DFS - Fantasy Baseball - MLB FanDuel Lineup, Picks & Advice - 7/21/18
MLB - Main Slate (7:05 PM) - FanDuel Lineup for 7/21/18
DFS – Fantasy Baseball – MLB FanDuel Lineup, Picks & Advice – 7/21/18
Update (6:01 PM) - Lineup is confirmed and the image has been updated! Good Luck!
Hi Everyone! We kicked off the 2nd half of the MLB season on a great note as our team yesterday had a huge 200+ point night which had as winning all of our 50/50’s outright and had us placing in the top-100 in the big GPP. Pitching was a tough position yesterday as a lot of big names didn’t come through, however, we avoided any of those landmines by going with Danny Duffy who ended with 40-points. Our Cleveland (Encarnacion, Lindor, Ramirez) and Arizona (Pollock, Peralta) stacks combined for an incredible 141.7 points. Let’s keep this momentum going for tonight’s main slate at 7:05 PM.
I really liked Vince Velasquez tonight, however, the weather looks awful for the PHI/SD game so I’m going to try to go with some more value with Oakland’s RHP Trevor Cahill (P). Cahill missed about 6 weeks of action in June/July and made on rocky start agianst the Astros prior to the All-Star break, however, the veteran RHP has looked good this season as he has posted a 3.10 ERA and 1.03 WHIP. Cahill has a solid 8.6 K/9 ratio and faces a very streaky Giants offense that will not one of their best LHB’s in Brandon Belt. Cahill has been outstanding at home this season as he has posted a 0.64 ERA in 4 starts and is holding opponents to a .214 average overall.
We stacked the Indians last night and we’re going right back to them tonight as they have a nice matchup against the RHP Bartolo Colon of the Texas Rangers. Colon comes into this game with a 4.64 ERA and 1.21 WHIP and although he has pitched well as of late, he still is giving up HR’s in bunches as he comes into this game with a 1.9 HR/9 ratio. For our Indians stack, we’re going to go with the big bats of Edwin Encarnacion (C/1B), Jose Ramirez (3B), and Francisco Lindor (SS). Encarnacion had a nice 3-hit performance last night and still has great power as he comes into this game with 22 HR’s and 66 RBI’s. Ramirez leads all of MLB with 30 HR’s and has been on an absolute tear as of late as he has collected at least 2 hits in 6 of his last 7 games. Ramirez is hitting .353 with a 1.059 OPS against the Rangers this season. Lindor displayed his speed last night with 2 SB’s and we all know he is the complete package as on the season he is hitting .292 with 25 HR’s and 62 RBI’s. All of Lindor’s power has come as an LHB this season as 20 of his 25 HR’s have come from the left side of the plate.
We are also going back to Arizona tonight as we’re going to take a couple of value bats in the Diamondbacks Ketel Marte (2B) and Steven Souza Jr. (OF) in their matchup against Colorado’s LHP Kyle Freeland. Freeland has pitched outstanding as of late, however, has actually been worse on the road this season and has been nothing more than average against the Diamondbacks, coming to this game with a 3.97 ERA against them this season in two starts. The switch-hitting Marte has been much better against LHP this season, posting a .298 average, .579 slugging percentage, and a .940 OPS. Marte is 2 for 6 lifetime agianst Freeland with a HR and 2 RBI’s. Souza Jr. has gotten off to a slow start with Diamondbacks this season but there is no denying the HR-upside that Souza Jr. has. Souza Jr has posted a .308 average in 26 AB’s vs LHP on the season and he has some extra value as he has been batting in the heart of the Arizona lineup.
We are going with Minnesota’s Eddie Rosario (OF) and Brian Dozier (Utility) as we love the Twins matchup against the RHP Jakob Junis of the Kansas Royals. Junis is coming off the 10-day DL due to a back injury and has really struggled this season as he comes into this game with a 5.13 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP. Junis posted a 7.14 ERA in the month of June and has been even worse in the month of July, posting a 13.50 ERA. Junis has been crushed by the HR ball this season, posting a 2.1 HR/9 ratio. Rosario has had a great season, posting a .310 average with 19 HR’s and 61 RBI’s. Rosario is on an 8-game hitting streak and has posted a .322 average and .945 OPS vs. RHP on the season. Dozier still has some great power as he has 16 HR’s on the season and has been great against Kansas City this season posting a .300 average with 3 HR’s.
Rounding out the lineup will by the Astros prospect, Kyle Tucker (OF) in his matchup agianst the Angels Nick Tropeano. Tropeano will be making his first start in over a month and hasn’t been anything more than average this season, posting a 4.83 ERA and 1.35 WHIP. Tropeano has struggled against Houston in his career, allowing the current lineup to post a .313 average against him. It’s been a struggle a bit for Tucker since being called up, but don’t let the .129 average fool you, this is the top-prospect in the Astros organization who is going to be a solid player. Tucker hit .306 with 14 HR’s in 80 games at Triple-A Fresno and I think it’s only a matter of time in which he starts raking in the big leagues.
Please check back later as I’ll make any necessary updates due to “confirmed lineups” and/or weather.