Update (6:50 PM) - Made some additional updates. Image is updated! Good Luck!
Update (6:14 PM) - Hi Everyone. Had to make some adjustments as Marisnick isn't playing tonight. Still sticking with HOU & KC stacks. Image is updated. Good Luck!
We got the week started off right with a solid 183.6-point performance that saw us cashing in both our 50/50’s & GPP’s!
Let’s keep it going tonight as we take a look at tonight’s “Initial” MLB FanDuel “Main” slate that features 12-games and starts at 7:05pm.
On the mound tonight, it’s comes down to spending all the way for Chris Sale, or going with slightly more affordable pitchers in Charlie Morton in Noah Syndergaard. As of right now, as there are a lot of prime match-ups for some hitters tonight, I’m going to with Charlie Morton.
Morton has been outstanding this season as he comes into this game with a 2.64 ERA and has allowed 2 or less ER’s in 7 of his 8 starts. Morton has an impressive K/9 ratio of 11.37 so he has some solid K-upside and faces a Miami team that has posted just a .215 average (ranked 28th in MLB) against RHP on the season.
Kicking off our offense, we’re going to go to Houston who has one of the better match-ups of the night against the LHP Ryan Carpenter of the Detroit Tigers. Carpenter made his first appearance of the season last week against the Angels and it didn’t go well for the LHP as he allowed 6 ER on 8 hits (2 HR’s) in just 5.0 IP.
For the Astros, we’re going to go with a 4-man stack of Robinson Chirinos, Aledmys Diaz, Alex Bregman, and Jake Marisnick.
Robinson Chirinos has been crushing the ball as of late as over the past week he is hitting .333 with 2 HR’s. Chirinos is seeing the ball well as he has 7 BB’s over the past week and has posted a .353 average/1.166 OPS vs. LHP on the season.
Diaz is hitting .318 over the last week with 2 HR’s, which including a HR last night. Diaz is hitting in a decent spot in the order in which I think he’ll have plenty of RBI opportunities tonight.
Bergman is hitting just .275 on the season, but he is having no problems with power as he comes into this game with 13 HR’s & 33 RBI’s. Bergman has actually struggled vs. LHP this season, but I think his current numbers will improve as coming into this season, he had a career .311 average/.937 OPS vs. LHP.
We were all over Jake Marisnick last night in his 37.4-point performance and he has also been swinging a hot bat as of late as over the past week, he is hitting .400 (6-15) with 2 HR’s & 2 2B’s. Marisnick has crushed LHP to the tune of a .409 average/1.003 OPS and I image he’ll be more on the radars of DFS players tonight.
We have another stack with the Kansas City Royals as we’re going to roster Adalberto Mondesi, Jorge Soler, and Ryan O’Hearn in their prime match-up against Shelby Miller of the Texas Rangers. Miller has really struggled this season as he comes into this game with a 7.48 ERA & 1.92 WHIP while allowing opponents to hit .288 against him.
Mondesi is an outstanding overall player as he can beat you with both his power and speed. Mondesi has hit much better from the left-side of the plate (.838 OPS) and has already stolen 13 bases this season. Mondesi is hitting .315 at home this season and I think he is going to have a big day against Miller.
Soler has 10 HR’s & 25 RBI’s on the season and has had no trouble seeing the ball well against Miller in his career, as he is 5 for 12 (.417 average) with 3 HR’s against the right-hander.
O’Hearn has struggled to start the season, however, he does have HR-upside and has been much better vs. RHP’s this season. O’Hearn was outstanding vs. RHP last season, posting a .313 average/1.108 OPS and I think this is a great match-up for him.
Rounding out our team, we’re going with some value in Mac Williamson of the San Francisco Giants. Williamson has struggled a bit since returning from injury, however, there is no denying his HR-upside. Williamson has a nice match-up against the RHP Trent Thornton of the Toronto Blue Jays who comes into this game with a 5.06 ERA and a 1.69 HR/9 ratio.
As always, I will make any necessary updates due to confirmed lineups, weather, etc. I will do my best to update the post but if it’s a last-second update, it’s easier for me to post that with an image on Twitter (@BrettCU05).