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MLB DFS picks for Tuesday, August 22nd

I'm bummed that some of the most tantalizing matchups have rain on the way

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Full docket of games today (16) scattered from 4:05pm -10:15pm (double header between Miami and Philadelphia) The highest of the pitchers is Chris Archer ($10,200) vs. Toronto Blue Jays


Weather
(as of now):
Lots of potential issues: rain and thunderstorms in store for the midwest games in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Cleveland.


Target
: Aaron Nola ($9,400) vs. Miami Marlins
1. Looking for a strong bounce back after a 5ER and 3 SO effort against the San Francisco Giants. After his last 5ER
he had 8 SO and 1 ER.
2. At home his last 5 starts have yielded ER of 1,0,1,2,0 with Strikeouts of: 8,10,9,9,8.
3. Across Miami's total 48 AB with Aaron Nola, they have 1 HR and 6 RBI's. He's held them down to low averages.


Stack Against:
Homer Bailey vs. CHC, I am a little concerned with rain here but if you are willing to risk it, could be a big reward.
1. Allowed at least 5 ER in 3 of his last 5 starts.
2. At home he has an ERA of 14.33
3. Allowed at least 1 HR in each of his last 3 starts with 7+ hits in 3 of his last 5.


Two Hitters I like:

Kelby Tomlinson ($2,900) more than anything else I think if he gets on base he has a good chance at stealing against Jimmy Nelson who has a poor catch rate for stealers.
Jose Ramirez ($3,100) back to back goose eggs have his value down.  He's batting .306 with 13 HR against RHP this season.


Two Hitters to avoid:

  • Todd Frazier ($3,400) is averaging just .067 across 15 AB against Matt Boyd
    Injuries to Bryce Harper and Miguel Sano .

Sample Lineup
Chris Ianetta (C )
Paul Goldschmidt (1B)
Kelby Tomlinson (2B)
Jean Segura (SS)
Jose Ramirez (3B)
Rhys Hoskins (OF)
Kyle Schwarber (OF)
Jose Pirela (OF)