FanDuel MLB DFS Picks – September 17th

Last night’s FanDuel MLB DFS Picks were a mixed bag of frustration and manufacturing.
As Berrios was good in his outing from the visiting White Sox, we ended up on the side of the Jose Berrios/Robbie Ray discussion. The right-hander hurled 7.1 innings of both all two-run chunk to go along with eight punchouts, making his 13th win of the season from the procedure. He walked four, struck out seven, although ray really allowed only one hit and went six innings and also received a no-decision.
Since they scored eight runs against a struggling Reds bullpen plus Kevin Gausman our four-man Cubs stack showed out. The major hit came in Kyle Schwarber who clubbed a three-run house run from Gausman. While he added a pair of RBI — nicholas Castellanos remained hot with another twice — his 55th of the season. Ben Zobrist delivered value with a pair of singles, a run scored and an RBI while Nico Hoerner deciphered at a single and a run scored. I enjoy the manufacturing we received here.
The frustrating part of the lineup came in the kind of our three-man Brewers stack. Cory Spangenberg of players did damage with a triple and a homer, although milwaukee scored five runs. A zero was posted by yasmani Grandal, Mike Moustakas gave us walk while Eric Thames delivered worth using a single, a double and a run scored.
All told, it was a great lineup with the exception of just two players, but I’ll take these results and the gains attached.
Let’s see if we could make it and turn our focus to the large 14-game principal slate of tonight 2 in a row!
P — Justin Verlander (HOU) — $12,000 vs. TEX
I really did look around to see if I could squeeze any value out of another pitcher on this slate for GPPs, however the truth is I just cannot fade Verlander inside this matchup as his strikeout upside is simply enormous contrary to the swing-and-miss Texas Rangers. Not merely is Verlander entering this outing since the AL Cy Young favorite thanks to his own 2.58 ERA, 18 wins and enormous 12.01 K/9 rate, but he takes on a Rangers team that owns a 25.4percent K-rate versus right-handed pitching this year, great to the fifth-highest markers in baseball. Since he’s had his fair share of excursions against them this season verlander is very knowledgeable about the Texas lineup. Tonight will mark the first time beginning of the season for Verlander against those Rangers, and he’s pitched to a 2.70 ERA having a 11.70 K/9 speed against them across the first five. But when we take out his very first start of the season against Texas — along with second start complete — in which he allowed four earned runs and struck out just four, Verlander owns a 1.73 ERA and a 12.12 K/9 clip from them within his final four starts like a 12-strikeout effort against them from his last start against the Rangers. Considering I have found a superior lineup despite the expensive Verlander in the top, I believe most of us need to be rolling with the upcoming Hall of Famer tonight.
C/1B — Freddie Freeman (ATL) — $3,800 vs. PHI
It’s an NL East battle tonight in Atlanta as the Braves take on the Phillies in hopes of buring that the Phillies once and for everyone from the NL playoff race. I think they’ll do just that tonight behind a solid offensive performance against right-hander Vince Velasquez plus a Phillies’pencil. Velasquez possesses a 4.95 ERA and also 5.44 FIP over the season while allowing home runs at a large 2.08 HR/9 clip. He also possesses a 5.40 ERA and also 5.69 FIP on the path to go alongside a 4.19 BB/9 speed that is miles greater than his 2.43 markers at home, so I am all in to a four-man Braves stack in this 1 tonight, starting in with Freeman. It’s been a year of mashing right-hander pitching for its long-time Braves first baseman as he has submitted a big-time .291 ISO, 1.030 OPS, .420 wOBA and a large 159 wRC+ from righties here in 2019. The numbers are very similar in the home, no matter how the power jumps into some .317 ISO in SunTrust Park vs righties, a place that caters nicely to left-handed power hitters such as Freeman. He doesn’t have many extra-base strikes against him, but Freeman has gone 9 for 26 (.346) using a set pops in his career against Velasquez. He also snapped a mini-slump using a double check his last time out, so let us look for Freeman to build off that effort from a struggling pitcher .
