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MLB DFS (8/7/18) – Bobby’s Batter Up

MLB BATTER UP August 7th, 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 (-199) –   This makes for the perfect GPP stack.  Sean Newcomb is coming off 8.2 no hit innings and everyone will be convinced he’s this untouchable stud.  No doubt he is a decent up and coming pitcher but currently he has not been as good as his last start might show.  Over the course of the season he has posted a bad 4.57 SIERA, a 4.32 xFIP, and really struggles with command as seen by his 11.6% walk rate.  His K% is only .3% above league average and his SwStr% is down below the league average at 9.7%.  Now let’s look into the strong options from the Nationals who thrive against lefties.  Juan Soto is an absolute stud lefty on lefty hitter so far in his career.  His wRC+ leads the Nationals at a crazy good 202.  He follows that up with .477 wOBA, .304 ISO, and 1.132 OPS.  Batting in the 5th hole Soto is an elite option with a ton of RBI oppurtunities coming his way. Also look at Ryan Zimmerman, who is projected to bat cleanup, and crushes lefties over 44 ABs this season.  He owns a 166 wRC+, .423 wOBA, .211 ISO, and a .984 OPS.  Anthony Rendon is next up on the Nationals to stack with an elite 1.019 OPS, 162 wRC+, and .296 ISO.  Wrap up your stack with Bryce Harper who owns a 127 wRC+, .365 wOBA, and a .218 ISO.  All these guys crush lefties and Newcomb is going to be severly overrated based off recency bias.  Load up on Nats bats.
          1. Favorite One-Off: Juan Soto
          2. Best Bet for a home run: Anthony Rendon
  2. Reds (-112) – The Reds have some amazing plays against LHP and Jason Vargas is the last person I’m afraid to target.  Six players from the Reds own a wRC+ over 100 and it starts off with one of my favorite plays on the slate Eugenio Suarez.  Suarez owns a 213 wRC+, .493 wOBA, 16.1 wRAA, .326 ISO, and a 1.193 OPS.  If you can’t tell off these statistics alone, Suarez is an absolute beast against lefties and Vargas is one we want to target.  Lock in Suarez as one of the top plays of the slate for GPP.  Follow him up in your GPP stacks with Tucker Barnhart, who owns some pop with a .143 ISO, but really shows his worth against lefties with a 139 wRC+, .382 wOBA, and a .871 OPS.  Also look at Scooter Gennett with a .176 ISO, .774 OPS, and a 105 wRC+.  I’d focus on these main plays in a mini stack from the Reds in GPP.  Pair this stack with the Mets for an extremely low-owned GPP stack with major upside.
          1. Favorite One-Off: Eugenio Suarez
          2. Best Bet for a home run: Eugenio Suarez





Highest upside player picks per position 
(High Owned, Low Owned)
Catcher –   R. Chirinos,  S. Perez
1st base –  A. Rizzo, J. Gallo
2nd base –  R. Odor, G. Torres
Shortstop –  F. Lindor, T. Turner
3rd base – J. Ramirez, E. Suarez
OF –  M. Betts, A. Bennetendi, G. Stanton
  C. Yelich, E. Thames, R. Grichuck
Good luck everyone let’s hit this slate out of the park!


Written By: @DF_Advantage 

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