Here is a look on how some of our staff predicted winners on the Friday August 9 slate for MLB.
8/10 MLB DFS Winner: Cal Quantrill
This was a snippet of what Joel Bartilotta had on the DFS Pitching Plays and Quantrill continued his career stretch. He picked up the victory and went seven scoreless innings with five hits and five strikeouts against the Colorado Rockies. Quantrill has been lighting it up this season as a long-term option for the Padres’ rotation in the future as they continue to build into a contender with Manny Machado and their young core.
DFS Outlook: Quantrill is scheduled to start on Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays. Look for him to continue having success on the mound as the Rays are simply a middle-of-the-pack offensive team. Expect Quantrill to remain a value pitcher in his next outing.
8/10 MLB DFS Winner: Jose Ramirez
Jose Ramirez was highlighted in Brandon C. Williams’ Hitting Stacks & Picks. Ramirez went 3-for-4 with a walk, double, RBI and a stolen base against the Minnesota Twins. He is now batting .355 with nine homers and 29 RBI since the All-Star break. Ramirez is beginning to look like his 2017 self.
DFS Outlook: Jose Ramirez is one of, if not, the hottest hitters in baseball. Facing Jake Odorizzi in today’s game while the Indians climbed back in the division race, momentum is on Cleveland’s side and Ramirez could have a huge day at the plate.
8/10 MLB DFS Winner: Mike Tauchman
Mike Tauchman continued his hot streak as another pick on the Hitting Stacks & Picks. Tauchman went 2-for-4 with a home run, RBI and a run scored. It is incredible how Mike Tauchman is the guy you cannot take of the lineup if the season was on the line.
DFS Outlook: Who could’ve guessed all Tauchman needed was to leave Coors Field to become an incredible hitter? Mike Tauchman could win the A.L. Rookie of the Year and is arguably the second-best hitter since July 1. He is slugging .825 in his last 15 games and has made the argument to be starting on the Yankees with everyone back and healthy. Keep letting “the Sockman” ride this incredible high and continue to make you money.
8/10 MLB DFS Winner: Aristides Aquino
Brandon was on fire with his selections last night! Aristides Aquino went 1-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run. He is making the most of his time in the Majors right now as he is at .417 with four homers and 10 RBI in seven games.
DFS Outlook: Aquino is prone to the strikeout, but is also prone to the long ball. He isn’t hitting cheap ones off of no-name guys either. He homered off of Cole Hamels and Yu Darvish on consecutive nights. Aquino hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down any time soon and you should take advantage of one of the hottest hitters in the National League for the past week.
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.