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Johnny G’s MLB DraftKings & FanDuel Home Run Predictions 8-1-17

August kicks off with a full 15 game schedule, all starting in baseball prime time.  There’s a wild mix of pitchers taking the bump today.  We’ll have Carrasco vs. Sale at Fenway.  Archer goes to Minute Maid Park to face Fiers.  Scherzer is in Miami.  Lester host the D-Backs.

There are plenty of gas cans, too though.  Anibal Sanchez goes to Yankee Stadium.  Homer Bailey travels to Pittsburgh.  Pelfrey sees the Blue Jays come to town.

It’s setting up to be a potentially wild night.

Johnny G invites the MLB experts from Hammer DFS to take an early look at who they predict will go deep to help you fill out your rosters on DraftKings and FanDuel.

Up and down your squad, everyone needs home runs in their DFS lineups.  From your high-priced stars hitting value with one swing to your low-owned, minimum-priced punt helping you take down a big dollar contest, we all dig the long ball.  The experts will be digging through the match-ups and stats to find players in good spots and sharing them with you.

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Here are Johnny G’s Home Run predictions for 8/1/17

Alex: Max Scherzer has pitched well, there’s no doubt about it, but you know what he’s also done?  Given up 4 HRs to lefties over his last 5 to go along with a .405 wOBA 45.5% hard hit and 48.5 fly ball.  Christian Yelich has hit 5 HR in July 4 of which came against RHP.  He also has a .250 ISO and a .375 wOBA. Oh and the kicker?  He owns a .488 wOBA, .800 SLG and 2 HRs in 21 AB vs Scherzer.

Chris: This partly a BvP play because Matt Carpenter obviously sees the ball well out of Jimmy Nelson’s hand.  He’s carrying a .476 career average against Nelson with 10 hits, 2 of them doubles and 2 home runs.  Carp doesn’t have the power stroke going at the moment, but he’s bringing a 6 game hit streak into a great hitter’s park.  File under: “he’s due”.

Who do you think will hit a home run today?  Let us know in the comments!

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Thanks for checking in with us.  As always, check those MLB lineups prior to slate lock for late scratches, keep an eye on the weather, and good luck in your contests!

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Chris Racic

Chris Racic lives and plays in NE Ohio. He works full time in the Financial Services industry and owns an absolutely horrendous short game. He fits as much golf in as he can without being served divorce papers. Chris chipped in for an eagle at Seven Hills Country Club in Hartville, OH the day before his daughter was born and is positive it’s some sort of sign.