The Wagner Wire – DFS Lineup Scouting Report for MLB: 08/18/2015

Whats going on DFS Champions? We have some great match ups for the Aug. 18th, 7:05pm ET (Main Slate) on FanDuel. Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals will be playing in Coors Field, and Clayton Kershaw is on the bump in Oakland. So without further ado, lets tap into The Wagner Wire.

Pitcher – Clayton Kershaw $13,400


Its no surprise that Clayton Kershaw (10-6, 2.39) is the highest pitcher for tonight’s slate. Priced at $13,400, Kershaw is worth every bit of it. Say bye to your FanDuel budget, but he is hurling against the A’s at the Coliseum. The A’s have been struggling at plate. They’re hitting just .239 as a team, with an OPS of only .692 in August. With these numbers and the pitcher-friendly ballpark, Kershaw is the pitcher for TWW.

Catcher – Brian McCann $3,300


This dude has been lethal of late. In his last seven games he is hitting .304, with 3 homeruns and 9 RBIs. He has a great matchup tonight against Mike Pelfrey (6-7, 3.70) with an average of .475, slugging .825, and OPS of 1.368. McCann has gone yard twice off Pelfrey in his career. The stat that TWW likes also is only 3 K’s in 40 at-bats against Pelfrey. You have to like these numbers and the ballpark for McCann tonight.

Third Base – Adrian Beltre $3,300


Beltre is at a reasonable price tonight. In the last 7 days he is hitting .407 with 2 homers. With only 4 K’s in 33 at-bats, the Rangers’ third baseman clearly sees Iwakuma (4-2, 3.86). In Beltre’s career v Iwakuma, he has gone yard 3 times. He’s hitting .333 and has a 1.008 OPS. Globe Life Park in Arlington, Texas has a vacuum effect on fly balls. These are factors that can’t go over looked.

Outfield – Jay Bruce $3,000


Bruce will be loose against Volquez (11-7, 3.27) tonight. His last 7 games have not been that impressive, but his career stats against Volquez are outstanding. Bruce is hitting .500 with an OPS of 1.374. TWW thinks Bruce goes yard tonight in Great America Ball Park.

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