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DFS MLB Baseball Picks for August 18, 2020

Eloy Jimenez hitting a homer
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 17: Chicago White Sox left fielder Eloy Jimenez (74) swings at a pitch during the MLB game between the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers on August 17, 2020 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire)

Welcome back. Tonight’s slate has ten games. The teams with the highest implied runs scored totals tonight are the Phillies, Dodgers , the Mets, so keep them in mind when picking players. We will keep you abreast of the juiciest matchups and make sure you know who to keep your eye on.

Today’s free pick comes from the Chicago White Sox. Eloy Jimenez ($4,500 on DK, $3,400 on FD). Eloy has a 1.275 SLG this year versus left-handed pitching and will face Tarik Skubal of the Tigers tonight in his MLB debut. 

Pitching DFS Picks for August 18, 2020

If you’re looking to pay up for pitching tonight look no further than Carlos Carrasco ($9,900 on DK, $9,800 on FD). He is facing the Pirates tonight who has struck out 28.8 percent of the time over the last week and Carrasco has struck out nearly eight batters on average in his last 4 starts.

As for a pitcher at a second pitcher, Dylan Cease ($8,500 on DK, $8,200 on FD) of the White Sox is a strong pick. Cease gets s Tigers team that is striking out 24.9 percent of the time over the last week. Cease gave up one earned run and struck out five in his last start against the Tigers.

Infield DFS Picks for August 18, 2020

Brandon Lowe ($4,900 on DK, $3,900 on FD) has an SLG of 1.235 over the last seven days when facing right-handed pitching. He will face Masahiro Tanaka who gave up 2 runs in just 4 winnings in his last outing. If you are looking for a value play today, Evan White ($2,600 on DK, $2,200 on FD) has been playing well recently. The rookie has a 1.000 SLG in his last 13 plate appearances against right-handed pitching. At his cost, he will let you get some pricer bats into your lineup tonight and could be a differentiator in GPP’s.

Outfield DFS Picks for August 18, 2020

Cody Bellinger ($3,500 on DK, $3,000 on FD) has started to pick things up. In the last week, Bellinger has a 0.308 batting average and an 0.769 SLG. He is facing Marco Gonzales tonight of the Mariners who is coming off an outing where he gave up four runs in five innings.

Teoscar Hernandez ($3,500 on DK, $2,900 on FD) has been getting it done for the Blue Jays. He has three home runs in the last week and is now among the league leaders in home runs. Keep an eye on him and use him while he is hot and the price is low.

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