MLB DFS Plays 8/31

These are my 3 Daily DFS picks for August 31st, 2018

Salaries are based on draftkings.com

Paul Dejong – St. Louis Cardinals SS – Owned 54% – Salary $3,900

The young Cardinal shortstop has underachieved this season, posting a measly .233/.312/.436 slashline with only 14 home runs. One of the reasons for his struggles is because he has really struggled against left-handed pitching this season, which should not be a problem as he faces a 1-12 Homer Bailey tonight.

For his career, Dejong has a great .252 ISO, .566 SLG, 147 wRC+, .391 wOBA, and 45% hard hit rate along with 13 homers and a .314 average, against right-handed pitchers at home. Dejong has also crushed Homer Bailey for his career, batting .455 with a home run against him.

On the other hand, Homer Bailey has struggled against right-handers this season, allowing a .347 BAA, and 1.60 WHIP in 60+ innings. Bailey has also been horrendous on the road, going 1-6 with a 5.66 ERA. Lastly, Bailey has pitched worse as of late, going 0-4 with a 7.32 ERA, and 5 homers allowed in only 19+ innings. On the whole, this matchup is just too great to pass up, and Dejong and the red-hot Cardinals should score plenty of runs.

Miguel Sano – Minnesota Twins 3B – Owned 50% – Salary $3,700

The 25-year-old third baseman has had a rough season this year, batting .206/.285/.406 in only 247 AB’s, but do not let this shy you away from putting him in your lineups tonight. First off, Sano has hit great against righties for his career, posting a .808 OPS, .229 ISO, 165 wRC, .345 wOBA, and great 27.4 wRAA. Sano is also 2-3 with a 3 run homer against Hutchinson in his career.

Hutchinson, on the other hand, has really struggled as a starter this season, going 1-1 with an 8.53 ERA. Hutchinson has especially struggled against righties this season, with an 11.57 ERA, .357 BAA, 2.06 WHIP, and 4 homers allowed in only 10 innings. Overall, Sano is a must play tonight again the struggling right-hander, Drew Hutchinson.

Top 3 DFS Hitters 8/31

  1. Nolan Arenado vs Brett Kennedy
  2. Matt Carpenter vs Homer Bailey
  3. Christian Yelich vs Tanner Roark

 

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Luke Barnett

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Philly-raised fantasy maven who believes that, when the Phillies finally acquire Mike Trout, the city's domination of American sports will be complete (say hello Joel Embiid, Carson Wentz, Doug Pederson, Jay Wright...and Rocky Balboa!).

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