As Action Bronson once said, I’ll be “drinking Heaney like I’m Kenny Lofton” tonight on Draft. Andrew Heaney got rocked in his last time out, but it was against a tough lineup in the Astros. His task will be much easier against the Rangers, who have an awful .293 wOBA away from their hitter-friendly park at home. Heaney’s 3.79 SIERA and 3.66 Deserved Run Average suggest that he’s been better than his ERA. Draft him with confidence.
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Masahiro Tanaka, SP: Tanaka has been awesome over the last month, striking out 34 batters in 32 innings with only four walks and a 2.81 ERA. As you would expect, Tanaka’s been better on the road this year with a 3.31 ERA, and he gets his start tonight in pitcher-friendly Tropicana Field.
Trea Turner, IF: With all of the elite shortstops this year, it feels like Turner’s 43 steal, 18 homer season is being overlooked. Turner hits lefties better than righties and gets to face one tonight in Wei-Yin Chen.
Nolan Arenado, IF: Coors Coors Coors Coors.
Andrew Benintendi, OF: As you should with every player this late in the season, first check if Benintendi is in the lineup, as the Red Sox have already clinched their division. If he does play, Benintendi should have a monster day against the Orioles wack pitching staff.
Christian Yelich, OF: Yelich’s insane run continues, as he’s now got five homers and four steals in the last 15 days with a 1.360 OPS. He might just be the NL MVP.
Starling Marte, OF: Marte is a late-round GPP play for his power/speed upside.
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Doing Lines In Vegas
I’ll take Oakland at +101 against Felix Hernandez.