Red Sox outfielder J.D. Martinez has had an interesting 2019 campaign. His power output has been less then what owners should expect. But Martinez is rocking a curiously low 14.2% K-rate, which is the best mark of his career by a wide margin. Martinez still has an outstanding .392 OBP, and is racking up counting stats as Boston’s three-hitter. Once the power comes back around, Martinez will return to his status as a true fantasy stud. Martinez has a tremendous power opportunity tonight against David Hess, a pitcher that only Baltimore is desperate enough to roll out. Hess has a 6.01 FIP with a 2.37 HR/9, and Baltimore also happens to be one of the most hitter-friendly environments in the league. Consider stacking cheaper Red Sox bats like Rafael Devers and Mitch Moreland along with Martinez.
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Noah Syndergaard, SP: $10,400 – Syndergaard has extreme strikeout upside against a Padres lineup that has a 27.1% K-rate against righties, the highest mark in the league. The Padres .292 wOBA against righties puts them as a bottom-five team, and Thor gets to face them in Petco.
Jose Abreu, 1B: $4,000 – Abreu has been on fire over the last two weeks, batting .402 with a 1.226 OPS and five homers. Opposing starter Jefry Rodriguez has just six strikeouts in 12 2/3 innings, and Abreu will likely expose him here.
Joe Panik, 2B: $3,200 – Panik is a leadoff hitter in Coors Field at a cheap price. That’s all you need to get him in your lineups.
Andrelton Simmons, SS: $3,000 – Simmons has torched left-handed pitching this year with a 139 wRC+. He’ll be batting third for the Angels behind Mike Trout, which is a great spot for RBI. He’s a discount shortstop option to consider in cash games.
Yasiel Puig, OF: $2,700 – Usually I only consider Puig when he’s at home, but a matchup with A’s starter Mike Fiers is enough to draw me in. Puig is batting cleanup for the Reds against a starter with a 6.81 ERA.
Starling Marte, OF: $3,900 – The Orioles may have the best pitching staff to stack against in the league, but the Rangers are certainly a close second and are rolling out Adrian Sampson. Marte had a homer and a steal on Sunday and should produce again here.
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