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Welcome to the Wednesday edition of the Aces and Bases, where I’ll be going through the top MLB DFS Aces and Stacks on DraftKings and Fanduel. 

Tonight we have a massive 12-game slate of MLB DFS tonight. In case you haven’t noticed, we’re at the point in the season where things have gotten wonky.  Carlos Carrasco was in a smash spot last night and was negative DK points.  The White Sox were 2-hit last night by Baily Ober.  And the Rangers bullpen was able to wipe the floor with the Mariners.   

Let’s dig in and see if we can find some stacks to use today!

MLB DFS Aces – Main

Zac Gallen vs. Houston Astros

The matchup isn’t great for Gallen tonight as the Astros are one of the top lineups in the league.  That said, we thought the same thing about his matchup in his last outing vs. the Dodgers and he went on to pitch 8 innings of 1-run ball while striking out 13.  Zac Gallen is the real deal folks.  All of his metrics are t...

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Baseball is back and I’ve got five hitters for you to consider in large-field DK GPPs for 7/28 MLB DFS, where it pays to be fearless!

7/28 MLB DFS – C Will Smith (DK $4,300) LAD @ HOU

If I’m spending up at catcher today, it’s for Smith, who sports a.410 road wOBA in his career and has a lofty .322 career ISO in 206 plate appearances.He’s a reliable power source who stands a good shot at going deep in MinuteMaid Park. We can find Wilson Ramos (DK $3,700) a little further down the pricelist and the punt play is probably Sal Perez (DK $2,800). But with plenty ofvalue on this slate I’ll leaning toward spending for the most pop at catcher.

7/28 MLB DFS – 1B Matt Olson (DK $4,600) OAK vs. COL

I love the Athletics’ lefty bats in this matchup, as Antonio Senzatelais a bit of a dumpster fire against LHBs – yielding a .394 wOBA and a walk rateover 11%. Olson is almost $1K cheaper than Pete Alonso ($DK $5,500) and has a decentcontact rate for a slugger. I’ll absolutely be rolling out shares of Alonso andMax Muncy (DK $4,000), and the latter comes at a big discount because the Astrosare starting lefty Framber Valdez – who, let’s be honest, may not last long inthis game.

7/28 MLB DFS – 2B Kike Hernandez (DK $3,000) LAD @ HOU

Kike is available at 2B and any of the three outfield positions onDK, so there’s a great deal of flexibility in fitting him in your lineups.There’s always a chance he comes out of the game in the later innings, but whathe can do in just an at bat or two facing a southpaw is very intriguing. Thepricing is very soft on some of these Dodgers bats, and I’ll be taking advantage.I do have some love for dirt-cheap 2B/OF Whit Merrifield (DK $3,800), but I’llbe happy to use him in an OF spot along with the Royals OF I’ll get to in aminute, and 2B/3B David Fletcher (DK $3,200) is another interesting optionleading off for the Angels, especially with that bevy of sluggers following him(Trout, Rendon, Upton, Ohtani, Pujols).

7/28 MLB DFS – SS Xander Bogaerts (DK $4,000) BOS vs. NYM

The price on Bogaerts is way too low, so I’m not going to overthinkthis one and just use him as my main SS on DK. You can make a case for AmedRosario (DK $5,100) in GPPs that feature Mets stacks, but I’ll be putting mostof my eggs in Xander’s basket tonight. And aside from Adalberto Mondesi (DK $3,400),I’m just not seeing much upside in the value guys.

7/26 MLB DFS – OF Jorge Soler (DK $3,700) KC vs. DET

I almost included Soler in yesterday’s column but decided to give Yelich a shot, and he respond by going yard – even if it was his only hit of the game. The multi-hit games are coming, and tonight could be the first of many. Merrifield-Soler-Mondesi-Perez-Ryan O’Hearn-Maikel Franco is a fine 1-6 stack against Detroit SP Rony Garcia, and I’d be happy to run it back with some Tigers bats in a full game stack. Spend-up one-offs include Trout (DK $6,000) and the much more moderately-priced Joey Gallo ($4,100), and Mookie Betts is in a fine spot for Dodgers stacks.

NOTE: Pitching worked out great last night as I got plenty of value from Glasnow and Wacha, but tonight is a much tougher proposition. I’m currently interested in value option Patrick Sandoval ($6,600) and pairing him with a mix of higher-priced options like Kyle Gibson and possibly even Walker Buehler – pitch count and tough matchup notwithstanding.

Monkey Knife Fight Pick of the Day

I’m looking at the offense for the Royals-Tigers game, which s of post time didn’t have a line yet. I’ll take the 1-2 hitters for the Royals who were discussed in the column and Tigers leadoff hitter Niko Goodrum. 3x is risky, but these guys can easily rack up 17.5 fantasy points so you can get a big triple-up reward when you take down your Monkey Knife Fight bet.

