There’s another busy Friday night in Major League Baseball, with a master slate of 12 fantasy baseball games kings Departure at 7:05 p.m. ET. At this point in the playoff chase, most series are divisional competitions, including seven of the 12 spotlight games on Friday. There are a few weather areas to watch – mostly in Minnesota, where the twins are set to host angels.
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Carlos Rodon, San Francisco Giants in Arizona Diamondbacks (10,300 USD) – Rodon put together an impressive first season in San Francisco and leads the Majors with a 2.27 FIP while scoring 11.8k/9, the most for any bowler who has worked at least 150 rounds. Rodon has been remarkably consistent, scoring over 27 DKFPs in five of his past six runs and hitting double-digit strikes in four of those starts.
In his past nine matches, he has given up just over two innings once, scoring a 2.09 ERA and 1.97 FIP while notching 72 hits in just 51 2/3 innings. He faced the D-backs once during that round and hit 11 in six rounds of one-running ball for a 30.5 DKFP in no-decision. He only threw 71 shots on his last outing due to a blister and cracked nail. After a few extra days of rest before this start, he should rest and be ready to set up another dominant outing.
other options – Shohei Ohtani ($10,800), Chris Bassett ($9,500)
Lucas Giolito Chicago White Sox against. Detroit Tigers ($7,700) Giolito wasn’t as productive as his former teammate Rodon, but he found his footing after the June, July and August disaster. He allowed three or fewer earned runs in three consecutive starts, for a total of 16 strikes in 15 2/3 rounds with a 3.45 ERA and 3.24 FIP.
He will face the Tigers for a second straight start after posting a 14.3 DKFP the last time he didn’t make a decision. On that outing, he produced 16 swings and 96 misses for a solid 32% CSW, indicating better results could be achieved en route. Detroit’s offense has been at or near the bottom of all offensive categories all season, so Giolito should be able to continue his recent positive trend in this game.
other options – Jeffrey Springs ($8,200), Dean Kramer ($6,500)
Mane Machado San Diego Padres in Colorado Rockies ($5400) – The Padres are sure to get a lot of attention while playing at Coors Field (more in the stacks below), so it’s surprising that Machado isn’t any more expensive. The 30-year-old broke his 30th home of the season on Thursday and is now 12-for-42 (.286) with four hurdles and .406 wOBA over his past 12 games. He’s already arrived twice in his seven games at Coors Field this season and is full of power-ups potential in the over-fighting that has been highlighted in the stack.
Gleber Torres, New York Yankees against. Boston Red Sox ($4100) – Torres has been off all season, but when he’s on the heater, he can be a great choice for DFS. It came empty on Thursday, and it was 0 for 5. Prior to that, he had earned 18 for 45 (.400) with four homeowners and 497 WOBA over 10 games. Will be looking forward to getting back into that groove Friday evening against Rich Hill ($6,300). Hill has allowed four or more runs in three of his past four starts, and Torres has 10 of his 23 blockers against the left as Hill, giving him a .347 wOBA against southpaws.
other options – Bobby Witt Jr. ($5,300), Jose Abreu ($4,900)
Michael Tuglia, Colorado Rockies vs. San Diego Padres ($3,600) – Toglia is a name that DFS players will quickly recognize when the prospect settles down at Coors Arena. He was the 23rd pick overall in the 2019 UCLA Draft and quickly climbed through the Colorado system, coming in at 0.333 with seven catchers in just 17 games in Triple-A Albuquerque before being called up to the Majors. He went 6 for 16 (.375) and averaged 10.25 DKFP per competition over four home games against the Giants to start the week. The 24-year-old switch hitter has gone 5 for 18 (.278) with two doubles and is running at home for LHP and should be in a position against Sean Manea ($7,300) On a Friday night chorus.
