I’m starting with the Stacks section for a reason. I just wanted to make it clear that I really love the Milwaukee Brewers today against Stephen Brault. The Brewers have been hitting well as of late, averaging a .282 team BA over the past week with an .821 OPS. Both of these stats are ranked second highest in the league. The Brewers also own a league high .351 OBP over the past week. Now onto Brault. The Pirates starter has actually been pitching well as of late, with a 0.96 ERA over his last two starts. Despite looking solid recently, Brault has consistently allowed right-handed batters to hit for average and power as he’s allowed righties to hit .305 in 95 at-bats with four home runs. With Brault’s road ERA of 6.23, this is looking like my stack of the day. The Brewers have some very talented right-handed batters and I expect them to tee off against Brault in a big way. Milwaukee is favored by -180 with a 10 under/over.
Kansas City’s under/over was very surprising to me. A 10 under/over is very high for such a large park in Kaufman Stadium. This is an indicator that Vegas is very confident in some Kansas City offense today against Reynaldo Lopez. He might be the worst pitcher in the league at the moment and Kansas City should definitely take advantage of that as the last four teams that faced Lopez did. The Royals are favored by -120 with a 10 under/over.
First Base– Kevin Cron, Arizona Diamondbacks
FanDuel: $2,200 DraftKings: $4,000
This is a great FanDuel Play. Check out that price difference. Cron is playing in the Rogers Centre, which allows the most home runs in the league. Cron has homered in each of his last two and faces Clayton Richard. Splits are in Cron’s favor and Richard has allowed a 4.15 ERA over his last two starts. Arizona is the favorite at -130 with a 9 under/over.
Second Base– Hernan Perez
FanDuel: $2,100 DraftKings: $3,700
Another great FanDuel play. What is going on with these massive pricing differences these days? Regardless, we’re going to take advantage of it. A right-handed second baseman would be nice for the Brewers today so I do expect Perez to start. As I mentioned in the Stacks section, Brault is struggling against right-handed batters and Perez should benefit off that. Let’s see where/if he ends up in the lineup.
Shortstop– Orlando Arcia
FanDuel: $2,500 DraftKings: $3,800
We are going to have some extra salary to spend up today as I am loving these cheap bats. Arcia has averaged 16.9 FanDuel points over his last two and is a right handed Milwaukee bat. Arcia has a massive ceiling which we saw six games back against Pittsburgh when he double donged, totaling 50.6 FD points.
Third Base– Cheslor Cuthbert
FanDuel: $3,000 DraftKings: $3,900
Kansas City is another great play today as they face the worst pitcher of the year, Reynaldo Lopez. Cuthbert has two homers over his last five and should be an integral part of Kansas City’s success today. The Royals are favored by -120 with a 10 O/U.
Outfield – Starling Marte
FanDuel: $3,900 DraftKings: $5,200
Marte owns a .448 BA with three doubles, one triple and two home runs in 33 at-bats against Chase Anderson. He has not been pitching well lately with a 9.00 ERA in his last start and a 6.00 ERA over his last two. Anderson also struggles against right-handed batters, allowing a .312 BA over 77 at-bats to opposing righties. Marte is my one-off of the day.
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.