I released several FanDuel MLB DFS Picks yesterday before Game 4 of the ALCS becoming postponed, but together with all the game set to happen tonight, Ive tweaked my picks a little bit as we now understand that the starting pitchers will function since the Astros Zack Greinke happens about the Yankees Masahiro Tanaka.
Lets dive in and see what we could perform about this particular slate!
MVP — Gary Sanchez (NYY) — $5,500 vs. HOU
Theres no change here since milk the value that we could get his bat and I want to get Sanchez to this MVP spot. As a I noticed , Sanchez hasnt been a successful postseason celebrity for this stage in his MLB profession that is youthful and is suffering a postseason his ability is undeniable. Sanchez clubbed 34 home runs in 446 plate appearances and only 106 games this season and his ISO dropped just short of .300 in .293 — a huge number to be sure. The good news for this is that we know Sanchez will confront a pitcher tonight and his breaks in the 2019 season favor such a matchup. The righty-swinging Sanchez posted a .302 ISO, .867 OPS, .357 wOBA along with 123 wRC+ to the season against right-handed pitching. Sanchez has not hit a house run because back on September 3rd (he wasnt playing regular down the stretch), however he homered twice on that afternoon and homered twice just three games prior to this on August 31st. The point here is that Sanchez has run as any other hitter and at only $5,500 I double it at the MVP area and will take his power tonight.
All-Star — Aaron Judge (NYY) — $8,500 vs. HOU
While Sanchez has scuffled some in this postseason, which isnt true with Judge who has had a significant postseason and has enjoyed lots of success in the postseason in the past too. Judge is hitting against .318 with an .889 OPS from the 2019 postseason. Across his postseason career, Judge is hitting .270 with a .971 OPS. Hell go into this one riding a three-game hit streak with a home run in that opportunity to go alongside a walk and a run scored. Of course, there is a lot of power within this series including Sanchez above, nevertheless Judge might reign supreme in this department. He owns a profession .285 ISO, a few he dropped short of with a .267 ISO this year with 27 home runs in an injury-shortened 102 season matches. Unlike Sanchez, Judges splits are conventional as he pummeled left-handed pitching this year — especially at home — but also hit right-handers for a .251 ISO, .847 OPS, .354 wOBA along with also a wRC+ on the summer as well. Given how the bat has played the power tap, I like the concept of netting 1.5x Judges fantasy points in this one tonight.
UTIL — Gleyber Torres (NYY) — $7,500 vs. HOU
Next person up in this heap is Torres who is really having any Yankees best postseason and will be hitting at home run like it is his day job in this set. Entering this one tonight, Torres owns a .417 average and 1.440 OPS thanks to hitting three home runs, all which have come over his last four games including Tuesdays Game 3. While he is coming from a 1 for 2 with a home run and performance from Tuesday, torres has also added four doubles. Torres numbers were every so slightly enhanced against left-handed pitching this season, no matter how the energy numbers were almost identical as he posted a .256 ISO against righties and also a .257 ISO against lefties. He hit righties to get a .258 ISO, .845 OPS, .343 wOBA and 115 wRC+ at home this year. While I went to own him this lineup because of his own recency, the simple fact that hes enjoyed plenty of success confirms his place. As gone 4 with a homer and two doubles in his career against the veteran right-hander the youthful middle infielder. Add it all up and I surely want Torres in this lineup for tonights Game 4.
UTIL — Giancarlo Stanton (NYY) — $6,000 vs. HOU
Theres no guarantee that Stanton gets into the lineup tonight, but I do not care. We know he is available to pinch-hit off the seat in this one and you wager Aaron Boone is going to provide a chance to put this day to the large slugger, if the Yankees are down in this game. If he does start, he is a lock for me at $6,000 and that I would look at swapping him Judge in the spot to catch extra value out of this price . Its tough to base anything off of regular season numbers for Stanton because he played in just 18 regular season matches, but we can have a look in his 139 wRC+ from that time and notice that he was a bat despite his injury. IU mean, it is Giancarlo Stanton. Yes, he has had trouble but he owns a .279 profession ISO and boasts some of the best energy baseball has to offer. He has hit just .238 in his profession against Greinke, however he will have two home so the power still remains with a .286 ISO and .857 OPS off of their right-hander. This price is simply too attractive and Id guess that Stanton does get into the starting lineup following yesterdays rainout afford him an excess days rest.
UTIL — Michael Brantley (HOU) — $7,000 vs. NYY
Michael Brantley has to discover his power stroke and he scuffled for a lot of the series against the Rays, but his bat is now coming at the ideal time for the Astros. Brantley is coming from a successful Game 3 in which he went 2 for 4 with a walk and a run scored. That put him up to a .250 typical and .638 OPS for the playoffs, maybe not terrible believing he was hitting .125 with a .250 OPS entering Game 5 against the Rays. I want to have gotten more bats in this lineup contemplating the short porch in right field at Yankee Stadium, however the four Yankees teammates over simply made a lot of sense to me believing power, cost and recency factors. Against right-handed pitching this year, Brantley submitted a .323 moderate, .226 ISO, .928 OPS, .385 wOBA along with also a 146 wRC+. As Minute Maid Park in Houston is a challenging venue on power hitters, the figures increased slightly on the road against righties. Hes going to provide you with a professional at-bats and hes extremely tough to strike out, so at least we know the ball is going to be put tonight. Hes gone 5 for 19 (.263) from Tanaka in his profession, but also with a homer and two doubles, great for a .263 ISO along with .826 OPS. Hell put one, or even more, if all goes to plan.