FanDuel MLB DFS Picks – August 14th

As we have plenty of manufacturing up and down the lineup, we needed a real fine night with previous nights FanDuel MLB DFS Picks.
Our pitcher, Domingo German, got things off to a great start because he hurled seven innings of two-run ball with seven strikeouts in a winning campaign within the Baltimore Orioles. The right-hander let a pair of solo home runs that accounted for all of the harm done in such a one off of him.
Our Cubs pile that is three-man did a great job. Nicholas Castellanos remained white-hot, especially against left-handed pitching, using a solo home run off of Jason Vargas and also singled and scored an extra run as well. Kris Bryant doubled and walked Javier Baez walked and recorded with an RBI, but also made good on his own exceptional stolen base splits against left wing pitching using a sneak from Vargas, his 10th of the year. Quality manufacturing here.
We also did very well in our Tigers stack. Jake Rogers kept the energy stroke going with a home run in this one, a shot to add to his own walk. Travis Demeritte had another nice game which included a pair of singles, a pair of runs scored and another stolen base, his third in just his 12th huge league game. Although Brandon Dixon provided a double but sadly also struck out four times. However, we obtained excellent production in this trio.
I rostered 2 one-offs past night, and among these delivered some big-time harm as Brian Dozier continued his assault on left-handed pitching using a home run from southpaw Alex Wood. Fellow one-off Josh VanMeter didnt offer value but its far better than nothing.
It was a wonderful night all night and Ill look to make it two in a row tonights small main slate.
P — Aaron Nola (PHI) — $10,100 vs. CHC
The very best arm on this slate is left-hander Clayton Kershaw because he takes on the Miami Marlins in Miami tonightbut I am going to rally to right-hander Aaron Nola as he chooses on the Cubs in his house park of Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia this day. Kershaw is the cash play, but I am moving GPP on this lineup again tonight. Besides, Nola was excellent at home that year where hes submitted a 3.07 ERA, 3.57 FIP, 3.73 xFIP plus a 10.78 K/9 around over 90 home innings this year in contrast to his 4.63 ERA, 4.99 FIP and also 9.11 K/9 across almost half the innings compared to his job in the home. Certainly, weve got something to use here as Nola has been very good in the home more frequently than not this season despite a shaky start. When he hurled seven innings of all both one-run ball to boot up with 10 punchouts his start at home came from the White Sox. That marks the third period in the past six starts at home where 10 strikeouts have been attained by the 2018 NL Cy Young candidate. The Cubs are a hazardous offense to be certain as they rank seventh in wOBA versus right-handed pitching, but that reality combined with his price could maintain Nola lower possessed than you could think. I am prepared to roll the dice GPPs tonight.
C/1B — Jake Rogers (DET) — $3,000 vs. SEA
Once again I will be rolling with a set of three-man piles in this 1 tonight and then rostering a few one-offs to complement the piles. My three-man Tigers stack kicks off with Rogers as Im choosing him over both Miguel Cabrera and Brandon Dixon at comparable price points in the C/1B place. To put it simply, Rogers is the hottest bat of this three and I want to continue him while he is swinging that powerful stick hes placed on screen in three individual stops this season, a journey which started at Double-A. He is going to play almost everyday at this stage given his elite defense behind the plate, but Rogers could become a wonderful source of power from underneath the dish as hes homered four times in just 11 games and 44 plate appearances at the MLB level this season. If you mix all 3 levels, Rogers has smacked 18 home runs in 87 matches on this season. He struck left-handed pitching to get a nice .844 OPS at Triple-A prior to his call up, and that is what hell watch tonight against southpaw Marco Gonzales. Rogers is now two for 6 with two home runs against left-handers in the big league level for example last nights taken off of southpaw Yusei Kikuchi. I feel some electricity can be generated tonight.