Mark Winds New York Mets in Auckland Athletics (2000 dollars) – Vientos are expected to start again Friday night for the Mets as they take on the left Cole Irvine ($6,700). The 22-year-old is only 1 for 18 in eight matches in the Majors. It showed impressive power potential in the Triple-A, though, hitting .283/.361/.524 with 24 home runs and especially a left tear with a .330/.408/.732 slash. For a player who earns the minimum salary, he has a lot of positive power and adds to his value even more with the eligibility of both 3B and SS.
other options – Elvis Andros ($4,000), Yuli Gouriel ($3,300), Albert Pujols ($2,900)
Jordan Alvarez Houston Astros in Baltimore Orioles ($6,100 USD) – Having had one hit home run the entire month of August, Alvarez found a stroke in September and smashed six goalkeepers in his 16 matches this month. During this period, the left went 20 for 60 (.333) with 11.9 DKFP per contest. Alvarez and Astros were quiet Thursday in the series’ opening game, but they had a good match against them Dean Kramer ($6,500) Friday.
Randy Arosarina Tampa Bay Rays against. Toronto Blue Jays ($5000) – This is going to be the Arozarena’s time of the year, and it’s on fire again as we head into the post-season. He had a pair of doubles and 28 DKFPs Thursday night in the series opening and now has three multi-stroke games with a double-digit DKFP in his last five contests. Arozarena has added five base steals over the past 15 games while scoring 0.312 with eight doubles, a home run and an average of 10.2 DKFP per contest.
other options – Juan Soto ($5,400), Tommy Fam ($4,800)
Gorrickson Provar, San Diego Padres in the Colorado Rockies ($3,700) – Without Fernando Tates, Provar was Padres’ main hitter for most of the season and he was very productive in the role. He went through a tough period earlier this month but has gone 4 for 16 (.250) with a home run over his past four games. He got a two-stroke and a 21 DKFP on Thursday and will be looking to carry that momentum into this great game in Denver.
Keri Carpenter, Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox ($2,600) – Carpenter has made back-to-back games and is expected to continue to be the centerpiece of the Tigers’ squad for the remainder of the season. In his 98 games in Double-A and Triple-A, Carpenter hit 0.313 with 30 homers. Like many call-ups this season, he quarreled early on but found his footing. Over the past 11 games, he’s been 12 for 37 (.324) with four guards, a double and an average of 8.5 DKFP per contest. Since Giulito struggled to give up running at home and Carpenter was lighting his strength, he’s playing a great part in this match.
other options – Tre Mancini ($3,700), Jonathan Daza ($3,000), Oswaldo Cabrera ($2,800)
The difference to be stacked
San Diego Padres in the Colorado Rockies – Padres at Coors Field must be strong against him Ryan Feltner ($5,000), which allowed at least three games in five consecutive starts while not exceeding the sixth game. Feltner allowed 14 Homers in 17 starts, most of which came to right-hitters, who have a 0.913 OPS against him.
Machado and Provar (discussed above) are powerful plays as a result, and you can also bask in the fun at Chorus by adding John Soto ($5400)And the Brandon Drury ($5,000)And the Jake Kronworth ($4200) or Josh Bell ($3,800) in the stack. There aren’t usually many cheap options in the Padres lineup, but Jose Azucar ($2000) It could be a great play at least if he started.
New York Yankees vs Boston Red Sox – It is understood that the Red Sox will be very cautious Aaron Judge ($6,200)I walk with him three times on a Friday night. This will lead to more traffic on the bases, though and Rich Hill ($6,300) She was already struggling a bit while going down the stretch. He made 23 starts and scored 107 1/3 innings, which is incredibly impressive for a 42-year-old, but seems to be eroding in September, posting a 6.62 ERA and 3.56 FIP in four starts this month.
Right-handed hitters with the power side – Torres, Judge, Thursday Champion Josh Donaldson ($4,400) And the Giancarlo Stanton ($5100) – are attractive options. Oswaldo Cabrera ($2,800) And the Harrison Bader ($2,600) They are also very valuable plays in the OF if you see the Yankees piling up against the Hill and the Red Sox.
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