FanDuel MLB DFS Picks – August 14th

We had a real pleasant night with last night’s FanDuel MLB DFS Picks because we got lots of production up and down the lineup. Our pitcher, Domingo German, got things off to a nice start as he hurled seven innings of both two-run ball with seven strikeouts in a winning effort over the Baltimore Orioles. The right-hander allowed a pair of home runs that accounted for all the damage done from him in that one. Our three-man Cubs pile did a nice job also. Nicholas Castellanos stayed white-hot, particularly against left-wing pitching, using a solo home run from Jason Vargas and also singled and scored an extra run too. Kris Bryant doubled and walked Javier Baez walked recorded the RBI, but also made good on his own exceptional stolen base splits against left-handed pitching with a steal off of Vargas, his 10th of the season. Quality manufacturing here. We also did really well in our Tigers heap. Jake Rogers maintained the power stroke using a home run in this one, a two-run shot to improve his own walk. Travis Demeritte had another great game which included a set of singles, a pair of runs and the other stolen base, his third in only his 12th huge league game. Eventually Brandon Dixon provided a double but unfortunately also struck out four times. Still, we received exceptional, low-owned production from this trio. I rostered just 2 one-offs last night, and also among them delivered some big-time damage as Brian Dozier continued his attack on left handed pitching using a home run from southpaw Alex Wood. Fellow one-off Josh VanMeter failed to give value with only a single at the nighttime, but it’s far much better than nothing. It was a wonderful night all night and I will seem to make it 2 in a row about tonight’s small six-game principal slate. P — Aaron Nola (PHI) — $10,100 vs. CHC The top arm on this record is left-hander Clayton Kershaw as he chooses on the Miami Marlins in Miami tonightbut I am likely to pivot to right-hander Aaron Nola because he takes on the Cubs at his house park of Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia this day. Kershaw is the obvious cash play, but I’m moving GPP with this lineup again tonight. In any case, Nola has been outstanding at home this year where he’s submitted a 3.07 ERA, 3.57 FIP, 3.73 xFIP plus a 10.78 K/9 across more than 90 home innings this season in contrast to his 4.63 ERA, 4.99 FIP and 9.11 K/9 across nearly half of the innings compared to his work at home. Certainly, we have something to work with here since Nola has been very good in the home more often than not this year despite a shaky start. His final start at home came from the White Sox when he hurled seven innings of one-run ball using 10 punchouts to boot up. That marks the third period in the previous six starts at home in which the 2018 NL Cy Young candidate has attained 10 strikeouts. The Cubs are a hazardous offense to be certain as they rank seventh in wOBA versus right-handed pitching, but that fact combined with his cost could keep Nola lower owned than you may think. I am willing to roll the dice GPPs tonight. C/1B — Jake Rogers (DET) — $3,000 vs. SEA Once more I will be rolling up with a pair of three-man stacks in this 1 tonight and then rostering a few one-offs to match the piles. My three-man Tigers stack kicks away with Rogers since I’m choosing him over Miguel Cabrera and Brandon Dixon at comparable price points at the C/1B place. Simply put, Rogers is the latest bat of those three and I wish to keep on him while he’s swinging that powerful stick that he’s placed on display in three separate stops this season, a journey that began at Double-A. He’s likely to play nearly everyday at this point awarded his elite defense behind the plate, but Rogers could become a great source of electricity from underneath the dish as he is homered four times within just 11 games and 44 plate looks at the MLB level this season. If you mix all 3 degrees, Rogers has smacked 18 home runs in 87 games on this season. He struck left-handed pitching for a great .844 OPS in Triple-A before his phone up, and that is what he will see tonight against southpaw Marco Gonzales. Rogers is currently 2 for 6 with 2 home runs against left-handers in the major league level including last night’s taken off of southpaw Yusei Kikuchi. I feel some more power can be generated in this matchup tonight. 