Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice for September 4

BY foxsports • September 4, 2016

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Let's get to today's interesting facts, using DraftKings prices.

Five Things to Watch:

1. Here are the three highest projected over/unders, provided by OddsShark...

Games


O/U


ARI/COL


12


CHI/MIN


10.5


NYY/BAL


9


2. Weather: Should be all clear, but keep an eye on Twitter for updates closer to game time.

3. You down with BvP? Evan Longoria is 10-for-29 lifetime against J.A. Happ. Ian Kinsler is 9-for-23 lifetime against Edinson Volquez. Justin Upton is 10-for-23 lifetime against Volquez. Nelson Cruz is 7-for-20 lifetime against Matt Shoemaker. J.J. Hardy is 9-for-18 lifetime against Michael Pineda. Yunel Escobar is 8-for-17 against Hisashi Iwakuma.

4. Your three biggest pitching favorites for the night: Danny Salazar (-240) against Miami, Jose De Leon (-200) against the Padres and Yu Darvish (-170) against Houston.

5. Sneaky stack options: The Nationals against Seth Lugo should do some damage. Both the Diamondbacks and Rockies are in play at Coors Field, of course, but the Mets against Reynaldo Lopez is a good option as well.

Must-Start of the day: Danny Salazar, CLE

Salazar is a major favorite at home against the Marlins, even with his struggles as of late. Still, at just $9000, Salazar offers the strikeout upside (146 K in 127 IP) you're looking for from your ace. Get him going in a great matchup.

Deal of the day: Hisashi Iwakuma, SEA

He's been solid this season, but a little unspectacular. That's perfectly fine at a $6900 price, especially against a below average offensive lineup. Iwakuma has been strong as of late, with a 3.24 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over his last ten games.

Avoid of the day: Albert Pujols, LAA

He's just 6-for-48 lifetime against Hisashi Iwakuma. Look elsewhere on Sunday.

Stack of the day: Pittsburgh Pirates

The Pirates get Chase Anderson, who has a 4.92 ERA and 1.41 WHIP this season. The Pirates are at home and are cheap across the board in a game where Steven Brault is a big favorite.

Starting Pitchers:

Danny Salazar, CLE: "Must-start of the day"

Yu Darvish, TEX: If you want to spend up, Darvish has the strikeout upside to justify the price. He has 90 K in 71 IP this season and gets a boom or bust Astros lineup.

Hisashi Iwakuma, SEA: "Deal of the day"

Catchers:

Nick Hundley, COL: .976 OPS over his last ten games.

Tyler Flowers, ATL: .914 OPS over his last ten games.

First Basemen:

Jose Abreu, CWS: 1.056 OPS over his last ten games.

Paul Goldschmidt, ARI: Hitting .308 over his last ten games and is at Coors Field.

Second Basemen:

Ian Kinsler, DET: Ian Kinsler is 9-for-23 lifetime against Edinson Volquez.

Trea Turner, WAS: 1.122 OPS over his last ten games.

Third Basemen:

Evan Longoria, TB: Evan Longoria is 10-for-29 lifetime against J.A. Happ.

Yunel Escobar, LAA: Yunel Escobar is 8-for-17 against Hisashi Iwakuma.

Shortstops:

J.J. Hardy, BAL: J.J. Hardy is 9-for-18 lifetime against Michael Pineda.

Francisco Lindor, CLE: Hitting .325 over his last ten games.

Outfield:

Justin Upton, DET: Justin Upton is 10-for-23 lifetime against Volquez. Nelson Cruz is 7-for-20 lifetime against Matt Shoemaker.

Nelson Cruz, SEA: Nelson Cruz is 7-for-20 lifetime against Matt Shoemaker.

Andrew McCutchen, PIT: He's hitting .350 over his last ten games and is part of our Pirates stack. 



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