DFS - Fantasy Baseball - MLB FanDuel Lineups, Picks, & Advice - 6/29/18
MLB - Late Slate (7:05 PM) - FanDuel Lineup for 6/29/18
DFS – Fantasy Baseball – MLB FanDuel Lineups, Picks & Advice – 6/29/18
Update (6:27 PM) - Cleveland hasn't released their starting lineups yet but I'm pretty confident that we're good to go! Good Luck Tonight!
It wasn’t an awful day yesterday as although our afternoon team barley missed out on the 50/50’s, we bounced back last night with a solid 119.4 point performance that easily got us to cash in the 50/50’s. We have a large slate of 14 games tonight so let’s take a look at today’s lineup!
There are a ton of great hitter matchups so I’m taking a chance today at the pitching position as I think the Blue Jays Marcus Stroman (P) has some of the best value on the board with his matchup against the Detroit Tigers. Stroman had a tough start to his season, but looked great after a 6-week stint on the DL last week against the Angels as he went 5 innings, giving up no runs while striking out 5. Stroman is a much better pitcher than his 6.80 ERA and 1.68 WHIP indicates and still can strikeout opponents as he has a respectable 7.9 K/9 ratio this season. Stroman is holding the current Tigers roster to just a .200 average and Detroit currently ranks just 21st in MLB in team batting average vs. RHP.
On the offensive side of the ball, I’m loading up on the Cleveland Indians tonight as they have one of the better matchups on the slate against Oakland’s RHP Paul Blackburn. Blackburn has been hit hard in 2 of his last 3 starts and comes into this game with a 8.83 ERA and 1.56 WHIP on the season. Blackburn is allowing opponents to post a .324 average, .507 slugging percentage, and a .871 OPS against him on the season. My whole infield will consist of Cleveland Indians today as I’m rolling with Edwin Encarnacion (C/1B), Jason Kipnis (2B), Jose Ramirez (3B), and Francisco Lindor (SS). Encarnacion has 19 HR’s on the season, hitting .300 with 3 HR’s over the past week, and is 1 for 2 with a HR against Blackburn in his career. Kipnis has been playing much better as of late, hitting .368 over the past week and currently has a 4-game hitting streak. Ramirez has 20 of his 23 HR’s vs RHP on the season and is posting a 1.055 OPS vs righties on the year. Lindor has posted a .292 average with 3 HR’s over the past week and has 14 of his 19 HR’s vs. RHP on the season.
I’m going to hope that some of the Toronto bats can give Stroman some support tonight as I’m going to roster Teoscar Hernandez (OF) and Randal Grichuk (OF) in their solid matchup against the LHP Francisco Liriano who didn’t look that sharp last week after missing about a month due to injury. Hernandez has been a nice source of power for the Blue Jays this year, hitting 13 HR’s, and has posted a .876 OPS vs. LHP. Hernandez is also 1 for 2 against Liriano in his career with a HR. Grichuk has started to find his swing from the Blue Jays as over his past 10 games, he has 4 HR’s for the Blue Jays. Grichuk has a .357 career (5 for 14) average against Liriano and a .889 OPS vs. Detroit this season.
In my other outfield slot, I’m going with a value pick in the White Sox’s Avisail Garcia (OF). Garcia and the White Sox have one of the better matchups on the slate against the RHP Yovani Gallardo of the Rangers who comes into this game with a 12.08 ERA. Garcia is hitting just .238 with 3 HR’s and 7 RBI’s in 25 games this season, but he does have decent HR power and is 3 for 10 with 2 HR’s against Gallardo in his career.
Rounding out my lineup with Milwaukee’s Eric Thames (Utility) in his matchup against Cincinnati’s Sal Romano who enters this game with a 5.40 ERA and is allowing LHB’s to post a .302 average and .874 OPS against him. Thames has some of the best pure power in the game as evident by his HR blast last night and has a .546 slugging percentage against RHP on the season. Thames is just 1 for 6 against Romano in his career, but that one hit has been a HR.
Please check back later as I’ll make any necessary adjustments to the lineup due to “confirmed lineups” and/or weather.
Good Luck tonight!