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MLB DFS (9/17/18) – Bobby’s Batter Up

MLB BATTER UP September 17th, 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. Tigers (-113) –  My goodness this lineup the Tigers are rolling up today is bad.  It’s literally a bunch of AAA hitters.  The positive part about all this is that they are facing a double-A pitcher and Vegas loves them at 4.6 implied runs in a game with a 9 over/under.  Moya has been good in the minors but has never seen that translate over to success in the big leagues with a career 4.71 xFIP and a 4.23 SIERA.  He does limit hard contact a bit but gives up a ton of baserunners and is too wild on the mound.  Mainly as a reliever for the Twins this year, in only his third start, who knows how long Moya will actually stay on the mound, as more MLB teams implement the “starting a reliever” strategy that seems to work.  Nick Castellanos is the clear top play here with an impressive 182 wRC+/.439 wOBA/1.039 OPS stats against lefties.  A true lefty masher that needs to be in your GPP lineups and Tigers stacks.  Jeimer Candelario, Christin Stewart, Ronny Rodriguez, and Victor Martinez can be used as viable options in this stack.
          1. Favorite One-Off: Nick Castellanos
          2. Best Bet for a home run: Jeimer Candelario
    1. Reds (+157) –  The Reds are one of my favorite stacks in baseball as they have great individual hitters but always have a terrible record because of their rotation + bullpen + consistency.  Wade Miley is an abomination and hasn’t had a respectable SIERA since 2014.  With the Reds lineup stacked with guys who can mash lefties, I’m extremely high on this stack albeit the Vegas total of only 3.9.  Eugenio Suarez, Jose Peraza, Joey Votto, Scott Schebler, and Billy Hamilton are your locks here at 2% ownership.
          1. Favorite One-Off: Eugenio Suarez
          2. Best bet for a home run: Scott Schebler


Eugenio Suarez – 4.7k = 183 wRC+/.299 ISO/.1.080 OPS
Nick Castellanos – 4.3k = .439 wOBA/1.039 OPS/ 182 wRC+
Randal Grichuck – 4.9k = 123 wRC+/.351 wOBA/.273 ISO


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


Written By: @DF_Advantage 

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