DFS – Fantasy Baseball – FanDuel Lineups, Picks & Advice – 6/15/18
MLB - Late Slate (7:05 PM) - FanDuel Lineup for 6/15/18
Daily Fantasy Baseball (DFS) - MLB FanDuel Lineup – 6/15/2018
It’s Friday June 15th, 2018 and let’s take a look at the lineup I have going for tonight’s “Main” slate (7:05 EST) for the MLB FanDuel contests.
As always, remember to check the weather and the starting lineups when they are released as you don’t want to find out before it’s too late that you have someone in your lineups that isn’t going to be playing tonight!
Here is my current lineup for today:
P – Ross Stripling (LAD - $9,100) – I’m going with Ross Stripling tonight as the Dodgers right-hander has been one of the best pitchers in MLB over the past month and comes into this game with a 5-1 record while posting a 1.65 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. Stripling has a solid 10.8 K/9 ratio and has a decent matchup against the Giants tonight who comes into this game ranked 27th in MLB in team strikeout rate. Stripling is holding opponents to just a .229 average and has been especially good vs. RHB’s as he is holding them to just a .215 average and .327 slugging percentage. Since becoming a starter, Stripling has given up just 6 ER’s in a combined 7 starts and now that he can throw deeper into games, I like him at this price.
1B – Josh Bell (PIT - $3,100) – I’m going to be stacking up bats against the RHP Matt Harvey of the Cincinnati Reds tonight and it starts with Josh Bell. Bell has just a .244 average with 4 HR’s and 36 RBI’s but has been looking much better at the plate recently and is hitting .357 with 3 doubles and 7 walks over the past week. Bell is 5 for 11 with 6 BB’s over his past 4 games and should find some success against Harvey who has allowed 13 ER’s and 5 HR’s over his past three starts. Bell is a switch-hitter who has all 4 of his HR’s this season as an LHB and if he can continue his plate discipline, some of these hits should start going over the fence sooner than later.
2B – Josh Harrison (PIT - $3,200) – I’m staying in Pittsburgh with my 2nd baseman tonight and going with Josh Harrison who currently has a .293 average with 3 HR’s and 16 RBI’s on the season. Harrison has a .333 average with a HR over the past week and will be up agianst the RHP Matt Harvey who has a 5.97 ERA and 1.40 WHIP on the season. Harrison has hits in 5 of his last 7 games while have at least two hits in each of those 5 games. Harrison has a .295 average vs. RHP on the season and has a .455 average/1.045 OPS vs. Harvey in his career. Harrison has a .344 average at home this season and has great value as he is hitting .367 against Cincinnati on the year.
3B – Justin Turner (LAD - $3,600) – Justin Turner suffered a wrist injury in spring training that cost him much of his April and May and although he is hitting just .253 on the season with 2 HR’s and 11 RBI’s, he is starting to look more like the Justin Turner we’ve seen over the past couple of years. Turner has a .333 average and has a great match-up against the LHP Derek Holland of the San Francisco Giants who is allowing RHB’s to post a .498 slugging percentage and .831 OPS agianst him on the year. Turner is hitting .316 with a .526 slugging percentage and .988 OPS vs lefties this season and these numbers should continue to improve as last season he posted a .380 average, .704 slugging percentage, and a 1.181 OPS vs. LHP.
SS – Didi Gregorius (NYY - $4,300) – Didi Gregorius is hitting just .246 season but the Yankees SS has surprisingly shown some of the best power on the team this season as he currently has 13 HR’s and 38 RBI’s on the season. Gregorius is hitting .294 over the past week and has a solid matchup against former Yankee Nathan Eovaldi who has given up 7 ER’s and 3 HR’s over his last 10 IP. Gregorius is my “Long Ball Lock” of the day as he has hit 11 of his 13 HR’s at home this season while posting a .929 OPS. Gregorius has a .500 average, 1.375 slugging percentage, and a 1.931 OPS in 8 AB’s vs. Tampa Bay this season and I think he’ll be able to find the short porch in right field tonight against Eovaldi.
OF – Corey Dickerson (PIT - $2,800) – As I mentioned earlier, I’m going to be stacking some of the Pittsburgh Pirates bats tonight agianst Matt Harvey and it’s hard not to go with Dickerson at this price. Dickerson has struggled as of late which is why his price has dropped to this level, however, Dickerson still comes into this game with a .310 average, 5 HR’s, and 32 RBI’s. Harvey is allowing LHB’s to post a .300 average, .609 slugging percentage, and .972 OPS on the season and Dickerson has been crushing Cincinnati all season as he has a .429 average and 1.270 OPS in 28 AB’s. Dickerson has a .313 average and a .850 OPS at home this season and I see those numbers getting better agianst Harvey tonight.
OF – Kike Hernandez (LAD - $2,700) – Similar to Justin Turner, Kike Hernandez is always a solid option when you see the Dodgers are facing an LHP. Hernandez is hitting just .215 on the season but has some great power against lefties and has also hit 8 HR’s on the season. Hernandez will be up agianst the LHP Derek Holland of the Giants who has given up 7 HR’s this season in his eight road starts. Hernandez has been great at home this season posting a .291 average, .570 slugging percentage, and a .903 OPS and I’m hoping he will be in the clean-up spot like he was earlier this week when he started against the LHP Cole Hamels of the Rangers.
OF – Joey Gallo (TEX - $3,000) – Joey Gallo is the ultimate Boom or Bust pick as although the Rangers slugger is hitting just .199 on the season, he does have 17 HR’s and 39 RBI’s on the season. Gallo has a nice matchup agianst the RHP Chad Bettis of the Colorado Rockies tonight who has given up 22 hits and 6 HR’s in his last three starts. Gallo has been better against RHP on the season, posting a .218 average, .477 slugging percentage, and a .790 OPS and has a .817 OPS at home. Gallo can easily put up 0 points as he has done plenty of times this season, however, he has huge upside with his power and as I think he is going to put one in the bleachers tonight, I’m going to take a chance with him at this price.
Utility – Greg Bird (NYY - $3,100) – At my utility spot, I’m going to be taking a chance with the LHB Greg Bird of the New York Yankees. Bird has played in just a 14 games since returning from injury and although he is hitting just .200 on the season, he does have 3 HR’s. Bird had a nice game on Wednesday who went 2 for 4 with a double and HR. Bird has a .510 slugging percentage vs. RHP on the season and has a nice matchup agianst the RHP Nathan Eovaldi of the Rays. Eovaldi allowed LHB’s to post a .871 OPS agianst him in his last full season in 2016 and as Bird has a .583 slugging percentage and .863 OPS at Yankee stadium this season, I like his value tonight.
Have a great Friday everyone and Good Luck tonight!