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FanDuel MLB Lineup Advice: Monday (6/17)

by Elliott Baas | @ElliottBaasBB | Featured Writer
Jun 17, 2019

Stacking the Angels tonight makes plenty of sense

We’ve got a relatively big Monday featured slate, with 24 teams in action tonight. That means we’ve got a lot more diversity in strategies, as well as no obvious chalk on a bigger slate. There are a lot of big-name pitchers taking on strong offenses tonight, which is why I’m looking to prioritize high-priced hitting over high-priced pitching in GPP formats.

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Starting Pitcher

Kenta Maeda (LAD): $8,600 vs. SF
Most of the high-end pitchers take on tough matchups today, so let’s drop on down to the mid-range and go after Maeda. Maeda has flashed big strikeout upside with a 25.3% K rate this season, and draws an easy matchup against the Giants. San Francisco has been one of the weakest offenses against right-handed pitching, putting up a 78 wRC+, 23.5% strikeout rate, and .671 OPS as a team versus righties this season. The Dodgers are a -230 favorite, so Maeda has a good chance to pick up both a quality start and a win in this outing. He’s a good alternative to high-priced options on this slate.

Miles Mikolas (STL): $7,000 vs. MIA
It’s been a rough ride for Miles Mikolas this season, and he’s currently sitting with a bloated 4.83 ERA and 4.41 SIERA. He’s coming off back-to-back poor outings, allowing eight earned runs in nine innings, including two home runs over that stretch. There may be a legitimate question as to whether Mikolas can turn things around long term, but it’s hard to pass him up at $7K at home against the Marlins. Sure, the Marlins got to him last time out in Miami, but we’re still talking about a team that has been downright anemic at the plate. Collectively, the Marlins have a 76 wRC+, 24.8% strikeout rate, and a .650 OPS against right-handed pitching. They also have a pathetic .111 ISO, which is 35 points than the next lowest team. Recent hot streaks from Garrett Cooper and Harold Ramirez don’t scare me away from the weakest lineup in baseball.


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