If you are
playing the early or all-day slates, you will want to be sure to get some
exposure to the Twins. Minnesota has demonstrated an ability to hit the long
ball against lefties this season. As an offense they have a .212 ISO and a .373
wOBA versus southpaws. Their success against lefties should continue today at
the expense of Yusei Kikuchi.
The Seattle starter is allowing a .348 wOBA to righties this season. And the best righty stick on the Twins belongs to Nelson Cruz (FanDuel: $3,700 DraftKings: $4,800). The slugger has a .424 ISO and a .443 wOBA against lefties this season.
There are a good number of options to pair with Cruz that will make for a dangerous stack. C.J. Cron (FanDuel: $3,700 DraftKings: $4,600) owns a .404 ISO versus lefties. Miguel Sano (FanDuel: $3,600 DraftKings: $4,300), Mitch Garver (FanDuel: $3,500 DraftKings: $5,200), Bryon Buxton (FanDuel: $3,200 DraftKings: $4,400) and Ehire Adrianza (FanDuel: $2,200 DraftKings: $3,300) all have ISOs greater than .220 against southpaws this season.
offense has all the makings of a DFS winner on Thursday.
The San Diego Padres will be activating Matt Strahm from the IL in time to make the start on Thursday. This is very good news for the Rockies’ sluggers. Strahm owns a 42.3% flyball rate. Not only does he allow a bunch of flyballs, the Padres’ starter has a 47.2% hard contact rate. A flyball pitcher that gets hit hard will be starting in Colorado, what could go wrong?
isn’t alone when it comes to giving lefties a tough time. Ian Desmond (FanDuel:
$3,600 DraftKings: $4,400), Ryan McMahon (FanDuel: $3,300 DraftKings: $4,300),
Charlie Blackmon (FanDuel: $4,400 DraftKings: $5,800) and even Mark Reynolds (FanDuel:
$2,700 DraftKings: $3,600) all have ISOs above .200 versus lefties this season.
The Rockies’ offense will be popular today and deservedly so.
New York Yankees
White Sox’s Ivan Nova enters play today with the highest ERA of any starting
pitcher for Thursday. The best part about picking on Nova is that he has
struggled against both sides of the plate. He is allowing a .357 wOBA to
righties, while surrendering a .406 wOBA to lefties.
So feel free to pick any Yankees for your Daily Fantasy lineups. But you most likely will want to start that New York build with Gary Sanchez (FanDuel: $4,300 DraftKings: $5,500). The catcher has a .392 ISO and a .413 wOBA versus righties this season.
targets for the Bronx Bombers stack include: Gleyber Torres (FanDuel: $3,600
DraftKings: $4,600), Aaron Hicks (FanDuel: $3,700 DraftKings: $4,800), Luke
Voit (FanDuel: $ DraftKings: $5,100), Brett Gardner (FanDuel: $3,100
DraftKings: $4,300) and Clint Frazier (FanDuel: $3,500 DraftKings: $4,400).
Each of these Yankees have ISOs over .235 against righties this season.
Value Stacks: Toronto Blue Jays (FanDuel), Arizona
Diamondbacks (FanDuel), San Diego Padres (DraftKings)
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