We had a full 15-game DFS slate with matchups on two different continents on Saturday July 29. All points and dollar values are based off DraftKings.
Stephen Vogt ($3,400)
Stephen Vogt had a solid game last night against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Vogt went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and a run scored. He has a .277 batting average with just under 100 at-bats on the season. That is pretty good for a veteran defensive backstop. Look for him to continue his streak when he is in the lineup next.
Vogt’s DFS Outlook
Vogt had been on fire in his previous seven games, going 7-for-18 with a home run. He has been producing lately and on the season as well. He doesn’t produce the power numbers, but makes contact consistently. The Giants continue their series against the Diamondbacks. Look for Vogt to continue his hot streak if he is in the lineup today.
Niko Goodrum ($3,800)
Goodrum took advantage of the Washington Nationals’ mistakes on the mound. At the plate he went 2-for-3 with a walk and two RBI. He isn’t known for his success in the batter’s box and had a good game. It is difficult to expect him to put up similar results, so fade him in DFS today.
Goodrum’s DFS Outlook
Niko Goodrum has a .320 OBP in his previous 30 games played. The Detroit Tigers continue their series against the Washington Nationals today. Going up against Max Scherzer, deciding to fade on Goodrum is the smarter DFS move.
Masahiro Tanaka ($15,300)
Tanaka did not have much going in his London start against the Boston Red Sox. He went 0.2 innings and allowed six runs on four hits and a pair of walks. It wasn’t pretty but Tanaka will definitely bounce back in his final DFS outing before the All-Star break.
Tanaka’s DFS Outlook
This was Tanaka’s worst start in his MLB career but you cannot place all the blame on him. Almost every pitcher struggled with location, whether it was the physical mound or the backdrop the pitcher was staring into. The last time Tanaka failed to go at least six innings was May 1. Although his next DFS start is TBD, it will be either against the Mets or Rays. The Mets are a struggling team and Tanaka has pitched well against the Rays this season.
Rick Porcello ($14,100)
Things didn’t look pretty for Porcello either in London. He only recorded one out and gave up six runs on five hits and a walk. Pitchers did struggle with location, trying to adjust to the London stadium. Porcello has been too shaky this season to consider him in DFS next time out.
Porcello’s DFS Outlook
Porcello had issues similar to Tanaka with the London field and mound. However, this hasn’t been a good year for Porcello as he is now over a five ERA. He gave up at least five earned runs in back-to-back starts and three times in the month of June. With Porcello’s recent struggles, stay away from him in DFS.
DFS Injury Update
Luke Voit left in the fifth inning with tightness in his lower left abdominal region. The Yankees will see how he feels today before deciding their next move.
Marcus Stroman exited his start in the fifth inning with a left shoulder pectoral cramp. He confirmed on Twitter he will make his next start.
Braves second baseman Ozzie Albies left yesterday’s game with an elbow injury after being hit by a pitch.
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.