There are 11 MLB games on FanDuel's Wednesday evening slate . The first games begin at 7:05pm with the last ones at 10:10pm. Please be sure to check your lineups and of course check the weather to make sure your players are actually playing tonight.
There are some very good matchups on tonight's FanDuel slate. In fact it might be hard to go wrong with several of the pitchers on tonights card such as Clayton Kershaw ($13,300), Matt Harvey ($11,500), Max Scherzer ($10,800) and Cole Hamels ($10,700) on the top tier and each of them should be able to take care of business on Wednesday night.
We also have on the second tier Scott Kazmir ($9,600) Michael Wacha ($9,400) and just below them we have Carlos Rodon and Ian Kennedy at $8,300. There are some interestin value picks such as Taijuan Walker ($6,700) and perhaps we should also consider Aaaron Nola ($6,400).
In the top tier I almost have to consider as the best chance for the greatest value to be the Mets Matt Harvey against the Philadephia Phillies. Besides the fact that current Phillies hitters have slashed a lifetime .140/.196/.260/.456 line Harvey is 2-0 over his last 4 starts giving up less than a bomb and a walk per nine innings and averaging 8 strikeouts per nine with an xFIP of 2.59. Besides all that the way the Mets have been hitting thhey should be able to score enough runs to insure a win and an extra 4 points for Harvey on Wednesday.
I really like Ian Kennedy against the Rangers in PETCO Park on Wednesday night. During the month of August Kennedy has been one of the top starting pitchers in baseball going 2-3 but averaging nearly 11 strikeouts and less than 4 walks per nine innings pitched. He doesn't give up bombs either not that it matters much at PETCO and a good 3.78 xFIP. The Rangers have struggled over the last 2 weeks with a 17 percent strikeout rate, .137 ISO and wRC+ of 87. This should be a good play if you desire to load up on some bats Wednesday night.
Offenses to Stack
I'm looking to stack as many of the Blue Jays left handed bats I can find against the Indians Trevor Bauer. He was sharp in his last start but has been very inconsistant this season. I also like White Sox righties against the Twins Tommy Milone and left handed Dodger bats against the Giants Mike Leake.
Value Picks for Wednesday Evening.
The Orioles Khris Davis has been in a bit of a slump recently but the guy has double digit potential and has a nice matchup with the Rays Erasmo Ramirez. His lone hit against Ramirez was a Grand Slam and Wednesday will be a good opportunity to break out of his slump.
Jonny Gomes ($2,400) has hit 5 of his 7 bombs this season against lefties and he has a favorable matchup with the Tigers Randy Wolf. If you are going with Kershaw tonight Gomes can provide you with some cap relief providing he plays.
Lonnie Chisenhall ($2,900) has a favorable matchup with the Blue Jays R.A. Dickey. Great wOBA of .439 and wRC+ of 187 during the month of August and is 3-8 with 3 RBI lifetime against Dickey.
Good luck today Fantasy Baseball owner!!
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