Tons of potential tonight with multiple games projected for high run totals, here are the Power 5 DFS Picks for August 6th.
Nick Tropeano, Pitcher, Los Angeles Angels ($6,200)
Tropeano is by far not the biggest pitching stud on this slate but a matchup against the awful Detroit Tigers is one you should always keep an eye on, especially when they are facing a righty.
Tigers hitters bat 30 points lower against righties to go along with 30 points lower on the road. Tropeano’s low cost will allow you to pay up for bats with so many potentially explosive games on the slate you will need to have room for stacks. Tropeano will face a projected 5 right-handed batters and four switch hitters, on the season righties are hitting just .215 against him. At just $6,200 the flexibility he brings is worth the risk.
Jose Martinez, 1B, St. Louis Cardinals ($4,000)
With injuries becoming a an issue for the St. Louis Cardinals Jose Martinez will be called upon as they head into Miami. Dexter Fowler and Tyler O’Neil have recently been put on the disabled list allowing Martinez to benefit from the playing time. Luckily for DFS players defense is not taken into consideration.
Martinez is projected in the middle of a St. Louis lineup that has been steady against lefties all season. Eight players in the St Louis lineup have at least a 108 wRC+ against LHP over the last calendar year with only cleanup hitter Marcell Ozuna (118 wRC+, .158 ISO) below a .200 ISO. That’s some proficiency against a southpaw who has allowed a .350 wOBA to RHBs since the start of last season. Martinez can supply the runs and hits that will make him worthy of the nod as your starting first baseman.
Whit Merrifield, 2B/OF, Kansas City Royals ($4,900)
Merrifield is the definition of on hot right now, hitting .479 over his last seven games. Matching up with the surely popular Cole Hamels will set you apart from most players. Merrifield has been a lefty masher all season with a .377 average and five of his seven homers. Look for Merrifield to also give you a boost on the basepaths as Hamels has shown an inability to hold runners on this season. The Royals currently have nothing to lose so why not let your players run free on the bases.
Evan Longoria, 3B, San Francisco Giants ($3,200)
In a time where Draftkings is making you pay top dollar for even the most modest of batters, Evan Longoria is still nicely priced for a hitter that has been streaking. Going for over 8 points in five straight games Longoria has the potential to bring lots of value at a low cost. Even with All- Star Charlie Morton on the mound sometimes you just can’t put out the flame of a hitter on fire.
Daniel Palka, OF, Chicago White Sox ($4,700)
Palka loves to hit fastballs. Lance Lynn only throws fastballs. This is a dangerous matchup for the veteran hurler. Palka also loves himself some home cooking, hitting .278 at US Cellular Field nearly 70 points higher then he does on the road. Look for Palka to try and jump on Lynn early. I am calling a home run tonight and potentially a dominant night from the young White Sox Hitters.