August 10 MLB DFS Picks: Go For The Gold
August 10 MLB DFS Picks and Analysis
It's another exciting night in MLB DFS as both DraftKings and FanDuel are offering six figure prize pools! Drew Dinkmeyer of the DailyRoto Daily Fantasy Rundown shares some picks and analysis to help get you started with your lineups.
Paul Goldschmidt (ARI) – Goldschmidt is the top overall hitter in our model. He’ll face Aaron Harang who has allowed a .320 wOBA, 1.01 HR/9, and 31 percent hard hit rate against RHBs. Goldschmidt owns a .381 wOBA and .216 ISO against RHP since 2012 and is in the middle of the Diamondbacks order that has an implied run total of 4.7 runs (highest on the slate). First base isn’t particularly deep on Monday, which makes Goldschmidt an even more compelling option. His price tag is down modestly in a few spots due to a recent slump and we recommend taking advantage of it.
Chris Sale (CHW) – The Angels rank 17th in wRC+ against LHP with a below average K Rate (18.5 percent), but they project as an above average offense against LHP. Mike Trout and Albert Pujols are elite hitters against lefties and Chris Iannetta, Shane Victorino, and C.J. Cron all project as above average. Add in a few middle infielders with high contact rates (Aybar, Giavotella, and Featherston) and you’ve got a lineup that projects as a difficult matchup for DFS points. Sale’s talent is so far beyond the other starters on this slate that he still ranks comfortably in a tier of his own. His 15.3 swinging strike rate and 32.1 K Rate is second to Clayton Kershaw in all of baseball. On top of the elite strikeout rate, Sale also possesses plus control (4.8 BB Rate) and allows more soft contact (23.1 percent) than hard contact (22.8 percent). He’s a solid favorite (-145) in one of four games with a total of just seven. If Sale were surrounded by a bunch of aces, the difficulty of the matchup with the Angels might come into play, but the lack of SP options on Monday makes him a near must play in cash games. In tournaments, the ownership should be extreme which makes fading Sale an intriguing opportunity.
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