MLB Daily Fantasy Algorithmic Picks for August 24th on FanDuel
- SS – Jhonny Peralta
Peralta gets a fantastic match up tonight with a park bump in Arizona. The Cardinals are favorites on the road with a 3.9 run projection. Everything is in his favor with a near min salary, RvsL match up and facing a pitcher with worse splits at home.
- 3B – Pablo Sandoval
Most of Sandoval’s success this year has come from the left side. He will be LvsR against Samardzija with a 3.9 run projection. Sandoval is super cheap and Samardzija has been bad for most of the year.
- 1B – Michael Cuddyer
With Duda headed to the disabled list Cuddyer will be playing a lot of first base. Tonight he gets an excellent match up RvsL with a 4.4 run projection. Cuddyer is on the back end of his career but can still hit the long ball and is only 2.5K.
- OF – Brett Gardner
Gardner’s salary has dipped to 3K thanks to his August-long slump. Even with his recent struggles Gardner is one of the highest upside guys out there because of his speed and power combo. He will be LvsR with a 4.3 run projection in a park great for lefties.
- 1B – Jose Abreu
Abreu is our number one guy tonight at first base. He’s got a ton of power and has mashed righties this year. He gets a weak one in Joe Kelly today who has been worse against righties as well. The White Sox are projected to score 4.6 runs at home.
- OF – Starling Marte
Marte and the Pirates have a 4.5 run projection on the road. With such a high run projection in a pitcher’s park it is clear that Vegas really dislikes Tom Koehler. Marte has been on a tear lately and Koehler has been lit up in three of his last five games.
- C – Brian McCann
McCann gets a great match up in his home park. With a 4.4 run projection in lefty-friendly New York and a LvsR match up there is a good chance McCann is the highest used catcher on the slate.
- OF – Adam Eaton
With a LvsR match up and a 4.6 run projection at home Eaton has a lot of upside. He’s got decent pop for a lead off guy and all of Eaton’s home runs have come against right handed pitching.
Under the Radar Player
- 3B – Juan Uribe
Uribe is never the first name to mind when considering third basemen. Tonight however, he gets a RvsL match up against a weak lefty and one of the worst teams in the league. Adam Morgan has pretty massive splits and Uribe is great at taking advantage of mistakes.View all posts by Donnie Chell