Happy FanDuel Friday everyone. We have a full 15-game slate and mostly good weather tonight.
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Justin Verlander, DET, SP: $11,600 – Verlander has posted at least 50 FanDuel points six times already this season, but it’s worth mentioning that he hasn’t pitched more than 6.2 innings in five of his last six starts. The Rangers are 21st in the league in wOBA (.307) and have the second-highest strikeout percentage in the league (25.6%) so, yeah, you could say it’s a pretty good matchup for Verlander. The Astros are big favorites at -200 tonight and the game has an over/under of nine and a half.
Chris Sale, BOS, SP: $11,500 – Sale has posted 24 and 19 FanDuel points in his last two starts (against the Astros and Braves), but prior to that had posted at least 40 FanDuel points in five straight starts. The White Sox are 15th in the league in wOBA (.312) and have the fifth-highest strikeout percentage (24.6%). The Red Sox are massive favorites at -300 at home against the White Sox and the game carries and over/under of eight.
Jacob deGrom, NYM, SP: $10,800 – In his last four starts deGrom has posted FanDuel point totals of 67, 49, 46 and 61. The Yankees are first in the league in wOBA (.345) and have the 11th-highest strikeout percentage (23.3%). The Mets are slight underdogs at +107 at home and the game has an over/under of seven.
Trevor Bauer, CLE, SP: $10,200 – Bauer has posted at least 40 FanDuel points nine times already this season, giving him a very safe floor for cash games. The Tigers are 20th in the league in wOBA (.310) and rank 25th in the league in strikeout percentage (20%). The Indians are sizable favorites in Detroit tonight at -165 and the game has an over/under of eight and a half.
J.A. Happ, TOR, SP: $9,400 – Happ saw his three-game winning streak end against the Tigers in his last outing, but during the streak he posted FanDuel point totals of 61, 40 and 48. The Orioles are 29th in the league in wOBA (.293) and have the sixth-highest strikeout percentage in the league (24.6%). Toronto is a decent favorite at -190 and the game has an over/under of nine.
Mike Trout, OF, $5,400 – Trout is hitting .299/.437/.644 with with 15 home runs in 222 plate appearances against right-handed pitching this season. Lance Lynn has a 5.46 ERA in 11 starts with the Twins, but he’s only allowed six home runs.
Jose Ramirez, 3B, $5,300 – Ramirez is hitting .301/.417/.673 with 16 home runs in 187 plate appearances against right-handed pitching this season. He has a matchup in Detroit against Michael Fulmer, who has a 5.48 ERA in his last four starts.
Charlie Blackmon, OF, $5,100 – Blackmon is hitting .267/.365/.541 in 156 plate appearances against right-handed pitching and hitting .299/.376/.423 in 109 plate appearances at home this season. He’ll be at home against Zack Greinke.
Andrew Benintendi, OF, $4,900 – We love to play hot hitters and nobody is hotter than Benintendi right now as he has four home runs in his last five games.
David Peralta, OF, $3,700 – Peralta had three straight games with a home run before Arizona’s series in San Francisco. With a matchup against a right-handed pitcher German Marquez in Coors Field, perhaps Peralta can get back on track with the home runs as he has 10 of them on the season.
Franmil Reyes, OF, $3,500 – Reyes hasn’t stopped hitting home runs since his promotion from the minor leagues as he already has six home runs. He home runs in his last two starts and figures to get the nod tonight against left-hander Caleb Smith.
Michael Conforto, OF, $2,900 – Conforto has seven home runs this season and has a matchup with Masahiro Tanaka, who has a 4.79 ERA in 67.2 innings this year and has allowed 50 home runs since the start of last year. I also don’t mind Asdrubal Cabrera for the same price here.
Evan Gattis, C, $2,700 – How is Gattis still this cheap? In his last 21 games, he’s hit .286 with nine home runs and 23 RBI over 80 plate appearances. He’s homered in back-to-back games, bringing his total to 10 on the season. I definitely want some exposure to Gattis tonight against Doug Fister in Texas.
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