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MLB DFS (9/5/18) – Bobby’s Batter Up

  •  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. White Sox (-167) –   I ended up being pretty high on the White Sox yesterday closer to lock but so did a lot of people.  For the most part, people were burned by them last night and we know how nights like that affect the DFS community.  They should see less ownership tonight against Jordan Zimmerman who has pitched extremely well at times this season. I’m not buying into too much of the recent success and think his 37%+ HC and three-year trend of bad pitching is going to haunt him tonight and vegas is on our side.  Although the 4.6 implied total is not as high as last night I really like the upside against a pitcher known to blow up and a weak bullpen.  The White Sox have six players with a wRC+ over 100 (four of which made the starting lineup) and make for a great stack when looking at these guys – especially on Fanduel where the max amount of players you can stack from a team is four.  Daniel Palka leads the squad here with some major power from the left side of the plate as seen by an insane .265 ISO/.781 OPS/108 wRC+.  Next look to Yolmer Sanchez batting 2nd with a 105 wRC+/.323 wOBA/.746 OPS line.  Round this stack out with Matt Davidson (.216 ISO) and Yoan Moncada (104 wRC+).
          1. Favorite One-Off: Yolmer Sanchez
          2. Best Bet for a home run: Daniel Palka
    1. Mariners (-220) – I think that the Mariners are back with a vengeance with the return of Robinson Cano.  Andrew Trashner (Cashner) is on the mound for the Baltimore Orioles and he’s backed up by one of the worst bullpens in the major leagues.  The Mariners need to fight back for the wild card spot and I think they have an outside shot to do just that in the final month of the regular season.  This team is motivated and there is a reason Vegas has them as a -220 favorite, implied for 4.9 runs in one of the worst hitter ballparks in the MLB.  Seattle hitters have a ton hitters with impressive numbers and it starts with Nelson Cruz (4.5k on DK) with a 142 wRC+/.371 wOBA/.254 ISO line and there seems to be some fallacy in the DFS community that Cruz can only hit left-handed pitchers and that couldn’t be further from the truth.  Mitch Haniger has flexed the power stroke all season long (.229 ISO vs. RHP) and has a chance for a huge game today, leading off he is a huge value.  Look to round out this high upside stack (that hopefully will go lower owned with it being a west coast game) with Robinson Cano, Denard Span, and Ryon Healy.  Just completely fade Kyle Seager who is the worst Mariners batter against RHP (wow) with a 69 wRC+.



Javier Baez – 5.6k = 133 wRC+/.279 ISO/.894 OPS
Justin Bour– 4.1k = .354 wOBA/.234 ISO/127 wRC+
Matt Carpenter – 4.9k = .296 ISO/.965 OPS/ 152 wRC+


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


Written By: @DF_Advantage 

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