2B — Niko Goodrum (DET) — $3,200 vs. SEA Goodrum wasn’t part of the Tigers heap last night because of cost and the cosmetics of this lineup, nevertheless he is likely be in this one tonight as he’ll produce a wrap-around stack with Rogers plus a Tigers outfielder within this 1 tonight. I desired him last night’s stack as his bat is effective against left handed pitching, but he does sport some exceptional splits. The extra-base energy is raised against righties since Goodrum possesses a .173 ISO against righties in comparison with some .159 mark against lefties. However, from there on out, the switch-hitting Goodrum’s splits favor facing left handed pitching. Goodrum is hitting .364 with a .941 OPS, .393 wOBA along with a 147 wRC+ to the season against left handed pitching. Now, the amounts are notably better on the street against lefties, however I’m not overly concerned because he doubled in last night’s match and scored a pair of runs against the southpaw Kikuchi. There is also the simple fact that Goodrum has been quite good because the return from the All-Star break as he possesses a .213 ISO, .853 OPS, .355 wOBA along with 122 wRC+ as July 12th. Ultimately, we have some stolen base upside here as Goodrum has swiped 12 bases on the season, three of which come from a lefty. 3B — Sean Rodriguez (PHI) — $2,200 vs. CHC My stacks aren’t exactly on the cheap side, especially my main pile, so I needed to locate a couple of value one-offs to generate my lineup fit under the salary cap on this particular slate tonight. I think I have found some value from the bat of Sean Rodriguez as he takes on left-hander Cole Hamels and the Chicago Cubs. Rodriguez has left his big league cash by performing damage against left-handed pitching during his profession. In his profession against southpaws, Rodriguez possesses a .168 ISO, .763 OPS, .336 wOBA along with a 113 wRC+. Those numbers are especially better than his .146 ISO, .625 OPS, .275 wOBA along with 71 wRC+ from right-handed pitching. The breaks are wide again this season because he’s smacked each of his homers against left pitching in only 43 at-bats against them. He is hitting .279 with a .233 ISO, .879 OPS, .370 wOBA along with also a 129 wRC+ against left-handed pitching this year in that small 43 at-bat sample dimension. He’s also made a .350 ISO 1.041 OPS, .425 wOBA and 164 wRC+ in home against lefties this season in a 20 at-bats sample size as just two of his homers this season have come in this span. Obviously, we have something to work with here regarding extracting value from Rodriguez’s bat tonight. SS — Charlie Culberson (ATL) — $2,100 vs. NYM The last one third of the lineup tonight is that the Braves’ Charlie Culberson who comes at a near-minimum cost against left-hander Steven Matz along with also the New York Mets. It’s been a tale of two seasons to get Matz given his home/away splits on this season. In the home, he owns a eye-popping 2.14 ERA, but he has been brutalized on the street to get a 6.79 ERA while his 6.43 FIP and also 5.23 xFIP along with some 2.59 HR/9 on the street don’t just paint a much prettier picture. This may be an excellent thing for Culberson and also the Braves as a Braves stack could very well be used tonight as well. Nevertheless, I like Culberson as a value one-off too. He is enjoying yet another successful year in part-time obligation as evidenced by his own .345 wOBA and 110 wRC+ over the season. However, Culberson is doing any serious harm against left-handed pitching since he possesses a huge .405 average, .262 ISO, 1.085 OPS, .449 wOBA plus a 178 wRC+ around the season vs southpaw pitching. The sample is small in only 42 at-bats, however, the production is real. Not one of the strikes went to extra-bases, however, Culberson is 2 for 4 with a stolen base in his brief history against Matz. I think there’s a whole lot of upside in both of these one-off value plays tonight. OF — Travis Demeritte (DET) — $2,900 vs. SEA Completing our three-man Tigers pile is Demeritte who continues to impress since coming over from the Braves in the trade deadline and immediately getting his promotion into the big leagues for the first time in his profession. His cross-category possible was on screen in the night’s game as he recorded a pair of singles, scored two runs and used his brakes to sneak his third base of this year in just his 12th MLB match. For what it’s worth, he also added four steals at Triple-A in the Braves’ organization ahead of the trade. It was nice to watch him have any victory against a left-hander in the night’s game as he had