Good luck!

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Pitchers and catchers! My favorite three word sentence has finally arrived along with thoughts of springtime. Baseball season is coming closer, so this would be a great time to look at future bets for the AL MVP Race and NL MVP Race we can sweat out with each other all season.

AL MVP Race:

The AL MVP Race is Mike Trout vs. the world, with the departure of Mookie Betts to the Dodgers. Trout currently sits at +150 with Aaron Judge and Francisco Lindor each at +1000. Even with Mike Trout being the clear favorite for the foreseeable future, there isn’t enough of an upside to betting on him. I personally wouldn’t put my money on Judge or Lindor either. Judge may be coming for that 2017 AL MVP trophy, but he’s been hurt the last two years and hasn’t been able to find the magic he had in his rookie season. I wouldn’t be surprised if he misses some time again this year. I also think Lindor has a great shot at being traded at the deadline so Cleveland can make sure they aren’t in the situation the Red Sox were in this offseason. 

My play here is Gleyber Torres at +4000. He’s moving over to shortstop, a significant step up in defensive importance, which will be looked at with wide eyes by baseball writers. The Yankees also lost a significant amount of players to injury last year, but Judge, Stanton, and Sanchez have a chance to miss time again. If those guys all miss time and Torres stays healthy, a 40 home run season on a 110 win team might be enough to win MVP honors. Don’t forget that even though Trout has all these MVPs, he has missed some important time the last few seasons as well, allowing another player a chance to swipe his crown. Is there some strange stat about how Trout has missed many games in a season but still wins or is top 3 in voting for the MVP. 

An even longer shot for the AL MVP that is deserving of a look could be Gary Sanchez at +10000. For many of the same reasons as Torres winning, Sanchez could have the same opportunity. It’s usually difficult for a not-so-great defensive catcher/DH to win, but if everyone else on the Yankees is hurt and he carries them, there’s a chance.

NL MVP Race:

The NL MVP Race should be much more interesting, assuming everyone stays healthy. Currently the 2018 AL MVP, Mookie Betts, has the best odds to take home the NL MVP title at +550. He is followed by Cody Bellinger (+700), Christian Yelich (+700), and Juan Soto (+1000). With three MVP winners in Betts, Bellinger, and Yelich all in the same race this one would be enjoyable just to sit back and watch, but throwing around some money on it peaks my interest. 

I’m not looking to take either of the Dodgers because two guys that good on the same team will usually have a way of “splitting” votes. If one does get hurt and misses some time, the other is almost a lock for an uptick in votes, helping both of their cases. Yelich seems to have a great shot at the title each year but with missing time last year, he missed out on winning. I also think Soto is incredible, but I think +1000 isn’t enough. He’s riding high off that playoff run and I think the public will assume he does that for the entire season. Anthony Rendon won’t be in that lineup anymore, allowing more pitchers to go right around Soto and face a lesser threat on the Nationals.

The player I’m looking at for the NL MVP is Ronald Acuna Jr. at +1200. His odds will pay out a bit more than Soto, but I think he has a betting chance of winning the award. He came very close to the first 40/40 season since Alfonso Soriano in 2006, missing the feat by 3 stolen bases. He led the NL in runs and plate appearances last season and will have a great chance to do that again in 2020. The Braves have a great shot at repeating at the NL East champs, putting him on a winning team which (usually) helps. Let’s also not forget he’s patrolling center field and has a great glove, another reason to bump that WAR up. With that 40/40 season as close as it was last year, I wouldn’t be surprised if he makes a significant run at it this year, so make sure if you’re drafting in the top 2 of your fantasy baseball league to snag him. 

An outside shot for the NL MVP to look at is Pete Alonso at +4000. If the Mets win the NL East and Alonso does what he did last year, he could absolutely be considered. 

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After poring over this 9/7 MLB DFS slate it seems to me as though we have one of them nights with several pitchers in great matchups, which for DFS purposes is like finding a needle in a haystack. So, with a whole day of baseball action ahead of us, and some tricky pricing, I bring you today’s pitching picks.

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On the Defense

JustinVerlander vs. Seattle Mariners

$12,500 FD / $12,400 DK

Justin Verlander usually comes at a high salary, and this9/7 MLB DFS slate is no different. So, unless you have access to a DFS paymentplan for salaries he is going to be tough to fit in tonight, especially on DK. Regardless,he is facing a Mariners team striking out 24.8 percent of the time versus RHPs.That last time Verlander faced the Mariners he had 10 strikeouts over sixinnings while only allowing one earned run. This is without a doubt the safestplay on the slate, and the most difficult to use.

