We had a full 15-game slate of baseball on Saturday July 6. Some players outperformed their expected production with excellent hitting and other marquee players struggled. All points and price values are based off Draftkings.
Anthony Santander ($3,800)
Anthony Santander went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI and a run scored against the Toronto Blue Jays last night. Even though he failed to get an extra base hit during the game, he was slapping the baseball around and being productive. He was a key factor in the Orioles picking up the win.
Santander has been doing well offensively in the past 30 games he’s appeared in: ..284 average with four home runs and 15 RBI with .345 OBP. The Orioles wrap up the first half of their season this afternoon with Trent Thorton and the Blue Jays. Thorton does not pose that lofty of a challenge, so get Santander in your lineup if you are looking for an inexpensive outfielder.
Robbie Ray ($7,900)
Ray looked sharp against the Colorado Rockies last night, going six strong innings and allowing one run on two hits and eight strikeouts. The only issue for Ray was the free passes as he allowed five walks. Even with his lack of control with the baseball, lock in Ray in his next start as he still has the ability to provide value.
Ray has been giving up a large amount of runs lately, posting a 4.50 ERA in his previous seven starts. However, four of those were classified as quality starts. The one big issue is his control with Ray averages around four-and-a-half walks per nine innings. Once he figures out how to control his pitches a bit more, Ray will be a top-of-the-rotation starter. Ray’s next start will be against either the Cardinals or Rangers depending on the way the DBacks set their rotation for the second half of the season.
Jake Arrieta ($6,800)
Jake Arrieta did not pitch well against the division-rival New York Mets last night. He went just 4.1 innings and allowed six runs (five earned) on 11 hits with four strikeouts in a losing effort. The Mets are not the best offensive team in the league and were able to affect Arrieta by hitting the baseball all over Citi Field.
Arrieta has looked awful lately for the Phillies, posting a 6.63 ERA in his past seven outings with a WHIP north of 1.7 in that span. The All-Star break couldn’t come any sooner for him. He should be avoided until he could put a few solid starts in a row together.
Gary Sanchez ($4,400)
Gary Sanchez was unable to put a single ball in play against the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday, going 0-for-4 with every at-bat ending in strike three. Sanchez is taking pitches inside the zone and swinging at ones outside and looks like the All-Star break will do him wonders. He probably will be out of today’s lineup going into the All-Star break but if he is available, fade him.
Gary Sanchez is lost at the plate right now. In his last week of games, he is batting .071 with 11 strikeouts. His hitting ability is drastically improved from the 2018 campaign, but he has hit a wall and the All-Star break could do him some good with an extended rest. The Yankees finish off their four-game set with the Rays this afternoon.
The Minnesota Twins placed CJ. Cron on the 10-day IL with a thumb injury.
Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants exited his start early after being struck with a line drive.
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Vincent Pensabene is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a B.A. in Sports Business. He was the NBA Editor at Forward Mile, where he handled NBA DFS articles. In addition, he wrote for numerous local newspapers and websites before landing at WinDaily.