We have a huge 15-game MLB main masterpiece on tap tonight with plenty of chances throughout.
Let us get right into tonight’s FanDuel MLB DFS Choices and see if we can go into the weekend with a little money in our pockets!
P — Charlie Morton (TB) — $11,300 vs. DET
A few of the AL’s top Cy Young candidates are on this slate as Justin Verlander takes 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 gets the better matchup by far and given the cost is $900 more expensive, it wasn’t a tricky choice to roll with the large Tampa hurler in this 1 tonight. Morton enters this one wearing a 2.90 ERA, a figure that’s very much encouraged by his 2.79 FIP and 3.25 xFIP too. He is also punching a whopping 11.11 batters per nine innings this season and that amount could very well get a boost tonight against a Tigers team that ranks 28th having a 26.1% K-rate against right-handed pitching over the season while their .285 wOBA from these positions 29th. Morton has faced the Tigers after this season — at Detroit — where he hurled seven shutout innings with eight strikeouts. The fact this one is taking place in Tampa bodes well for its upside also where Morton possesses a 2.75 ERA, but in addition a 2.42 FIP, 2.83 xFIP and a massive 12.45 K/9 clip to go along with a 5.94 K/BB ratio. Obviously , the ceiling is extremely large, as is your floor, in this matchup tonight.
C/1B — Rowdy Tellez (TOR) — $2,200 vs. SEA
The Blue Jays and Mariners open a string from the hitter-friendly Rogers Centre in Toronto tonight and I enjoy me some Blue Jays bats in this one. The Mariners will send opener Matt Wisler to the mound, a right-hander, however Wisler is only expected to throw one innings or two innings maximum. In this 1 tonight. He will subsequently be followed closely by left-hander Wade Leblanc who owns a ghastly 7.64 ERA on the road this year as well as a 5.68 FIP and huge 2.73 HR/9 speed. Following Leblanca Mariners bullpen that positions 23rd with a 4.88 ERA on the season will subsequently take over. Obviously, there’s opportunity for the Blue Jays to do a little bit of damage here. In the year’s second half, the Blue Jays rank first in baseball using a .218 ISO, therefore they’ve pretty much bang for as much power as every club in the league throughout the last month. Enter Tellez who moves from the left side, but has some inverse splits as he has posted exceptional numbers versus left-handed pitching. He possesses a .221 ISO along with .782 OPS against lefties over the season, but the figures burst in home versus lefties at which he possesses a .333 ISO, .906 OPS, .369 wOBA and also a 131 wRC+ against them. That’s very good news for when he faces Leblanc, which he surely will a couple of occasions, providing him a ton of value upside into this 1 tonight.
2B — Marco Hernandez (BOS) — $2,100 vs. BAL
After filling in my main stacks within this lineup, I’d just $2,200 to utilize on another baseman, and while there are in reality a few practical options at the cost and under, my pick of the mess is Hernandez who pops from right-hander Aaron Brooks of the Orioles tonight in Boston. Brooks has struggled this season as he owns a 6.35 ERA, 6.13 FIP plus a 5.28 xFIP about the season to go along with a big 2.36 HR/9 mark too. The ERA goes to 7.31 around the street along with the HR/9 creeps up to 2.53 HR/9, therefore we certainly possess a targetable pitcher, also Boston’s 7.7 run projection in this one proves that. Hernandez doesn’t attract a wealth of home run power to the desk, but he’s handled himself very well against righties using a .333 typical, .188 ISO, .881 OPS, .370 wOBA plus a 127 wRC+ from righties at a small 48 at-bat sample size on this season. Hernandez hit .319 with the .852 OPS against righties in Triple-A this season Too. Some extra-base power are an incentive in this instance, but I feel Hernandez can get on base a few times and score a couple of runs given the massive run projection against the worst overall pitching team in baseball this season.
3B — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR) — $3,400 vs. SEA
Next guy up within our Blue Jays heap is Guerrero who will actually be leading off this pile out of this projected three-hole tonight. Guerrero has been red-hot in the plate during the previous three walks afterwards placing on that epic clinic in the Home Run Derby at Cleveland through the All-Star break. Since coming out of the break, Guerrero has produced a .222 ISO, .913 OPS, .382 wOBA and a 140 wRC+. Furthermore, from the month of August for this stage, Guerrero has submitted a .275 ISO, .990 OPS, .407 wOBA and also a 157 wRC+. Obviously, he is moving a hot bat as well as his game logs are merged with multi-hit matches on a regular basis. Guerrero will certainly get to confront Wisler from the first inning of this one tonight, which is a good thing as his .208 ISO, .878 OPS, .369 wOBA along with 131 wRC+ around the period versus righties greatly outweigh his characters against southpaws. He will surely face Leblanc at once as well, but he will observe both righties and lefties in this 1 tonight and given just how sexy his bat was in general recently I’m simply not overly concerned with his entire struggles versus lefties this season. The 20-year-old’s long run is sky-high, but I believe that is true 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 from the series opener tonight. Montgomery was good during his MLB career, but he’s struggled to find it this year as he owns a 5.19 ERA. 5.09 FIP and a 1.79 HR/9 clip also. He’s coming off a enormous outing in which he hurled seven shutout innings with a whopping 12 strikeouts against a brutal Tigers offense, but he owns a 4.63 ERA as a starter in five starts this year, all of which have come together with the Royals after being acquired from the Chicago Cubs. As a consequence of Montgomery’s work and also an undependable Royals bullpen, the Mets are projected to score a very healthful 5.5 runs in this one tonight, so I will unleash a three-man Mets heap as a consequence, starting in with Rosario. There is a real nice blend 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 along with 136 wRC+. Furthermore, he is punished left-handers about the path to the song of a .297 ISO, 1.062 OPS, .436 wOBA and a 176 wRC+. Rosario has also compile a .187 ISO, .948 OPS, .395 wOBA along with 150 wRC+ as returning from the All-Star fracture on July 12th. The stolen base upside isn’t so large with only two of the 14 steals coming from lefties, but everything points towards a ton of worth upside here in this cost, especially considering his positioning at the lineup from this projected leadoff spot tonight.
