I’m salivating about my hitters against Mr. Home run allowed Jered Weaver and his 84 MPH fastball in Chase Field. Weaver has allowed a whopping seven home runs in twenty three innings this year. But wait, he gave up 37 in 178 innings last year. In fact, Mr. Weaver has given up 68 home runs in his last 360 innings. And half of those innings have come in Angel stadium and Petco Park. These are not home run havens, need I say more. I should? Well ok then. Paul Goldschmidt ($4,300) has been hot hitting .522 with 2 homers in his last 7. He’s 3 for 4 with a homer against Weaver and he loves home cooking at Chase. Meanwhile, Jake Lamb ($3,800) has hit .293 this year with .333/.614 split against righties, and Lamb hit .291/.621 in the first half last year before he injured his hand. Really, Dbacks galore so take your pick among Lamb, Goldy, A.J. Pollock, Chris Owings, David Peralta, and even Brandon Drury (if he’s not hobbled today; check those LUs). Weaver will be giving, I promise. There are other stacking targets like the Cards against Matt Latos, the high-powered Indians against Mike Fiers, or the obvious Coors stacks, but I still dream of a Jered matchup . That 84 MPH heater against Senz’s at 94? Is 84 MPH actually a heater? Exactly. This is why I dream of Weaver today.
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Matt Moore, P: $7,900 – The Dodgers were historically bad against lefties last year and their still historically bad. Moore has been hit by the Dodgers, but they’re just bad against lefties and Moore was actually good in AT&T last year. He’s been hit around by…the Rockies and DBacks. I see better things for him starting today.
Chris Sale, P: $11,300 – I’m just not certain who I like more. Sale is pitching great. What’s better than great? STUPENDOUS!!! The Yankees aren’t hitting well against lefties this year, but they haven’t hit Sale. Has anyone? Sale has a 1.20 ERA against the Bombers (?) in eight career starts. Or;
Yadier Molina, C: $2,900 – Here’s one of my stacking options. Molina has hit Matt Latos well.
Ryan Zimmerman, 1B: $4,300 – Zim is mashing and healthy…for now! He’s hitting .387 for the year and .400 with 4 homers over his last 7. Play him in Coors.
Daniel Murphy, 2B: $4,400 – Another stacking option. He’s elite but you have to pay for it. Murph is hitting .330/.568 for the year. An excellent follow-up to his breakout 2016. In the perennially small sample size, he’s hit well in Coors. Even while with the Metropolitans.
Jose Ramirez, 3B: $3,900 – Here’s another of my stacking favorites. Ramirez has turned on the power this year with 5 home runs and a .587 slugging percentage. He hits righties better and really likes Progressive Field.
Francisco Lindor, SS: $3,800 – Everbody’s early favorite for AL MVP. Well, he’s hitting against Mike Fiers today and he hits second in a great lineup. He hits righties even better and absolutely loves home cooking. He’ll be a HOF’er for day, at least.
Michael Brantley, OF: $4,200 – Soooo many ways to go in the outfield. I like many. But we’ll keep to the theme. Brantley is another one starting to hit his stride. He’s at .318/.561 for the year and .381 with two homers over the last week. It looks like he’s finally over his shoulder problems. Be Fier(s)full Mike. Be Fierful!
Bryce Harper, OF: $5,400 – Harper is doing his Babe Ruth impression again. Harper is just 24 years old. He’s hitting .432 on the year with seven home runs. He’s hitting .500 over the last week and even in his down 2016, he still hit .500 at Coors. He’s 17 for 36 at Coors over the last four years. He’s good. Even for $5,400.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
A chance of rain in Midwest/Detroit and Cleveland at game times. Colorado has a slight chance of rain, too. They’ll all play, I say. Gotta get those Nats in.
Doing Lines In Vegas
Do I dare take the DBacks and the over on 10 1/2? Taijuan Walker hasn’t exactly killed it yet this year and, of course, Weaver. I like it.
I also like Arizona -170. That’s a lot.