JakeOdorizzi vs. Cleveland Indians

$8,900 FD / $10,200 DK

With Andrew Heaney only being $900 less on DK than Odorizzihe shines as the clear cut second SP1 option on this 9/7 MLB DFS slate. Despitethe tribe fairing well this season versus RHPs carrying a .329 wOBA, they stillwhiff more than 20 percent of the time. With Jake from State Farm posting a1.06 ERA with 19 strikeouts over 17 innings this season versus the Indians, Iam all in here tonight.

Tony Gonsolinvs. San Francisco Giants

$6,400 FD / $8,600 DK

Two things are self-evident on this 9/7 MLB DFS slate, TonyGonsolin is the first guy since Tom Selleck to make the moustache look goodagain, and his price on FD is extremely low facing a Giants team with a wRC+ of58 over the last seven days. Over his last 24 innings pitched spanning fivestarts, moustache Tony has only allowed five earned runs while striking out 19batters. This includes a start in Colorado. On DK tonight, with no Coors Fieldgame on the slate, I would try and find a way to pair him with Odorizzi leavingyou with $3,900 per player to start with.

AustinVoth vs. Atlanta Braves

$7,000 FD / $7,200 DK

Here is where we enter the high-risk portion of this 9/7 MLBDFS pitching article. Although the Braves are striking out 23.3 percent of thetime versus RHPs, they also post .328 wOBA which is 11th in MLB. Theamount of innings Voth will pitch tonight is my biggest concern as he has onlypitched more than five innings twice in his first five starts. Luckily for usone was versus this Braves team where he struck out seven batters over sixinnings while only allowing two earned runs. I will be using hm tonight as mySP2 in GPP play.

JeffHoffman vs. San Diego Padres

$5,500 FD / $5,100 DK

Talk about a boom-or-bust GPP play on this 9/7 MLB DFS slate. Hoffman is facing a Padres team tonight striking out 26.5 percent of the time versus RHPs, with a low .298 wOBA. In his last state facing the Padres in Colorado Hoffman went five innings allowing one earned run with only two strikeouts. With an extreme park shift tonight in San Diego I am totally going to take a shot here and bat load a lineup or two.

NameTeamWLSVGIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPGB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIP
Justin VerlanderAstros17502919311.981.631.540.20234.60%16.10%2.563.413.31
Jake OdorizziTwins1460271429.633.111.010.29635.10%9.60%3.613.664.54
Austin VothNationals1005239.392.351.170.29540.60%11.10%3.9144.64
Tony GonsolinDodgers2116287.071.930.960.22245.10%8.80%2.893.684.71
Jeff HoffmanRockies1501045.19.133.772.580.34635.30%22.00%7.356.35.17

On the Attack

TylerBeede vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

After a tough loss last night in this historic rivalry, theDodger bats are going to come out swinging tonight. Beede has allowed four ormore earned runs in in five of his last eight starts, never surrendering lessthan three.  With the Dodgers onlystriking out 20.9 percent of the time versus RHPs (26th in MLB), anda .342 wOBA, Beede is going to get walloped.

Notable Bats

Cody Bellinger absolutely mashes opposing pitchersand is batting .316 over the last seven with two home runs.

Joc Pederson is batting .727 with five home runs andnine RBI over the last seven days while posting a wOBA of .379 versus RHPs.

Matt Beaty has been in a bit of slump as of late, batting .167 with one home run over the last seven days but comes at a reduced price and currently has a .372 wOBA versus RHPs.

Yusei Kikuchi vs. Houston Astros

In Kikuchi’s last two starts versus the Astros he has allowed nine earned runs over nine innings. With Houston coming in 1st in MLB offensively versus LHPs posting a killer wRC+ of 138, which is a full 12 points higher than the Twins coming in at 2nd, all bats are in play here.

Notable Bats

Jose Altuve has an incredible .486 wOBA versus LHPs,with a wRC+ of 215. He is a top play any night versus lefties.

Alex Bregman is batting .435 with a home run and sevenRBI over his last seven games while posting a .436 wOBA versus LHPs thisseason.

Robinson Chirinos comes in at a value most nights inan expensive Houston lineup. He also has a .400 wOBA versus LHPs with a wRC+ of157. Easily my top catcher play of the night.

DylanCovey vs. Los Angeles Angels

How about a pitcher who has allowed eight earned runs overhis last 4 2/3 innings, including a start versus the Tigers? Yup, here he is.With a whole lot of action heading towards the Astros and Dodgers offensetonight, the Angels should provide some value facing a scrub like Covey.

Notable Bats (besides Mike Trout)

Brian Goodwin may not be a flashy name but he doeshave a wOBA of .356 versus RHPs. He is also batting .333 with a home run andseven RBI over the last seven days while finding himself in the lineup on aregular basis as of late.

