DFS MLB Hitting Coach: September 6
Kenneth Le takes a trip around the diamond to give you his favorite hitting options for Tuesday night's 15-game DFS MLB slate.
Tuesday’s DFS MLB slate features all 30 teams in action with the main slate having a roster lock of 7:05 PM ET.
Weather should remain a non-factor tonight, though there are some showers scheduled a few hours into the Blue Jays/Yankees game.
Like most nights on Coors, I will keep my Coors players at a minimum. Nine times out of 10, starters in Coors are going to be a solid play as long as the salaries do not suffocate your pitching options.
|Buster Posey||SF||R||COL||Tyler Anderson||442||127||12||72||62||55||6||.287||.805||.152||.302||.344||21.1%||35.6%||91.6%||$4,000||$4,700||$4,900|
|Russell Martin||TOR||R||NYY||Luis Cessa||378||93||17||53||64||48||1||.246||.762||.175||.314||.332||18.5%||35.4%||80.2%||$3,400||$4,300||$4,550|
|Jonathan Lucroy||TEX||R||SEA||James Paxton||424||126||21||62||69||42||5||.297||.867||.210||.327||.367||24.0%||35.2%||88.7%||$3,200||$3,300||$4,600|
|Sandy Leon||BOS||S||SD||Paul Clemens||190||67||7||31||29||18||0||.353||.973||.211||.438||.412||25.7%||36.7%||91.0%||$2,800||$3,500||$4,400|
Russell Martin has batted .280/.391/.568 with 10 of his 17 home runs since the All-Star Break.
Jonathan Lucroy is coming off of an outstanding week of baseball. He has gone 10-for-23 (.435 AVG) in that span with a homer and five RBIs.
Sandy Leon is getting less and less playing time thanks to the expanded rosters, but he has still been productive when starting. He has hits in each of his last six starts, going 9-for-22 (.409 AVG) with a double and three walks.
|Anthony Rizzo||CHC||L||MIL||Wily Peralta||500||146||26||82||93||66||3||.292||.929||.248||.310||.391||18.4%||34.4%||91.1%||$4,200||$5,400||$5,450|
|Jose Abreu||CHW||R||DET||Matt Boyd||533||156||22||55||86||35||0||.293||.821||.182||.326||.347||19.9%||32.1%||88.3%||$3,300||$4,500||$4,750|
|Adrian Gonzalez||LAD||L||ARI||Shelby Miller||492||144||17||62||78||48||0||.293||.808||.159||.336||.343||26.2%||31.9%||87.3%||$3,200||$4,200||$5,150|
|Dae-Ho Lee||SEA||R||TEX||Martin Perez||260||68||13||30||47||17||0||.262||.758||.177||.306||.325||22.3%||26.4%||87.9%||$2,400||$3,000||$3,900|
Dae-Ho Lee has been outstanding over his last five starts, going 11-for-23 (.478 AVG) at the plate with a double and six RBIs.
|Brian Dozier||MIN||R||KC||Dillon Gee||524||146||38||92||91||53||13||.279||.926||.298||.281||.385||16.5%||34.6%||87.0%||$4,300||$5,300||$5,000|
|Daniel Murphy||WSH||L||ATL||Williams Perez||486||165||25||82||98||32||4||.340||.976||.253||.337||.405||20.7%||37.7%||95.1%||$3,800||$5,300||$5,000|
|Jean Segura||ARI||R||LAD||Ross Stripling||535||171||12||83||51||31||30||.320||.843||.155||.362||.362||19.9%||28.4%||92.8%||$3,400||$5,300||$5,000|
|Wilmer Flores||NYM||R||CIN||Brandon Finnegan||294||79||15||37||47||23||1||.269||.789||.197||.271||.337||22.3%||25.9%||88.1%||$3,000||$4,400||$4,150|
Brian Dozier has been absolutely REDONKULOUS since the All-Star Break, and has taken it to an entirely different level. Yesterday, he pulled off a TRIPLE DONG outing. Tonight, he faces Dillon Gee who he has homered against three times in just 14 at-bats.
Jean Segura knows how to hit a good breaking ball, and Ross Stripling knows how to throw a good breaking ball. I’m going to give the edge to Segura who has been locked in at the plate, and batting .375/.420/.563 over his last 15 games.
