Against left handed pitching this season, Cron, is batting .364 with five home runs. Soto is an absolute gas can and I want to attack him every way possible.
Second Base – Chad Pinder, Oakland Athletics
Against left-handed pitching this season, Pinder is batting .293 with a 50% hard hit rate. With the temps projecting this one as a very high day in Texas, I expect nothing less than a home run from Pinder.
Third Base – Miguel Sano, Minnesota Twins
As you can see my theme is attacking righties who hit lefties hard. Sano falls right into this category. In his career against lefties, Sano has a 41.8% hard hit rate with a massive 40.5% fly ball rate. I see the huge upside here with Sano.
Shortstop – Jorge Polanco, Minnesota Twins
The trend continues and you can probably see my number one stack coming into play. Jorge Polanco has been on a tear this year and against left-handed pitching he’s batting .322 with a 40% hard hit rate. Like I said, I want to attack Soto in every way I can.
Outfield – Stephen Piscotty, Oakland Athletics
You know the drill here so I’ll skip to the stats, against left-handed pitching this season he’s batting .382. Piscotty also holds a 37.2% hard hit rate against lefties, this just screams home run.
Outfield – Nelson Cruz, Minnesota Twins
I’ll end here with the obvious trend of the article, Nelson Cruz is always a player I look for against lefties. This is my favorite play on the slate. First off he is waaaaaaaayyyyy too cheap, and this rounds off my stack with the outfield perfectly. With a career 39.6% hard hit rate and a 38.9% fly ball rate, this is my complete home run call of the day.
1.) Minnesota Twins
Gregory Soto is a gas can and gets hit very hard against right-handed bats (46.5% hard hit). I told you above I love the likes of Polanco, Cron, Sano, and Cruz. Even when they get past Soto this Tigers bullpen is horrible. So I don’t mind rounding out stacks with Eddie Rosario or Max Kepler.
2.) Oakland Athletics
Any time the Athletics are going up against a lefty I’m intrigued. The biggest boost I see here is the very very hot weather in Texas. It’s supposed to be 87 degrees and we all know how the ball carries in Texas. The Athletics hit the ball very hard, especially against lefties. They could put a very crooked number up in this one.
Won the FanDuel, 11K MLB Pickoff Single Entry Tournament in May of 2019. Started playing MLB DFS a couple years ago and have found success as mainly a cash game player. After playing season-long fantasy for five years I decided to give DFS a shot and have never looked back. Grinding all year around with MLB, NBA and NFL.