The Pop Fly – Core Picks 9.24.2018 – FanDuel MLB

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Hey Playmakers!!! We’ve got you a Core-5 of Picks (with 5 reasons for each) to get your lineups started as well as a few additional plays to consider. Be sure to monitor the weather and batting orders prior to lock, have fun and good luck!

theDPA ‘Pop Fly’ Core 5:

P | Corey Kluber | Cleveland Indians | $12,000
Opponent: Chicago White Sox

1. He has an 8.5 (-114) KProp via Vegas, the best on the slate.
2. His 3.27 xFIP is among the best on the slate.
3. Vegas has the White Sox implied total at a meager 3.07 Runs.
4. He has an impressive 11.8% Swinging Strike Rate this season.
5. In 3 starts against the CWS this season, he K’d 28 and allowed only 3 ER through 21 IP.

Also consider: J. Flaherty (STL), F. Pena (LAA), N. Eovaldi (BOS)

Infielders
IF/1B | Yuli Gurriel | Houston Astros | $3,400
Opponent: Marco Estrada (TOR)

1. He’s on fire with 3 straight 20+ point performances.
2. He has a respectable .341 wOBA vs. RHP since the start of 2017.
3. Estrada is allowing an awful .265 ISO to righties this season.
4. Estrada’s 6.17 xFIP is among the worst on the slate.
5. He’s hitting in the middle of an Astros lineup projected to score 5.2+ Runs.

IF/3B | JD Davis | Houston Astros | $2,000

Opponent: Marco Estrada (TOR)

1. His $2,000 price tag allows you to pay up elsewhere.
2. He crushed AAA pitching to the tune of a .583 SLG, 17 HRs through 333 ABs in 2018.
3. Estrada is allowing an awful .265 ISO to righties this season.
4. Estrada’s 6.17 xFIP is among the worst on the slate.
5. He’s hitting in the middle of an Astros lineup projected to score 5.2+ Runs.

Also consider: N. Arenado (COL), A. Bregman (HOU), T. Turner (WAS), E. Gattis (HOU), W. Ramos (PHI), M. Zunino (SEA), J. Panik (SFG), J. Fernandez (LAA), M. Semien (OAK), B. Holt (BOS), B. Crawford (SFG)

Outfielders
OF | Charlie Blackmon | Colorado Rockies | $4,300
Opponent: Zach Eflin (PHI)

1. He has an impressive .222 ISO vs. RHP in 2018.
2. He gets a major power boost hitting in Coors (high altitude)
3. Eflin is allowing an awful .215 ISO to LHB this season.
4. He’s hitting at the top of a Rockies lineup projected to score 6+ Runs.
5. His 8.1% Value Hit Rate against RHP is the best on his team.

OF | DJ Stewart | Baltimore Orioles | $2,500
Opponent: Nathan Eovaldi (BOS)

1. He has an impressive .391 ISO vs. RHP this season (small sample).
2. He has a solid .433 wOBA vs. RHP this season (small sample).
3. Outstanding under-priced prospect- rare power/speed combo.
4. His bat is heating up, 5 straight games with 13+ points.
5. Eovaldi is allowing an ugly .183 ISO to LHB this season.

Also consider: D. Dahl (COL), C. Gonzalez (COL), P. Reyes (PIT), J. Bautista (PHI), S. Ohtani (LAA), S. Marte (PIT), K. Calhoun (LAA), A. Meadows (TBR), G. Springer (HOU), E. Hernandez (LAD)

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