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FanDuel MLB DFS Picks – August 16th

FanDuel MLB DFS Picks - July 16th

We’ve got an enormous 15-game MLB primary slate on faucet tonight with loads of alternatives all through.

Let’s get right into tonight’s FanDuel MLB DFS Picks and see if we will enter the weekend with some cash in our pockets!

P – Charlie Morton (TB) – $11,300 vs. DET

Two of the AL’s prime Cy Young candidates are on this slate as Justin Verlander takes on the Oakland A’s in Oakland while fellow proper-hander Charlie Morton takes on the Tigers tonight in Tampa Bay. Of the 2, Morton has the higher matchup by far and given the worth tag is $900 cheaper, it wasn’t a troublesome determination to roll with the large Tampa hurler on this one tonight. Morton enters this one sporting a 2.90 ERA, a determine that could be very a lot supported by his 2.79 FIP and 3.25 xFIP as properly. He’s additionally punching out a whopping 11.11 batters per nine innings this season and that quantity might very properly get a boost tonight towards a Tigers group that ranks 28th with a 26.1% Okay-price towards right-handed pitching on the season whereas their .285 wOBA off of them ranks 29th. Morton has faced the Tigers as soon as this season – in Detroit – where he hurled seven shutout innings with eight strikeouts. The very fact this one is happening in Tampa bodes properly for the upside as nicely where Morton owns a 2.75 ERA, but in addition a 2.42 FIP, 2.83 xFIP and an enormous 12.45 Okay/9 clip to go together with a 5.94 Okay/BB ratio. For sure, the ceiling is extraordinarily high, as is the ground, on this matchup tonight.

C/1B – Rowdy Tellez (TOR) – $2,200 vs. SEA

The Blue Jays and Mariners open up a collection from the hitter-pleasant Rogers Centre in Toronto tonight and I like me some Blue Jays bats on this one. The Mariners will ship opener Matt Wisler to the mound, a proper-hander, however Wisler is just expected to throw one innings or two innings max. in this one tonight. He will then be adopted by left-hander Wade Leblanc who owns a ghastly 7.64 ERA on the street this season as well as a 5.68 FIP and large 2.73 HR/9 price. After Leblanc, a Mariners bullpen that ranks 23rd with a 4.88 ERA on the season will then take over. For sure, there’s opportunity for the Blue Jays to do some injury here. Within the season’s second half, the Blue Jays rank sixth in baseball with a .218 ISO, in order that they’ve just about hit for as a lot power as any group in the league during the last month. Enter Tellez who swings from the left aspect, but has some reverse splits as he’s posted superior numbers versus left-handed pitching. He owns a .221 ISO and .782 OPS towards lefties on the season, but the numbers explode at house versus lefties where he owns a .333 ISO, .906 OPS, .369 wOBA and a 131 wRC+ towards them. That’s good news for when he faces Leblanc, which he definitely will a couple of occasions, giving him a ton of worth upside in this one tonight.

2B – Marco Hernandez (BOS) – $2,100 vs. BAL

After filling in my fundamental stacks in this lineup, I had just $2,200 to make use of on a second baseman, and while there are literally a number of affordable choices at that worth and underneath, my decide of the litter is Hernandez who strains up towards proper-hander Aaron Brooks of the Orioles tonight in Boston. Brooks has struggled this season as he owns a 6.35 ERA, 6.13 FIP and a 5.28 xFIP on the season to go together with an enormous 2.36 HR/9 mark as nicely. The ERA goes to 7.31 on the street and the HR/9 creeps up to 2.53 HR/9, so we definitely have a targetable pitcher, and Boston’s 7.7 run projection on this one proves that. Hernandez doesn’t convey a wealth of residence run power to the desk, but he’s dealt with himself fairly nicely towards righties with a .333 average, .188 ISO, .881 OPS, .370 wOBA and a 127 wRC+ towards righties in a small 48 at-bat pattern measurement on the season. Hernandez hit .319 with an .852 OPS towards righties at Triple-A this season as nicely. Some additional-base energy can be a bonus on this case, however I feel Hernandez can no less than get on base a few occasions and perhaps rating a couple of runs given the huge run projection towards the worst general pitching employees in baseball this season.

