This Sunday August 4th slate is all about landing the right bats. Follow my studs and value plays and lock in the MLB DFS Picks of Destiny.
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MLB DFS Hitters: Crushing At Camden Yards
Catcher Stud:. Travis d’Arnaud ($3,600 FD; $4,200 DK). Catcher is a bit thin today so we have to choose a play against a pitcher we respect. Caleb Smith (L) is on the mound for the Marlins and has been slightly worse on the road with a 4.17 ERA. Travis d’Arnaud hits lefties at .337 ISO/.398 wOBA with nine home runs on the season. We should all know by now the d’Arnaud can win you a slate. He should be hitting cleanup this afternoon in the state rivalry game.
Catcher Value: Roberto Perez ($3,300 FD; $4,000 DK) has three home runs in his last three games and is hitting .237 ISO/.331 wOBA vs righties. He bats against Jaime Barria (R) and his 6.28 ERA. He has given up at least one home run in every game he has pitched in since April. Get this, Barria’s road ERA is an astounding 10.62! Indians all the way.
First Base Stud: Carlos Santana ($3,900 FD; $4,800 DK) also goes against Jaime Barria and should get in on the action. There are only a few pitchers I want to target today and Barria is one of them. Santana has 18 homers with .279 ISO/.397 wOBA on the season and has one of the best chances to go deep for the Indians. He is a great MLB DFS play.
First Base Mid/Value: Justin Smoak ($3,300 FD; $4,300 DK). The Toronto Blue Jays are one of my favorite stacks today because Tom Eshelman is pitching to them. He has a 8.68 road ERA and is in a hitters park in Baltimore. He has given up 16 runs in only five games. Smoak has 16 home runs and a .265 ISO/.375 wOBA on the season. I am expecting fireworks for the Blue Jays today. I will be listing several of them.
Second Base: Jose Altuve ($4,300 FD; $5,100 DK) vs a lefty is always a good MLB DFS idea. He is absolutely on fire as of late. His last FanDuel scores are as follow: 31.1, 28.7, 15.4, 9, 15.2, 31.7, 15.2. He goes against Tommy Milone (L) and his 4.39 ERA. He has given up seven home runs his last three games. He is, um, struggling. Altuve is truly in his MVP form right now. He hits lefties at .439 ISO/.546 wOBA. Lock.
Second Base Value: Cavan Biggio ($3,700 FD; $4,400 DK) I am targeting Tom Eshelman today as mentioned above. Biggio is in the two hole and hits .228 ISO/.346 wOBA vs righties and Eshelman is a bad one. Locking in a few Blue Jays stacks.
Shortstop Stud: Bo Bichette ($3,500 FD; $4,300 DK). Both of my shortstops are Blue Jays. I can’t be talked off them today. Bichette is batting first and hits .276 ISO/.428 wOBA (small sample size). He has played in six MLB games and has 11 hits and a double in his last four contests. I will roster almost guaranteed MLB DFS production.
Shortstop Mid: Freddy Galvis ($3,000 FD; $4,100 DK) has three home runs in his last four games. I like hot streaks in baseball. He is the cheap glue in my Toronto stacks at $3,000. He has a .207 ISO/.330 wOBA vs right handers. Again, target Eshelman.
Shortstop Honorable Mention: Carlos Correa
Third Base Stud: Alex Bregman ($3,900 FD: $4,800 DK) is hitting .327 ISO/ .408 wOBA with nine home runs vs southpaws this year. As noted above, Tommy Milone is on a home run giving spree and the Astros are about to reap all the benefits. Bregman statistically has one of the best chances to go yard.
Third Base Stud: Vladimir Guerrero Jr ($3,900 FD: $4,900 DK) vs Tom Eshelman. Mmmmk. He has a .208 ISO/.370 wOBA and is an absolute powerhouse at the plate slugging .964 in his last seven days. He has eight hits in his last four games. Let’s go Toronto!
Third Base Honorable Mention: Renaldo Nunez, I don’t have any value plays. Pay up today.
Outfield Stud: Yordan Alvarez ($4,100 FD; $5,700 DK) also gets the pleasure of hitting vs. Tommy Milone (L). Alvarez bats .462 IS0/.495 wOBA which surprisingly leads the Astros. He is batting fifth and has huge upside.
Outfield Honorable Mention: George Springer
Outfield Mid: Lourdes Gurriel Jr. ($3,500 FD; $5,500 DK) vs Eshelman and his 8.68 road ERA in a hitters park. I feel like I’ve exhausted the point enough.. Gurriel Jr has eight homers and .230 ISO/.359 wOBA against righties so far this season and is batting third.
Outfield Mid/Value: Randal Grichuk ($3,100 FD; $4,100 DK) vs Eshelman. Grichuk is very boom or bust, but today I’m expecting the Blue Jays to boom. He has 14 homers on the season with a .205 ISO/ .303 wOBA. I will take all the Blue Jays exposure I can get.
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