OF — Randal Grichuk (TOR) — $3,300 vs. SEA
Next guy up at our four-man Blue Jays heap is Grichuk who we should not be overly concerned with the splits with as he strikes both abandoned and right-handers nicely and has throughout his career. The bat has been more productive against left handed pitching, and it is probably a fantastic thing considering he’s projected for his sixth in the lineup and will therefore likely face the lefty Leblanc at least twice in this one. He owns a .194 ISO, .781 OPS, .330 wOBA and 105 wRC+ from lefties this year. But he’ll also likely face at least one righty tonight, and that is okay as well as the energy is raised versus righties with a .213 ISO against them, but also an adequate .726 OPS, .303 wOBA and 86 wRC+. The thing that I like about Grichuk the most is he’s on fire in the plate including his own teammate Guerrero. Grichuk owns a enormous .412 ISO, 1.115 OPS, .448 wOBA and 185 wRC+ at the month of August to this point. He’s homered in 2 of the last three games and has combined in a dual, five runs scored and five RBI in that time too. Finally, it’s wonderful to find he’s considerably more production at home where he possesses a .256 ISO, .803 OPS, .331 wOBA plus also a 106 wRC+ within the season. Lots to enjoy this matchup as well.
OF — Teoscar Hernandez (TOR) — $3,000 vs. SEA
Completing our four-man powerful Blue Jays heap is Hernandez who must get at least a couple of repetitions with Leblanc tonight and that’s very good news thinking about the damage he’s done versus southpaws over this season. Hernandez enters this one tonight wearing a .231 ISO, .781 OPS, .324 wOBA along with a 101 wRC+ from them on the season. While it’s great to see him hitting lefties well as he’ll see Leblanc tonight, it’s also nice to see he’s been swinging the bat better against righties, unlike earlier in the year. He is hit righties to the point at which he now owns a .228 ISO against them while he’s also ruined righties at home to the tune of a huge .297 ISO to go along with an .809 OPS, .331 wOBA and 106 wRC+. His reduced batting average takes off from your OBP which then drags down the wOBA and wRC+ figures, however to be truthful I am completely here for its raw power and his ISO numbers give us lots of reason to think he sports power to spare, especially against a pitching staff that permitted lots of home runs on the year. Together with 19 long balls on the season as well as four steals to boot, 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
We’ll be completing this lineup having a pair of Mets to complete a three-man Mets stack, beginning here with Davis who is in the midst of a breakout year with the Mets thanks to becoming close full-time repetitions in comparison to his prior time spent using a loaded Astros lineup. While his bat has enhanced all time, Davis is swinging a mortal bat against left-handed pitching which bodes well with this matchup tonight against Montgomery and the Royals. His breaks are actually pretty even on this summer, but his .214 ISO, .901 OPS, .376 wOBA along with 137 wRC+ have a small edge on his .201 ISO, .878 OPS, .368 wOBA and 132 wRC+ from righties. Now, the one thing I do not enjoy with Davis is that he has struggled on the road this season where he’s hit five of his 14 home runs, but he can possess a gigantic .340 ISO, 1.110 OPS, .442 wOBA and a 181 wRC+ to the month of August to this point and had four hits, a sneak, and two RBI in his last road show and homered and pitched in his preceding street collection. I am prepared to put the home/road divides apart for a hitter that’s possibly the most improved in baseball this season and one that is matchup proof thanks to his big-time numbers versus both lefties and righties this year.
UTIL — Pete Alonso (NYM) — $4,000 vs. KC
Improving our three-man Mets heap is Alonso who is making a mockery of their NL Rookie of the Year race this season. The first baseman and also 2019 Home Run Derby champ enters this one just one home run shy of the 40 home run indicate which would be an all-time album for a beginner, knocking the 39 that Cody Bellinger found in 2017. The energy numbers are just massive all year and there’s simply no openings here. Against left-handed nurturing, he possesses a gigantic .393 wOBA, .992 OPS, .397 wOBA along with 152 wRC+. That’s the great news, of course, as he confronts a left-handed starting pitcher. Though the most is more productive at home, Alonso still pwms a .300 ISO, .831 OPS, .343 wOBA along with 116 wRC+ to the season against left-handers on the road, or so the home/road splits are nothing to be worried about here. His creation dipped, by his own lofty standards, in the month of July but Alonso is once again rising in August using a .340 ISO, 1.074 OPS, .436 wOBA along with 177 wRC+?? to the point in the month. After homering in four straight games from August 5th through 9th, Alonso went deep at yesterday’s outburst in Atlanta in which he recorded five hits and six RBI. The 24-year-old has really put the baseball world on fire this year and that he makes for a wonderful play to cap that 1-3 Mets pile against a struggling starter and shaky bullpen tonight.