3B – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR) – $3,400 vs. SEA

Subsequent man up in our Blue Jays stack is Guerrero who will truly be leading off this stack out of the projected three-hole tonight. Guerrero has been pink-scorching at the plate during the last three walks after placing on that epic clinic on the Residence Run Derby in Cleveland through the All-Star break. Since coming back from the break, Guerrero has produced a .222 ISO, .913 OPS, .382 wOBA and a 140 wRC+. Moreover, in the month of August thus far, Guerrero has posted a .275 ISO, .990 OPS, .407 wOBA and a 157 wRC+. For sure, he’s swinging a scorching bat and his recreation logs are laced with multi-hit games regularly. Guerrero will certainly get to face Wisler within the first inning of this one tonight, and that’s an excellent factor as his .208 ISO, .878 OPS, .369 wOBA and 131 wRC+ on the season versus righties drastically outweigh his figures towards southpaws. He’ll definitely face Leblanc at the very least once as properly, but he will see both righties and lefties on this one tonight and given how scorching his bat has been normally these days I’m simply not overly involved together with his general struggles versus lefties this season. The 20-year-previous’s future is sky-high, however I additionally consider that’s the case for the here and now in this matchup tonight.

SS – Amed Rosario (NYM) – $2,500 vs. KC

The Mets continue their second half roll into Kansas Metropolis this weekend as they take on left-hander Mike Montgomery in the collection opener tonight. Montgomery has been good all through his MLB profession, but he’s struggled to seek out it this season as he owns a 5.19 ERA. 5.09 FIP and a 1.79 HR/9 clip as nicely. He’s coming off a huge outing by which he hurled seven shutout innings with a whopping 12 strikeouts towards a brutal Tigers offense, however he still owns a 4.63 ERA as a starter in 5 begins this season, all of which have come with the Royals after being acquired from the Chicago Cubs. Because of Montgomery’s work and an unreliable Royals bullpen, the Mets are projected to score a very wholesome 5.5 runs on this one tonight, so I’ll unleash a three-man Mets stack in consequence, starting here with Rosario. There’s a actual good mixture of energy and velocity here with 12 homers and 14 steals on the season, however the numbers towards southpaws are big. Towards lefties this season, Rosario has posted a .250 ISO, .905 OPS, .379 wOBA and 136 wRC+. Furthermore, he’s punished left-handers on the street to the tune of a .297 ISO, 1.062 OPS, .436 wOBA and a 176 wRC+. Rosario has additionally put together a .187 ISO, .948 OPS, .395 wOBA and 150 wRC+ since coming back from the All-Star break on July 12th. The stolen base upside isn’t so high with just two of his 14 steals coming towards lefties, however every little thing points in the direction of a ton of worth upside right here at this worth, especially contemplating his positioning in the lineup out of the projected leadoff spot tonight.

OF – Randal Grichuk (TOR) – $three,300 vs. SEA

Next man up in our four-man Blue Jays stack is Grichuk who we shouldn’t be overly involved with the splits with as he hits both left and proper-handers properly and has all through his career. The bat has been more productive towards left-handed pitching, which might be a great thing contemplating he’s projected to his sixth within the lineup and will subsequently possible face the lefty Leblanc a minimum of twice in this one. He owns a .194 ISO, .781 OPS, .330 wOBA and 105 wRC+ towards lefties this season. Nevertheless, he’ll additionally possible face at the very least one righty tonight, and that’s okay too as the facility is increased versus righties with a .213 ISO towards them, but in addition an honest .726 OPS, .303 wOBA and 86 wRC+. The factor I like about Grichuk probably the most is that he’s on hearth at the plate like his teammate Guerrero. Grichuk owns an enormous .412 ISO, 1.115 OPS, .448 wOBA and 185 wRC+ in the month of August so far. He’s homered in two of his last three video games and has combined in a double, 5 runs scored and 5 RBI in that time as properly. Finally, it’s good to see that he’s far more production at house the place he owns a .256 ISO, .803 OPS, .331 wOBA and a 106 wRC+ on the season. Tons to love on this matchup as properly.

