Here we are, the last final full month of baseball with teams having roughly 25 games left in the season. It’s been a DFS whirlwind for me, I lost some cash in April, June, and August, but still more than made up for it in my two winning months of May and July. I am going to hopefully enjoy this pattern holding true and bring home a nice full season cash with a big September. Let’s get to my picks for tonight.
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Dean Kremer, SP: $8,600. Since the Angels went all in at the trade deadline this team has been lifeless. In fact, since August 1st they are averaging just 3.76 Runs per game and have been held to three or less runs in 17 of 30 contests. In comes Dean Kremer, who while not the flashiest, has seven straight starts with double digit points in Draftkings. I’ve been fading the Angels wherever I can and this seems like a great spot as I am guessing Ohtani won’t be back in the lineup until he feels 100% with his oblique issue.
Dylan Cease, SP: $8,800. I really struggled with a second starter option here. Cease has only had four 20 point outings since July 1. He has also walked 2+ batters in each of his last nine outings while only striking out eight or more batters once in that same stretch. That being said he gets the Royals who used up a weeks worth of offense on Monday. Hoping we see the good Cease tonight.
Mitch Garver, C: $3,900. CoolWhip having a post-post hype sleeper orgasm the last few weeks with Garver. It’s funny what a good hitter can do when healthy. He’s rocking a .931 OPS on the season and has eight Home Runs in the last two weeks. Tough match-up against Framber Valdez, but he’s still undervalued here on a good offense.
Pete Alonso, 1B: $5,000. Alonso is way too cheap here for a guy with 41 homers, and look at this line vs Patrick Corbin who he’ll face tonight. In 52 PA he has a .326 BA with 5 Home runs and 9 walks. Time to get Beefy.
Davis Schneider, 2B: $4,600. Facing a lefty means it’s Schneider time. He is batting .400 with 5 Home Runs in 25 At-Bats vs lefties thus far. Small sample size, but I love his match-up against lefty Ken Waldichuk in Oakland tonight. I’ll be on his total bases prop as well. Time for Schneider to get me off the Schneid.
Ernie Clement, 3B: $2,400. Who? Well….he hit in Coors. He’s a right handed stick and will likely keep filling in at SS until Bo Bichette returns on Friday. He’s got a solid hit tool, striking out less than 5% of his at-bats at AAA and 70 Grade speed. Worth it to take a flyer here as he’s hit safely in 6 of 7 since getting called back up.
Tim Anderson, SS: $3,000. What a disappointing season for Anderson. I don’t know what happened to the solid contact hitter after his injury last season, but he hasn’t been the same. His price has dipped low enough here where I am going to take a shot as he is a .438 hitter against Brady Singer of the Royals.
Marcell Ozuna, OF: $4,800. What’s Grey Say? Ozuna hit ball far? We’re going with it here as this is another guy who has been on fire. He’s hit safely in 13 of 15 games and has eight home runs over that span. Add in the fact that he’s facing the Cardinals and Miles Mikolas who he has homered twice off in eight career at-bats.
Kyle Schwarber, OF: $5,700. Sticking with the Hot Schmotatoes as Schwarber has actually raised his average over 10 points in the last two weeks. Albeit that raise is up to .190. Anyways he’s hit safely in 12 of 15 with 9 home runs over that span and now 39 on the season. The Phils face Padres long reliever turned starter Pedro Avila who started August well, but fell off his last two times out.
Brandon Marsh, OF: $3,200. For a guy with a respectable .860 OPS, nine home runs seems light at this point in the year. Alas, he’s my best option to fill out the card since I went against my usual tactic of starting my batting selections with my value OF and went right down the lineup to change things up.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
Strong winds will be blowing out in Kansas City and at Wrigley. Doesn’t look like any real rain threats.
Doing Lines In Vegas
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