Gary Sanchez ($4,500 FD & $5,500 DK): Last night I mentioned the Yankees right-handed bats for multiple reasons, which basically boiled down to an advantageous stadium and a right-handed pitcher that just didn’t have the ability to work through a great Yankee lineup. The same holds true tonight. Edwin Jackson is not pitching well at the moment. Yes, he’s drawn some unlucky starts like one in Coors, but he’s also seen San Francisco in one of the largest stadiums in the league. So, after four starts I think it’s safe to say Edwin Jackson has a another tough matchup that he will not have the ability to get through. Let me rattle off some stats: Jackson is 0-4 with a 13.22 ERA this season. Right-handed batters are hitting .447 against Jackson with six home runs. This is a Gary Sanchez kind of night! Do I dare say double dong potential? Sure. Lock in thes Yankee bats on this small five game slate.
Luke Voit ($4,300 FD & $4,900 DK): Voit has been boom-or-bust as of late and I think the same applies for tonight. Home run(s) or bust in this one. Playing both Sanchez and Voit is a strategy I like to implement on FanDuel because it immediately takes your UTL and first base position out of play. Most are hesitant to do this but I think it’s a good strategy to separate your Yankee stack from the pack.
I swear after this I’m only writing up one more Yankee. I just want to be clear about who I believe should make up this Yankee stack. Along with Voit and Sanchez, D.J. LeMahieu ($3,800 FD & $4,400 DK) clearly belongs in this stack. After hitting last nights homer, he’s officially the hottest Yankee with the highest floor. Lock in LeMahieu as the third member of your Yankee stack. Keep in mind that your key decisions on a small slate aren’t necessarily what team you want to stack, but what players to include within your stack. The Yankees are favored at -195 with 10 under/over. Lock and load.
Renato Nunez ($3,600 FD & $5,200 DK): Check out that price differential between FanDuel and DraftKings. Nunez is a great FanDuel play in a hitter’s park, facing a rookie pitcher. Simple stuff. Nunez is facing Ariel Jurado, who is allowing a .279 BA with four home runs to opposing right-handed batters, while allowing a mere .200 BA with no home runs to opposing lefties. We have ourselves some reverse splits here. Baltimore right-handed batters have the advantage over left-handed batters. Against a right-handed pitcher this is relativity rare. Lock in your Oriole righties, not lefties tonight as they set to face the Texas Rangers as slight underdogs with a 10.5 under/over.
Francisco Lindor ($3,900 FD & 4,800 DK): Lindor is on a tear! Recent game logs are through the roof and I don’t see Jose Berrios slowing him down. Lindor is batting .294 against Berrios in 19 at-bats. Cleveland is at EVEN odds with an 8.5 under/over. Don’t think too much here, lock him in.
Khris Davis ($3,600 FD & $3,900 DK): Davis owns a .389 BA in 28 at-bats with two doubles and four home runs. This is consistent domination. And that’s all we’re really looking for at the end of the day, consistency.
Mike Trout ($4,800 FD & $5,700 DK): Trout is batting .381 with four doubles and two home runs in 26 at-bats vs. Mike Fiers. This is definitely a slate where a value pitcher should come into play as I want many of these expensive batters.
Cameron Maybin ($2,400 FD & $3,700 DK): The last Yankee in my four man Yankee stack for tonight. Maybin is batting .429 in 10 at-bats against Jackson. On a night where we need to find value, Maybin comes in as a solid value play with a high floor.
It should come as no surprise that we’ll be going to the Yankee game for this one and why not go big again for 19x our money! Let’s start with Happ. We’re going to take the OVER on 5.5 strikeouts as Toronto does swing and miss on the slider very often, not to mention Happ owns a .250 OBA against Toronto while fanning 10 of 28 faced batters for a 35 % strikeout rate, I would say that’s crazy but it is in a very small sample size so let’s not get too excited.
After selecting the OVER for Happ’s prop, we move onto Grichuk at 1.5 total bases. After hitting two home runs last night, Grichuk has homered in two straight, totaling three over his last two. We’re going to lock in the OVER for Grichuk for sure and just to save time Gary Sanchez is next and you guys know I like me some Sanchez tonight. The first three parlays we’re going to lock in OVER, OVER, OVER. Aaron Hicks has a lop-sided prop here as I see him totaling way more then 1.5 hits + walks, so once again we’re going OVER. Lastly, Luke Voit at 1.5 hits + walks. I do expect a home run (or two), therefore we can only assume Voit will total more then 1.5 hits + walks. All five props I believe will go over.
Louis Cangiano has been an avid DFS player since his freshman year of college at the University of Rhode Island. Louis’ major accomplishments include sixth place at the DraftKings 2016 WFBBC Championship for $100,000 and a 34th place finish in the 2017 FanDuel WFBC Championship In both tournaments he had just one entry, Louis is currently a full-time professional Daily Fantasy player, having previously provided content at DFSArmy, ScoutDFS.com and SiriusXM Radio. Louis specializes in MLB, NFL and NBA GPP plays.