Kole Calhoun is another player that also comes in at a nice salary most nights and as a bonus has a home run off Covey in a small sample size. He also has gone nine straight games without putting one in the seats, which I see changing tonight in the cleanup spot.

Name Team W L SV G IP K/9 BB/9 HR/9 BABIP GB% HR/FB ERA FIP
Tyler Beede Giants 3 9 0 20 96.1 8.5 3.74 1.87 0.325 44.10% 19.40% 5.61 5.42
Yusei Kikuchi Mariners 6 9 0 28 144.1 6.55 2.87 2.06 0.298 45.40% 19.50% 5.36 5.79
Dylan Covey White Sox 1 7 0 16 52.1 6.02 3.96 1.89 0.291 41.60% 18.60% 6.88 6.1

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Monkey Knife Fight Prop Pick

With Beede in a tough start tonight in Los Angeles, and Bellinger having the ability on a nightly basis to draw walks, and mash baseballs, I am going with the over here.

Although Posey’s splits favor RHPs, he has yet to face mustache Tony, which often leads to an 0-for-something.

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This Saturday August 17th slate is all about landing the right bats. Follow my stud and value plays and lock in the MLB DFS Picks of Destiny.

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Todays picks are listed in order of preference, not price.

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Catcher: Wellington Castillo ($2,600 FD) gets to hit against lefty Jose Suarez tonight in L.A. Castillo has two homers in 59 at bats vs southpaws and hits .220 ISO/ .322 wOBA. He should be batting fifth vs. a pitcher I am not afraid to target. Suarez has a 6.57 ERA and has given up four homers in his last eight innings. We are going to need some extra MLB DFS salary to pay up for bats tonight and Castillo provides the relief.

Catcher: Dom Nunez ($3,000 FD) it’s a long shot but if Nunez plays you can roster him. Hitting in Coors vs. my top pitcher to target against, Hector Noesi (7.11 ERA). Nunez has played in only one MLB game this season, but he homered. In 213 ABs he did it 14 times in the minors.

Honorable Mention: Mitch Garver/Jason Castro

First Base: Albert Pujols ($3,300 FD) Tonight we target the Hectors in MLB DFS. Hector Santiago was used to coming out of the bullpen and only pitching an inning or two. Last start the White Sox tried to stretch him out and he got lit up for four earned runs in 4.2 innings. He has a 7.11 ERA and 1.89 WHIP. The Angels may sneak under the radar tonight. Pujols tends to come alive on weekends, especially at home. So far this season Pujols has nine homers vs. lefties and hits .248 ISO/ .343 wOBA.

First Base: C.J. Cron ($3,200 FD) faces yet another home run prone pitcher in Ariel Jurado in a very hot Globe Life Park. Cron has been cold lately but he has the power and it just takes one swing. The Twins are in a great spot tonight and Cron will have the opportunity to help clear the bases. He has 10 home runs on the season vs righties and I think he makes it 11 by this time tomorrow. He is hitting .188 ISO/.288 wOBA.

Honorable Mentions: Jose Abreu, Daniel Murphy

Second Base: Ryan Goins ($2,400 FD) also gets to face Jose Suarez tonight (6.57 ERA). Goins has two homers in 28 ABs against lefties with a .286 ISO/ .470 wOBA. He is cheap, will be low owned and Suarez is vulnerable. Sounds like a good MLB DFS combination to me.

Second Base Value: Scooter Gennett ($2,500 FD) This is a salary saver play. Gennett looks to be getting comfortable at the plate again. He is batting fifth on a Giants team that should bomb Taylor Clarke (5.46 ERA) who almost has given up a homer in every game he has pitched in this year, sometimes more.

Honorable mentions: Luis Arraez, Ryan McMahon

Third Base Base: Nolan Arenado ($4,500 FD) Play the Rockies today. They are going to destroy Hector Noesi at home. In a small sample size Noesi has a 8.18 ERA and 1.36 WHIP. He has good strikeout stuff but that’s fine. He is going to give up plenty of runs to erase that, then we get the Marlins BP. Arenado has 19 homers vs righties and hits .235 ISO/. 367 wOBA.

Third Base: Matt Thaiss ($2,600) This is another value play vs a pitcher I want to target in Hector Santiago. Thaiss hasn’t done much lately, which has helped suppress his price all the way down to $2,600 on FanDuel. In his 11 ABs vs lefties he has one homer and hits .273 ISO/.393 wOBA. Thaiss will have an even better chance to hit whatever righty pitcher comes in after Santiago has had enough.. He has an additional four home runs on righty pitching since mid July.

Short Stop: Trevor Story ($4,500 FD) is my top shortstop, although I also like the two below. He has 21 homers on the season and has the nuts matchup vs Noesi. Don’t overthink this one.

