It is Sunday, September 25th, 2022 and with the baseball season having about a week and a half left, it is definitely winding down. That said, there are still a week and a half’s worth of opportunities to win some cash and play some regular season MLB DFS. This article will be about the FanDuel main slate that starts at 1:05 pm ET. Carlos Correa ($3,000) is my favorite play on the day. Carlos Correa at that price seems too cheap. He is batting .360 with six home runs in the month of September. He also has a .398 wOBA and .244 ISO against LHP. Check out who else I like below!
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Dylan Cease, SP: $10,500 – It isn’t often that having a 31.1% strikeout rate puts you third out of pitchers on this slate. The only thing I worry about with Cease is his walks. He has a walk rate of 10.2%, which is high for an elite pitcher. He is my top pick on the slate on the high end because of his 31.1% strikeout rate, his 3.39 xFIP, and the fact he is facing the Detroit Tigers.
Luis Castillo, SP: $9,600 – I realize this is not a lot of savings but there is not much I like at the low end. When there are pitchers like Shane McClanahan, Dylan Cease, Nick Lodolo, Luis Castillo, Cristian Javier, and Charlie Morton on the slate, the chances of one of those guys being the top pitcher on the slate is high. Castillo has the second-best xFIP on the slate at 3.24 and he is the fourth most expensive pitcher on the slate. He faces the Royals, which is a bad offense. His 27.1% strikeout rate isn’t too shabby either.
Yasmani Grandal, C/1B: $2,100 – If you are in need of a punt, Grandal is the guy if he starts. The White Sox are facing lefty Tyler Alexander. There was once a time when Grandal destroyed left-handed pitching. Even this season, his wOBA vs. LHP is .375 with a .279 batting average. That’s not bad for someone who is batting just .205 on the season.
Matt Olson, C/1B: $2,800 – Why is Matt Olson this cheap? He is batting .111 in September with one home run. That’s not good. In the month of September, Kyle Gibson has a 4.65 xFIP and is allowing 2.04 HR/9. That’s also not good. This is a good spot for a turnaround for a batter who is usually above $3K on FanDuel.
Jon Berti, 2B: $2,700 – Obviously, facing Anibal Sanchez is never a bad thing as a hitter. Also, Berti has 37 steals in 92 games and is always a threat to swipe a bag or two when he gets on base.
Gio Urshela, 3B: $2,300 – More of a cash game punt than anything else. He is batting .274, doesn’t have a lot of power. In his career, he has fared better against LHP, but this season it is more of an even split between the two.
Eloy Jimenez, OF: $3,800 – Yeah he’s expensive. Moreover, Jimenez also has seven home runs in September and is facing a pitcher that allows 2.04 HR/9 with a .491 xFIP.
Bryan Reynolds, OF: $3,000 – Bryan Reynolds faces Adrian Sampson, a pitcher with a 4.43 xFIP. Reynolds is just a solid player. He is batting .314 in September with three home runs. Overall he is batting .266 with 25 home runs. Having him in your lineup usually doesn’t hurt you and helps much more often.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
Astros-Orioles, Braves-Phillies, Cubs-Pirates, and White Sox-Tigers all have rain forecasted. The first three games appear to be worse. Check the weather forecast before lock to avoid any zeros!
Doing Lines In Vegas
I like the Rangers at +117 today.