The stars sure do look pretty when they align. Our good friends the Phillies just happen to be very bad against right handed pitching (along with many, many other things). They strikeout a lot, don’t hit the ball very hard, and don’t get on base too often. In fact, they are dead last in the league in weighted on base percentage against righties, and dead last in the league in hard hit ball % against righties. Matt Harvey is a righty. Matt Harvey is a very good righty. Matt Harvey is a very very very good pitcher. The stars are aligning, I can see it right now. Happy Matt Harvey day everyone.
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Michael Wacha, P: $8300 – The Pirates also seem to not like to be on base when they face right handed pitching. They are the second worst at it behind the aforementioned Phillies (using the wOBA stat again). Wacha is one of the best in the league at keeping runners off base this year with a 1.04 WHIP. See where this is going?
Nathan Karns, P: $5700 – Nate didn’t allow a run in his last outing, and the Rangers don’t like to score runs (I guess). He will be my prime time GPP target of the day.
Russell Martin, C: $4800 – He has 4 home runs in his last 5 games, is hitting in Toronto which is a big time hitter’s park, and is facing Wade Miley who is no stranger to the long ball. How he is not at least $5,000 is beyond me.
Wilson Ramos, C: $4100 – If you decide to pivot off of Martin, Ramos is 7 for his last 15 and gets below average Eric Stults today.
Ike Davis, 1B: $3300 – We are starting to see some of the potential that Davis flashed as a Met a couple years ago. He hit one out yesterday and has a solid match-up again today.
Jason Kipnis, 2B: $5200 – Kipnis is probably too expensive for a cash game second baseman, but he is on fire and has a solid match-up. He has the potential to put up a huge number.
Devon Travis, 2B: $3300 – Travis is on here by obligation. He is $3300 and has raked all season long. I have no clue why is price remains so low.
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B: $4100 -Anybody else remember Lonnie’s 3 home run game last season? He is as streaky as they come and can really hit the ball when he is hot. He has a home run and a triple the last 2 days.
Luis Valbuena, 2B/3B: $3600 – Valbuena seems to be feast or famine just like the rest of the Astros, but he has a great opportunity to do some damage against Jered Weaver (who throws like 56 mph or something like that now).
Ian Desmond, SS: $4200 – SS is probably the worst position today in my opinion. Desmond should be able to handle Eric Stults well today.
Yunel Escobar, 3B/SS: $3400 -Same team, different shortstop. If you are reaching for the bargain bin, Yunel has been consistently good all season.
Melky Cabrera OF: $4500 – I have to pick somebody facing Jason Marquis, right?
Kole Calhoun OF: $4500 – The Angels of Los Angeles (or Anaheim or whatever they are) are actually not great against right handed pitching, but the guy leading off for them is one of the best in baseball against righties. That guy is Kole Calhoun.
Andre Ethier OF: $4000 – Ethier has played very well ever since Carl Crawford went down with injury. Maybe he will actually live up to 10% of the worth of his giant contract. But none of that matters if he can’t win you some money on DraftKings right?
Billy Burns OF: $2500 – Every day I look at his price, and every day it is just insanely low. He gets on base, steals bases, and scores runs. Great filler in the outfield for cheap.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
Doing Lines in Vegas
Our lines at 9 and up today include the Rockies/Dodgers and White Sox/Reds whose games also could possibly be rained out. Our other line of 9 is the Red Sox/Blue Jays game which should be very heavily targeted on DraftKings.