DFS - Fantasy Baseball - MLB FanDuel Lineups, Picks, & Advice - 6/28/16 - Early Slate (12:10 PM)
MLB - Early Slate (12:10 PM) - FanDuel Lineup for 6/26/18
DFS – Fantasy Baseball – MLB FanDuel Lineups, Picks & Advice – 6/28/18 – Early Slate (12:10 pm)
Update (12:35 PM) - Seattle's Kyle Seager isn't getting the start so we're taking advantage of the "late swap" and switching him out with Justin Turner (LAD) who should be in the lineup vs. a LHP. Good Luck!
We continue to have a solid week as we cashed in both the afternoon and evening 50/50’s! We finished with 142.20 points in the afternoon matchup thanks to strong showings by Danny Duffy and Alex Bergman and once against rode a Red Sox stack to a 136.70 point performance at night that easily cashed in the 50/50’s and just missed out in the GPP’s. Let’s keep this strong week going with today’s afternoon slate that starts at 12:10 pm.
At the pitching position, as I’m not totally in love for spending up Kershaw or Greinke, I’m going to take my chances with Colorado’s Jon Gray (P) who is coming off one of his best starts of the season. Gray comes into this game with a 5.52 ERA and 1.45 WHIP, however, he has a ton of DFS upside with his 11.5 K/9 ratio. Gray posted a 64-point performance (7.0 IP, 1 ER, 12 K’s) last week against Miami and his advanced pitching numbers indicate that he has actually pitched better than what the ERA is telling us. Gray has some risk as the Giants have seen plenty of him and hit him hard early this season, however, Gray has too much upside at this price to pass up.
On the offense end, we’re going to be stacking the Seattle Mariners as they have a nice matchup against the RHP Jimmy Yacabonis who will be making his first MLB start this afternoon. Yacabonis had respectable numbers at triple-A this season (3.14 ERA in 13 starts), however, this is a guy that doesn’t have to stuff to put away hitters and could be in for a long day against the Seattle bats. The Mariners I’ll be going with today include Ryon Healy (C/1B), Kyle Seager (3B), Mitch Haniger (OF), and Nelson Cruz (OF). Healy is hitting better against RHB’s on the season (.254 average/.762 OPS) and has 11 of his 15 HR’s vs RHP’s on the season. Seager is 5 for 14 with 2 HR’s and 5 RBI’s in this current series against the Orioles and is hitting .290 over the past week. Haniger is hitting .345 over the past week and has a .500 slugging percentage and .850 OPS vs. RHP on the season. Cruz should be back in the lineup today and you have to love him against the Orioles as over the past three seasons he has posted a .361 average, .705 slugging percentage, and a 1.171 OPS against his former club.
I’m going to throw a couple of Colorado Rockies bats in my lineup in Charlie Blackmon (OF) and Carlos Gonzalez (OF) as the wind is blowing out in San Francisco today and they have a decent matchup against the RHP Chris Stratton who comes into this game with a 4.14 ERA and 1.36 WHIP. Charlie Blackmon is having a solid season, hitting .278 with 14 HR’s and 35 RBI’s and is 4 for 7 with a HR against Stratton in his career. Gonzalez has been swinging a decent bat as of late, hitting .313 over the past week and .307 in the month of June, and has a solid .847 OPS vs. RHP on the season.
It’s been a theme that I’ve been playing Kike Hernandez (SS) of the Dodgers when he is up against LHP and that will be no different today as Hernandez will be up against the LHP Jose Quintana of the Cubs who had been nothing more than average this season and is coming off a rough start against the Reds. Hernandez has great power against LHP and has been on a tear as of late, hitting .304 with 3 HR’s and 5 RBI’s over the past week.
Rounding out the lineup this afternoon will be Yoan Moncada (2B) of the Chicago White Sox as he will have a nice matchup against the RHP Jake Odorizzi who lasted just 1.2 innings in his last start against Texas, giving up 6 ER’s on 6 hits. Moncada hasn’t played well as of late, however, he has been solid as a LHB as he has a .465 slugging percentage with all 10 of his HR’s from that side. Moncada has some speed to cause some damage on the bases if he can get on and as he has always has the potential for a huge game, I don’t mind him at this price today.
Please check back late as I’ll make any adjustments necessary due to “confirmed lineups” and/or weather.