MLB Fantasy Favorites - August 13, 2019

Good news! Our hitters combined for 100 Fantasy Points! Bad news is our pitchers combined for -5.1…

Last Lineup’s Best Picks:

Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Indians (23 Fantasy Points vs 8.5 FPPG)

Josh Bell, Pittsburgh Pirates (21 Fantasy Points vs 9.9 FPPG)

Trey Mancini, Baltimore Orioles (16 Fantasy Points vs 9.0 FPPG) 

Aristides Aquino, Cincinnati Reds (16 Fantasy Points vs 14.7 FPPG)

Willie Calhoun, Texas Rangers (14 Fantasy Points vs 8.2 FPPG)

Tonight’s Starting Lineup:

P – Jack Flaherty, St. Louis Cardinals (DK Salary $9,000, 15.3 FPPG)

  • Having a very strong 2019 season with a 3.72 ERA and 1.13 WHIP

  • On a major hot streak, averaging 27.1 FPPG over his last 6 starts and 34.4 FPPG over last 2 starts

  • Opposing Royals team is very poor offensively, ranking 19th in hits per game (8.4) and 25th in runs per game (4.4) 

P – Dustin May, Los Angeles Dodgers (DK Salary $7,500, 14.3 FPPG) 

  • Found his groove in his second start, throwing 5.2 innings of 1-run ball with 7 strikeouts for 21.2 Fantasy Points

  • While in AAA, posted a 3-0 record with a 2.30 ERA and 1.098 WHIP

  • Opposing Marlins team is terrible offensively, ranking 25th in hits per game (8.2), 26th in AVG (.241), and 29th in OBP (.297) and runs per game (3.7) 

C – Will Smith, Los Angeles Dodgers (DK Salary $4,300, 9.7 FPPG)

  • Found his groove after a rest day, going 2-for-3 with a home run in his last game

  • Having a very strong season, hitting .313 with 7 home runs, 23 RBIs, and a 1.106 OPS

  • Favorable matchup against Marlins pitcher Jordan Yamamoto (4-3, 4.17 ERA) at hitter-friendly Marlins Park

1B – Paul Goldschmidt, St. Louis Cardinals (DK Salary $4,400, 8.0 FPPG)

  • Swinging a hot bat AGAIN, averaging 17 FPPG over last 3 games

  • Back on a 3-game hitting streak, going 7-for-12 (.583) with 1 home run and 4 RBIs during that stretch

  • Very favorable matchup against Royals pitcher Glenn Sparkman (3-7, 5.71 ERA)

2B – Kevin Newman, Pittsburgh Pirates (DK Salary $3,800, 7.1 FPPG)

  • Hitting nicely when in the starting lineup, averaging 8.9 FPPG in last 9 starts (excluding pinch-hit appearances)

  • One of the more consistent hitters in the league with a .304 average in all of 2019

  • Favorable matchup against Angels pitcher Griffin Canning (4-6, 4.76 ERA)

3B – Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Indians (DK Salary $4,400, 8.6 FPPG)

  • Tearing it up lately, averaging 15.6 FPPG over last 7 games

  • Exploded again last night, going 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, and 3 RBIs

  • Favorable matchup at home against struggling Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale (6-11, 4.41 ERA)

SS – Bo Bichette, Toronto Blue Jays (DK Salary $4,100, 12.7 FPPG)

  • Cranking the ball as of late, averaging 13.4 FPPG over last 14 games

  • Unbelievable value at 12.7 FPPG for just over $4,000 DK

  • Has taken the league by storm in his rookie season, hitting .394 with 4 home runs, 8 RBIs, and a 1.187 OPS in just 15 games

OF – Aristides Aquino, Cincinnati Reds (DK Salary $4,600, 14.8 FPPG)

  • On an insane hot streak, averaging 18.1 FPPG over last 9 games

  • Taking the league by storm, crushing 8 home runs over his last 9 games

  • Set an MLB record by becoming the first rookie to hit a home run in three consecutive innings (8/10/19 against the Cubs)

  • Very favorable matchup against Nationals pitcher Joe Ross (2-3, 6.75 ERA)

OF – Randal Grichuk, Toronto Blue Jays (DK Salary $3,500, 7.2 FPPG)

  • On a long hot streak, averaging 11.2 FPPG over last 14 games

  • A consistent home run threat with 21 on the year and 5 in his last 14 games

  • Went crazy last time out against the Rangers, hitting 3-for-5 (.600) with a double, a home run, and 4 RBIs for 32 Fantasy Points

OF – Avisail Garcia, Tampa Bay Rays (DK Salary $4,400, 8.2 FPPG)

  • On a major hot streak, averaging 11.9 FPPG over last 10 games

  • Has hit safely in 11 of last 12 games, going 17-for-48 (.354) with 11 RBIs during that stretch

  • Favorable matchup against Padres pitcher Eric Lauer (6-8, 4.51 ERA)

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