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MLB DFS Picks: Spotlight Hitters & Stacks for DraftKings, FanDuel & Yahoo: August 27th (FREE)

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MLB DFS Picks: Tuesday, August 28th gives us a Coors Field Extravaganza and all 30 teams in action on the main game set for Yahoo, DraftKings, FanDuel and FantasyDraft. Before you lock in your baseball DFS lineups and MLB DFS picks, make sure to check out check out Awesemo’s DFS baseball MLB rankings and projections. Not a member? Sign up HERE and use Promo Code: MLBSTACKS for 50% off any one month subscription.

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Greetings Gamers! Tuesday has it all with a game in Coors Field, half a dozen top shelf pitchers, discount dandies and of course some hurlers to target against.

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Main Slate

This should be a wild tournament environment on Tuesday with every team in action.  We have some top-shelf pitchers and a game in Coors Field with a 14.0 implied run total.  Oh yeah, four of the top six pitchers for home runs allowed are also taking the bump for their teams.  Mike Leak 34, Justin Verlander 33, Yusei Kikuchi 31 and Yu Darvish 30 for those wondering.

Washington Nationals vs. RHP Aaron Brooks – 6.2 implied runs

The Nationals are firing on all cylinders winning 14 of their last 16 games and are averaging 7.56 runs per game during that stretch.  They will be facing RHP Aaron Brooks who has allowed eight home runs in his last five starts and has a woeful 6.21 ERA on the season.

Brooks has been hit hard since the beginning of last season with a 2.1 HR/9 and .255+ ISO to both lefties and righties. Focus on anyone with power first with Anthony Rendon, Juan Soto and Matt Adams leading the way.  Then round things out with Trea Turner, Adam Eaton, Victor Robles and the catcher.

Evening Slate

Boston Red Sox at Colorado Rockies – 14.0 implied runs

While the Rockies have not yet announced a pitcher, we know that it will not be RHPs German Marquez or Jon Gray.  Any BoSox batter in the lineup is in play on Tuesday night.

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Colorado will be facing RHP Rick Porcello who after this game will likely have allowed the second most home runs in a single season for his career.  The strikeouts are down and the power allowed is up and he is relatively splits neutral so targeting him with the usual suspects is a good start.

Late Slate

New York Yankees at LHP Yusei Kikuchi – 5.5 implied runs

In his last appearance I was HEAVY against LHP Yusei Kikuchi and he pitched a complete game shutout on 96 pitches in Toronto.  Sometimes “baseball” happens.  The Mariners skipped his last start as they want the former Japanese leaguer on an inning limit, but do not forget that he has allowed the third most runs in the league this season.  He has allowed a 2.4 HR/9 with a .259 ISO to lefties and a 1.98 HR/9 and .238 ISO to righties.  Even though the Yankees have a veritable all-star team on their injured list, they are still formidable with a host of right-handed power.  Aaron Judge, Gleyber Torres, Gary Sanchez, Giovanny Urshela and D.J LeMaieu are the cornerstones of our stacks.

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Good Luck Gamers! ~ EMac


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Eric "EMac" MacPherson won the 2007 Fantasy Baseball grand prize (trip for two to the MLB All-Star game) in the Roto format on ESPN. He won again in 2008, this time in the H2H format. As one of the early adopters of daily fantasy sports, EMac has been providing content for baseball and basketball as well as both professional and college football since 2012 for a variety of websites including DraftKings Playbook, FanVice, RotoWorld, Daily Fantasy Bootcamp, and RotoGrinders. He is well into his third decade of fantasy sports and has a wealth of knowledge and experience. Follow him on Twitter @EMacDFS or contact EMac by emailing [email protected].

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