Wilmer Flores’s numbers against lefties has been sensational this season. He is batting .340/.386/.691 with 10 homers and 26 RBIs this season against southpaws. Translate that over the entire season, he’s a 50 home run hitter (yeah, I know, that’s pushing it).
|Adrian Beltre||TEX||R||SEA||James Paxton||500||146||26||78||91||43||0||.292||.852||.208||.286||.360||17.3%||34.6%||88.8%||$3,400||$5,000||$4,900|
|Kyle Seager||SEA||L||TEX||Martin Perez||500||145||25||78||86||59||3||.290||.886||.226||.305||.373||22.4%||37.8%||89.1%||$3,400||$4,300||$5,200|
|Jedd Gyorko||STL||R||PIT||Ryan Vogelsong||324||79||26||49||51||30||0||.244||.816||.265||.239||.344||19.8%||35.9%||87.2%||$3,300||$4,900||$4,500|
|Jake Lamb||ARI||L||LAD||Ross Stripling||446||116||27||70||84||50||5||.260||.870||.274||.303||.363||18.7%||41.1%||83.7%||$2,900||$5,000||$4,850|
Kyle Seager will be a compelling GPP play tonight in a lefty versus lefty situation against Martin Perez. Seeger is 10-for-27 (.370 AVG) with three homers, lifetime, against Perez, and should have very low ownership in those GPPs.
|Corey Seager||LAD||L||ARI||Shelby Miller||529||167||24||91||65||49||1||.316||.912||.219||.358||.385||24.1%||39.9%||88.5%||$3,700||$5,300||$5,350|
|Andrelton Simmons||LAA||R||OAK||Ross Detwiler||372||104||1||38||32||21||5||.280||.662||.065||.302||.291||19.8%||24.2%||93.4%||$2,700||$3,500||$3,950|
|Jose Peraza||CIN||R||NYM||Rafael Montero||141||48||2||15||14||4||14||.340||.783||.071||.380||.343||30.6%||22.0%||93.3%||$2,700||$4,400||$3,400|
|Chris Owings||ARI||R||LAD||Ross Stripling||331||96||2||37||35||19||16||.290||.758||.130||.355||.324||22.4%||30.9%||89.4%||$2,400||$3,800||$4,350|
Andrelton Simmons faced Ross Detwiler many times through their days in the National League, and Simmons absolutely owned the matchup, going 4-for-11 (.364 AVG) with two homers, a double, and six RBIs.
Jose Peraza has to be considered tonight if he’s in the lineup. The Mets, namely Travis d’Arnaud, has been horrible at throwing out runners, and the Reds, including Peraza, are very aggressive on the bases.
Chris Owings is coming off of a heckuva week, batting .519/.552/.704 with a triple, three doubles, four RBIs, and two stolen bases. His value on FanDuel tonight is ridiculous for a decent matchup against Ross Stripling.
|Mike Trout||LAA||R||OAK||Ross Detwiler||471||153||27||108||88||95||23||.325||1.020||.253||.378||.428||22.5%||42.5%||86.4%||$4,500||$5,600||$5,400|
|Nelson Cruz||SEA||R||TEX||Martin Perez||496||140||35||80||83||53||0||.282||.897||.256||.318||.376||16.7%||34.3%||83.5%||$3,900||$4,700||$5,350|
|Ryan Braun||MIL||R||CHC||Jason Hammel||436||134||25||68||75||40||14||.307||.907||.232||.331||.380||18.4%||33.3%||90.0%||$3,800||$4,300||$5,100|
|Bryce Harper||WSH||L||ATL||Williams Perez||434||109||23||75||76||95||19||.251||.848||.214||.261||.356||15.8%||33.5%||88.5%||$3,700||$5,400||$5,200|
|J.D. Martinez||DET||R||CHW||Miguel Gonzalez||372||118||20||61||56||38||1||.317||.955||.255||.380||.401||21.6%||40.3%||84.4%||$3,600||$4,600||$4,800|
|Adam Jones||BAL||R||TB||Jake Odorizzi||516||144||25||78||76||30||2||.279||.778||.180||.295||.331||17.2%||32.6%||84.9%||$3,600||$3,800||$4,650|
|Mark Trumbo||BAL||R||TB||Jake Odorizzi||522||134||41||82||98||46||2||.257||.859||.282||.278||.361||16.8%||38.0%||81.2%||$3,500||$3,900||$5,400|
|Gerardo Parra||COL||L||SF||Jeff Samardzija||330||85||6||42||35||8||6||.258||.683||.148||.304||.289||19.2%||31.1%||89.9%||$3,300||$3,500||$4,650|
|Jackie Bradley Jr.||BOS||L||SD||Paul Clemens||481||131||22||79||77||50||7||.272||.845||.222||.320||.358||18.2%||36.9%||84.0%||$3,200||$4,800||$4,750|
|Paulo Orlando||KC||R||MIN||Ervin Santana||374||114||4||39||32||11||11||.305||.735||.099||.378||.316||21.0%||26.9%||88.0%||$3,100||$3,200||$3,900|
|Miguel Sano||MIN||R||KC||Dillon Gee||385||92||22||50||58||49||1||.239||.785||.221||.332||.336||21.0%||39.9%||78.6%||$3,000||$3,900||$4,500|
|Justin Upton||DET||R||CHW||Miguel Gonzalez||490||117||21||65||67||37||9||.239||.721||.186||.303||.307||19.5%||37.9%||78.4%||$2,900||$4,200||$4,600|
