 6.35 ERA, 6.13 FIP and a 5.28 xFIP about the season to go along with a large 2.36 HR/9 mark also. The ERA goes to 7.31 around the street and the HR/9 creeps up to 2.53 HR/9, therefore we surely have a targetable pitcher, and Boston’s 7.7 run projection in this one proves that. Hernandez doesn’t bring plenty of home run power to the table, but he has handled himself quite well against righties using a .333 average, .188 ISO, .881 OPS, .370 wOBA plus also a 127 wRC+ from righties at a little 48 at-bat sample size on the year. Hernandez hit .319 having the .852 OPS against righties at Triple-A this season as well. A few extra-base power are a bonus in this situation, however I sense Hernandez can at least get on base a few times and score a few runs given the large run projection against the worst general pitching team in baseball this year.
3B — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR) — $3,400 vs. SEA
Next guy up within our Blue Jays stack is Guerrero who will in fact be leading off this stack from the projected three-hole tonight. Guerrero was red-hot in the plate throughout the previous three walks later placing on that epic clinic in the Home Run Derby at Cleveland during the All-Star break. Since returning from the break, Guerrero has produced a .222 ISO, .913 OPS, .382 wOBA and a 140 wRC+. Moreover, from the month of August for this point, Guerrero has published a .275 ISO, .990 OPS, .407 wOBA and a 157 wRC+. Needless to say, he’s moving a hot bat as well as his match logs are laced with multi-hit matches on a regular basis. Guerrero will certainly get to face Wisler from the first inning of the one tonight, and that’s a good thing as his .208 ISO, .878 OPS, .369 wOBA and 131 wRC+ around the period versus righties greatly simplifies his characters against southpaws. He will definitely face Leblanc at once as well, but he will observe both righties and lefties within this 1 tonight and given how sexy his bat was in general lately I am simply not overly concerned with his entire battles versus lefties this season. The 20-year-old’s long run is sky-high, however, I also believe that is true for the here and now in this matchup tonight.
SS — Amed Rosario (NYM) — $2,500 vs. KC
The Mets keep their second half roster to Kansas City this weekend as they take on left-hander Mike Montgomery from the series opener tonight. Montgomery was good during his MLB career, but he’s struggled to find this year as he owns a 5.19 ERA. 5.09 FIP along with a 1.79 HR/9 clip also. He’s coming off a enormous outing where he hurled seven shutout innings with a whopping 12 strikeouts from a brutal Tigers offense, but he owns a 4.63 ERA as a rookie in five starts this season, all which have come with the Royals after being acquired from the Chicago Cubs. As a result of Montgomery’s job and also an undependable Royals bullpen, the Mets are projected to score a very healthful 5.5 runs within this one tonight, so I’ll unleash a three-man Mets heap as a result, starting in with Rosario. There is a genuine nice blend of speed and power here with 12 homers and 14 steals on the year, but the numbers against southpaws are enormous. Against lefties this season, Rosario has published a .250 ISO, .905 OPS, .379 wOBA along with 136 wRC+. Additionally, he is punished left-handers about the road to the song of a .297 ISO, 1.062 OPS, .436 wOBA plus a 176 wRC+. Rosario has also assembled a .187 ISO, .948 OPS, .395 wOBA along with 150 wRC+ because returning from the All-Star break on July 12th. The stolen base upside is not so high with just two of the 14 beats coming from lefties, but everything points towards a ton of worth upside here at this price, especially considering that his placement in the lineup from the projected leadoff spot tonight.
OF — Randal Grichuk (TOR) — $3,300 vs. SEA
Next person up in our four-man Blue Jays pile is Grichuk who we shouldn’t be too 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 likely a great thing considering he’s projected to his sixth in the lineup and will hence probably face the lefty Leblanc two or more times in this one. He possesses a .194 ISO, .781 OPS, .330 wOBA and 105 wRC+ against lefties this year. However, he will also likely face at least one righty tonight, and that’s okay as well since the energy is raised versus righties with a .213 ISO from them, but also an adequate .726 OPS, .303 wOBA and 86 wRC+. The thing I enjoy about Grichuk that the most is that he’s on fire in the plate such as his teammate Guerrero. Grichuk possesses a large .412 ISO, 1.115 OPS, .448 wOBA and 185 wRC+ in the month of August to this point. He’s homered in two of his last 3 games and has combined in a double, five runs scored and five RBI in that time as well. Finally, it’s wonderful to find he’s a whole lot more production at home where he owns a .256 ISO, .803 OPS, .331 wOBA plus also a 106 wRC+ around this season. Lots to like in this matchup as well.