2B — Niko Goodrum (DET) — $3,200 vs. SEA
Goodrum wasnt a part of my Tigers heap last night due to price and the makeup of the lineup, but he is likely be in this one tonight because hell produce a wrap-around pile with Rogers plus a Tigers outfielder in this one tonight. I needed him last nights stack since his bat is effective against left-handed pitching, even though he can sport some exceptional splits. The extra-base electricity is increased against righties since Goodrum owns a .173 ISO against righties when compared with some .159 markers against lefties. From there on out, the switch-hitting Goodrums splits prefer facing left handed pitching. Goodrum is hitting .364 using a .941 OPS, .393 wOBA along with also a 147 wRC+ to the season against left handed pitching. Now, the amounts are notably better on the road against lefties, however I am not too concerned because he pitched in last nights match and scored a pair of runs against the southpaw Kikuchi. Theres also the simple fact that Goodrum has been very good since the return in the All-Star fracture as he owns a .213 ISO, .853 OPS, .355 wOBA along with 122 wRC+ as July 12th. Ultimately, we have some base as Goodrum has swiped at 12 foundations.
3B — Sean Rodriguez (PHI) — $2,200 vs. CHC
My stacks are not just on the cheap side, particularly my primary stack, so I needed to find a couple value one-offs to generate my lineup fit under the salary cap on this masterpiece tonight. I believe Ive found some value from Sean Rodriguezs bat because he takes on left-hander Cole Hamels and the Chicago Cubs. By doing harm against left-wing pitching during his 16, rodriguez has left his big league money. In his profession against southpaws, Rodriguez possesses a .168 ISO, .763 OPS, .336 wOBA plus a 113 wRC+. Those amounts are especially better compared to the .146 ISO, .625 OPS, .275 wOBA along with 71 wRC+ against right-handed pitching. The breaks are wide again this season because he has smacked every one of the homers against left-handed pitching in just 43 at-bats against them. He is hitting .279 with a .233 ISO, .879 OPS, .370 wOBA along with a 129 wRC+ against left-handed pitching this season because small 43 at-bat sample dimensions. He has also made a .350 ISO 1.041 OPS, .425 wOBA along with 164 wRC+ in the home against lefties this season in a 20 at-bats sample size as two of the homers this season have come from this span. Obviously, weve got something to use here in terms of expressing value.
SS — Charlie Culberson (ATL) — $2,100 vs. NYM
The final one third of this lineup is the Braves Charlie Culberson who comes at a near-minimum cost against left-hander Steven Matz along with also the New York Mets. It has been a tale of two seasons to get Matz awarded his home/away splits on this season. In the home, he possesses a eye-popping 2.14 ERA, but hes been brutalized on the road for a 6.79 ERA while his 6.43 FIP and 5.23 xFIP along with a 2.59 HR/9 around the street do not exactly paint a lot wider picture. This could be an excellent thing for Culberson and also the Braves as a Braves stack could very well be used tonight also. That said, I enjoy Culberson as a value well. Hes enjoying yet another productive season in part time obligation according to his .345 wOBA along with 110 wRC+ around the season. But, Culberson is doing any serious damage against left-handed pitching because he possesses a huge .405 typical, .262 ISO, 1.085 OPS, .449 wOBA plus a 178 wRC+ on the season versus southpaw pitching. The sample is modest in just 42 at-bats, but the production is actual. None of the hits went for extra-bases, however, Culberson is 2 for 4 with a stolen base in his brief history against Matz. I believe there is a whole lot of upside in both of these one-off value .
