We’ve got a nine-game MLB main masterpiece on tap tonight and a great deal of opportunity to enter some money early on the week.
Let’s unleash some FanDuel MLB DFS Choices and determine if we can get our week started on the perfect note!
P — Brendan McKay (TB) — $7,500 vs. SEA
There’s some risk in rostering McKay within this 1 tonight against a Mariners team that strikes for a whole lot of power, but the good news is that there is lots of strikeout upside as well. Entering this one tonight, McKay sports a 5.08 ERA across his seven starts in the big league level, but he owns a 3.96 FIP and also 4.02 xFIP which suggests some notable positive regression moving forward. Nevertheless, it’s the 10.69 K/9 he’s posted to this point that’s captured my attention. Furthermore, the Mariners possess a 25.5percent strikeout rate on the season from left-handed pitching, so we surely have something to work with in the strikeout section. Some extra things working in McKay’s favor will be the pitcher-friendly boundaries of Tropicana Field in Tampa Bay in which this one will occur tonight, a little 3.6 run projection for the Mariners and the simple fact that the Rays are listed as -185 to win the ball game tonight on the moneyline around at BetOnline, giving us noteworthy triumph upside with this drama. Only 23 years old, this child has a bright future before him given his elite minor league amounts throughout the year, but also for the here and I see plenty of value upside at the cost in this matchup.
C/1B — Religious Walker (ARI) — $3,400 vs. COL
The unsatisfactory Rockies and the Arizona Diamondbacks get together to an NL West matchup tonight at Chase Field in Arizona, and I’m enjoying me a few D-backs bats in this against the right-hander Chi Chi Gonzalez. After not seeing activity in the big leagues because the 2016 year, Gonzales has been requested to consume innings on a catastrophic Rockies pitching staff this season, and the consequences have been rather predictable awarded his 6.10 ERA in the minors prior to his promotion. In give enormous league starts and six general appearances, Gonzalez owns a 6.57 ERA, 6.91 FIP and also a 5.53 xFIP to go together with a huge 5.11 BB/9 rate that sits just under his 5.84 K/9 clip. He’s also allowed 2.19 homers per nine innings as well. Input Walker who hits from the perfect side, but has struck right-handers greater than he’s lefties using a .233 ISO, .836 OPS, .348 wOBA plus a 111 wRC+ vs righties this season. The figures slip a bit in the home however, his .227 ISO at home versus righties this year is remarkable nonetheless. He has not racked up a slew of hits lately, but the power stays constant using a set of homers as part of his past four strikes and he must really be consistent for lots of RBI opportunities tonight awarded Gonzalez’s enormous 1.78 WHIP and the fact Walker is again projected to hit from the cleanup area tonight.
2B — Ketel Marte (ARI) — $4,100 vs. COL
Keep an eye on this one as Marte has missed each of the past two matches with back tightness, but he’s been accessible off the seat and might well get back into the starting lineup tonight inside this superb positive matchup. Marte has perhaps been one of the very best surprise stories in the big leagues this past season because he’s thrust himself to an MVP caliber player at the age of 25. Marte enters this 1 tonight with 25 home runs on the season and will be closing in on hitting as many as his previous career high of 14 he posted only last season. The switch-hitting Marte has seen his power numbers spike against left-handed projecting, but he also enters this one sporting a .222 ISO, .919 OPS, .383 wOBA along with 134 wRC+ on the season vs right-handed pitching also. It’s safe to say I’ll accept those numbers. Moreover, the amounts are extremely similar in the home too. In addition, we get some stolen base upside down as well as Marte has swiped eight bags on this season, six of which have come at the cost of a right-handed pitcher. Prior to his injury blow, Marte went 6 for 11 with two doubles and a homer over his last two matches, so let us hope he could jump straight back into the thick of things within this one tonight.
3B — Eduardo Escobar (ARI) — $4,000 vs. COL
Next person up in the four-man D-backs heap is Escobar who is hitting for more power than previously here from the 2019 year old. He has already put a fresh career-high with 28 home runs on the season, easily exceeding the 23 he hit last season in far fewer plate appearances and with tons of games remaining on the schedule. Like Marte, Escobar can also be a switch-hitter, also also like Marte, the energy numbers are much better compared to left-handed pitching. However, he also is still sporting great numbers versus righties with a .236 ISO and .800 OPS against them on the season. Furthermore, he’s hitting righties to the song of a .268 ISO, .881 OPS, .356 wOBA along with 116 wRC+ over the summer in the home where this one will occur tonight. Escobar was swinging a powerful bat of late as well as he’s doubled in 3 consecutive games and also added a homer in that span also. He’s now homered three times over his last seven games and so is riding a five-game hit series to this one tonight. Additionally, we throw in a bit of stolen base upside as he’s swiped five bases on the season. A mainstay at the three-hole,” Escobar will have tons of cross-category upside with him tonight and is possibly the best third base choice on this slate.