Short Stop: Evan Longoria ($3,200 FD) and the Giants are hot right now. Longo has 11 home runs with a .207 ISO/.325 wOBA on the season. In his last seven games he is hitting .423/.692. He goes against Taylor Clarke in Arizona tonight.

Shortstop Value: David Fletcher ($3,000 FD) His numbers on the season are average but he can thrive in the leadoff spot. In the last seven days he is batting .423/.654 SLG. He has nine hits in his last four games and gets Hector Santiago.

Outfield: Mike Trout ($4,900 FD) What do I need to say? It’s Mike Trout vs Hector Santiago. If you have the salary use him. Trout has eight homers vs lefties this year and hits .304 ISO/.436 wOBA. If the White Sox aren’t too scared to pitch to him he should hit one, or two, out.

Outfield: Charlie Blackmon ($4,700) I was dreaming about the Rockies vs. Hector Noesi last night. The matchup is perfect, and in Coors?! How do you not play them? Blackmon bats lead and has at least one hit in 13 of his last 15 games. If you are just looking at FanDuel boxscores people may get scared of playing him because he hasn’t hit a homer since August 8th and has been burning people for about a week. Don’t let the price tag scare you off. Blackmon should be in store for a multi-hit night and should be worth the price. We need the back end of the Rockies lineup to get on base so Blackmon gets his RBI. That should not be an issue vs the Marlins pitching.

Outfield: Alex Dickerson ($3,200 FD) LOL at $3,200 for Dickerson tonight vs Clarke. He can absolutely crush the ball and no one ever plays him in MLB DFS. He has six homers on his shortened season vs righties and hits .313 ISO/ .450 wOBA. He didn’t get his homer last night but he will tonight. LOCK.

Honorable Mentions: Eddie Rosario, Kole Calhoun, Mike Yastrzemski, Kevin Pillar, Max Kepler

Rockies, Giants, Twins and Angels are all in GREAT spots. If you like a bat off one of those teams and they are not mentioned above you can still play them. I tried to narrow down my plays here.

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Breakfast will never be the same in the household of the Hillmansafter what happened on the morning of Saturday, July 13. Will the Herndon,Virginia family ever see such excitement again? Some future DraftKings resultscan only determine the answer to that question.

Steve Hillman, a 45 year-old real estate appraiser, was serving his daughter breakfast when he checked  his Twitter direct messages and had received a congratulatory note that he had won a qualifier to the DraftKings 2019 Fantasy Baseball World Championship. Steve had discovered he was going to Chicago in mid-August and would have his chance to compete for a $500,000 Grand Prize.

“I started jumping up and down,” he said. “I kind ofscreamed and said ‘we did it!’”

Hillman won one of 100 seats in the August 17 competition.He will get a three-night VIP experience at the Live Final. But this is notHillman’s first trip to such a prestigious event. He has been to four FanDuellive finals in the past, and finished seventh in 2018, garnering $25,000.Winning it all is his goal, but he’s not finished trying to increase his odds.

“I won’t complain if I finish seventh again, because the DraftKingspayout is pretty high ($100,000). But winning it all would be such a greataccomplishment. That first spot gets you half a million dollars, so I am goingto try and win another seat,” he said.

Hillman can qualify for the FWBC up to four more times untilAugust 12. He estimates he has been playing Fantasy Sports over 30 years. “Sincethe days of getting box scores from the newspapers,” he said. He startedplaying DFS in late 2014, and in 2016, he said he started to take coachinglessons from a DFS Pro. Yet despite his latest trip to a live event, he is humbleand says he is no “DFS Pro” himself.

“I just do this as a hobby,” he said, shooting down talkthat he is on the level of some of the top players he will be joining inChicago soon.

But his July 12 DraftKings results say otherwise. Hillman scored 213.05 points to finish first in Qualifier No. 63, winning $1,000 and beating out 322 other participants. He completed the feat riding the emotional night in Los Angeles, as the Angels honored the memory of Tyler Skaggs with a 13-0 win over the Mariners, which included a combined no-hitter.

DraftKings: Steve Hillman July 12 Lineup
Steve Hillman’s July 12 lineup on DraftKings

Hillman ran a four-man Angels stack, and he was rewardedwith a 40-point night from Mike Trout, who homered and had six RBI. JustinUpton also homered that night and finished with 21 points. Andrelton Simmonshad three hits and three runs scored and Shohei Ohtani added seven points.

“I had three other lineups that night, but that was the oneI kept tinkering with,” he said. “I was thinking the Angels stack did not havea chance. Tampa Bay also went off for 16 runs that night against Baltimore.”

