Mookie Betts played like a man possessed last night against the New York Yankees. He went 4-for-5 with three homers, a double, four runs and five RBI. Betts now has 18 HR and 54 RBI on the year and looks like he is getting to the MVP level of play he was at last season. Continue to ride Betts’ hot bat in today’s slate.
This was the closest we have gotten to 2018 Mookie Betts this season. He immediately made an impact with a leadoff homer off of James Paxton. He managed to go 3-for-3 with three home runs off Paxton. The Red Sox continue the series today and it’s insane if Mookie Betts isn’t in your MLB DFS lineup.
Jeff McNeil ($4,800)
Jeff McNeil went 1-for-3 on against Dario Agrazal and the Pittsburgh Pirates. McNeil had a home run, three RBI and a run. He also provided the only hit with a runner in scoring position for the Mets throughout the game. McNeil raised his OPS to .913 and expect that number to continue to increase with some production in today’s game.
Jeff McNeil is leading the world in batting with a .340 average after around 100 games in the season. It would be difficult to find a stretch where he hasn’t produced, being one of the few Mets players that you can say that about. In his past 30 games, he is batting .352 with a .590 slugging. The Mets continue their home series against the Pirates and McNeil should be in everyone’s DFS lineup one way or another.
7/27 MLB DFS Losers
Corey Seager ($4,100)
Corey Seager went hitless in his four trips to the plate yesterday against the Washington Nationals. This was more of the Nationals’ Anibal Sanchez being good than Seager being bad, but if you consultedo the Cheat Sheet, you would have known to avoid Seager. Look for Seager to bounce back in today’s game, though.
Corey Seager may not have had any luck in yesterday’s game, but has still been one of the best hitters in baseball recently. In his last 30 games, he has a .390 OBP and a .555 slugging from the shortstop position. The Dodgers face off against Joe Ross this afternoon and Seager should tally at least a pair of hits in the game.
Tim Beckham ($3,600)
Tim Beckham did not provide much value to DFS players in his game against the Detroit Tigers. He went 1-for-3 with a walk and a strikeout from the three-hole in the lineup. Beckham has been a mediocre hitter in July so avoid him.
Tim Beckham has been a mediocre hitter lately. In his last 30 games, he is posting a .222 batting average. He needs to be able to drive in runs from the third spot in the order and striking out once every three at-bats in this stretch is not helping, especially against a 30-win Tigers team. Avoid Beckham for the second consecutive day.
7/27 MLB DFS Injury Update
The Baltimore Orioles placed All-Star John Means on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to July 25, with a left biceps strain.
The Cleveland Indians scratched Carlos Santana from the lineup before first pitch with left shoulder soreness.
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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.