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Monkey Knife Fight MLB DFS Picks for Monday, August 16, 2021 | Gerrit Cole & Aaron Judge

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Tonight’s top game features Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees hosting the Los Angeles Angels for a quick one-game stop. Let’s dive into the top Monkey Knife Fight MLB DFS plays and MLB picks today on Aug. 16.

Tonight’s Top Monkey Knife Fight MLB Picks

Monkey Knife Fight has a ton of profitable contests for the public, and here we will break down the two best areas from which to make MLB picks.

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Aaron Judge vs. Shohei Ohtani

Judge is on fire, slashing .333/.404/.718 with four home runs and 13 RBIs over the last 10 games. According to Awesemo’s expert projections, he is the top-ranked hitter in this matchup. Judge has strong numbers against left-handed pitching, with a .401 on-base percentage and .932 OPS. Ohtani is no slouch either, with an impressive .406 on-base percentage and two home runs over the last 10 games. However, his matchup against Gerrit Cole is one of the toughest on the board.

Joey Gallo vs. Luke Voit

Gallo is a better hitter than Voit in recent games, but he is not ranking too highly against Angels starter Jose Suarez. Voit is the play here according to Awesemo’s expert projections.

D.J. LeMahieu vs. Giancarlo Stanton

These two Yankees right-handed bats are right behind Judge in the Awesemo expert projections. Stanton gets a slight advantage, as his power-hitting ability against lefty pitching is one of the best in MLB. In addition, Stanton is much more disciplined at the plate recently, with a .405 on-base percentage over the last 10 games.

Rougned Odor vs. Jared Walsh

Neither hitter is in a particularly great spot here. Odor will be in the lefty/lefty matchup against Suarez, while Walsh will be facing one of the best pitchers in baseball. Walsh gets the nod over Odor according to Awesemo’s expert projections, and there is an extra +0.5 bonus points if he wins this category.

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Frankie Montas vs. Dallas Keuchel

Montas has gotten back on track after a shaky middle of the season. Since the start of July he is 2-1 with a 2.49 ERA and 1.04 WHIP in seven starts. Tonight’s line that Montas must hit is 6.5 strikeouts, a mark he has surpassed in five of his last six starts. The White Sox rank in the middle of the pack in strikeout rate (23.4%) against right-handed pitching.

Keuchel has been slipping in recent outings, and it is his control that is most concerning. After walking eight batters in 27.1 innings over the month of July, he has now walked seven over his last 12 innings. If Keuchel cannot keep the ball in the strike zone, this is going to be a quick night for him. Oakland owns one of the lowest strikeout rates (22.2%) against left-handed pitching, so it is not looking too good for Keuchel in this spot.


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