DFS - Fantasy Baseball - MLB Fanduel Lineup - Main Slate (7:05 PM) - 9/6/19
Friday, September 6, 2019 at 6:05 PM (N/A)
Let’s end the week on a winning note as we take a look at tonight’s MLB FanDuel “Main Slate” that features 15 games and starts at 7:05pm.
On the mound tonight, we’re going to go with some solid value in Oakland’s Homer Bailey who has been a great addition to the Athletics starting rotation since being acquired from the Kansas Royals at the trade deadline. Bailey has allowed 3 or less ER’s in 7 of his 9 starts with Oakland and has been lights out as of late, allowing just a combined 8 ER’s over his last 4 starts (21.1 IP). Bailey comes in with just a 8.25 K/9 ratio on the season, however, has had more success lately striking out hitters as he has posted at least 7 K’s in 3 of his last 4 starts. Bailey gets one of the best match-ups on the slate as he is up against the Tigers who rank 29th in team batting average vs. RHP’s (.234 average) & 30th in team strikeout rate (10.01 K’s/game).
Leading off our offensive tonight will be the Tampa Bay Rays as we’re going with a 3-man stack of Nate Lowe, Eric Sogard, & Austin Meadows in their match-up against the RHP Clay Buchholz of the Toronto Blue Jays. Buchholz comes into this game with a 5.45 ERA & 1.35 WHIP over his 7 starts this season while allowing his opponents to post a .279 average & .809 OPS. Buchholz has really struggled vs. LHB’s, allowing them to post a .301 average/.889 OPS and as he doesn’t really “put-away” stuff anymore, I think Tampa is going to be solid option to stack tonight.
Eric Sogard has had a nice season, hitting .298 with 13 HR’s & 40 RBI’s and has fared well against RHP’s, posting a .304 average/.819 OPS agianst them in 283 AB’s this season.
Nate Lowe has been decent in his limited action this season, posting a .294 average with 6 HR’s & 16 RBI’s and I like his value, hitting out the 5-hole tonight for just $2,500.
Austin Meadows has been on fire as of late, posting a .423 average with 4 2B & 3 HR’s over the past week and has posted a .297 average/.952 OPS vs. RHP’s on the season.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had all the hype when he was called up, but it’s really been the Blue Jays other top prospect in Bo Bichette who has really shined as he comes into this game with a .329 average w/ 10 HR’s in his first 34 MLB games. Bichette has hit .398 on the road this season and I like his match-up against the LHP Brandon McKay of Tampa Bay, as the rookie shortstop has posted a .383 average/1.101 OPS vs. LHP on the season.
We are going with a 2-man stack of Houston Astros in their match-up against the Seattle Mariners. The Mariners will start off with Reggie McClain (3.86 ERA/1.29 WHIP) but will mostly be going with the LHP Tommy Milone. Milone has pitched well this season for the Mariners, however, he can struggled with HR’s as he 2.11 HR/9 ratio on the season.
Alex Bergman is having another incredible season as he comes into this game with a .295 average w/ 33 HR’s & 98 RBI’s. Bergman has posted a .417 average over the past week, is has posted a .331 average/1.080 OPS, and is 5 for 7 with a HR agianst Milone in his career.
Abraham Toro has some solid HR-upside and I think is solid value at just $3,200 after hitting .324 w/ 17 HR’s in 114 games in the minors this season.
Minnesota has a decent match-up against Cleveland’s Adam Plutko tonight and I think Max Kepler is a solid pay at his current $3,500 price tag. Plutko has allowing LHB’s to post a .286 average/.528 slugging %/.859 OPS vs. LHB’s this season and struggled against Minnesota in his only start against them this season, allowing 4 ER’s (2 HR’s) in 6.0 IP. Kepler has had a great season, hitting 36 HR’s, and has a .859 OPS vs. RHP on the season. Kepler is also 1 for 4 w/ a HR against Plutko in his career.
Rounding out the team, we’re going with Brandon Nimmo of the New York Mets in his match-up agianst Philadelphia’s Zach Eflin. Eflin has a respectable 4.33 ERA on the season, however, is allowing LHB’s to post a .270 average & .871 OPS. Eflin has struggled agianst the Mets this season, posting a 5.63 ERA over his three starts against them this season. Nimmo has been solid since returning from his injury, going 2 for 5 with a double, HR, & 4 walks in his 9 AB’s and has fared well against RHP’s in his career, as coming into this season, he has posted .892 OPS vs. LHP’s.
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