We have ten games today with the first pitch at 7:05 PM EST. Today’s slate of games is highlighted by Aaron Judge. and the New York Yankees, taking on Eloy Jimenez and the Chicago White Sox in Chicago. The highest implied run totals tonight sit with the Houston Astros (5.7), Oakland Athletics (5.5), and the San Diego Padres (5.4).
All of the games today have a chance of rain below 20 percent so we shouldn’t see any of the games delayed or postponed.
Here is a selection of today’s Core Players 50-50 MLB DFS lineup for 8/14/21 (using DraftKings Values)
|Second Base||Brandon Lowe||$4,600|
|Short Stop||Josh Rojas||$4,900|
Luis Garcia – P ($9,300) – After a couple of bad starts Garcia bounced back nicely in his last start going six innings giving up just two his and no runs while striking out eight batters. He will have a nice matchup today going up against the Angels who have the lowest team SLG in baseball over the last two weeks.
Brandon Lowe– 2B ($4,600) – Lowe has hits in six straight games, and in four of those games, he has multiple hits. In that same stretch, he has two doubles and three home runs as well.
Josh Rojas– 2B/SS ($4,900) – In Rojas’s last two games, he has six hits and two doubles. He has hit well since coming off the injury list, and with how he is priced today going against the Padres, he likely won’t see high ownership, but his upside remains high.
Eloy Jiménez – OF ($4,700) Eloy continues to crush the baseball. He has multi-hit games in five of his last six games, and in that same stretch, he has five home runs. He is firmly planted in the middle of the White Sox lineup, and we won’t continue to see his price below 5K for long.
Aaron Judge – OF ($4,800) Judge has gotten hot over the last few days. He has seven hits in his last four games, with a double, and a two home-run game last night.
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James Kaprielian ($9,300 DK) Over Kaprielian’s last five starts he has given up more than two runs just once while striking out more than six batters on average in that span. He will face a weak Rangers lineup tonight, who he has given two runs on average in his three starts against them.
Joe Musgrove ($9,100) – In Musgrove’s last four starts he has only given up four total runs. He will face an Arizona team that has hit for a batting average of just 0.231 and an SLG of 0.351(fifth-worst in MLB) over the last two weeks.
Walker Buehler ($10,600) – Buehler continues to be one of the safer starters in DFS. He has only given up more than two runs in a start four times this year, and two of those were before the first of June. He will face a Mets team that continues to struggle to hit, so we should see another good start from Buehler tonight.
The Value Players
Lourdes Gurriel Jr- 1B/OF ($3,400) – Gurriel has hits in four straight games, with a double and two home runs in that span. We have seen him slowly move up in the batting order, and at his price, he isn’t going to need to have a huge game for him to return value.
Aledmys Díaz –1B/3B ($3,100) – Diaz has hits in five straight games. He has multi-hit games in four of those games, and he has hit either a double or a home run in each of those games as well. Oh, and he is cheap.
LaMonte Wade Jr. – OF ($3,000) – Wade has hit a home run in each of his last two starts, and he has at least a hit in each of his last seven starts. At this price his lead-off spot for the Giants alone is almost worth his cost, and factor in that he will be facing the weak pitching of the Rockies today, and he has a great chance to be successful.
Houston Astros – The Astros have a nice lower-priced stack tonight. We talked about Diaz and his value, but Carlos Correa and Michael Brantley have also been hitting, and with the Astros having a high implied run total today, you could see nice value from those three, while not paying a high price.
Oakland Athletics – The A’s aren’t a team that sees a lot of attention from a stacking perspective, but today you could look to Mitch Moreland, Matt Chapman, and Tony Kemp for a solid value stack, and you can add Starling Marte if you want to add a fourth.
Chicago White Sox – I think the White Sox will outpace their implied run total today. They are listed at 4.4, but they are at home, and the Yankees don’t have great starting pitching. I would start with Eloy Jimenez and Jose Abreu and add in Seby Zavala to make your budget work.
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