A flashback at some of the best performances from the Wednesday slate plus their outlooks for the remainder of the season on the 8/30 MLB DFS review and look ahead.
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8/30 MLB DFS Winner: Chris Paddack
As Wes Anderson chose him on our Premium Gold Cheatsheet as the value pitcher, Chris Paddack had a great outing against the San Francisco Giants. Paddack went seven innings and allowed a run on five hits and had eight strikeouts on the day.
Outlook for the rest of the season: Paddack seemed to look fatigued his past couple of starts but it is great to see an outing like this out of him. DFS players should expect another clunker this season against a playoff-contending team but overall he should be a solid choice.
8/30 MLB DFS Winner: Jose Osuna
Jose Osuna had a great game at the plate against the Colorado Rockies in Coors Field. He went 2-for-5 with a double, home run, two RBI and two runs. He now has 46 hits and nine have left the park.
Outlook for the rest of the season: Osuna is an utility player that has played both corner infield and outfield spots this season. He isn’t going to be that flashy pick that provides incredible DFS points towards your lineup, but he will be a solid batter that can get a couple of singles or possibly an extra base hit as he tries to showcase for the club what he can do on the Major League level in a lost season.
8/30 MLB DFS Winner: Victor Caratini
Going up against Jacob deGrom is difficult for any hitter, but Victor Caratini was able to be a huge bat for the Chicago Cubs. Caratini went 3-for-4 with two HR and four RBI. As he already toppled his counting stats of last year in less games, there is a chance he could end up on the bench in a playoff series this season if the opportunity arises.
Outlook for the rest of the season: Caratini is not a hitter that puts up incredible numbers, as he currently is batting .274 with nine HR and 28 RBI. Instead, he will be someone who can play a couple of defensive positions and get on base at a decent clip. He is just an average MLB player currently and don’t expect too much out of him for the final month of the season.
8/30 MLB DFS Winner: Arizona Diamondbacks Bats
If you were able to stack a few Diamondbacks last night, you probably had a solid lineup. The team battled against the Dodgers and Hyun-Jin Ryu and dominated him. In total, the Diamondbacks had 11 runs on 16 hits with a pair of free passes. More impressively, they only hit a single homer in the game.
Outlook for the rest of the season: The Diamondbacks have just a 3.3 percent chance of making the playoffs and have a handful of teams ahead of them to have a Wild Card berth. After trading away Zack Greinke at the deadline, it felt like they understood where they were and folded for this season. Don’t expect many more offensive explosions out of them.
Vincent Pensabene is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a B.A. in Sports Business. He was the NBA Editor at Forward Mile, where he handled NBA DFS articles. In addition, he wrote for numerous local newspapers and websites before landing at WinDaily.