Catcher – Gary Sanchez vs. Danny Duffy
FanDuel: $4,400 DraftKings: $5,200
Sanchez enters play on Sunday red hot and should continue to spit fire today. The Yankees’ catcher has a .375 ISO versus left-handed pitchers in 2019. Sanchez will take on Duffy, who has lost over a mile and a half on his fastball this month. Sanchez should take advantage of the loss of velocity and keep crushing southpaws in this one.
Jason Castro (FanDuel: $3,200 DraftKings: $4,400)
Tony Wolters (FanDuel: $2,900 DraftKings: $4,100)
Willians Astudillo (FanDuel: $2,600 DraftKings: $3,800)
First Base – C.J. Cron vs. Dylan Covey
FanDuel: $3,900 DraftKings: $4,900
Cron’s .224 ISO versus right-handed pitching is in play for Sunday. The White Sox’ Dylan Covey gives up plenty of big flies. He has allowed 2.08 HR/9 to right-handed sticks in 2019.
Matt Beaty (FanDuel: $2,100 DraftKings: $3,200)
Garrett Cooper (DraftKings: $3,400)
Chris Davis (FanDuel: $3,100)
Second Base – Jonathan Schoop vs. Dylan Covey
FanDuel: $3,300 DraftKings: $$4,900
The Twins’ Jonathan Schoop has a .279 ISO and a .362 wOBA versus right-handed pitching in 2019. Look for those numbers to jump up after this meeting with Dylan Covey. The Chicago pitcher has a 5.99 xFIP against right-handed pitching.
Hanser Alberto (FanDuel: $3,200 DraftKings: $3,900)
Starlin Castro (FanDuel: $2,200 DraftKings:$2,700)
Third Base – Nolan Arenado vs. David Hess
FanDuel: $4,800 DraftKings: $5,700
The Rockies’ third baseman checks all the boxes here. He has a .207 ISO versus right-handed pitching in 2019. Arenado also has a .263 ISO at home. And finally, he faces the Orioles’ David Hess, who is allowing 4.3 HR/9 to right-handed batters this season. Arenado should show up big in this one.
Brian Anderson (FanDuel: $2,800 DraftKings: $3,700)
Rio Ruiz (FanDuel: $3,000 DraftKings: $3,400)
Shortstop –Trevor Story vs. David Hess
FanDuel: $4,600 DraftKings: $5,600
Trevor Story is as close to a lock button play as there is on this slate. The shortstop has raked against right-handed pitching this season with a .281 ISO and a .374 wOBA. And in this one, he gets to face a mediocre right-handed pitcher that throws a fastball more than 50% of the time and he gets to do it in the thin air of Colorado. Why is the fastball part important? Story owns a .300 ISO against that type of pitch in 2019.
Cole Tucker (FanDuel: $2,100 DraftKings: $2,300)
Miguel Rojas (FanDuel: $2,200 DraftKings: $3,100)
Outfield – Cody Bellinger vs. Chris Archer
FanDuel: $4,900 DraftKings: $5,700
Cody Bellinger is in a great spot here. The Dodgers’ slugger has a .409 ISO and a .529 wOBA against right-handed pitching this season. With the Pirates’ Archer allowing a 43.1% hard contact rate to lefties, Bellinger should get into a couple here.
Outfield – Eddie Rosario vs. Dylan Covey
FanDuel: $4,300 DraftKings: $5,400
Eddie Rosario’s .259 ISO and .347 wOBA against righties makes him an excellent play for Sunday. With Dylan Covey being primarily a flyball pitcher, the Twins’ outfielder is in a spot to build on those numbers. He has a .976 OPS versus flyball pitchers in 2019.
Outfield – Max Kepler vs. Dylan Covey
FanDuel: $3,800 Draftkings: $5,200
Another Twins’ bat makes the cut here and for good reason. Kepler has a .296 ISO and a .385 wOBA against right-handed pitching this season. The leadoff man should be on plenty in this one.
Raimel Tapia (FanDuel: $3,100)
David Dahl (DraftKings: $4,600)
Garrett Cooper (FanDuel: $2,700 DraftKings: $3,400)
Curtis Granderson (FanDuel: $2,500 DraftKings: $3,400)
When you have a game in Coors Field, you always try to cram in Rockies’ bats into your DFS lineups. Today is no different especially with the Orioles’ David Hess on the bump. The Orioles’ right-hander has a 5.93 xFIP, 5.33 SIERA and is allowing 3.38 HR/9 in 2019. Now he will pitch in Colorado ‘s thin air while being a flyball pitcher (56% flyball rate). Things surely are set up for the Rockies’ offense to succeed at home on Sunday.
No team is hotter than the Twinkies right now. Over their last seven games, they are putting up video game-like numbers. As an offense, they have a .325/.398/.662 slash line with a 1.060 OPS and a .338 ISO. With all of this production, the Twins have scored 60 runs in last week. Look for the Twins to stay hot on Sunday as they face the Chicago White Sox and right-hander Dylan Covey.
The White Sox’s starter has a 5.31 ERA and the peripherals don’t suggest there will be improvement any time soon. Covey owns a 7.39 xFIP and a 7.72 SIERA this season. He is a flyball pitcher (40.6%) that doesn’t strike anyone out (7.5% K%). Covey should be in trouble early and often here, so stack up all the Twins that you can.
New York Yankees:
While it hasn’t been as impressive as the Twins’ last week of production, the Yankees have had a pretty good seven-day stretch. In the last week, the New York offense has a .264 ISO, .387 wOBA and a 144 wRC+. Those numbers should all be in a position to increase on Sunday against the Royals’ Danny Duffy.
While the Marlins’ offense is not a juggernaut, it is cheap and should help you get the top bats from Colorado and Minnesota into your DFS lineups. Also, the Marlins will face Erick Fedde of the Nationals. The right-handed pitcher has a 4.99 xFIP and a 4.78 SIERA this season.
After participating in season-long fantasy baseball for over two and a half decades, Wes shifted his focus to the DFS grind. He has shared from his experiences and began his MLB DFS-writing career at FanRag.com in 2013. There he provided a deep analysis inside the numbers of matchups as well as winning FanDuel lineups. The cash game grinder has also done work with Razzball and is excited to help the Win Daily family get into the green.