|Avisail Garcia||CHW||R||DET||Matt Boyd||344||84||10||49||43||28||3||.244||.691||.140||.308||.301||22.4%||35.2%||83.2%||$2,900||$3,800||$4,150|
|Joc Pederson||LAD||L||ARI||Shelby Miller||353||85||20||54||56||49||5||.241||.815||.238||.286||.347||20.7%||37.5%||84.6%||$2,800||$3,700||$4,350|
|Coco Crisp||CLE||S||HOU||Brad Peacock||402||95||11||49||47||38||8||.236||.701||.164||.258||.301||23.1%||24.2%||89.8%||$2,800||$3,700||$4,350|
|Travis Jankowski||SD||L||BOS||Clay Buchholz||276||70||2||47||10||38||30||.254||.674||.072||.358||.305||27.7%||24.2%||88.4%||$2,600||$3,600||$3,850|
|Jeff Francoeur||MIA||R||PHI||Adam Morgan||285||74||7||32||34||18||2||.260||.690||.130||.338||.295||18.5%||30.1%||76.6%||$2,600||$4,100||$3,800|
Mike Trout just rarely disappoints nowadays. Over his last 15 games, he has batted .453/.567/.792 with four homers, 11 RBIs, and three stolen bases.
Bryce Harper got the night off on Labor Day, but he should be back in the lineup tonight. Once again, he is batting .316/.375/.561 with two homers, 12 RBIs, and four stolen bases over his last 15 games. Don’t be afraid to stack him with Trea Turner and Daniel Murphy, either.
J.D. Martinez knows how to crush a fastball, but he has been a plus player against breaking pitches this season as well. PITCHf/x suggests that his matchup against Miguel Gonzalez is a good one for the Tigers right fielder.
Mark Trumbo is on his way to the home run crown this season. The thing that has really helped him get to this point is the consistency of his power. He’s a pretty good value considering the upside (I mean, under $4000 on DK) and a decent matchup.
Gerardo Parra’s value throughout the industry has been fairly consistent throughout the season (he’s only $3500 tonight on DK). Injuries have definitely hurt his 2016 campaign, but he has done a solid job throughout the last few weeks. He matches up well against Jeff Samardzija, and has gone 8-for-21 (.381 AVG) with a homer against him throughout his career.
Jackie Bradley Jr. will mainly be in play on FanDuel today, but he matches up well against Paul Clemens, and has gone 7-for-20 (.350 AVG) with a homer, double, four runs, and four RBIs over is last five games.
Paulo Orlando has a mild 4-game hitting streak, going 6-for-17 (.353 AVG) at the plate with a double and four RBIs. He is perfect over two at-bats against Ervin Santana, whose repertoire definitely fits Orlando’s strengths.
Miguel Sano is gaining a bit of momentum. He has hits in each of his last three games, and has gone 5-for-12 (.417 AVG) with two homers, a double, three walks, and four RBIs.
Justin Upton has homered in three of his last four starts. If there’s anything we know about Upton in 2016, it’s the fact that he’s extremely streaky.
Avisail Garcia matches up quite well against Matt Boyd of the Tigers. He has rebounded the last couple games, picking up after his best month of the season in August, where he batted .319/.360/.660 with four homers.
Joc Pederson remains a great value throughout the industry. He’s a bat that you want to roster for his power potential, and that’s what he has been able to bring lately. Over his last four starts, he has gone 4-for-12 (.333 AVG) with a couple homers, three walks, and four RBIs.
Travis Jankowski is getting a ton of playing time for the Padres to end the season. He doesn’t have much power upside, but is a relatively safe play thanks to a decent OBP and speed potential. He’s a pretty good value throughout the industry tonight.
Jeff Franceour is getting more and more playing time thanks to the injury to Marcell Ozuna. He is 5-for-13 (.385 AVG) over his last three starts, but most importantly, he faces Adam Morgan, who is giving up a .400 wOBA and 2.58 HR/9 against right-handed hitters this season.
Be sure to keep an eye on the Fantasy Alarm Daily Lineups page to confirm that your players are starting.
If you guys have any questions, you can always reach me on Twitter @kle18. Good luck!