DFS - Fantasy Baseball - MLB DraftKings Lineup, Picks & Advice - 8/12/18
MLB - Featured Slate (1:05 pm) - DraftKings Lineup for 8/12/18
DFS – Fantasy Baseball – MLB DraftKings Lineup, Picks & Advice – 8/12/18
Update (12:04 PM) - Hi Everyone! Needed to make some adjustments as we have alot of regulars sitting this Sunday. I've added Stanton of the Yankees in his great match-up vs. Martin Perez and will still be hoping that the big bats of the Red Sox can have a nice day against Alex Cobb of the Orioles! Image is updated below! Good Luck!
Hi Everyone! It was a tough, low-scoring MLB slate last night however, even though we only posted 94.3 points on the night, it was good enough to keep are recent hot streak going as it easily cashed in our 50/50 contests last night. We were led by our pitchers last night as Trevor Bauer (31.05 points) and Yefry Ramirez (14.25 points) combined for about half our points last night. With the extra money we saved on Ramirez, we were able to afford Asdrubal Cabrera (10 points) and Justin Turner (13 points) and between that and Nick Williams 17-point game, it had us easily over the 50/50 cash line. Let’s try to end the week on a solid note as we look at the 12-game “featured” slate that starts at 1:05 pm.
On the mound this afternoon we’re hoping to find value in both Miami’s Wei-Yin Chen (P) and Kansas City’s Jakob Junis (P). Chen hasn’t had his greatest year as he comes into this game with a 5.48 ERA and 1.43 WHIP, however, he has been outstanding when has been at home at the pitchers friendly Marlins Park, posting a 1.94 ERA in 9 starts. Chen has a great matchup against the Mets who we’ve been exploiting all season when they’ve been up against an LHP as they rank 29th in MLB in batting average vs. LHP (.217 average). Chen is holding the current Mets roster to just a .232 average over his career and is holding opponents at home to just a .193 average. Chen has just a 6.7 K/9 ratio on the season however, as he been consistently putting up around 20 DraftKings points in his home starts this season, I like the value that he has this afternoon. Junis has also had a tough season this year as he is posting a 4.98 ERA and 1.36 WHIP. Junis has really been hurt by the HR ball this season, however, is coming off a great start agianst the Cubs in which he went 5 innings, giving up 1 ER while striking out 8. Junis has only given up 2 HR’s over his past 4 starts and does have a respectable 8.5 K/9 ratio. Junis will be up agianst the Cardinals are about league average in terms of MLB batting average vs. RHP and team strikeout rate, however, I think they could have a real hard time with Junis’s slider which is tough to make contact when it’s on. Junis showed us in the beginning of the year of how good he can be, and as it looks like he is regaining the form, I like the value he brings to the table on Sunday.
With the money that we’re saving, we’re are stacking the heart of the Red Sox lineup in Xander Bogaerts (SS), Mookie Betts (OF), J.D. Martinez (OF), and Andrew Benintendi (OF) in their outstanding matchup agianst Baltimore’s RHP Alex Cobb. It’s been a tough first season in Baltimore for Cobb as he comes into this game with a 3-14 record while posting a 5.55 ERA and 1.51 WHIP. Cobb is allowing his opponents to post a .302 average/.849 OPS against him on the season and has been rocked by the Red Sox in his two starts against them this season, giving up 10 ER’s (3 HR’s) on 20 hits in just 10.0 IP while allowing the Red Sox to hit .435 against him. Bogaerts is having a nice season for the Red Sox as he has 17 HR’s and 72 RBI’s on the season and has been great in this current series agianst the Orioles, hitting .333 with a double, HR, 4 runs scored, and 4 RBI’s. Bogaerts has a .884 OPS (16 of 17 of his HR) vs. RHP and has a career .300 average vs. Cobb. Betts comes into this game with a .351 average with 27 HR’s, 62 RBI’s, and 23 SB’s and has continued his MVP caliber play as over the past week he has posted a .458 average (3 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR). Betts has posted a .375 (9-24) average/1.167 OPS with 2 HR’s vs. Cobb in his career. Martinez continued his incredible season last night with a 2-HR performance and now how an incredible 37 HR’s and 104 RBI’s on the season. Martinez is hitting .423 over the past week and on top of posting a 1.298 OPS against Baltimore on the season, he has a .538 average (7-13)/1.571 OPS vs. Cobb in his career. Benintendi got the night off last night, so he should be well-rested to improve on his .301 average, 15 HR’s, 70 RBI’s and 20 SB’s stat line on the season. Benintendi is hitting .382 so far in the month of August, and has a .388 average/1.227 OPS vs. Baltimore on the season.
Our Houston offensive stack disappointed us yesterday, however, I’m going right back to the Astros tonight as they have one of the better matchups on the slate agianst the RHP Erasmo Ramirez of the Seattle Mariners. Ramirez has only made two starts on the season before he went on the DL due to a shoulder injury and it was pretty for the right hander as over those starts he gave up 11 ER’s on 7 HR’s in just 9.2 IP. Ramirez has allowed his opponents to post a .333 average/.976 slugging percentage/1.332 OPS on the season and has really struggled with HR’s over the past couple of seasons. For the Astros, we’re going to be going with the heart of their current lineup in Evan Gattis (C/1B) and Tyler White (1B). Gattis has been struggled since the beginning of July and is hitting just .238 on the season, however, he always can go off for a big DFS night as he still has great power and has hit 21 HR’s on the season. Gattis has a .792 OPS vs. RHP on the season and is 4 for 9 with 2 HR’s against Ramirez in his career. Tyler White has been a nice source of power for the Astros as of late as he has posted a .292 average with a two doubles, a triple, and 2 HR’s over the past week. White has big time HR power and has posted a .293 average/1.017 OPS vs. RHP on the season.
We’ll be heading to the Detroit/Minnesota game to round out our team tonight as we’ll be taking the Tigers Niko Goodrum (2B) and Minnesota’s Miguel Sano (3B). The Tigers will be up agianst the RHP Kohl Stewart who will be making his MLB debut on Sunday. Stewart could be in for a long day, as he hasn’t been overly impressive this season between double-A and triple-A as he has posted just a 4.47 ERA. Good rum was having a real tough of July heading into this series, however, has seems to have found his swing as he has hit HR’s in back to back games. 10 of Goodrum’s 11 HR’s have been as a left-handed batter this season and he has posted a solid .800 OPS at home this season. Sano will be coming in a decent price in his matchup agianst the LHP Matthew Boyd. Boyd has been up and down this season, however, is coming off a tough start recently agianst the Angels, giving up 4 ER’s (2 HR) on 6 hits in just 5.1 IP. Sano has looked much better since returning the majors and over his last three games, he has posted a .417 average with a double and HR. Sano doesn’t have great numbers against Boyd, but does have a HR agianst him and I’m hoping he can add to that total on Sunday.
Please check back later as I’ll make any necessary updates to the lineups due to “confirmed lineups” and/or weather.