As we chose the right beginning pitcher that gave us the base we 27, last nights FanDuel MLB DFS Picks reeled in a few good profits.
Buehler notching the triumph over the Washington Nationals in Game 1 of their NLDS series and hurled six innings of shutout baseball to go along with eight strikeouts. Needless to say, Buehler also notched a quality start as he mowed throughout the Nats offense.
We were rescued by an overdue Freddie Freeman house run from a flop, although our four-man Braves stack was not overly productive. John Donaldson scored a run recorded an RBI and was struck by a pitch while Nick Markakis doubled and scored a run also. But, Matt Joyce was held into a zero and was unable to give us.
Our three-man Dodgers stack was solid, yet unspectacular. Justin Turner led the way with a single, a run scored and a stolen base while Chris Taylor walked twice and singled. Corey Seager did not give us much .
Finally, our second baseman, Kolten Wong, was very good as he singled, doubled, walked and walked in two runs. Wong was also robbed of one in his first at-bat in a diving catch by center fielder Ronald Acuna Jr.. .
It was a wonderful bounce back evening following a flop on Wednesday night, and now I will look to make it back-to-back profitable nights on this four-game primary slate!
P — Stephen Strasburg (WAS) — $10,100 vs. LAD
Instead of last night when I went with a money line, tonights lineup is going to be targeted more towards GPPs like I will be using Stephen Strasburg since he takes on the strong Los Angeles Dodgers at tonights Game 2 of the NLDS from Dodgers Stadium. Even though Strasburg threw 34 pitches of aid at Tuesdays Wild Card win, manager Dave Martinez chalked up it as equivalent to what he would do in between starts, so Strasburg should have the ability to manage a complete workload within this one and Im not worried about some innings or pitch limitations, especially with the teams 29th-ranked bullpen behind him along with the two Max Scherzer and Patrick Corbin unavailable to piggyback off of him. Strasburg has already been dominant this season as he is pitched into a 3.32 ERA, 3.25 FIP along with a 3.17 zFIP to go alongside a stout 10.80 K/9 rate. He has carried that victory to the road and hes submitted a 3.39 ERA, 3.23 FIP along with a 3.45 xFIP out Nationals Park to go together with a fine 10.18 K/9. What I like here is that current Dodgers bats are hitting only .189 off of Strasburg with a joint .706 OPS, so he is not scared to go up from the temptations of the Dodgers. With the Nats underdogs and the Dodgers among the best offenses in baseball, I enjoy Strasburg as a GPP play on this four-game slate.
C/1B — Paul Goldschmidt (STL) — $3,800 vs. ATL
The Cardinals took Game 1 from the Braves in Atlanta and I think theyve got an outstanding shot of carrying Game 2 and they take on right-hander Mike Foltynewicz who endured a rocky regular season that included a trip to the minors. Foltynewicz finished the regular season with a 4.54 ERA, 4.97 FIP along with a 4.73 xFIP to go together with a however 1.77 HR/9. He was excellent in September with a 1.50 ERA across 30 innings of work, so hes believing it penetrating this one, but I also think the Cardinals offense has been riding lots of confidence into this 1 tonight. Goldschmidt should certainly be riding tons of confidence into this contest as he started a homer in the nights upset win from Dallas Keuchel as his torrid second half persists. Goldschmidt fought from the first half of his new team, however he submitted a big-time .271 ISO, .886 OPS, .365 wOBA and 128 wRC+ since the All-Star break — creation that we are utilised to seeing from the hulking first baseman. That marks back-to-back matches with a home run and four home runs over his last six games. His bat was greatest against lefties, but I am prepared as he is red-hot entering this one with power to spare to cover against a righty.