Hillman did have a very successful investment in the Rays16-4 victory, though. It was from the pitching side. Yonny Chirinos was only 2.2percent owned on DraftKings, but Hillman used him as one of his two startingpitchers. Chirinos rewarded Hillman with 29.35 points, striking out eight andallowing two runs on four hits in seven innings of work.

“I thought Chirinos was going to be a much more popularchoice,” Hillman said. “When the late games started, I thought I was not goingto have a chance.”

Hillman went to bed before the Mariners-Angels game ended,not knowing he had indeed built the ideal lineup. He did not feel comfortablewith his roster construction, because he didn’t support the Angels quartet witha mini-stack. Instead, he used four one-offs.

“That was rare for me,” he said.

But his singular selections worked out well enough. DanielMurphy (24 DraftKings points) doubled and homered. Manny Machado (19) had a homerand three hits. Jurickson Profar (14) chipped in with a HR  and Travis d’Arnaud (12) added a pair of hits.

“It was the Angels stack that really went off,” Hillmansaid.” Some of my other guys weren’t nearly as high scoring.”

So now Hillman gets another trip to a live final, and hisexperience serves him well as he prepares for it. He is not letting theupcoming event affect his usual Daily Fantasy Sports approach.

“I will try to treat every day between now and then as I wouldany other day,” he said. “I am not going to put any kind of different level ofpressure on myself on any other lineup I do. Every day is a new, different dayand I will try to not let little mistakes here and there get into the back ofmy head.”

It’s a mindset that has worked for Hillman already, andcould work again before August 17, as he continues to attempt to win morequalifying tickets for the DraftKings FBWC.

His family will certainly be on alert now at the breakfast table. More exciting news could indeed come at any time between now and August 12. But the morning meal on August 18 in Chicago could potentially top all others.

Also Read: The FanDuel WFBC Road Goes Through Coors Field.

Featured Image of Mike Trout: Keith Allison

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All 30 teams were in action on Friday July 20. We were very close to a historic performance in Seattle. All MLB DFS points and price tags are based off DraftKings.

MLB DFS Winners

Mike Leake ($7,000)

Mike Leake had a historical outing last night against the Los Angeles Angels in Seattle. He threw a complete game one-hit shutout with a walk and six strikeouts. What will be remembered is Leake retiring the first 24 batters of the game before allowing a leadoff single in the ninth. Leake should be in your lineup for his next outing.

Leake’s Outlook

Mike Leake might have had the most dominating performance for Seattle since James Paxton had his no-hitter in May 2018. Even with this outing, he has a 4.27 ERA this season. He kept his pitch count low, with 80 pitches through eight perfect innings. His next MLB DFS outing is Wednesday at home against the Texas Rangers, who have been struggling as of late.

Anthony Santander ($3,600)

Anthony Santander looked locked in at the plate last night against the Boston Red Sox. He went 2-for-4 with a home run, a walk, three RBI and three runs. Santander was the best hitter on the worst team in the American League East. Look to add Santander to your lineup for today’s action.

Santander’s Outlook

Santander has been hitting well recently for the Baltimore Orioles. In his past seven games, he is batting .308 with a .345 OBP. The Orioles continue their weekend series against the Red Sox and face Rick Porcello, who has a 5.37 ERA. Look for Santander to continue his hitting spree and consider him in MLB DFS.

MLB DFS Losers

David Price ($9,300)

David Price did not have it against the Baltimore Orioles yesterday. He went just four innings and allowed six runs on eight hits with a walk and four strikeouts. He hasn’t been good lately and maybe some “home” cooking could be the best solution for Price.

Price’s Outlook

Price has not looked like his normal self lately. In his last seven games, he has posted an ERA of 5.29. He went in 8-0 in his career at Camden Yards but looked off from the first pitch. Price returns to the Trop in his next MLB DFS start on Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Mike Trout ($5,800)

Mike Trout did not look good against the Seattle Mariners last night. He went hitless in four at-bats with a strikeout. A lot of hitters looked uncomfortable as the Angels failed to have a baserunner through eight innings. Trout’s average dropped to .301 and is still the best player of this generation, so do not be worried about his performance last night.

Trout’s Outlook

Mike Trout is the best player in baseball. In his past 30 games, he has a .310 average with a .406 OBP while slugging 13 homers in that span. It would be insane not to expect Trout to at least get a hit against the Mariners tonight. The Mariners have the fifth-highest team batting average against so obviously get Trout in your MLB DFS lineup.

Injury Update

Max Scherzer received a cortisone shot in his back and will be skipped in the rotation. He was originally slated for Sunday and has been diagnosed with an inflamed bursa sac. Scherzer told reporters he is hopeful he won’t miss too much more action.

Cameron Maybin took batting practice on the field on Friday before the Yankees played the Rockies. He has been out since June 23 with a strained left calf.

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Your DFS Hitting Picks and Top Stacks for Saturday.

