We have a huge 15 game slate on tap for the last day of May.
Sandy Leon, Red Sox at Yankees ($2,200 FD, $2,800 DK): Well, we have a Coors game on this slate so let’s save some money! Leon is Sale’s personal catcher and will bat against a lefty in J.A. Happ. Leon has two HRs in only 15 official ABs against lefties so far in 2019. Maybe he can make it three?
Josh Bell, Brewers at Pirates ($4,700 FD, $5,700 DK): If you are going to pay up for anyone not in Coors, it might as well be Bell. This guy is smoking hot. Going against a righty who is not lighting the world on fire in Chacin, the switch-hitting Bell gets to bat on his strong side and on the side of the plate which PNC Park favors. So far in 2019 against righties, Bell has a .362/.429/.765 triple slash (batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage) which gives way to an OPS of 1.194. He has hit 13 HRs in only 149 ABs so far in 2019.
Ryan McMahon, Blue Jays at Rockies ($3,400 FD, $4,700 DK): We can get a piece of the Coors game at an affordable price here. And we also get to pick on Edwin Jackson, he of a 9.00 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and .339 batting average against, and we will continue to do that as much as we can. McMahon is getting on-base and hitting with some power in matchups against righties and this is a smash spot for him.
Tim Beckham, Angels at Mariners ($3,200 FD, $3,600 DK): As we said earlier, we need to be creative to afford Coors bats, and this guy fits that bill against a soft-tossing lefty that struggles on the road (Tyler Skaggs). Against lefties, Beckham has a .333/.373/.625 triple slash, which gives him a .998 OPS. He has four HRs in 48 ABs against lefties so far in the young 2019 season. With J.P. Crawford going down with an injury, Beckham will almost surely be in the lineup. Skaggs has given up six HRs in 23.1 away innings, to go along with a 6.56 ERA and .298 BAA.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Blue Jays at Rockies ($3,300 FD, $3,900 DK): Another affordable piece at Coors, Guerrero is hitting the ball hard. In Wednesday night’s game against the Rays in Tampa, Vlad did not start but pinch-hit in the eighth. He laced a double off the wall at over 110 mph against ace reliever Jose Alvardo. Even though German Marquez is a good pitcher, Coors inevitably catches up to almost every pitcher. Marquez is struggling at home, with a .327 BAA, five HRs in 35 innings pitched and a whopping 49 hits allowed.
David Dahl, Blue Jays at Rockies ($4,000 FD, $4,700 DK); Lourdes Gurriel Jr, Blue Jays at Rockies ($3,500 FD, $4,300 DK); Mitch Haniger, Angels at Mariners ( $3,900 FD, $4,200 DK): Let’s continue picking on Skaggs and going to Coors. Dahl is swinging that bat better recently and against Jackson that trend should continue. Gurriel Jr. looks like the hitter the Jays expected him to be after a stint in the minors. Since coming back up, he is 10 for 23 with four HRs, six RBI and seven runs scored. Now he gets Coors! Haniger is hitting lefties well this season, with three HRS and a triple slash of .273/.418/.545 in only 44 ABs.
DFS meteorologist concentrating on MLB and the NFL, I graduated from UMass-Lowell with a degree in meteorology in 1996. I worked at AccuWeather as a meteorologist for almost a decade. I combined my two loves, weather and sports, and like to think I help 1000s of DFS'ers out each day. Huge Boston sports fan, lover of nature and animals and a proud father of 4 boys (2 biological).