2B — Kolten Wong (STL) — $2,600 vs. ATL
Though he can hit lefties well, Wong has been moved down the lineup to the seven hole, however he would very well go back up into the two-hole tonight against the right-wing rookie Foltynewicz — even a pitcher hes enjoyed lots of success against in his profession. At the regular season, Wong published a .797 OPS, .339 wOBA along with 111 WRC. Additional his best job — by far — has been done on the road where he posted a .212 ISO, .922 OPS, .384 wOBA along with 137 wRC+ compared to just an 80 wRC+ in the home. He hit righties for a .209 ISO, .925 OPS, .385 wOBA and 141 wRC+ on the road. We do get a soda with Wong because he homered 11 days in the regular season, but also plenty of stolen foundation upside because he swiped 24 bases over the season, 20 of which came from a right-handed pitcher. Last night declared three consecutive games with a match in two of those three competitions with a hit for Wong. Wong continues to be operating plenty on the bases of late since he has swiped four bases over his last eight games, but hes also tried six steals in that moment. Finally, hes possessed Foltynewicz in their background against one another as hes gone 5 for 11 (.455) with three doubles, a homer and a stolen base against him. If he can hit out of the two-hole I am absolutely loving cross-category and the worth upside down tonight.
3B — Matt Carpenter (STL) — $2,900 vs. ATL
All told, it was a disappointing season for Carpenter, particularly in contrast to past seasons, since he homered just 15 times in 129 matches and posted a .166 ISO that fell well below the .266 indicate he published while homering 36 times just last season. Carpenter didnt get the beginning last night but he should tonight against the righty. His best work came from righties, with an elevated .177 ISO, but I am enjoying Carpenter for a different reason: recency. As mentioned, his period was largely a struggle, however, Carpenter moves these marching coming off the best month of his season as he posted a .233 ISO, .866 OPS, .364 wOBA along with 127 wRC+ in the month of September. Carpenter homered twice on his final three regular season matches, and we have seen this man go on several critical stretches of home run production before. I hope the final games of the regular season started a stretch. Carpenter has also enjoyed some success out of a power standpoint against Foltynewicz as he has gone 3 for 12 (.250) with a homer and a double from the right-hander. I believe we could get some nice worth from Carpenter at this price tonight.
SS — Paul DeJong (STL) — $3,100 vs. ATL
We are completing a four-man Cardinals stack in a hurry as DeJong is a true fine option at shortstop as someone who has also hit Foltynewicz for power before. It was a nice regular season from DeJong from a power perspective as he struck a career-high 30 home runs and submitted a .211 ISO over the summer as well. In addition to the 30 home runs, we also have some stolen foundation upside here as DeJong swiped nine bases on the season. We have seen an ability in the righty-swinging DeJong to hit right-handed pitching very well in the past and that he did so again this year with some notable reverse-splits. DeJong posted a .228 ISO, .783 OPS, .329 wOBA and a 104 wRC+ against right-wing pitching this year. Additionally, he published a enormous .292 ISO, .875 OPS, .359 wOBA and a 125 wRC+ to the road against righties. In laymans terms, DeJong hit 27 of his 30 home runs against a right-wing pitcher this year and six of his nine steals also came against a righty. Eventually, DeJong has gone 3 for 10 (.300) having a double and a homer in his career against Foltynewicz. He is likely to hit in this stack, so a large night from DeJong could mean a big night for this four-man Cardinals stack.
OF — Nelson Cruz (MIN) — $4,300 vs. NYY
The Twins and Yankees kick their ALDS series tonight from Yankee Stadium and New York as both best home run-hitting clubs in the regular season. The Twins edged the Yankees in the home run department, thanks in part to this ageless Nelson Cruz because he clubbed a whopping 41 home runs in only 120 games due to injury. Yes, thats good for an enormous .328 ISO on the season. Cruz and the Twins will carry on left-wing James Paxton in this one, a pitcher that endured an up-and-down first time with the Yankees, but ended with a 3.82 ERA, 3.86 FIP and also 4.03 xFIP and a 1.37 HR/9 rate. That said, Im simply going to roll up a trio of players who hit lefties well this year, which certainly starts with Cruz who published a number of, if not the greatest figures Ive seen from a left-handed pitcher. Ready for this? Cruz submitted an unworldly .461 ISO, 1.207 OPS, .464 wOBA along with a 195 wRC+ from left-handed pitching this season. The numbers were really better at home in exactly the pitcher-friendly Safeco Field, but lets not worry within his .319 ISO, 1.096 OPS, .436 wOBA and 176 wRC+. Hes white-hot with an eight-game hitting streak entering this one using four home runs, three doubles and 11 RBI in that moment. I suggest paying for the thunderous Cruz inside this matchup.
