DFS MLB Playbook: September 12
James Grande pores over all of the statistics, splits, and matchups to uncover the very best DFS MLB players for today's contests.
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|Pos||Player||Lineup||Matchup||Opponent Pitcher||FanDuel||*Own %||DraftKings||*Own %||Yahoo! Daily||BreakDown||Weather|
|SP||A. Nola (R)||WSH@PHI|
|S. Strasburg (R)||$11200||UPGRADE||$11200||UPGRADE||$57||$13800||$7000||UPGRADE||$21600||UPGRADE|
|SP||D. Price (L)||TOR@BOS|
|A. Sánchez (R)||$9700||UPGRADE||$9700||UPGRADE||$51||$13900||$6300||UPGRADE||$19000||UPGRADE|
|SP||C. Rodon (L)||CWS@KC|
|E. Skoglund (L)||$8600||UPGRADE||$8600||UPGRADE||$46||$11900||$5400||UPGRADE||$16900||UPGRADE|
|SP||S. Strasburg (R)||WSH@PHI|
|A. Nola (R)||$9500||UPGRADE||$9500||UPGRADE||$44||$14000||$8100||UPGRADE||$18700||UPGRADE|
|SP||K. Hendricks (R)||MIL@CHI|
|C. Anderson (R)||$8900||UPGRADE||$8200||UPGRADE||$44||$12600||$5900||UPGRADE||$16300||UPGRADE|
|SP||F. Pena (R)||TEX@LAA|
|Y. Gallardo (R)||$7100||UPGRADE||$7300||UPGRADE||$34||$9900||$3700||UPGRADE||$14400||UPGRADE|
|OF||M. Betts (R)||TOR@BOS|
|A. Sánchez (R)||$4800||UPGRADE||$6000||UPGRADE||$23||$9200||$7200||UPGRADE||$11200||UPGRADE|
|OF||M. Trout (R)||TEX@LAA|
|Y. Gallardo (R)||$5000||UPGRADE||$5700||UPGRADE||$27||$9500||$6800||UPGRADE||$10500||UPGRADE|
|OF||K. Davis (R)||OAK@BAL|
|A. Cashner (R)||$4200||UPGRADE||$5400||UPGRADE||$20||$8600||$5700||UPGRADE||$10500||UPGRADE|
|OF||A. García (R)||CLE@TB|
|C. Carrasco (R)||$2500||UPGRADE||$4300||UPGRADE||$15||$5600||$3100||UPGRADE||$8300||UPGRADE|
|OF||M. Holliday (R)||ARI@COL|
|P. Corbin (L)||$3000||UPGRADE||$3400||UPGRADE||$20||$4300||$2500||UPGRADE||$6300||UPGRADE|
|OF||B. Zobrist (B)||MIL@CHI|
|C. Anderson (R)||$3200||UPGRADE||$4200||UPGRADE||$11||$6100||$3700||UPGRADE||$8300||UPGRADE|
|SS||T. Story (R)||ARI@COL|
|P. Corbin (L)||$4100||UPGRADE||$5700||UPGRADE||$26||$8700||$6700||UPGRADE||$10000||UPGRADE|
|SS||X. Bogaerts (R)||TOR@BOS|
|A. Sánchez (R)||$3800||UPGRADE||$5100||UPGRADE||$23||$8000||$5900||UPGRADE||$9400||UPGRADE|
|SS||M. Semien (R)||OAK@BAL|
|A. Cashner (R)||$3300||UPGRADE||$4500||UPGRADE||$18||$5000||$3800||UPGRADE||$9000||UPGRADE|
|SS||T. Anderson (R)||CWS@KC|
|E. Skoglund (L)||$2700||UPGRADE||$4100||UPGRADE||$18||$5500||$3400||UPGRADE||$8000||UPGRADE|
|3B||N. Arenado (R)||ARI@COL|
|P. Corbin (L)||$4400||UPGRADE||$5000||UPGRADE||$18||$9200||$6900||UPGRADE||$9700||UPGRADE|
|3B||M. Chapman (R)||OAK@BAL|
|A. Cashner (R)||$3900||UPGRADE||$4900||UPGRADE||$22||$7600||$3800||UPGRADE||$8700||UPGRADE|
|3B||R. Devers (L)||TOR@BOS|
|A. Sánchez (R)||$2800||UPGRADE||$3900||UPGRADE||$16||$5600||$4600||UPGRADE||$7300||UPGRADE|
|2B||D. Murphy (L)||ARI@COL|
|P. Corbin (L)||$3700||UPGRADE||$4000||UPGRADE||$17||$8200||$4500||UPGRADE||$7700||UPGRADE|
|2B||J. Villar (B)||OAK@BAL|
|L. Hendriks (R)||$3500||UPGRADE||$4600||UPGRADE||$19||$4700||$3500||UPGRADE||$9000||UPGRADE|
|2B||D. Travis (R)||TOR@BOS|
|D. Price (L)||$2500||UPGRADE||$3600||UPGRADE||$13||$3300||$2900||UPGRADE||$7300||UPGRADE|
|2B||J. Lowrie (B)||MIA@NYM|
|T. Richards (R)||$3700||UPGRADE||$4900||UPGRADE||$19||$6300||$4400||UPGRADE||$8800||UPGRADE|
|1B||P. Goldschmidt (R)||PIT@STL|
|J. Taillon (R)||$4900||UPGRADE||$5700||UPGRADE||$28||$9000||$7000||UPGRADE||$10200||UPGRADE|
|1B||M. Moreland (L)||TOR@BOS|
|A. Sánchez (R)||$3000||UPGRADE||$4100||UPGRADE||$11||$5000||$4400||UPGRADE||$8200||UPGRADE|
|1B||L. Voit (R)||NYY@MIN|
|J. Odorizzi (R)||$3500||UPGRADE||$4000||UPGRADE||$18||$3300||$2900||UPGRADE||$7600||UPGRADE|
|1B||J. Fernandez (L)||TEX@LAA|
|Y. Gallardo (R)||$2300||UPGRADE||$3000||UPGRADE||$14||$3300||$2500||UPGRADE||$5800||UPGRADE|
|C||G. Sánchez (R)||NYY@MIN|
|J. Odorizzi (R)||$3200||UPGRADE||$4200||UPGRADE||$10||$7300||$5700||UPGRADE||$8300||UPGRADE|
|C||O. Narváez (L)||SD@SEA|
|J. Lucchesi (L)||$2600||UPGRADE||$3200||UPGRADE||$14||$4100||$2500||UPGRADE||$6300||UPGRADE|
|C||M. Piña (R)||MIL@CHI|
|K. Hendricks (R)||$2200||UPGRADE||$3500||UPGRADE||$14||$4200||$2900||UPGRADE||$6800||UPGRADE|
Player AlarmsView All
S. Ohtani - DH
General manager Billy Eppler said Monday that Ohtani (elbow) will have a follow-up appointment soon, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
