We have three games today with the first pitch at 8:05 PM EST. Today’s slate of games is highlighted by Tim Anderson and the Chicago White Sox, taking on Jorge Polanco and the Minnesota Twins in Minneapolis. The highest implied run totals tonight sit with the New York Yankees (6.1), Chicago White Sox (5.9), and the Milwaukee Brewers (5.2).
There is a 40 percent chance of rain at game time in Chicago for the game between the Brewers and the Cubs, so keep an eye on your lineup with players in those games as the game could be postponed.
Here is a selection of today’s Core Players 50-50 MLB DFS lineup for 8/09/21 (using DraftKings Values)
|First Base||DJ LeMahieu||$4,600|
|Third Base||Yoan Moncada||$4,900|
Freddy Peralta – P ($10,500) – Peralta is the closest we have to a sure thing tonight on such a short slate. We just have to hope that the game happens. The good news is that if it is postponed, he is the most expensive pitcher so you won’t have any issues getting someone else in.
DJ LeMahieu – 1B ($4,600) – We haven’t seen a lot of power from LeMahieu recently, but he is a player who gets on base, and he can get your points in other ways without hitting home runs.
Yoán Moncada – 3B ($4,900) – In Moncada’s last three games he has a double and a steal. We don’t have a lot of great options today at third base, and Moncada is easily the best of what we have.
Eloy Jiménez – OF ($4,400) With a double in four straight games, and coming off a two home run game yesterday, Eloy is easily the hottest hitter available on today’s slate, and he is reasonably priced considering his history of production.
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Lucus Giolito ($9,300 DK) While Giolito has a rough outing in his last start, he is a pitcher with plenty of upside, and to be honest, we don’t’ have many good options tonight.
Jameson Taillon ($7,800) – Taillon hasn’t given up more than two runs in any of his last five starts, and he is coming off a start where he struck out ten batters. He will be facing a Kansas City team that struggles to hit at times, so this is a good day to take Taillon at a discount.
The Value Players
Whit Merrifield ($3,500) – We don’t often see Merrifield priced this low. He is a very good hitter, he hits leadoff, and he has three steals in his last five games.
Luis Robert – OF ($3,900) – Robert is expected to come off the IL and be in the White Sox lineup tonight. We know about his power and speed, so use him while the cost to buy-in is low, as it will likely steadily move up.
Omar Narvaez – C ($3,800) – You will have to ensure the game isn’t going to be rained out, but Narvaez has been hitting well recently. He has a double and a home run in his last three games and has been hitting in the middle of the Brewers’ batting order.
Chicago White Sox – With the majority of their players healthy, the White Sox has plenty of options for stacks. We talked about Robert, Jimenez, and Moncada, but you can also use Tim Anderson, or Jose Abreu as well.
New York Yankees – If you’re going to stack the Yankees today, I would take the previously mentioned LeMahieu and add in Gleyber Torres and Giancarlo Stanton who have both been hitting well over the last few days.
Milwaukee Brewers – When it comes to building Brewers’ stacks, I would primarily be looking at Narvaez, as noted, Luis Urias, Willy Adames, and Avisail Garcia as your primary players, They are collectively the most productive in the last few days.
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