DFS - Fantasy Baseball - MLB FanDuel Lineup, Picks & Advice - 8/6/18
MLB - Main Slate (7:10 PM) - FanDuel Lineup for 8/6/18
DFS – Fantasy Baseball – MLB FanDuel Lineup, Picks & Advice – 8/6/18
Update (5:26 PM) - Sticking with the orginal lineup! Image is updated below and should be good to go! Good Luck!
Hi Everyone! We ended the week on a wining note as our 144.2-point total easily had us cashing in our 50/50’s although it did just fall short in the GPP’s that I entered. We were spot on with taking a chance with Shane Bieber (38 points) who even outscored Aaron Nola on the day and got outstanding offensive performances by Javier Baez (28.2 points) and Jose Ramirez (31.7 points). We’re hoping to start the week off well, just last this past week, and let’s take look at tonight’s 10-game “main” slate that starts at 7:10pm.
It’s a tough one on the mount tonight as we have solid top-plays (Bauer, Morton) however, as I do want some funds available to spend up on some bats tonight, I’m going to go with some value today in the Angels RHP Nick Tropeano (P). Tropeano hasn’t been anything special this season, posting a 4.94 ERA and 1.37 WHIP, however, similar to the reason why I liked Bieber yesterday, I’m just not intimated of this Detroit lineup. The Tigers are coming off a 3-game series against the Oakland Athletics in which they scored just 1 run and allowed Trevor Cahill to throw a gem yesterday (6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 10 K). Detroit currently ranks 27th in MLB in terms of batting average vs. RHP (.233). Tropeano comes into this game with a 7.6 K/9 ratio this season but does have strikeout stuff as he posted a 9.0+ K/9 ratio over his last two seasons. Tropeano was decent in an earlier start this season against the Tigers (5.1 IP, 2 ER, 5 K, W) and as the Tigers are just 18-38 on the road this season, I think Tropeano has some solid value tonight.
We’re keeping it simple on the offensive end tonight as we’re going to be doing 4-player stacks of both the Cubs and Mariners tonight in their solid match-ups.
The Chicago Cubs should have plenty of opportunities to put up a good run total today as the wind will be blowing out at Kauffman Field and they will be up against the HR-prone, RHP Jakob Junis, of the Kansas City Royals. It’s been a tough season for Junis as he comes into this game with a 5.12 ERA and 1.35 WHIP while allowing 15 hits and 7 ER’s over his past two starts. Junis is allowing opponents to post a .818 OPS against him on the season and has been really hurt by the HR ball as currently is posting a 2.0 HR/9 ratio. For the Cubs, we’re going to be rostering Anthony Rizzo (C/1B), Javier Baez (2B), Kyle Schwarber (OF) and Ben Zobrist (Utility). Rizzo has picked up as of late as he is hitting .304 over the past week with 2 HR’s and has a solid .368 average in the month of August. Rizzo has posted a solid .890 OPS vs. RHP on the season and for the most part has had some extra value, leading off for the Cubs. Baez continues to be outstanding this season as the 2nd baseman is currently hitting .300 on the season with 24 HR’s and 86 RBI’s. Baez is hitting .417 over the past week with 3 HR’s and 7 RBI’s and has been solid against RHP on the season, posting a .297 average and .907 OPS. Schwarber isn’t hitting for a great average, but there is no denying the power he brings to the plate as he slugging outfielder currently has 20 HR’s on the season with 48 RBI’s. Schwarber has posted a .902 OPS vs. RHP on the season as all 20 HR’s have come against RHP. Zobrist will be going back to Kansas City riding a hot steak as over the past week, he is hitting .389 with a HR. Zobrist is hitting .310 on the season and has posted a .317 average/.909 OPS vs. RHP on the season.
The Seattle Mariners also come in with a solid implied run total tonight as they face off against the very hittable LHP Martin Perez of the Texas Rangers. Perez has pitched a bit better as of late, however, it’s still be a tough season for the 6-year veteran as he comes into this game with a 6.50 ERA and 1.97 WHIP. Perez has given up a bunch of HR’s this season in his limited outings and currently sports a 2.0 HR/9 ratio. Perez is allowing his opponents to hit .358 against him and hasn’t fared well against Seattle in his career as he is allowing the current Mariners lineup to post a .317 average/.900 OPS against him. For the Mariners, we’re going to be going with Kyle Seager (3B), Jean Segura (SS), Nelson Cruz (OF), and Mitch Haniger (OF). Seager is only hitting .231 on the season, however, does have 18 HR’s and is coming off a solid performance yesterday in which he hit two solo HR’s. Seager is hitting .313 over the past week and has a good history against Perez as he has a .348 average (16-46) with 4 HR’s. Segura has had a nice season with the Mariners as he comes into this game with a .309 average with 8 HR’s, 51 RBI’s, and 16 SB. Segura is hitting .325 on the road this season and has crushed Texas this year, hitting .429 (15-35) against them. Crush continues his bashing ways, as he has hit 29 HR’s and 71 RBI’s on the season to go along with his .267 average. Cruz has a 1.018 OPS vs. LHP on the season and like Segura, has crushed Texas to the tune of a .484 average (15-31) this season with 3 HR’s. Haniger has slowed down from his fast start to the season, however, is still hitting .263 on the year with 18 HR’s and 69 RBI’s. Haniger is hitting .316 so far in the month of August and comes into this game with a .400 average (6 for 15) against the LHP Perez.
Please check back later as I’ll make any necessary updates due to “confirmed lineups” and/or weather.