not done a small sample prior to last night’s competition, at least at the big leagues. At Triple-A, Demeritte penalized southpaws to get a .954 OPS this season while nine of his 20 home runs Triple-A came against a left-hander in about half as many at-bats as he had against righties. Demeritte has shown wonderful consistency because entrance to Detroit as he’s recorded at least one hit in eight of his 12 games, including in each of his last seven. The 24-year-old is set to find a long look at the Tigers’ outfield for the rest of the year and I will look for him to carry on to make the most of the opportunity again tonight. OF — Mike Trout (LAA) — $4,800 vs. PIT The Angels and Pirates keep their collection from Anaheim tonight and the Angels get a real nice house matchup from right-hander Chris Archer who’s largely struggled on the road this season. Archer enters this one sporting a 6.66 ERA on the road this year while he is let a whopping 2.05 HR/9 on the road also. His 4.94 FIP and 4.32 xFIP indicate there’s some positive regression to be needed for Archer on the road this season, but to be very honest I shall just roll three Angels who struck right-handed pitching for plenty of home run power and watch where it takes me. Trout is competing for a home run crown this season and his breaks prefer this matchup. The righty-swinging Trout has superior quantities versus righties than lefties in the kind of a .389 ISO, 1.136 OPS, .452 wOBA along with also a 191 wRC+ versus righties on the season. His numbers versus righties in the home are largely similar. We receive some stolen foundation uspide with Trout and he’s nine steals on the season, seven of which have come against righties. Archer is susceptible to the stolen base and also I enjoy the fact that Trout includes three steals against him despite having a .227 batting average in 22 livelihood at-bats him from him. Nevertheless, given Archer’s street work and home series woes this season, Trout is once again a high-ceiling perform tonight. OF — Shohei Ohtani (LAA) — $3,500 vs. PIT Next man up in our three-man Angels heap is Ohtani who continues to strike right-handed pitching for lots of power, especially at home. Insert in his speed on the basepaths and then we surely have plenty of cross-category upside within this matchup tonight. Entering perform tonight, Ohtani possesses a .245 ISO, .902 OPS, .371 wOBA and 136 wRC+ over the season versus right-handed pitching. Additionally, he has posted a .320 ISO, 1.076 OPS, .431 wOBA and 176 wRC+ to the time against lefties in the home. Ohtani has used his speed to steal 10 bases on this season, nine of which have come against appropriate pitching. It has been a pretty quiet second half for the two-way star, however he’s caught fire over the previous four matches and enjoyed a big night in the night’s game too. Over his last four games, he’s gone 8 for 20 (.400) with two doubles, a triple, four runs scored, six RBI and a stolen base to boot. Yesterday evening he went 2 for 5 with a double, a triple, two runs, two RBI and a stolen base. Ohtani is one of those bata you want to ride when hot and that’s just what I’ll do in a positive home matchup at which he does his best work. UTIL — Justin Upton (LAA) — $3,100 vs. PIT Upton has seen activity in just 40 games this season as a result of an injury that cost him a large chunk of this year’s first half, but the man is once more demonstrating some reverse-splits and mashing right-handed pitching here in 2019. Entering this 1 tonight, Upton sports a .238 ISO, .871 OPS, .360 wOBA and 129 wRC+ to the season against right-wing pitching. The numbers are much better on the street against righties, but given the small sample I am not worried about this to be completely fair. This marks the second consecutive season he’s submitted some gaudy reverse-splits as he put together a .232 ISO, .875 OPS, .373 wOBA and 141 wRC+ against righties last year compared to some .125 ISO, .593 OPS, .265 wOBA and 67 wRC+ against lefties this season. He hasn’t ran much this year with just one steal so much, but he has listed 22 steals within the previous two seasons and using Archer allowing his fair share of steals, perhaps the stolen base upside down has a few ticks in the right way in this . I am more interested by the energy upside to make positive and that three-man Angels heap brings tons of this against a pitcher allowing a ton of home runs this year.

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