OF – Teoscar Hernandez (TOR) – $three,000 vs. SEA

Finishing our four-man powerful Blue Jays stack is Hernandez who should get at the very least a couple of reps with Leblanc tonight and that is excellent information contemplating the injury he’s executed versus southpaws on the season. Hernandez enters this one tonight sporting a .231 ISO, .781 OPS, .324 wOBA and a 101 wRC+ towards them on the season. While it’s nice to see him hitting lefties nicely as he’ll see Leblanc tonight, it’s also nice to see that he’s been swinging the bat a lot better towards righties, in contrast to earlier within the yr. He’s hit righties to the point the place he now owns a .228 ISO towards them whereas he’s additionally destroyed righties at house to the tune of an enormous .297 ISO to go together with an .809 OPS, .331 wOBA and 106 wRC+. His low batting common takes away from the OBP which in turn drags down the wOBA and wRC+ figures, but to be trustworthy I’m utterly here for the uncooked power and his ISO numbers give us loads of purpose to consider he sports activities energy to spare, particularly towards a pitching employees that allowed a ton of house runs on the season. With 19 long balls on the season and even 4 steals in addition, I am liking the probabilities of some additional-base energy from the 26-year-previous in this one tonight.

OF – J.D. Davis (NYM) – $three,100 vs. KC

We will probably be completing this lineup with a pair of Mets to complete a three-man Mets stack, starting right here with Davis who’s in the midst of a breakout season with the Mets because of getting close to full-time reps compared to his previous time spent with a loaded Astros lineup. While his bat has improved all-around, Davis is swinging a lethal bat towards left-handed pitching which bodes nicely for this matchup tonight towards Montgomery and the Royals. His splits are actually pretty even on the season, however his .214 ISO, .901 OPS, .376 wOBA and 137 wRC+ do have a slight edge on his .201 ISO, .878 OPS, .368 wOBA and 132 wRC+ towards righties. Now, the one factor I don’t like with Davis is that he has struggled on the street this season where he’s hit just five of his 14 residence runs, however he does personal an enormous .340 ISO, 1.110 OPS, .442 wOBA and a 181 wRC+ for the month of August thus far and had 4 hits, a steal, and two RBI in his last street collection and homered and doubled in his earlier street collection. I’m prepared to place the home/street splits aside for a hitter that’s perhaps probably the most improved in baseball this season and one that’s matchup proof because of his massive-time numbers versus both lefties and righties this season.

UTIL – Pete Alonso (NYM) – $4,000 vs. KC

Completing our three-man Mets stack is Alonso who’s making a mockery of the NL Rookie of the Yr race this season. The hulking first baseman and 2019 Residence Run Derby champ enters this one only one residence run shy of the 40 residence run mark which might be an all-time document for a rookie, knocking the 39 that Cody Bellinger launched in 2017. The facility numbers are just large all-round and there’s merely no holes here. Towards left-handed pitching, he owns an enormous .393 wOBA, .992 OPS, .397 wOBA and 152 wRC+. That’s the good news, in fact, as he faces a left-handed beginning pitcher. While probably the most is extra productive at house, Alonso nonetheless pwms a .300 ISO, .831 OPS, .343 wOBA and 116 wRC+ on the season towards left-handers on the street, so the home/street splits are nothing to worry about here. His production dipped, by his lofty requirements, in the month of July but Alonso is once once more on hearth in August with a .340 ISO, 1.074 OPS, .436 wOBA and 177 wRC+  thus far within the month. After homering in four straight games from August 5th via 9th, Alonso went deep in yesterday’s outburst in Atlanta by which he recorded five hits and six RBI. The 24-year-previous has certainly set the baseball world on hearth this season and he makes for an exquisite play to cap this 1-3 Mets stack towards a struggling starter and shaky bullpen tonight.