OF — Travis Demeritte (DET) — $2,900 vs. SEA
Completing our three-man Tigers pile is Demeritte who proceeds to impress since coming over in the Braves at the trade deadline and immediately getting his promotion to the big leagues for the first time in his profession. His cross-category possible was on display in last nights game as he captured a pair of singles, scored two runs and utilized his brakes to sneak his third base of the year in only his 12th MLB game. For what it is worth, he also added four beats in Triple-A in the Braves organization ahead of the trade. It was nice to watch him have any victory against a left-hander in last nights match as he had not done so a very small sample prior to last nights contest, at least at the big leagues. In Triple-A, Demeritte punished southpaws to get a .954 OPS this season while eight of the 20 home runs in Triple-A came from a left-hander in roughly half as many at-bats since he had against righties. Demeritte has revealed wonderful consistency because entrance to Detroit as hes recorded a minumum of one hit in eight of his 12 matches, for example in each of the final seven. The 24-year-old is place to get a long look at the Tigers outfield for the rest of the year and I will search for him to carry on to make the most of the possibility again tonight.
OF — Mike Trout (LAA) — $4,800 vs. PIT
The Angels and Pirates keep their series from Anaheim tonight and the Angels have a genuine nice house matchup against right-hander Chris Archer whos largely struggled to the road this year. Archer enters this man sporting a 6.66 ERA on the road this season while he has let a whopping 2.05 HR/9 on the street too. His 4.94 FIP and 4.32 xFIP indicate theres some favorable regression to be had for Archer on the road this season, but to be very honest I will just roster three Angels who struck right-handed pitching for plenty of home run power and find out where it takes me. Trout is competing this season and his breaks prefer this matchup. Even the righty-swinging Trout has exceptional quantities versus righties than lefties in the form of a .389 ISO, 1.136 OPS, .452 wOBA plus a 191 wRC+ vs righties on this season. His numbers versus righties in the home are mostly similar. We get several stolen base uspide with Trout as well as hes nine steals. Archer is prone to the stolen base and also I like the fact that Trout has three steals against him despite having a .227 batting average at 22 livelihood at-bats him from him. Awarded Archers street work and home series woes this season, Trout is a high-ceiling perform tonight.
OF — Shohei Ohtani (LAA) — $3,500 vs. PIT
Guy that is next up in our three-man Angels pile is Ohtani who continues to hit right-handed pitching for plenty of electricity, especially in the home. Insert in his speed on the basepaths and then we surely have loads of upside in this matchup tonight. Ohtani owns a .245 ISO, .902 OPS, .371 wOBA and 136 wRC+ over the season vs right-handed pitching. Additionally, he has posted a .320 ISO, 1.076 OPS, .431 wOBA along with 176 wRC+ to the year against lefties at home. Ohtani has used his pace to steal 10 bases. Its been a pretty quiet half for the superstar that is two-way he enjoyed a night and has caught fire during the previous four matches in last nights match as well. Over his last four games, hes gone for 20 (.400) with two doubles, a triple, four runs scored, six RBI and a stolen base to boot. Last night , he went 2 for 5 with a triple, a double, two runs, two RBI and a stolen base. Ohtani is one of those bata which you need to ride when hot and thats just what I will do in a home matchup where he does his very best work.
UTIL — Justin Upton (LAA) — $3,100 vs. PIT
Upton has seen activity in just 40 games this year because of an injury that cost him a big chunk of the first half of this season, but the man is once more demonstrating some reverse-splits and mashing right-handed tossing in 2019. Entering this one tonight, Upton sports a .238 ISO, .871 OPS, .360 wOBA and 129 wRC+ to the season against right-wing pitching. The numbers are much better on the street against righties, but given the small sample Im not concerned about this to be honest. This marks the second consecutive season he has posted some showy reverse-splits as he set up a .232 ISO, .875 OPS, .373 wOBA along with 141 wRC+ from righties last season compared to a .125 ISO, .593 OPS, .265 wOBA and 67 wRC+ against lefties this season. He has not conducted much this year with just one steal so far, but hes recorded 22 steals over the past two seasons and using Archer allowing his fair share of steals, perhaps the stolen base upside gets a couple of ticks in the perfect way in this one. Im more intrigued by the energy upside down to make convinced and this three-man Angels heap brings lots of this from a pitcher.

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