Friday, September 11, 2015

FanDuel Thoughts and Tips for 9/11/15

Royals at Orioles

Left handed hitters are hitting .343 off of Wright

Blue Jays at Yankees

Tulo is 4 for his last 30.

Brewers at Pirates

Nelson gave up one run and four hits to beat the Pirates at home on 9/1.

He is 4-1 with a 1.72 ERA against the Pirates in five starts this season.

Lefties are hitting .300 against him and righties are only hitting .198.

Braun is 12 for his last 27 and 8 for 23 off of Morton.

Tigers at Indians

Carlos Santana has six homers off of Verlander but just 11 for 50 overall.

Anderson beat the Tigers in his last start by going 7 innings and giving up 0 runs and two hits.

Miggy Cabrera is 5 for his last 26 and batting .192.

Cardinals at Reds

Lackey's road ERA is 4.12 compared to his home ERA which is 2.01.  Joey Votto has two homers off of Lackey.

Lorenzen is giving up a lot of hits to lefties and they are hitting .325 off of him.

Nats at Marlins

Gonzalez gave up no runs and had 10 ks in his last start vs. Atlanta.

Escobar is 13 for his last 25 but he has been sick and might not play.

Harper is 10 for his last 23.

Cole Gillespie is 14 for 37 vs. lefties. Dee Gordon is batting .343 vs lefties and Marcell Ozuna is batting .342.

Martin Prado is 32 for 99 vs. lefties.

Ichiro Suzuki is 23 for 77 off lefties and has hit Gio well in the past.

Red Sox at Rays

David Ortiz has two homers off Archer and is 7-20 lifetime

Mets at Braves

Cespedes is 14 for his last 37 with 5 homers and 13 RBIs.

Wisler is letting lefties hit .340 off of him.

As at Rangers

Prince Fielder is 5-9 with a homer off of Chavez but he is 2 for his last 22. He is a bargain though tonight at $2700 and playing at home vs. Chavez.

Chavez has given up 18 homers and 14 of them were to lefties.

Colby Lewis has 14 wins but a 4.68 ERA.  He has given up 24 homers.

Beltre is 2 for his last 27.

I will have a stack of 4 Rangers in one LU tonight.

Twins at White Sox

Johnson has given up two homers to lefties.

Dodgers at Dbacks

Gonzalez is  4 for his last 20.

Astros at Angels

David Freese is 8-16 off of Keuchel.

Keuchel is 4-6 with a 3.35 ERA on the road.

Rockies at Mariners

Righties hit better off of Bettis than lefties.

Trumbo and Seager have been on fire for the Mariners.

Charlie Blackmon is 3 for his last 24.

Padres at Giants

Buster Posey is 10 for 20 vs Cashner

13 of the 18  homers Cashner has given up have been to lefties.

Justin Upton is 7 for 14 off of Peavy.

Cubs at Phillies

Asher has been smashed in his first two MLB starts.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

FanDuel Tips and Thoughts for 9/8/15

I will be updating this blog throughout the day with my thoughts and tips.

Daniel Murphy is 20 for 59 with 4 homers against Jordan Zimmermann.

Bryce Harper is 0-17 with 7 strikeouts against Matt Harvey.

David Ortiz is 9-28 with 3 homers against RA Dickey.

Jay Bruce is 1 for 18  vs. Liriano.

Melky Cabrera is 7 for 15 vs. Carrasco with a homer.

Jason Heyward is 9 for 16 vs. Hammel

Johnny Peralta is 9 for 23 with two homers off Hammel.

Starlin Castro is 8 for 17 vs. Wacha

Anthony Rizzo is 7 for 17 off Wacha with one homer.

Albert Pujols is 10-23 off Kershaw but no homers.

Logan Morrison is 10-25  vs. Cole Hamels

Pitcher Report:

Kershaw is $13,700 so this means you would only have $2663 left on average for your eight hitters. Is Kershaw worth his price tag tonight?

Kershaw did throw 132 pitches against the Giants in his last outing.

Gausman has a 6.28 ERA on the road.

Sonny Gray has lost his last four starts and gave up six runs to the Angels in his last start.

Hot Bats:

Mookie Betts  11 for last 21

Buster Posey 12 for last 24

Kyle Seager 10 for last 20

Cespedes 16 for last 33

Adam Eaton 13 for last 27

Cold Bats:

Adam Jones 3 for last 23

Brian Dozier 4 for last 28

Edwin Encarnacion 3 for last 20

Melky Cabrera 5 for last 30

Troy Tulowitzki 5 for last 30

Anthony Rendon 6 for last 29

Miguel Sano has struck out 14 times in his last 24 ABs

Bargain hitters:

Brandon Guyer $2400

Guyer mashes lefties and I like him at his price tag going up against a lefty.

Domingo Santana $3200

Santana isn't cheap but I will roster him in some LUs over Braun since Braun is $4800.

Santana is 9 for his last 21.

Jean Segura is $2600 and is 11 for last 30 and gets to face an average lefty tonight.

Angel Pagan is $2900 and is 9 for his last 25 and gets to hit in a hitters' ballpark in Arizona tonight.

