MLB Picks and Advice 9-4
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Yu Darvish- At $11,000 on DraftKings and $11,200 on FanDuel, Darvish is priced up for a matchup against St. Louis. Darvish has been dominant in 2020 posting a K/9 of 10.88 and a FIP of 2.01. Darvish should provide a high floor in this spot. I’ll lock Darvish into my cash lineups.
Carlos Carrasco- At $10.200 on DraftKings and $9,300 on FanDuel, Carrasco is priced up for a matchup against Milwaukee. Milwaukee has an implied run total of 3.56 and has posted a wRC+ of 83 in 2020. I’ll have Carrasco in cash games.
Los Angeles Dodgers- The Dodgers have a matchup with Antonio Senzatela with an implied run total of 5.6. The Dodgers have posted a wRC+ of 116 and have power throughout the lineup. Senzatela pitches to contact and the high total indicates that Los Angeles will have no problem scoring. Focus on Mookie Betts, Cody Bellinger, Max Muncy, and Corey Seager.
Chicago White Sox- The White Sox have a matchup against Brady Singer with an implied run total of 4.96. Singer has struggled in 2020 posting a FIP of 5.55 and a HR/9 of 2.08. I expect the White Sox to drive the ball with authority in this spot. Focus on Tim Anderson, Luis Robert, Yasmani Grandal, and Jose Abreu.
Dylan Bundy- At $10,400 on DraftKings and $8,700 on FanDuel, Bundy is at a reasonable price point against Houston. Bundy has been rock solid in 2020 posting a K/9 of 9.69 and a FIP of 3.13. I like Bundy on FanDuel more than DraftKings but, I’ll have him on both sites. I’ll have shares of Bundy in tournaments.
Dane Dunning- At $5,800 on DraftKings and $7,700 on FanDuel, Dunning is at a favorable price point against Kansas City. Dunning has gotten off to a strong start in his MLB career posting a K/9 of 13.50 and a FIP of 2.17. He just dominated the Royals in his last outing and should see a higher workload in this start. I like Dunning more on DraftKings than FanDuel for tournaments.
San Francisco Giants- The Giants have a date with Taylor Clarke with an implied run total of 4.46. Clarke has struggled in 2020 posting a FIP of 4.69 and a BB/9 of 4.44. The Giants have been solid offensively posting a wRC+ of 111 and the total suggests they’ll score in bunches. Focus on Mike Yastrzemski, Alex Dickerson, Evan Longoria, and Brandon Belt.
Philadelphia Phillies- The Phillies have a matchup against Rick Porcello with an implied run total of 4.45. The Phillies have posted a wRC+ of 115 and an ISO of .203 in 2020. Porcello isn’t a dominating pitcher by any means and could struggle in this matchup. Focus on Bryce Harper, Jay Bruce, J.T. Realmuto, and Didi Gregorious.
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