DFS - Fantasy Baseball - MLB Fanduel Lineup - Main Slate (7:05 PM) - 8/28/19
Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 6:05 PM (N/A)
It was a tough day yesterday as we decided to pay up for a big Red Sox stack and in the end, it was the value plays in Jackie Bradley Jr., Christian Vazquez, & Brock Holt which was the right move. We also had Houser who was pulled in the 5th due to injury, while our 2-man stack of the Nationals was a bust as the Orioles & Aaron Brooks shockingly shutout the Nationals.
These days happen and it’s important not to get frustrated. Great thing about DFS is that you can put yesterday in the past and get right back at next day!
Let’s pick it up today as we take a look at tonight’s MLB FanDuel “Main Slate” that features 11 games and starts at 7:05pm.
On the mound, we’re going to go with some value in Cincinnati’s Anthony DeSclafani in his match-up against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. DeSclafani comes into this game with a respectable 4.27 ERA & 1.34 WHIP while posting a solid 9.16 K/9 ratio. DeSclafani can struggle agianst LHB’s, however, this should be much of a concern tonight as the Marlins currently only have two LHB’s in their starting lineup in Neil Walker & Isan Diaz. DeSclafani has been outstanding vs. RHB’s, holding them to a .232 average/.638 OPS while the Marlins come into this game ranked just 26th in terms of batting average (.239 average) vs. RHP’s.
On the offensive end, we’re going to focus the majority of our attention on the Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians, & Minnesota Twins.
Boston will be up against the RHP Peter Lambert of the Colorado Rockies who comes into this game with a 6.40 ERA & 1.61 WHIP. Lambert is allowing his opponents to post a .303 average/.908 OPS on the season and has struggled agianst both LHB’s (.320 average/.953 OPS) & RHB’s (.290 average/.874 OPS). Lambert has really struggled at Coors Field this season, allowing 30 ER’s on 48 hits over 40.2 IP.
For the Red Sox, we’re going with a 3-man stack of Brock Holt, Xander Bogaerts, & Mookie Betts.
Holt is hitting .462 over the past week and has been solid in his opportunities vs. RHP’s this season, posting a .342 average/.910 OPS.
Bogaerts is having his best offensive season in his career as he comes into this game with a .308 average with 28 HR’s & 97 RBI’s. Bogaerts is hitting .364 agianst the Rockies this season (4 for 11, 2 2B, HR) and has a .322 average/.973 OPS vs. RHP.
Betts is not putting up MVP numbers this season, but still has been solid, posting a .282 average with 21 HR’s and I see him putting up a big game tonight after going 0-4 with a BB last night.
We’re paying up for a 2-man stack of Minnesota Twins in Miguel Sano & Nelson Cruz in their match-up agianst the LHP Ross Detwiler of the Chicago White Sox. Detwiler has struggled this season, posting a 5.51 ERA & 1.48 WHIP while really struggling against RHB’s, allowing them to post a .326 average/.996 OPS.
Sano has crushed the White Sox this season to the tune of a .362 average (17 for 47) w/ 6 HR’s and is averaging a HR in every 10.63 AB’s this season.
Cruz has put up video game numbers against the White Sox this season, hitting .500 (22 for 44) with 8 HR’s and as he has a 1.158 OPS vs. LHP on the season, he is almost a must play in my eyes tonight.
The Cleveland Indians have the pleasure of going up agianst the RHP Jordan Zimmerman who although has pitched better as of late, still comes into this match-up with a 6.48 ERA & 1.46 WHIP. Zimmerman is allowing opponents to post a .295 average on the season and really struggled in his one start agianst Cleveland this season, lasting just 4.1 innings, while giving up 4 ER’s (3 HR’s).
For the Indians, we’re going to go with Yu Chang & Franmil Reyes
Chang was impressive in his last start on Sunday as he went 2 for 3 with a triple, two runs, and a walk and I like him as a “punt” play at just $2,300.
Reyes is hitting .375 over the past week with 4 HR’s and has 27 of his 33 HR’s vs. RHP’s this season.
Rounding out the team will be Oakland’s Seth Brown in his match-up agianst Jacob Junis of the Kansas City Royals. Junis has always struggled with HR’s and you have to love the value that Brown brings to the table as in Triple-AAA this season, he has posted 37 HR’s & 104 RBI’s in 112 games.
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