2B — Wilmer Flores (ARI) — $2,600 vs. MIA
I certainly will need to get some worth in this lineup with an pricey Verlander at the top and set of expensive Braves bats, also I have found a three-man value stack from the Diamondbacks on this slate, also a team projected to dent 5.1 runs against left-hander Caleb Smith and a weak Marlins bullpen. There is a few items working from the D-backs‘ favor yelling. One, they rank third in baseball using a .353 group wOBA versus pitching, thanks in part to the gamers in this stack. Second, following a wonderful start to his year, Smith has been hit hard initially, posting a 4.81 ERA because the All-Star break having a 6.39 markers in August and a 4.76 mark up to now in September. Eventually, Smith owns a 4.77 ERA, 5.87 FIP, 5.05 xFIP along with a 2.59 HR/9 speed on the road compared to a 3.56 ERA, 3.90 FIP, 4.33 xFIP along with a 1.23 HR/9 speed in the home. The home run rate is at home. Input Flores who’s once again mashing left-handed pitching this year to the tune of a .340 typical, .309 ISO, 1.023 OPS, .420 wOBA along with also a 160 wRC+. Those are some quite elite figures. In addition, he owns lefties for a much greater .380 ISO, 1.186 OPS, .482 wOBA and enormous 200 wRC+ against lefties in the home. There is only a lot to enjoy about the matchup here contrary to the fighting Smith.
3B — Josh Donaldson (ATL) — $3,400 vs. PHI
Next man up in our Braves heap is Donaldson who’s putting himself in a wonderful place to earn some big bucks as a free agent against the winter, thanks in large part to his work at home against right-handed pitching in 2019. Donaldson has certainly mashed right-handers complete as a part of his own reverse-splits this year as he’s submitted a .280 ISO, .931 OPS, .387 wOBA along with 137 wRC+ to the season from opposite-handed pitching, but he’s posted powerful numbers against lefties as well. However, his best split is in the home from righties — undoubtedly. At SunTrust Park versus right-handed pitching this year, the former AL MVP has posted an eye-popping .397 ISO, 1.209 OPS, .486 wOBA and 202 wRC+. In other words, his bat has been 102 percent more productive than league average at home versus righties this year. This things as Donaldson isn’t the identical hitter on the street where he’s submitted a .193 ISO and also .719 OPS against righties this year. Donaldson is enjoying a significant month of September to boot because he’s posted a .289 ISO, 1.016 OPS, .425 wOBA along with 162 wRC+ to the month for this point together with the latter figure linking July for his most productive month from this 2019 season. Sign me up all day here with the veteran slugger.
SS — Nick Ahmed (ARI) — $2,500 vs. MIA
Keep a watch out for the supported starting lineups as we proceed during the afternoon as Ahmed left last night’s game with a cut on his finger after taking a grounder from it, but he was confident post-game that he will play tonight and he’s been a horse this year for the D-backs, therefore I believe he will begin this game tonight. Since there is plenty of upside in his bat in a matchup from the Smith, that is a fantastic thing. Ahmed has seen his pop increase since the beginning of this 2018 season, and that has been the case here in 2019 too, largely against left-wing pitching. He’ll enter play tonight sporting a impressive .256 ISO, .961 OPS, .394 wOBA and 143 wRC+ to this summer versus right-handed pitching. The news is better as his best divide — by far — will be in home versus lefties where he’s touched them up for a .328 ISO, 1.110 OPS, .447 wOBA and 178 wRC+. We even get some base upside with Ahmed tonight as he has stolen seven bags. He is not getting a terribly successful month for this stage, however I believe in the amounts he is submitted at residence versus lefties — even more so against a pitcher who has fought on the road and of late also.
OF — Nick Markakis (ATL) — $2,600 vs. PHI
Next man up in our Braves heap is Markakis who only doesn’t receive the credit he deserves to get how great his bat continues to be against right-handed pitching. He does not find much attention because of the general lack of home run power because he owns only a .159 ISO versus righties this season, and it has slugged only nine homers in a league where the long ball is about the increase to be sure. Nevertheless, he still possesses an .856 ISO, .363 wOBA and 121 wRC+ versus righties this season. His bat is 21 percent better than league average versus right-handed pitching. A frequent theme within this lineup as been players playing in their best divide, and that is how it is with Markakis too. The veteran outfielder has been very good in the home versus righties where he’s submitted a .184 ISO, .936 OPS, .395 wOBA along with 142 wRC+. He has also been very good since missing roughly six months of activity with a fractured left wrist — normally a challenging injury to come back from. In three games since coming, he has gone 7 for 14 (.500) using a double, two runs scored and three RBI. Just hasn’t missed a beat. He is also a .400 hitter using a dual in 20 at-bats from Velasquez in his career. At this cost, there is a ton of value to be unlocked tonight.
