We’ve reached the part of the baseball season where you must open your mind to improving performances. Not every bad start continues into a bad season. These guys are professionals. They make adjustments. Players like Zack Godley start to remind us why we liked them in March. Make adjustments yourself and get a leg up on Draft.com.
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Luis Severino, SP: Early. An 11.2 SO/9 and the second-best implied odds of the night make Severino a perfect SP1 tonight.
Ross Stripling, SP: Middle. Talk about found value. Stripling has been a godsend for the depleted Dodgers’ rotation this season. In the last 30 days, he has issued 2 walks total and struck out at least 6 batters per start while averaging 6+ innings. It’s not the flashiest stat line typically, but very solid.
Zack Godley, SP: Late. One of my favorite things to do when hunting a non-stud pitcher is to scroll through Rudy’s Optimizer for an opponent who is a plus match-up. The color coding lights up optimal splits in green. The Marlins are a sea of green for opponents this season. Godley has also turned a corner the last 30 days after a tumultuous start.
Freddie Freeman, IF: Early. Matt Harvey, on the road, in Suntrust Park. What could possibly go right? He lucked out against the Cubs last week. The tenacious Braves should even out that bit of fortune.
Logan Morrison, IF: Middle. The White Sox have let Reynaldo Lopez take his lumps this season, perhaps as a learning experience. It could get ugly if the Twins pounce like they are capable of. LoMo also has the fourth best zwOBA (.479) over the last two weeks. The results are starting to follow the hard contact for him.
Kike Hernandez, IF: Late. One of my favorite LHP specialists. Kike is fresh off a 2-HR performance and has 5 HRs in the last two weeks.
Mookie Betts, OF: Early. Mookie hasn’t kept up the same torrid pace he set earlier in the year, but he’s still been consistent. Opposing pitcher John Lamb has given up 3 HRs in 2 starts, so Mookie might take the lefty deep.
Lonnie Chisenhall, OF: Late. The Chis has been coming on lately. He slugs .419 vs RHP. Carlos Martinez still doesn’t seem right since returning from the DL, yielding plenty of hits, walks, and some long balls.
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