Hope everyone is having a good start to their weekend!
Let’s take a look at our lineup for tonight’s FanDuel MLB “Main Slate” that features 10 games and starts at 7:05pm.
On the mound tonight, we’re going to go with Sonny Gray who is having one of his best years in the majors and comes into tonight’s game agianst the Cubs with an impressive 3.25 ERA & 1.13 WHIP. Gray is holding opponents to just a .216 average/.634 OPS and has been extremely tough on LHB’s holding them to just a .186 average on the season. Gray has been solid in his three starts vs. the Cubs this season (3.63 ERA w/ 21 K’s in 17.1 IP) which includes back-to-back 40+ FanDuel point performances agianst the Cubs. Gray has an impressive 10.13 K/9 ratio on the season and while the Cubs rank just 20th in team strikeout rate at 9.03 K’s/game.
On the offensive end, we’re going to go with a 4-man stack of the Houston Astros in their match-up at Camden Yards vs. Baltimore’s Aaron Brooks who comes into this game with a 5.45 ERA & 1.34 WHIP. Brooks is allowing opponents to post a .831 OPS on the season and has allowed 13 ER’s over his last 13.2 IP.
For the Astros, we’re going to stack the middle of their lineup as we’re going to roll with Alex Bergman, Carlos Correa, Yordan Alvarez, & Yuli Gurriel.
We need some value the rest of the way after spending up on Gray and the HOU stack and I think we have some decent value with the Chicago White Sox in their match-up agianst the RHP Tanner Roark of the Oakland Athletics. Roark has been solid this season, posting a 4.41 ERA on the season however, he does come into this game with a 1.41 WHIP and has really struggled vs. LHB’s allowing them to post a .316 average/.937 OPS.
For the White Sox, we’re going to go with Matt Skole who was recently called after hitting 21 HR’s in 92 games with Triple-AAA Charlotte this season and the switch-hitting Yolmer Sanchez.
Kristopher Negron has been impressive in his limited action with the Dodgers this season (9 for 27 w/ 2 HR) and I like his value today at just $2,400 with him hitting out of the 3-hole vs. the LHP Alex Young.
Rounding out the team, we’re going with Khris Davis of the Oakland Athletics in his match-up agianst Reynaldo Lopez of the White Sox. Lopez has pitched well as of late, however, he still has a high 1.67 HR/9 ratio and I just can’t pass up on the HR-upside that Davis brings to the table, even if he has been really struggling since the All-Star Break.
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