OF — Teoscar Hernandez (TOR) — $3,000 vs. SEA
Completing our four-man strong Blue Jays stack is Hernandez who should have at least a couple of repetitions with Leblanc tonight and that is quite good news considering the damage he has done versus southpaws over this season. Hernandez enters this 1 tonight wearing a .231 ISO, .781 OPS, .324 wOBA along with a 101 wRC+ against them on the season. As soon as it’s great to see him hitting lefties nicely as he will see Leblanc tonight, it’s also great to see that he’s been swinging the bat much better against righties, unlike earlier in the year. He has struck righties to the point at which he now owns a .228 ISO against them while he is also destroyed righties at home to the tune of a huge .297 ISO to go together with an .809 OPS, .331 wOBA along with 106 wRC+. His reduced batting average takes off from the OBP which then drags down the wOBA along with wRC+ figures, but to be fair I’m completely here for the raw energy and his ISO figures give us a lot of reason to believe he sports power to spare, particularly against a pitching team that allowed lots of home runs on the year. With 19 long balls on the season and even four steals to boot up, I’m liking the chances of a few extra-base electricity from the 26-year-old in this 1 tonight.
OF — J.D. Davis (NYM) — $3,100 vs. KC
We’ll be completing this lineup using a pair of Mets to finish a three-man Mets stack, beginning here with Davis who is in the middle of a breakout year with the Mets thanks to becoming close full-time repetitions compared to his previous time spent with a loaded Astros lineup. While his bat has significantly enhanced all time, Davis is swinging a deadly bat against left wing nurturing which bodes well for this particular matchup tonight against Montgomery and the Royals. His splits are actually pretty even on this summer, but his .214 ISO, .901 OPS, .376 wOBA and 137 wRC+ do have a small edge on his own .201 ISO, .878 OPS, .368 wOBA along with 132 wRC+ from righties. The one thing I really don’t like with Davis is that he’s struggled on the road this season where he is hit five of his 14 home runs, but he can possess a massive .340 ISO, 1.110 OPS, .442 wOBA plus a 181 wRC+ to the month of August for this point and had four hits, a sneak, and two RBI in his final street show and homered and doubled in his preceding road 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 which is matchup evidence thanks to his big-time numbers versus both lefties and righties this season.
UTIL — Pete Alonso (NYM) — $4,000 vs. KC
Completing our three-man Mets pile is Alonso who is making a mockery of their NL Rookie of the Year race this past year. The hulking first baseman and 2019 House Run Derby champ enters this one just 1 home run shy of the 40 home run indicate which is an all-time album for a newcomer, knocking the 39 that Cody Bellinger established in 2017. The energy numbers are simply massive all year and there is simply no openings here. Against left-handed nurturing, he possesses a huge .393 wOBA, .992 OPS, .397 wOBA along with 152 wRC+. That’s the great news, obviously, as he encounters a left handed starting pitcher. While the most is much more effective at home, Alonso still pwms a .300 ISO, .831 OPS, .343 wOBA along with 116 wRC+ to the season against left-handers on the street, so the home/road splits are nothing to worry about this. His creation dipped, by his own lofty standards, from the month of July but Alonso is once again on fire in August using a .340 ISO, 1.074 OPS, .436 wOBA along with 177 wRC+?? for the stage from the month. After homering in four consecutive games from August 5th through 9th, Alonso went deeply in yesterday’s outburst at Atlanta in which he listed five hits and six RBI. The 24-year-old has really set the baseball world on fire this year and that he makes for a wonderful play to cap that 1-3 Mets heap against a struggling newcomer and shaky bullpen tonight.
We’ve got a huge 15-game MLB main masterpiece on tap tonight having lots of chances throughout.