MLB Fantasy Favorites - August 15, 2019

It’s been two straight days scoring over 100 Fantasy Points. I’m not sure about you guys, but I am hungry for more!

Last Lineup’s Best Picks:

J.T. Realmuto, Philadelphia Phillies (25 Fantasy Points vs 7.7 FPPG)

Chris Archer, Pittsburgh Pirates (21.05 Fantasy Points vs 14.3 FPPG)

Corey Seager, Los Angeles Dodgers (21 Fantasy Points vs 7.4 FPPG) 

Dillon Peters, Los Angeles Angels (20.7 Fantasy Points vs 10.3 FPPG)

Starling Marte, Pittsburgh Pirates (10 Fantasy Points vs 9.9 FPPG)

Tonight’s Starting Lineup:

P – Alex Young, Arizona Diamondbacks (DK Salary $8,100, 13.9 FPPG)

  • Having a very strong rookie campaign, posting a 4-2 record with a 3.32 ERA and 1.00 WHIP since debuting on 6/27

  • With exception of two outings against elite Dodgers offense, has averaged 17.6 FPPG

  • Opposing Giants team is horrendous offensively, ranking 26th in runs per game (4.3), 27th in hits per game (8.1), AVG (.239), and OBP (.304), and 28th in OPS (.703)

P – Drew Smyly, Philadelphia Phillies (DK Salary $6,600, 8.1 FPPG) 

  • Has been very hot since returning on 7/21, averaging 17.5 FPPG over 4 starts

  • Over the last 23.2 innings pitched, has allowed 10 earned runs while striking out 24 batters

  • Opposing Cubs team is slumping on the road, losing 4 of their last 6 games

C – Gary Sanchez, New York Yankees (DK Salary $4,500, 8.7 FPPG)

  • Showing an upcoming hot streak, averaging 20 FPPG over last 2 games

  • Has found his swing again since returning from the IL, collecting 5 hits in his last 7 at bats (.714) with 1 double, 1 home run, and 4 RBIs

  • Favorable matchup against Indians pitcher Adam Plutko (4-3, 4.68 ERA) at home in extremely hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium

1B – Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds (DK Salary $4,000, 7.2 FPPG)

  • Has picked up his play as of late, averaging 9.2 FPPG over last 6 games

  • On a 6-game hitting streak, going 8-for-22 (.364) during that stretch

  • Very favorable matchup at home against Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha (6-5, 5.54 ERA)

2B – Cesar Hernandez, Philadelphia Phillies (DK Salary $3,600, 6.8 FPPG)

  • Swinging a hot bat lately, averaging 13 FPPG over last 3 games

  • On a 4-game hitting streak, going 7-for-14 (.500) during that stretch

  • Favorable matchup at home against Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish (4-6, 4.43 ERA)

3B – Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Indians (DK Salary $4,700, 8.5 FPPG)

  • On a strong hot streak, averaging 12.3 FPPG over last 9 games

  • Favorable location at extremely hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium

  • Favorable matchup against Yankees pitcher Chad Green (2-3, 4.69 ERA)

SS – Carlos Correa, Houston Astros (DK Salary $4,300, 9.3 FPPG)

  • On a long hot streak, averaging 11.8 FPPG over last 13 games

  • Hits the ball very consistently, batting .286 on the year and safely hitting in 15 of last 48 at bats (.313)

  • Very strong value at over 9 FPPG for under $4,500 DK

OF – Aristides Aquino, Cincinnati Reds (DK Salary $4,900, 14.0 FPPG)

  • Taking the league by storm, averaging 14 FPPG in his first 13 MLB games and 16.5 FPPG in his last 11

  • Exceptional value at 14 FPPG for under $5,000 DK

  • Very favorable matchup at home against Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha (6-5, 5.54 ERA)

OF – Eddie Rosario, Minnesota Twins (DK Salary $5,000, 9.2 FPPG)

  • Crushing the ball lately, averaging 11.1 FPPG over last 13 games and 14.7 FPPG over last 3

  • Has hit safely in 12 of last 14 games, going 19-for-59 (.322) with 4 home runs, 4 doubles, and 11 RBIs during that stretch

  • Favorable side matchup as lefty against righty Rangers pitcher Pedro Payano (1-1, 3.86 ERA)

OF – Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels (DK Salary $4,600, 8.5 FPPG)

  • Performing at an elite level, averaging 13.6 FPPG over last 5 games

  • Has laced 2 doubles, 1 triple, and 6 RBIs over last 5 games

  • Very favorable matchup against White Sox pitcher Reynaldo Lopez (7-9, 5.16 ERA)

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