I will certainly be stacking against Mike Fiers tonight, who
is due for a big crash and burn in Seattle after his no-hitter. The Mariners
have scored the second-most runs in MLB against RHPs. Catcher Omar Narvaez has
a ,372 OBP with six homers and 15 RBI vs. righties. Domingo Santana has five
homers, 26 RBI and 13 B vs, RHPs even without a platoon split. Jay Bruce has
nine of his 12 home runs against righties. Edwin Encarnacion has 10 of his 12
HRs against righties. I am not going to worry about right vs, lefty matchups in
this one. Fiers has an 8.20 ERA in four road starts so far this year.
I can pull another top stack from the same game, as the A’s
have scored the eighth most runs against LHPs, and I am going to attack the
erratic Yusei Kikuchi. Stephen Piscotty, hitting .359 with three home runs and
10 RBI in 39 ABs vs. LHPs, will lead the way, at just $3600 on DraftKings.
Marcus Semien has a .417 OBP vs. lefties. Matt Chapman has half of his 10 HRs
vs. LHPs in 111 less at-bats vs. them. Josh Phegley is your catcher play, as he
leads the A’s with a .409 average against lefties. Even Jurickson Profar is
hitting over .300 against LHPs. Only Chapman is above $4000, so I am really
liking the pricing on this stack.
Loading up with Phillies against Freddy Peralta should turn
out to be the most popular stack of the night. But while it seems to be a
chalky play, the Phils are only 18th in HRs against righties. But
you have to start with Rhys Hoskins anyway, as he has 25 RBI and 20 walks to go
with his nine HRs vs. RHPs. Jean Segura is hitting .300 vs. righties with 13
runs scored vs. righties. Cesar Hernandez is going to be a great play with a
.306 average, 14 runs scored, 12 RBI and 11 walks vs, righties. I would make
him an essential play even if you do not stack Phillies. Maikel Franco has 23
RBI, 15 runs scored and 13 BBs vs, righties. Philadelphia should pound out a
lot of hits tonight even if they don’t blast more than one or two homers.
Brad Peacock would be chalky against the Tigers if he was
not facing Matthew Boyd. I would steer clear of Peacock because he may not have
a good shot to get a victory.
C.J. Cron is hitting .364 with three homers and seven RBI in
22 at-bats vs. lefties. He’ll take Tyler Skaggs out of the park tonight. He is worth the $4300 on
Reynaldo Lopez is a very interesting play at $6800 when you
consider that Cleveland is the third-worst team in the Majors in road batting.
Scott Engel is a 20-plus year veteran of the Fantasy Sports industry and an inaugural member of the Fantasy Sports Association’s Hall of Fame. He is a four-time FSWA Award winner and nine-time finalist. He won the CBS SportsLine Hall of Fame Award for his longstanding service and was a featured Fantasy analyst for ESPN.com. Scott is a longtime and award-winning host on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. He was the Managing Director and driving content force behind RotoExperts.com for more than a decade and helped launch the FNTSY Sports Network.