Welcome to day two of the American League Division Series! We had all four division series kick-off yesterday but have just the American league games happening today, with the Baltimore Orioles looking to bounce back after losing game one at home against the Texas Rangers and try to get the home-field advantage back. The Minnesota Twins will try to claim one against the Houston Astros after falling just short yesterday in game one. This gives us a two-game main slate on both DraftKings and FanDuel that will be starting at 4:07 PM EST. We have some great pitchers taking the mound with Jordan Montgomery, Grayson Rodriguez, Pablo Lopez, and Framber Valdez. Make sure to check out all of our amazing MLB DFS tools as they are always worth going through before building your lineups, as are the Vegas Odds, but let’s dive into today’s MLB DFS playbook to help build some winning lineups today! 


MLB DFS Playbook October 8

MLB Weather Updates

Doesn’t look like we should have any weather concerns today. 

Recommended DFS Starting Pitchers

Jordan Montgomery, Texas Rangers

Jordan Montgomery threw a gem in his first playoff game, throwing 7 shutout innings against the Tampa Bay Rays with 5 strikeouts. I think he delivers once again today against the Baltimore Orioles, and while I do think the Baltimore Orioles have a great chance of taking this game today, I have a feeling it will have to come against the Texas bullpen and not against Jordan Montgomery.

Honorable Mention: Pablo Lopez

Recommended DFS Hitters

Favorite Infielders

Jorge Polanco, Minnesota Twins

Jorge Polanco put up two hits along with a homer in game one against the Houston Astros. While Framber Valdez is a great pitcher he has still had his struggles, and I think the Twins come out strong today and take game two from the Astros, with Polanco continuing to deliver solid offense for them. 

Josh Jung, Texas Rangers

Josh Jung has looked fantastic in the last couple of games. In his last two games, he has two doubles, a triple, and a homer. With Grayson Rodriguez getting his first career postseason start, I think he can manage to keep this game close for the Orioles, but I still see this Rangers offense putting up a few runs against him today, with Josh Jung adding to his great last few games as well. 

Honorable mention: Carlos Correa, Royce Lewis, Alex Bregman

Favorite Outfielders

Evan Carter, Texas Rangers

Evan Carter continues to have an incredible postseason especially considering he only just joined the big-league club a month ago. In his first three postseason games, he has reached base 9 times including 3 doubles and a homer. While his price has risen with his good performance, I still think it is worth it with how he is performing. 

Yordan Alvarez, Houston Astros

Yordan Alvarez just always seems to deliver in the postseason. He smashed two homers in the Astros first postseason game last night and I think the only way he doesn’t add some more big hits today is if the Twins get smart and just quit pitching to him. He is extremely dangerous and one of the best bets to crush another homer today. 

Honorable mention: Adolis Garcia, Anthony Santander, Michael Brantley

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