First Base – Daniel Murphy, Colorado Rockies

DraftKings – $4,300, FanDuel – $3,700

Tanner Roark struggles a ton against lefties and Daniel Murphy is an above average hitter and we get the Coors Field boost here for DFS Hitting.

Second Base – Whit Merrifield, Kansas City Royals

DraftKings – $4,200, FanDuel – $3,600

I love how Merrifield is hitting right now, he’s on fire. He gets a lefty, and he is a career .310 hitter vs. them. There is always a stolen base threat here also.

Shortstop – Elvis Andrus, Texas Rangers

DraftKings – $4,400, FanDuel – $3,800

Elvis Andrus is always a very solid DFS Hitting play at home and I love him more against lefties. Wade Miley isn’t going to strike out a ton, so the ball will be put in play here with the Texas air boost.

Third Base – Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies

DraftKings – $4,900, FanDuel – $4,400

Nolan Arenado at under $5,000 on DraftKings is a crime. Tanner Roark is mediocre and I think Nolan takes him deep in Coors.

Outfield – Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies

DraftKings – $5,500, FanDuel – $4,600

As one of the hottest hitters in baseball, Blackmon is my favorite DFS Hitting plays on the slate. Roark cannot get lefties out and Blackmon has been very hot overall.

Outfield – Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

DraftKings – $5,200, FanDuel – $4,800

Mike Trout against a lefty at home? Gimme gimme. Wade LeBlanc is a terrible pitcher and Mike Trout is the best player in the league. Don’t overthink it.

Outfield – Avisail Garcia, Tampa Bay Rays

DraftKings – $4,600, FanDuel – $3,200

Until the day I no longer play DFS I will play Garcia against a lefty. He is my favorite DFS Hitting one off in tournaments every time a southpaw takes the rubber against him.

DFS Hitting Stacks

1.) Colorado Rockies

Tanner Roark is very very bad against left handed bats (.290 BAA, .531 SLG). We get the Coors Field effect here and a terrible pitcher on the mound. Give me all the lefties plus Nolan Arenado. Charlie Blackmon, Daniel Murphy, and David Dahl. There’s no reason why they shouldn’t be the highest scoring team on the slate.

2.) Texas Rangers

Outside of his home stadium, Wade Miley has been horrible. He holds a 4.56 ERA and a .250 BAA. He has been worse against right handed bats and that’s who I want to target with DFS Hitting Stacks. I also love Joey Gallo as he MASHES left handed pitching in Texas. Miley is going to be in for a bad night here.

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Your DFS Hitting Picks and Top Stacks for Saturday.

First Base – Daniel Murphy, Colorado Rockies

DraftKings – $4,300, FanDuel – $3,700

Tanner Roark struggles a ton against lefties and Daniel Murphy is an above average hitter and we get the Coors Field boost here for DFS Hitting.

Second Base – Whit Merrifield, Kansas City Royals

DraftKings – $4,200, FanDuel – $3,600

I love how Merrifield is hitting right now, he’s on fire. He gets a lefty, and he is a career .310 hitter vs. them. There is always a stolen base threat here also.

Shortstop – Elvis Andrus, Texas Rangers

DraftKings – $4,400, FanDuel – $3,800

Elvis Andrus is always a very solid DFS Hitting play at home and I love him more against lefties. Wade Miley isn’t going to strike out a ton, so the ball will be put in play here with the Texas air boost.

Third Base – Nolan Arenado, Colorado Rockies

DraftKings – $4,900, FanDuel – $4,400

Nolan Arenado at under $5,000 on DraftKings is a crime. Tanner Roark is mediocre and I think Nolan takes him deep in Coors.

Outfield – Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies

DraftKings – $5,500, FanDuel – $4,600

As one of the hottest hitters in baseball, Blackmon is my favorite DFS Hitting plays on the slate. Roark cannot get lefties out and Blackmon has been very hot overall.

Outfield – Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

DraftKings – $5,200, FanDuel – $4,800

Mike Trout against a lefty at home? Gimme gimme. Wade LeBlanc is a terrible pitcher and Mike Trout is the best player in the league. Don’t overthink it.

Outfield – Avisail Garcia, Tampa Bay Rays

DraftKings – $4,600, FanDuel – $3,200

Until the day I no longer play DFS I will play Garcia against a lefty. He is my favorite DFS Hitting one off in tournaments every time a southpaw takes the rubber against him.

DFS Hitting Stacks

1.) Colorado Rockies

Tanner Roark is very very bad against left handed bats (.290 BAA, .531 SLG). We get the Coors Field effect here and a terrible pitcher on the mound. Give me all the lefties plus Nolan Arenado. Charlie Blackmon, Daniel Murphy, and David Dahl. There’s no reason why they shouldn’t be the highest scoring team on the slate.

