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MLB DFS (8/19/18) – Bobby’s Batter Up

MLB BATTER UP August 19th, 2018
  •  This PREMIUM article features top offensive batters per position
  • This includes value plays, upside plays, and contrarian plays
  • Strategic game theory on why we are selecting these batters
  • Advice on the best “Game Stacks” of the day
  • The same players in these articles are the same players you can find in the core of our lineups!

Top Stacks – One of the most important concepts to understand in DFS MLB.  Watch our daily YouTube live podcast for more information on this understanding/mindset.  Keep in mind it is ok to stack 4 guys or 3 from the same team.  This mathematically increases your chances of “cashing” in tournaments.  It isn’t as necessary to stack in cash games (double ups/heads up).  Below is our rankings starting from the best at number 1.

    1. Nationals (-225) –  This is going to be an extremely high scoring slate where you can go to a lot of different teams for exposure with your hitter’s.  For this reason, I think this slate is more pitcher focused as I believe selecting the correct pitcher’s will win you the slate as hitters should be pretty easy to get to.  There are 9 teams on the slate with an implied run total of 5 or higher.  That’s absolutely wild.  The Nationals are implied for 5.5 runs against Jose Urena which I think might lower their ownership due to the fact that he is an “ace” and us DFS players have used him a bit over the past 6 weeks.  The Nationals have really three players with some of the slates highest upside in Trea Turner, Bryce Harper, and Anthony Rendon.  Lock these guys in even though you’re paying a pretty price for them.  You want to get exposure to the other Nationals bats but today seems like a day where an “optimal lineup” approach to selecting your bats with mini-stacks would be the best approach opposed to just going a complete 5×3 or 4×4.  Just select players from these 9 teams implied for 5+ runs and hop in the slack chat to see where my thoughts are at pitcher.  Let’s get it!
          1. Favorite One-Off: Trea Turner
          2. Best Bet for a home run: Bryce Harper


Matt Carpenter – 5.1k = 157 wRC+/.309 ISO/.404 wOBA
David Peralta – 4.6k = .405 wOBA/.261 ISO/155 wRC+
Max Muncy – 4.6k = .286 ISO /153 wRC+/.943 OPS
Daniel Palka – 4.1k = .263 ISO/147 wRC+/.386 wOBA


Good luck everyone let’s hit this slate out of the park!


Written By: @DF_Advantage 

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