FanDuel MLB Lineup Advice: Wednesday (8/9)
There are 10 games to work with today and it is quite the difficult slate to navigate. There are two aces, but they go against one another, and in Coors-lite. Then, there are two positions that are utter wastelands and a shortage of quality righty/lefty splits to take advantage of. I’ve got a plan, however, so let’s walk through it.
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Gio Gonzalez (WAS) : $8,900 vs MIA
The biggest favorite on the slate is Colin McHugh, but Gio isn’t too far behind and also carries a sub-4 implied opponent total. The Marlins aren’t slouches at the plate, but Gonzalez has been as consistent as they come with 11 quality starts in his previous 12 games started. He also goes deep into games, often times pitching 7 or even 8 innings. You can bank of 5+ Ks, a quality start and win this evening, giving him in the neighborhood of 45 points, which is hitting value at his price point.
Gary Sanchez (NYY) : $3,500 @ TOR
I mentioned the positional wastelands of tonight and this is one of them. Sanchez is far and away the best option here even though the splits and ballpark are not ideal. Nick Tepesch is one of the easiest pitchers to pick on from the slate and Sanchez will be batting 5th, so there should be plenty of RBI opportunities.
Ryan Zimmerman (WAS) : $3,300 vs MIA
Zim is back at it, destroying lefties at a clip of .305/.355/.610 this season after smashing them his entire career. The Nationals have an implied 5.41 team total tonight against Adam Conley and Zim will be batting cleanup between Harper and Murphy.
Jose Altuve (HOU): $4,300 @ CHW
Altuve is hitting .430 since the all-star break with a .667 slugging percentage. At this point, he is a must start almost every single night until he shows a hint of slowing down. It is even better than the Astros draw Miguel Gonzalez on the mound and have 6.00 implied runs tonight.
Anthony Rendon (WAS) : $3,400 vs MIA
Besides J.D. Martinez, Rendon has been the best hitter in baseball against lefties this year with a .381/.480/.746 with the split. This is nothing new for him either, so you can bank on some production from him tonight against Conley.
Marwin Gonzalez (HOU) : $3,500 @ CHW
Shortstop tonight is the biggest disaster I’ve seen all season. You could make a case for three other guys being decent, but none of them are good plays. By default, I’ll pencil in the man who is top 10 in wOBA this year among all hitters with as many plate appearances.
Adam Duvall (CIN) : $3,800 vs SDP
Travis Wood is not a very good pitcher in San Diego. Take him out of that pitcher’s haven and move him to the Great American Launchpad and I smell trouble. Duvall has to be licking his chops with a .310/.396/.650 line against lefties compared to just .251/.299/.492 vs righties this season.
Cam Perkins (PHI) : $2,000 @ ATL
Perkins hasn’t quite turned it on against lefties yet at the big league level, but throughout the minors, he was a specialist against the split. Tonight, he draws Sean Newcomb, if the game is played, and he gets a major ballpark upgrade. He is a sneaky punt play with some nice upside.
Patrick Kivlehan (CIN) : $2,300 vs SDP
We had to toss another punt in so we will do some more picking on Alex Wood with another specialist against lefties. Kivlehan will be batting between Eugenio Suarez and Scooter Gennett in a lineup expected to score 5 runs tonight so he fits the bill as a cheap value play.
Other Top Options (in order)
- Aaron Judge (OF – NYY): $4,800 @ TOR
- Howie Kendrick (OF – WAS): $2,500 vs MIA
- Freddie Freeman (1B – ATL): $4,000 vs PHI
- Didi Gregorius (SS – NYY): $3,400 @ TOR
- George Springer (OF – HOU): $4,000 @ CHW
- Logan Morrison (1B – TBR): $3,200 vs BOS
- Jedd Gyorko (3B – STL): $2,700 vs KCR
- Matt Adams (OF – ATL): $2,700 vs PHI
- Jose Pirela (OF – SDP): $2,700 @ CIN
- Zack Cozart (SS – CIN): $3,300 vs SDP
- Tyler Flowers (C – ATL): $2,500 vs PHI
- Yangervis Solarte (2B – SDP): $2,500 @ CIN
- Billy Hamilton (OF – CIN): $3,300 vs SDP
- Domingo Santana (OF – MIL): $3,500 vs MIN
- Scooter Gennett (2B – CIN): $2,400 vs SDP
- Paul DeJong (SS – STL): $3,400 vs KCR
- Derek Fisher (OF – HOU): $3,000 @ CHW
- Rafael Devers (3B – BOS): $3,300 @ TBR
- Tyler Moore (1B – MIA): $2,100 @ WAS
- Wilson Ramos (C – TBR): $2,000 vs BOS
- Yoan Moncada (2B – CHW): $2,400 vs HOU
- Alex Bregman (3B – HOU): $3,800 @ CHW
- Ender Inciarte (OF – ATL): $2,800 vs PHI
- Tucker Barnhart (C – CIN): $2,200 vs SDP