With the Red Sox and Yankees off to London, we have the other 28 teams on Friday’s 14-game slate. There are plenty of high-powered stacks to choose from, still, so here are the top projected offenses.
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1. LOS ANGELES DODGERS
The Dodgers blasted six home runs in the series opener at Coors Field, scoring 12 runs in the process. Seven different bats went for double-digit DKFP, including 39 from Max Muncy ($5,600). Antonio Senzatela ($4,600) will be on the mound for the Rockies, making the Dodgers even more attractive for multiple reasons.
As you’d expect, Senzatela has a much higher ERA at home (6.21) and gets clobbered by LHBs from a batting average standpoint (.336). Los Angeles will be able to throw a ton of power at Colorado from the left side of the plate, and the Rockies’ bullpen has been falling apart lately. Projected for about 7.5 runs, this is an obvious spot to stack the Dodgers.
Players to ConsiderCody Bellinger ($6,000)
Joc Pederson ($5,600)
Max Muncy ($5,600)
Justin Turner ($5,000)
Alex Verdugo ($4,900)
Matthew Beaty ($4,200)
2. MILWAUKEE BREWERS
The Brewers will host a hot Pirates team, but Chris Archer ($7,100) hasn’t had much success in any of the three situations he finds himself in Friday. Archer will be on the road, where he has an 8.42 ERA with an 0-3 record through five starts. He also will be pitching in a night game, where’s he’s 1-3 in four starts, posting an 8.18 ERA. He also is facing a Brew Crew lineup that’s roughed him up for 14 runs in 16 innings over the past two seasons combined. That’s a bunch of red flags.
Outside of Archer’s struggles, the Pirates have the 27th-ranked bullpen behind him. Meanwhile, Milwaukee’s offenses averages five runs per game and is projected for 6.2 runs in this spot. These bats have done some serious damage against Archer in the past.
Players to ConsiderChristian Yelich ($5,900)
Yasmani Grandal ($4,900)
Mike Moustakas ($4,900)
Eric Thames ($4,500)
Ryan Braun ($4,500)
Lorenzo Cain ($4,200)
3. WASHINGTON NATIONALS
The Nationals are in a spectacular spot, bringing a hot offense into an American League park to face one of the worst teams in baseball. Washington’s scored six or more runs in five of its past seven games and is rapidly climbing the offensive ranks — 12th in baseball with 5.05 runs per game, 5.1 per game away from home. Not only do the Nationals get the AL park boost but facing Daniel Norris ($5,700) should be a favorable matchup.
Norris has been worse at home this season (5.10 ERA) and has been on a slide in June, allowing six runs in two of his starts. Norris rarely pitches more than six innings, which means the Nats will have plenty of chances to tee off on Detroit’s 25th-ranked bullpen (5.05 ERA). Projected for 5.8 runs, look for Washington to keep the momentum going on offense.
Players to ConsiderTrea Turner ($5,300)
Anthony Rendon ($5,200)
Juan Soto ($5,100)
Howie Kendrick ($5,000)
Ryan Zimmerman ($3,900)
Adam Eaton ($3,800)
4. MINNESOTA TWINS
The Twins will be in Chicago on Friday, where the White Sox are yet to name a starting pitcher. But it sounds like we’ll see Carson Fulmer ($5,300) open things up. Fulmer has a 5.40 ERA, and it spikes to a 7.04 ERA at home. Fulmer had a 9.82 ERA against the Twins last season, and that was before all the offensive improvements that has made them the top offense in baseball.
Minnesota’s averaging an insane 6.35 runs per game away from home and gets to face the White Sox’ bullpen at the perfect time. Once consistently ranking in the 5-10 range in the majors, the White Sox’ bullpen has fallen all the way to 16th, with a 4.41 ERA. It’s been one of the worst in baseball in recent weeks, and the highest scoring offense is about to see a whole lot of it Friday.
Players to ConsiderMax Kepler ($5,100)
Nelson Cruz ($4,900)
Eddie Rosario ($4,900) Q
Jorge Polanco ($4,600)
C.J. Cron ($4,600)
Miguel Sano ($4,600)
5. HOUSTON ASTROS
The Astros are coming off some rough showings at home against the Pirates but are in an ideal spot to ramp things back up against the Mariners. While we will see RHP Matt Carasiti as an opener, LHP Tommy Milone ($7,600) will get the bulk of the innings. Milone had a solid showing against Houston earlier in the season, but this should be a buy-low spot on these cheap Houston bats.
This is still an Astros offense averaging 5.07 runs per game at home this season and a Seattle bullpen that ranks 26th with a 5.05 ERA. With George Springer ($5,800) back in the fold, this offense has a chance to heat back up with eyes on offenses that have been more productive recently.
Players to ConsiderGeorge Springer ($5,800)
Alex Bregman ($4,700)
Michael Brantley ($4,200)
Jose Altuve ($3,900)
Robinson Chirinos ($3,800)
Yuli Gurriel ($3,700)
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