2.) Texas Rangers

Outside of his home stadium, Wade Miley has been horrible. He holds a 4.56 ERA and a .250 BAA. He has been worse against right handed bats and that’s who I want to target with DFS Hitting Stacks. I also love Joey Gallo as he MASHES left handed pitching in Texas. Miley is going to be in for a bad night here.

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Welcome back everyone! I know we have a few “new” guys on the Win Daily staff, as well as a few subscribers. I just wanted to welcome all of you. This report will provide recommended DFS stacks for today’s 13-game main slate.

**Please check back this afternoon between 5-6pm EST. Possible updates to lines once starting lineups are released.

New York Yankees

vs. RHP Aaron Sanchez (TOR): 7.10 Runs

The Yankees lost two games in a row going into the All-Star break and had only lost two in their previous 18. They are clearly the best team in baseball right now, boasting a 6.5 game lead on the Rays and 9.0 on the Red Sox. We all know how tricky the AL East can be after the break. These teams can close the gap rather quickly given their talents. Look for the Yankees to keep their foot on the gas and truck their way into the post season. Aaron Sanchez carries a 6.16 ERA, 5.56 FIP, and 5.57 SIERA into tonight’s game. His splits are identical, holding .a 361 wOBA, .391 OBP, and .451 OBP on the year. Coming out of the break, The Yankees are slashing to a .364 wOBA, .247 ISO, and 126 WRC+. They are hitting well above their season averages.

Preferred DFS Stacks Build: Aaron Hicks ($3700 FD|$4400 DK), Aaron Judge ($4400 FD|$4800 DK), D.J. LeMahieu ($4200 FD|$5300 DK), Gleyber Torres ($3400 FD|$4800 DK), and Brett Gardner ($2800 FD|$4700 DK).

Los Angeles Angels

vs. RHP Mike Leake (SEA): 5.60 Runs

Mike Leake hasn’t been awful this season, carrying a 4.32 ERA, 4.89 FIP, and 4.55 SIERA into tonight’s game. These +4.00 ERA stat lines seem more of the norm this season with the elevated scoring. Leake has identical splits, holding a .330 wOBA, .303 OBP, and .493 SLG through 114. innings pitched. He has the displeasure of facing an Angels team who hold the lowest strikeout rate in MLB. They average 6.87 strikeouts per game on the year. The Angels are slashing .to a 321 wOBA, .191 ISO, and .458 SLG to right handed pitching over a two week span coming out of the break.

Preferred DFS Stacks Build: Mike Trout ($4700 FD|$5300 DK), Shohei Ohtani ($3900 FD|$4800 DK), and Justin Upton ($3500 FD|$3800 DK).

Milwaukee Brewers

vs. RHP Shaun Anderson (SFG): 5.60 Runs

Shaun Anderson heads into tonight’s matchup holding a 4.23 ERA, 4.38 FIP, and 5.28 SIERA through 55 innings pitched. He has identical splits with a .320 wOBA, .331 OBP, and .417 SLG. I’m really hoping for a healthy Christian Yelich here tonight as he has been experiencing some lower back discomfort on and off this season. The Brewers come out of the break slashing to a .297 wOBA, .223 ISO, and .423 SLG to right handed pitching. The Brewers are only a half game back on the Cubs, who actively seem to be trying to hand the Brewers the division, but they have been having issues of their own. An unhealthy Yelich certainly does not give this lineup a ton of appeal. Look for the Brewers to get it together coming off the break.

Preferred DFS Stacks Build: Christian Yelich ($4800 FD|$5200 DK), Eric Thames ($3200 FD|$4800 DK), Yasmani Grandal ($3500 FD|$4900 DK), and Mike Moustakas ($3900 FD|$4700 DK) if you prefer a full stack on FD.

Honorable DFS Stacks Mentions

San Diego Padres vs. LHP Dallas Keuchel (ATL): 4.30 Runs

Preferred Stack: Hunter Renfroe ($3000 FD|$4700 DK), Manny Machado ($3900 FD|$4100 DK), and Manuel Margot ($2600 FD|$3600 DK).

Oakland A’s vs. RHP Ivan Nova (CHW): 5.60 Runs

Preferred Stack: Matt Chapman ($3900 FD|$4800 DK), Matt Olson ($3800 FD|$5100 DK), Mark Canha ($2800 FD|$4300 DK), and Ramon Laureano ($3100 FD|$4500 DK).

St. Louis Cardinals vs. LHP Robbie Ray (ARZ): 4.50 Runs

Preferred Stack: Paul Goldschmidt ($3200 FD|$3800 DK), Jose Martinez ($2800 FD|$3500 DK), and Dexter Fowler ($2900 FD|$3700 DK).

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