OF — Matt Joyce (ATL) — $2,400 vs. PHI
Completing our four-man stack is Joyce who has left his big league cash hitting right-wing pitching during his journeyman career. The batting average is actually quite good against both pitchers‘ handedness, but he’s logged just 20 at-bats versus lefties with a .300 typical to show for this. Against righties, however, he has hit .293 and that the energy is much better using a .185 ISO, however, in addition an .884 OPS, .379 wOBA along with 132 wRC+. The bat is indeed productive versus righties as a result of a big 16% walk speed that includes his OPS, wOBA and wRC+ amounts soaring. We have a hitter hitting a really productive split with Joyce. In the home against righties, the numbers improve into some .203 ISO, .952 OPS, .404 wOBA and 148 wRC+. I will gladly take general production as a result and the energy, although his walk rate is lower at home than on the street. In addition, we possess Joyce enjoying his best month of the season here in September as he’s submitted a .241 ISO, 1.011 OPS, .428 wOBA along with 164 wRC+ to the month to this stage. It’s worth noting that he’s also 2 for 2 with a homer and a walk in his profession from Velasquez, although it’s a very small sample. In what needs to be a fruitful Braves stack this day I will take the value and operate.
OF — Mark Canha (OAK) — $3,200 vs. KC
I had $3,200 left to an outfielder following rostering Verlander, my Braves pile along with a three-man D-backs pile, and of that set my pick of this litter is. I was also tempted to decide on the Indians‘ Franmil Reyes awarded his hard power power, however I like Canha’s splits as he chooses on right-hander Jorge Lopez and the Kansas City Royals tonight at the O.Co Coliseum in Oakland. Entering tonight to drama, Canha has submitted inverse conflicts here in 2019. He owns a .285 typical, .247 ISO, .940 OPS, .395 wOBA along with 153 wRC+ vs right-handed pitching this season — most of which can be superior to his characters versus lefties. We again have a player enjoying his split inside this matchup, although this is not a recording. Canha has possessed right-handers at home that season where he has submitted a .258 ISO, 1.058 OPS, .442 wOBA along with 184 wRC+. That wRC+ guess is his split of all of them. In the plate in September, Canha has slowed down after a white-hot August. He’s scored a run in 3 consecutive games and also has a two-run homer in that time too. Remember Lopez owns a 5.44 ERA and 1.62 HR/9 over the season, so I will take Canha’s positive breaks against a targetable starting pitcher .
UTIL — Carson Kelly (ARI) — $2,500 vs. MIA
Completing this lineup along with our three-man D-backs stack is Kelly who’s done some harm against left-handed pitchers this season. This winter, after coming out of the Cardinals from the Paul Goldschmidt 18, kelly has enjoyed a true nice season. In his first full year in the bigs, Kelly is now posted a .247 ISO complete with 18 home runs despite filing fewer than 350 plate appearances across 105 matches to the point. Nevertheless, the bat was surreal against lefties who he has owned to the tune of a .363 typical, .325 ISO, 1.156 OPS, .462 wOBA along with a 187 wRC+. That is so impressive in your very first season in the big leagues. For your first time in this lineup, we’ve got a hitter not hitting in his very best split. Having said that, I don’t think I will argue over Kelly’s .220 ISO, .977 OPS, .397 wOBA and 145 wRC+. It is a small bit of a bummer which Kelly has endured a genuine rough month of September to this stage, as he snapped a hitless streak with a hit and a run scored just last night, but there is a silver lining. He a walk at a very small sample from Smith and 1 for 2 with an RBI. Given the stack and the price, the value Kelly brings to the table at a really appealing matchup tonight is being loved by me.

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