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MLB DFS Picks, Top Stacks & Pitchers: Target the Twins against Bubic with deGrom and Cole as the SP1s (Sept 13)

Eric MacPherson



The BEST MLB DFS picks and top stacks today (Tuesday, September 13) including Jacob deGrom against the Cubs on DraftKings & FanDuel

Tuesday, Sept. 13, has some early action leading to an 11-game featured slate with a 7:05 p.m. ET first pitch. Let’s get into the top MLB DFS picks today for pitchers and stacks for DraftKings and FanDuel daily fantasy baseball lineups.

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DraftKings & FanDuel MLB DFS Picks Today (9/13)

Main Slate Stack: Minnesota Twins vs. LHP Kris Bubic — 4.7 implied runs

The Stokastic Top Stacks Tool has the Twins looking like the best value stack of the night. This is partially due to the DraftKings salary algorithm falling asleep as well as with the lineup being filled with understudies and prospects with all of the injured regulars. Kris Bubic has managed quality starts in two of his last three outings, despite a pair of two home run games. On the season, Bubic has posted career lows with a 5.40 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and a paltry 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings.

Carlos Correa is the only Minnesota hitter above $3,200 on DraftKings. We can target fellow righties Jose Miranda, Kyle Garlick and Gary Sanchez as a full stack.

Late Slate Stack: Atlanta Braves at LHP Jakob Junis — 4.3 implied runs

The Stokastic Top Batters Tool has rated Ronald Acuna Jr., Austin Riley and Matt Olson among the best options at their respective positions. Jakob Junis has done a decent job of limiting walks this season, however, he has a below-average strikeout rate and above-average home run rate. Throughout his career, Junis has always allowed above-average power to opposite-handed hitters and rookie Michael Harris II can be employed with the previously listed trio for a full stack.

Early Slate Stack: Cleveland Guardians vs. LHP Jose Suarez — 4.4 implied runs

On the early slate, most gamers are likely to look towards the Astros in their matchup with Detroit’s Drew Hutchison. However, the Guardians are well positioned to handle lefties, with most of their production consolidated in the heart of the order. Jose Suarez has been a solid contributor for the Angels, but there is a nice trio to target with Jose Ramirez, Amed Rosario and Oscar Gonzalez, who may be overlooked in favor of Houston. On a fun note, Mike Trout has now hit home runs in seven straight games, which is one shy of the league record, which is jointly held by Ken Griffey Jr., Don Mattingly and Dale Long.

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Primary Target: RHP Jacob deGrom vs. Chicago Cubs — 2.0 implied runs

  • DFS Salary: DraftKings $11,800 | FanDuel $12,000

The Cubs have a 2.0 projected run total. Essentially that is all the analysis we need to roster Jacob deGrom. In his seven starts this season, deGrom has allowed eight runs, three home runs and issued four walks while posting a 13.1 strikeout per nine innings ratio. Chicago has scored more than four runs only three times in their last 17 games. Enjoy!

Secondary Target: RHP Gerrit Cole at Boston Red Sox — 3.8 implied runs

  • DFS Salary: DraftKings $10,900 | FanDuel $11,100

Boston is no longer a feared offense as their production has been wildly inconsistent all season. While the Red Sox rolled over Baltimore for 17 runs on Saturday, if we remove that outlier, they totaled 10 runs in their other five games in the last week. J.D. Martinez is playing like the 35-year-old aging slugger that he is and Trevor Story has been dinged up for most of the season. Heck, even Bobby Dalbec has been so bad he was demoted to the minors. Other than Rafael Devers, Xander Bogaerts and Alex Verdugo, the BoSox have been below average. Gerrit Cole leads the league with 218 strikeouts and has been a top 15 pitcher all season. Over his last six starts, he has logged 40 innings with a 2.03 ERA and 0.925 WHIP along with 48 strikeouts.

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Early Target: RHP Hunter Brown at Detroit Tigers — 3.2 implied runs

  • DFS Salary: DraftKings $10,900 | FanDuel $11,100

Rookie Hunter Brown was sublime in his debut, holding the Rangers scoreless for six innings with only four baserunners and five strikeouts. The 24-year-old is the top prospect in the Houston farm system, and he brings an above-average curveball along with elite velocity on his fastball. In his first game, he averaged 96.3 mph with his heater and that is going to be hard for the anemic Tigers to handle.

Additional Opportunities

Though Cory Abbott is never going to grace our DFS lineups, we can still target the 2.5 over/under on his strikeout prop. The Stokastic projections are forecasting 4.2 strikeouts and a 70% win probability. Though Abbott has worked in relief, he did throw 88 pitches on Wednesday and he should be in line for a similar workload tonight. If he can make it through the fourth inning, he should be able to achieve the three strikeouts needed to secure the over.

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Other Pitching Options

  1. LHP Bailey Falter at Miami Marlins (Early)
  2. LHP Jordan Montgomery vs. Milwaukee Brewers (Main)
  3. RHP Joe Ryan vs. Kansas City Royals (Main)
  4. RHP Kyle Wright at San Francisco Giants (Late)
  5. LHP Clayton Kershaw at Arizona Diamondbacks (Late)

Other Hitting Options

  1. Brian Anderson vs. LHP Bailey Falter (Early)
  2. Cedric Mullins at RHP Cory Abbott (Main)
  3. Aaron Judge at RHP Nick Pivetta (Main)
  4. Freddie Freeman at RHP Merrill Kelly (Late)
  5. Mike Yastrzemski vs. RHP Kyle Wright (Late)

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Final MLB DFS Thoughts & MLB Weather Notes

Things look reasonably safe across the various venues in action today. This should be a fun featured slate with a plethora of pitching options.

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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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