Matt Duffy is also $2900 and is 9 for his last 30 and faces an average pitcher at Chase Field.

Johnny Peralta is only $2200 and has had good numbers against Hammel. It might rain in St Louis tonight though.
UPDATE: Peralta is out of the LU for today.

Mikie Mahtook is a Rays outfielder who is $2300 and batting 2nd tonight. I have him in some of my LUs with Kershaw.

Aaron Altherr at $2900 vs. a Braves rookie seems like a good pick as well.

Pitchers I like:

I got LUs with Kershaw, Raisel Iglesias, Aaron Nola, Matt Harvey, and Cole Hamels.

Friday, September 4, 2015

FanDuel MLB Thoughts and Tips for September 4th

I will be updating this throughout the day with more thoughts and tips.

Last night Carlos Gonzalez had two homers but was 1 for 17 lifetime against Ryan Vogelsong. This shows you that the whole batter vs. pitcher angle doesn't mean that much sometimes.

It's good information to have but you have to use it wisely. Don't pick a player just because a hitter did well in small sample sizes.

Batter vs. Pitcher

Brian McCann is 10 for 16 vs. Jake Odirizzi with two homers. How many of you will roster McCann because of these stats?

Bryce Harper is 9-21 against Julio Teheran with two homers and Jose Lobaton is 7-13 with two homers.

Jose Bautista is 2 for 29 against Ubaldo Jimenez. Does this mean you shouldn't roster Jose tonight?

Josh Donaldson is 2 for 15, Edwin Encarnacion is 6 for 30, and Justin Smoak is 2 for 20. Russell Martin is no better and is 9 for 37 against Ubaldo.

Jay Bruce is 11 for 30 with 3 homers off Matt Garza and Todd Frazier is 6 for 19 with 3 homers.

Skip Schumaker is 8 for 19 off of Garza but Schumaker is such a bad hitter right now.

Brandon Moss is 6 for 8 lifetime vs. JA Happ and Mark Reynolds is 0-16.

Gregory Polanco is 8 for 11 against Carlos Martinez.

Charlie Blackmon is 5 for 9 vs. Chris Heston with two homers and DJ LeMathieu is 6 for 9.

Best stacks:

Which game will be the highest-scoring game tonight? I'm looking at hitters' ballparks and I see a lot of runs being scored in Cincy when Garza of the Brewers takes on Sampson of the Reds.

You can make a case always in Coors where Heston of the Giants goes up against De la Rosa.

Heston relies on a sinker though and he could be effective in that ballpark with his pitches. De la Rosa pitches well at home too.

Orioles at Toronto sounds like a duel between great home run hitters on both teams.

Which pitchers do you want to stack against?

I am looking at Pelfrey of the Twins, Hutchison of the Blue Jays, and Sampson of the Reds.

As vs. Mariners:

I would target Valencia, Phegley, and Lawrie since they all hit lefties very well. Marcus Semien is also a good batter vs. lefties.

None of the Mariners have ever hit against Aaron Brooks.

Indians vs. Tigers

Michael Brantley, Francisco Lindor, Jerry Sands, Giovanny Urshula, and Jason Kipnis are good hitters to roster against average lefties like Lobstein.

Ryan Raburn and Carlos Santana might be good hitters to have tonight as well.

Alex Avila has two homers off of Tomlin, Miggy Cabrera is 4 for 9 with a homer, and Ian Kinsler is 5 for 10.

Pirates vs. Cardinals

Randall Grichuk, Mark Reynolds, Brandon Moss, and Johnny Peralta are your targets here against Happ. Peralta has 9 homers against lefties already this season.

Phillies vs. Red Sox

Rusney Castillo, Xander Bogarts,  and Mookie Betts are the best bets against a lefty like Morgan.

Giants vs. Rockies

You can't go wrong with Buster Posey, Andrew Susac, and Marlon Byrd when they take on lefties. Matt Duffy hasn't hit well against lefties but he's getting better at it. Angel Pagan is back from his injury and he has a proven track record vs. lefties as well.

Heston doesn't pitch as well against  left-handed hitters so target the Rockies who bat from the left side here. 

White Sox vs. Royals

Lorenzo Cain smashes lefties so he is in play tonight as one of your three outfielders.Kendrys Morales, Eric Hosmer, and Cain are the top three in hits against lefties in 2015.

Rangers vs. Angels

Mike Trout is a good target here at $4300. CJ Cron is also a good hitter against lefties this season.
Aybar has 38 hits vs. lefties. Shane Victorino is 3 for 3 against Perez.

Hottest hitters:

DJ Lemathiu   14 for 30

Didi Gregorious  14 for 24

Ryan Zimmerman 13 for 28 with 5 homers

Nolan Arenado 13 for 34 with 4 homers

Buster Posey 12 for last 25

Kyle Seager 12 for last 26

Joey Votto 11 for last 20

Charlie Blackmon 12 for last 34

Stephen Piscotty 12 for last 27

The pitchers I am starting tonight are Jacob degrom, Josh Tomlin, Aaron Brooks, Colin McHugh, and Mike  Bolsinger. I also have some rosters with Luis Severino.