DFS - Fantasy Baseball - MLB FanDuel Lineup, Picks & Advice - 7/9/18
MLB - Main Slate (7:05 PM) - FanDuel Lineup for 7/9/18
DFS – Fantasy Baseball – MLB FanDuel Lineup, Picks & Advice – 7/9/18
We ended having a solid weekend as we had some nice cashes in the Saturday afternoon slates and pulled out 50/50 victories yesterday with a 132.1-point performance which was solid considering the lack of production from Lindor and Ramirez from the Indians. Let’s start off the week strong tonight as we look at the 7:05 PM “Main Slate”!
I’m going to the Red Sox game tonight so I’m loading up on the Red Sox, which includes Eduardo Rodriguez (P), in their matchup agianst the Texas Rangers. Rodriguez comes into this game with a 10-3 overall record while sporting a solid 3.84 ERA and 1.26 WHIP. Rodriguez pitched outstanding in his recent outing vs. Washington, going 6.0 innings, giving up no runs on three hits, while striking out six. Rodriguez has an impressive 9.61 K/9 ratio and if he does a good job attacking the Rangers hitters tonight, he could have a big night as the Rangers rank 27th in team strikeout rate.
As I already mentioned, I’m going to the Red Sox game tonight and as the wind is blowing out hard over the green monster tonight, I’m stacking the Red Sox. We didn’t hold back any salary for the Red Sox tonight as we’re going with Xander Bogaerts (SS), Mookie Betts (OF), J.D. Martinez (OF), and Steve Pearce (Utility) in their great matchup agianst the Rangers LHP Mike Minor. Minor comes into this game with a 4.63 ERA and didn’t look that sharp in his recent start against Houston (6.0 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 3 BB, 2 HR) last Wednesday. Bogaerts is hitting .281 on the season with 14 HR’s and has been outstanding as of late, hitting .400 with 2 HR’s over the past week. Mookie is hitting .370 with 2 HR’s over the past week and has been outstanding vs. LHP on the year, posting a .358 average, .746 slugging percentage, and a 1.184 OPS. Martinez has been one of the best hitters in baseball this season is hitting .329 with 27 HR’s and has been unstoppable at home this season, posting a .361 average, .803 slugging percentage, and a 1.214 OPS. Pearce has been great since being picked up by the Red Sox and has been great against LHP, posting a .321 average and .921 OPS.
With all the money we spent on the Red Sox tonight, we needed to get some value elsewhere and will be heading out to Cleveland as we’re going to take both Yonder Alonso (C/1B) and Tyler Naquin (OF) in their nice matchup agianst the RHP Anthony DeSclafani. DeSclafani comes into this game with a 5.08 ERA and has been giving up HR’s in bunches as he currently has a 2.4 HR/9 ratio. Alonso is hitting just .254 on the season, however, has shown some nice power as he has 12 HR’s and 48 RBI’s on the year. Alonso has 9 of his 12 HR’s vs. RHP on the season and has a .757 OPS at home. Naquin is getting regular time in the outfield since Lonnie Chisenhall went on the DL and in his 49 games played this season, he is hitting .260 with 2 HR’s and 16 RBI’s. Naquin is hitting .284 at home on the season and .289 in “night” games.
Rounding out our lineup will be value plays in San Francisco’s Alan Hanson (2B) and Pittsburgh’s Colin Moran (3B). Hanson has been solid this season, hitting .284 with 6 HR’s and has been heading up as of late as he is hitting .333 over the past week. Hanson is hitting .333 at home this season and coming a nice game yesterday in which he went 3 for 5 with a double and RBI. Moran has struggled a bit lately, but you have to like his matchup against the Nationals Jefry Rodriguez who enters this game with a 5.52 ERA. Moran has some decent power with 8 HR’s on the year and has been great at home this season, posting a .303 average with 4 HR’s and 23 RBI’s.
Please check back later on my twitter (@BrettCU05) for any updates due to “confirmed lineups” and/or weather.