MLB Lineup Analysis 8/18: Beltre Returns as DH

Baseball is back! Check back here each day for updated blurbs as teams confirm their lineup. We’ll help keep you updated on several of the day’s highest-impact trends with the MLB The Show 18 Stubs use of our Models and Vegas dashboard. Projected and confirmed lineups for any game can be obtained on our MLB Daily Lineups page.
Giants?(-154) at?Reds?(+142) — 7:10 PM
Joe Panik will move up for the two-h*** to the first time since late June, and Buster Posey will slide into the third spot from the lineup vs. the Reds and righty Matt Harvey on Saturday. Although the Giants are implied to attain 4.7 runs, they have the next-highest Team Value Rating (87) on FanDuel. Panik sticks out as being a viable punt option at $2,200 on FanDuel. He leads the group with seven FanDuel Pro Trends, a 227-foot recent batted ball distance, as well as a 42% recent hard hit rate. Among second basemen, he carries the seventh-highest year-long wOBA, but he's significantly cheaper versus the rest on the options while averaging the minimum SO/AB (0.061) rate. His upside has limitations, but he's a cost-effective second baseman.
Rays?(+185) at?Red Sox?(-202) — 7:10 PM
Carlos Gomez will bat leadoff with the second time all season, and Mallex Smith will sit contrary to the Red Sox and left-hander?David Price on Saturday. Gomez has got the second-lowest wOBA from the lineup, and also the Rays are presently implied to get 3.5 runs — the minimum mark in the primary slate. Rain is inside forecast, which cuts down on appeal for Price in cash games inspite of the solid matchup. Tommy Pham will be the only Ray using a positive recent batted ball distance, and that is highly skewed since its based on the two-game sample. Only two Rays employ a positive ISO differential and three Rays possess a positive wOBA differential against lefties throughout the last 12 months. Price's recent Statcast data increases his appeal, but that is certainly offset with the forecast.
Angels?(-127) at?Rangers?(+117) — 8:05 PM ESTRangers in: Adrian Beltre (strained left hamstring)
After missing the earlier three games due with a strained left Cheap MLB 18 Stubs hamstring, Adrian Beltre will bat third as being the designated hitter vs. the Angels and left-hander Andrew Heaney on Saturday. Additionally,?Rougned Odor will bat leadoff to the first time this holiday season. The Rangers are certainly one of six teams presently implied to get at least 5.0 runs mainly slate, and in addition they face a pitcher using the fourth-highest HR/9 (1.687) rate. A light rain could impact the action slightly, but both offenses are projected to do well as hitters have got a solid 81 Weather Rating. When Rangers hitters have claimed an identical rating at your home since last season, they've averaged a FantasyLabs' +1.73 FanDuel Plus/Minus. Heaney has limited hitters with a 194-foot recent batted ball distance, even so the humidity?and temperature may benefit the hitters tonight.

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