OF — Marwin Gonzalez (MIN) — $2,900 vs. NYY
Next guy up in our three-man Twins heap is Gonzalez who didnt hit for a ton of home run power this year, but he certainly loved himself against left handed pitching. Gonzalez hit just 15 homers and posted a .151 ISO in an injury-shortened 114-game year, even though everything was better against left handed pitching. Gonzalez struck .300 using a .167 ISO, .789 OPS, .332 wOBA plus a 106 wRC+ against lefties this year in contrast to a .144 ISO, .715 OPS, .306 wOBA and 88 WRC+ vs righties. His bat was a tiny bit better in the street against lefties using a .796 OPS, .338 wOBA along with 110 wRC+ in situations like the one he sees himself in tonight. I would continue to keep an eye on the Yankees confirmed lineup for this particular as Gonzalez missed the last week of the regular season with an oblique injury, but hes reportedly prepared for the Game 1 tonight. Prior to the injury, Gonzalez set a poor September supporting him by going 2 for 5 with a run and three RBI. He really hit in seven of the past nine games therefore his bat clearly started to turn out. I really dont see him netting a ton of ownership tonight, so that he could offer us a boost with a few production in this .
OF — Matt Joyce (ATL) — $2,300 vs. STL
After selecting Strasburg as my pitcher and then filling in both my Cardinals and Twins piles, I had $2,500 left for an outfielder, and Im likely to go back to Matt Joyce despite a difficult matchup from Jack Flaherty who was one of, if not the best pitcher in baseball at the seasons second half. In actuality, I think that will scare many off of the Braves generally, even though I really do see Joyce getting some ownership. However, his job against right-wing pitching this season was once again solid as he posted a .298 average, .871 OPS, .377 wOBA and 131 wRC+ against righties about the season followed by a .176 ISO, .942 OPS, .403 wOBA and also a 149 wRC+ against righties at SunTrust Park where this one takes place tonight. Joyce had something that could even have people off of him, a tough night in the NLDS opener of the night. Personally, together with his enormous 16.4% walk rate in your home against righties this season, I think Joyce gets the patience that could even internet him a few walks even if his extra-base power doesnt appear. No matter he will not need to do a ton to hit value tonightbut we will need him to put last night and find a way to get on base at least once this day.
UTIL — Jonathan Schoop (MIN) — $2,800 vs. NYY
Completing our three-man Twins and this lineup pile is Schoop was absolutely demolished pitching at the season while his power against lefties jumped onto the road. For the period as a whole, Schoop clobbered lefties to the tune of a .286 ISO, .917 OPS, .376 wOBA along with also a 136 wRC+. Compared that to his 87 wRC+ against righties where a lot of his creation came from this season and we understand. However, his ISO jumped down all how to .310 on the street against lefties to go together with a .907 OPS, .375 wOBA along with 135 wRC+ from them. After a white-hot August, Schoop fought in September, however he also notched a match with a double and a homer in that moment in 2 of his final four regular season competitions. He notched a bang entering this one. I dont enjoy the fact that Schoop has gone 0 for 7 in his profession against Paxton, however his manner is the kind that could do lots of damage with one swing and flip those fortunes about — particularly given his job against lefties here in 2019. The price is right within this matchup from a lefty, so I will take the three-man Twins to be anchored tonight by Schoop.