SS — Wilfredo Tovar (LAA) — $2,000 vs. TEX
Once I stuffed in my piles in this one I had a shortstop spot open and only $2,100 to fulfill it. Of the limited names in that region, I like Tovar the most since he chooses on left-hander Kolby Allard along with the Texas Rangers. First, the venue is really a hitter-friendly one at Globe Life Park in Texas. Secondly, the Angels are projected to evaluate 5.7 runs because of this. Allard has recently submitted a 4.50 ERA in his 10 innings of work at the big league level for this stage, but was fair in the Braves’ minor league system that season where he posted a 4.17 ERA, but in addition a 4.64 FIP and also 4.36 xFIP. Not terrible numbers, but not dominating figures, either. Yet, I see worth from Tovar here. He doesn’t hit for a whole lot of energy, but Tovar is productive versus left-handed pitching as he is hitting .273 with a wholesome .351 OBP and 98 wRC+ over the season vs lefties. Additionally, he’s hit lefties to get a big-time .346 typical and .815 OPS in the Triple-A level this year. We don’t need to dig too deep to discover the last time Tovar delivered value as he went 2 for 4 with a double and a run scored in yesterday’s series finale against the White Sox. The ceiling is not monstrous to be sure, but with some additional extra-base production as well as reaching base and scoring a run, Tovar has a wonderful worth upside at minimum price tonight.
OF — David Peralta (ARI) — $3,100 vs. COL
Completing our four-man D-backs heap is Peralta who is projected to hit out of the precious two-hole in this one tonight. After breaking out with 30 homers and a .223 ISO last year Peralta has obtained a little bit of a step back with just 12 homers and a .183 ISO now around while also coping with some injuries as well. Regardless of the inability to take last year’s full success into this season, Peralta is always at his finest versus right-handed nurturing and sport several very good numbers in situations akin to the one he finds himself at tonight. Peralta passes this one aporting that a .213 ISO, .860 OPS, .357 wOBA along with 117 wRC+ around the season versus right-handed pitching. He has also seen his numbers tick as much as some .221 ISO, .868 OPS, .362 wOBA and a 120 wRC+ at Chase Field on this season. The strikes have not been arriving in waves late, but Peralta did hit a solo home run yesterdayhis second long ball over the previous six games. Without a steal over the seasonwe could basically erase any stolen base upside down, meaning we’re here for the power and the power only against a fighting right-hander tonight.
OF — Aristides Aquino (CIN) — $4,500 vs. SD
Not long ago I still rostered Aquino in a Reds worth pile at a cost of $2,300. Now only a few weeks later, his price has nearly doubled as he’s set the baseball world in fire together with 11 home runs in his first 17 games of his MLB career. We understood the power was there as Aquino blasted 28 home runs in only 78 Triple-A matches this year whilst generating a .337 ISO from the procedure. Throughout 17 big league games, he has got those 11 homers and a .595 ISO to boot up. Needless to say, this type of production can’t realistically last for more, however I believe he’s the chance to remain hot against Padres left-handed Eric Lauer tonight. Lauer owns a 4.55 ERA over the season, however also a 6.20 mark in the street where he will be for tonight’s contest at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati. So much within his very brief major league career, Aquino is 8 for 14 with three home runs and a double against left-handed pitching, good for a cool .714 ISO plus 1.911 OPS along with a 368 wRC+. Not too shabby. He also crushed lefties in the Triple-A level as well with a 1.012 OPS against these and 12 home runs at just 90 at-bats from these. Needless to say, I believe we’ve got something to work with here.
OF — Phillip Ervin (CIN) — $2,500 vs. SD
Next man up in my three-man Reds pile is Ervin who has handled himself very well against left-handed pitching in his brief big league moment. Ervin enters this 1 tonight with three long balls on the season and a .210 ISO across 136 plate looks at the major league level. The fantastic news for this matchup? Ervin is hitting .468 using a .404 ISO, 1.401 OPS, .563 wOBA along with 251 wRC+ to the season vs lefties while three of the home runs have come from southpaws in only 47 at-bats contrary to them. Production versus left-handed pitching is not anything new for Ervin who possesses a .343 average, .250 ISO, .993 OPS, .414 wOBA along with 157 wRC+ vs lefties for for his MLB career that spans 140 at-bats contrary to them. The bat has been pretty quiet of late outside of a double and a homer during the previous week, and he is with no multi-hit match since August 8th. But a date using a left wing pitcher who’s struggling on the road in a hitter-friendly ball park ought to be just what Ervin needs to get his bat on path tonight.
UTIL — Eugenio Suarez (CIN) — $3,800 vs. SD
Completing our three-man Reds stack and our lineup would be Suarez who loves himself some left-handed pitching, particularly at home. Entering this one tonight, Suarez sits with 34 home runs on the season, the specific same amounts he ended last year, but that total came in nearly 100 extra plate appearances. His .274 ISO from this year sits over the .243 mark he posted in 2018 as a result. Entering this one tonight, Suarez owns a .281 ISO, .957 OPS, .392 wOBA and 140 wRC+ to the season vs left handed pitching. However, his production vs lefties explodes in the home as he possesses a .404 ISO, 1.257 OPS, .502 wOBA and also a 211 wRC+ in these scenarios. Those are some totally massive amounts. Suarez continues to be on fire in the plate too and is playing tons of long ball as he has hit five home runs on his last 11 games, such as a person in yesterday’s series finale with the Cardinals. He owns a .374 ISO, 1.034 OPS, .412 wOBA and 153 wRC+ so far in the season’s second half. As a small side note, it is wonderful to find that two of the three steals in the year have come from a left-handed pitcher, so at least he is not afraid to operate versus southpaws. I think we have enough to work with here to anticipate Suarez to get himself a night against a left-hander in the home.