Ohtani is slowly working his way back from Tommy John surgery that he underwent in October of 2018. The Angels are hoping a timetable for Ohtani to resume hitting will emerge following his upcoming visit with doctors. At this point, the 24-year-old is not expected to be ready for Opening Day.
Added Yesterday 10:07 pm (EST)
K. Marte - 2B
General manager Mike Hazen confirmed Marte will play center field in 2019, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
Hazen also said Marte will play elsewhere, though following the acquisition of Wilmer Flores -- who projects as the starting second baseman -- it sounds like he'll spend most of his time as the Diamondbacks' center fielder, pushing Jarrod Dyson to a fourth outfielder role. The added positional flexibility should provide a boost to Marte's fantasy value.
Added Yesterday 9:51 pm (EST)
H. Sánchez - C
Sanchez (concussion) agreed to a minor-league contract with Detroit on Monday, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
Sanchez was let go by the Giants in June of 2018 after his latest concussion, but he'll be brought aboard by the Tigers and has received an invitation to spring training. Grayson Greiner and John Hicks are the favorites to begin the season as the top two catchers on the big-league team, so Sanchez along with Kade Scivivque and Bobby Wilson appear in line to begin the year at Triple-A Toledo as organizational depth. Sanchez last appeared in the majors during the 2017 season with the Padres, posting a .219/.245/.423 slash line with eight homers and 25 RBI through 75 games.
Added Yesterday 8:02 pm (EST)
C. Bergman - RP
Bergman signed a minor-league contract with Chicago including an invitiation to spring training, Mariners Minors reports.
Bergman was let go by the Mariners at the end of the 2018 campaign, so he'll aim for a better outcome with the Cubs. His time in the major leagues has been limited so far in his career, as he's posted a 5.59 ERA and 1.47 WHIP with 130 punchouts over 215.2 frames across stops in Colorado and Seattle.
Added Yesterday 7:49 pm (EST)
C. Mize - SP
Mize was invited to the Tigers' major-league camp Monday, Anthony Fenech of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Mize, who was taken with the first overall pick in the 2018 first-year player draft, will get a chance to show off his skills in front of the big-league coaching staff, though he isn't a real candidate to earn a job right out of camp seeing as he hasn't appeared above High-A. The 21-year-old right-hander posted a combined 3.95 ERA and 14:3 K:BB across 13.2 innings between rookie ball and High-A in 2018.
Added Yesterday 6:59 pm (EST)
Y. Molina - C
Molina (knee) said he expects to play his first spring training games in mid-March, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Molina is still working his way back from an offseason knee procedure that he underwent in December. While the veteran backstop noted that his balky knee will likely keep him from catching bullpens early in camp, he's hoping to be cleared to catch at the beginning of March, which would put him on track to be ready for Opening Day. Molina's status will obviously be worth monitoring as the season draws closer. Across 123 games in 2018, the backstop hit .261/.314/.436 with 20 homers and 74 RBI.
Added Yesterday 6:50 pm (EST)
J. Miller - SP
Miller was designated for assignment by the Diamondbacks on Monday, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
Miller was the roster casualty needed to free up a spot for Wilmer Flores, who officially signed a one-year deal with the Diamondbacks on Monday. The southpaw spent the majority of 2018 with Triple-A Reno, struggling to a 7.71 ERA, 2.60 WHIP and 52:63 K:BB across 42 innings of relief.
Added Yesterday 6:32 pm (EST)
D. Farquhar - RP
Farquhar signed a minor-league contract with the Yankees on Monday, Jon Heyman of FancredSports.com reports.
Farquhar suffered a major health scare in 2018, so this is an encouraging development for the soon-to-be 32-year-old. The right-hander owns a career 3.92 ERA and 1.26 WHIP across 272.1 major-league innings, so he should have a good shot at claiming an Opening Day bullpen gig, though nothing is guaranteed given the Yankees' impressive bullpen depth coupled with the uncertainty surrounding Farquhar's return.
Added Yesterday 6:05 pm (EST)