MLB Arcade Mode will bring us a four-game slate tonight, so let’s dive into the information. As always, you can reach me on the ol’ Twitter machine @SBuchanan24.
Chris Sale – BOS vs. TB – $22,000 – Sale is going to be quite hard to fit into your roster tonight, going for a huge $22K salary. However, if you can make it work, he has a great matchup against the Rays. This will be his third time facing them, and he’s averaging 77.4 Arcade Mode points in his prior two starts with a 15.4 K/9. As you’ve been told many times before, the Rays are one of the most susceptible team to the K, owning a 26.5 K%.
Dinelson Lamet – SD vs. CLE – $10,500 – Lamet is an interesting Arcade Mode target tonight with his strikeout potential. On the season, Lamet owns a 12.1 K/9 in seven starts but has been hit hard in the majority of them. Lamet is going to be a shaky play no matter how you propose it, but his 36.7 Arcade Mode point average at a $10K salary is certainly intriguing. The Indians are on the lower end in K% against righties at 19.9%, but I’m willing to overlook that with the potential low ownership he’ll offer.
George Springer – HOU vs. TOR – $9,000 – Springer came through for us last night, posting a huge 83.8 Arcade Mode point night. He’ll face off against a left-handed pitcher again tonight in Francisco Liriano at the Rogers Centre. In case you need a refresher, Springer owns a .589 wOBA against lefties on the road with a .957 SLG and a .509 OBP. Somehow, his salary also dropped $500, but no complaints here.
Jose Ramirez – CLE vs. SD – $8,000 – Ramirez has been crushing against right-handed pitching at home and faces off against Lamet. While I think Lamet could be a sneaky punt play at pitcher, his downfall has been left-handed batters. Lamet is posting a .422 wOBA against them with a .671 SLG and six of his eight home runs allowed. Ramirez, a switch hitter, has a .443 wOBA at home against righties with five of his 16 home runs.
Wil Myers – SD vs. CLE – $7,000 – Myers and the rest of the Padres’ hitters may not have even crossed your mind, but their matchup against Josh Tomlin may change that. At home, Tomlin has been crushed, allowing a .435 wOBA with a .633 SLG with six of his 17 home runs allowed.
Alex Bregman – HOU vs. TOR – $5,500 – Bregman could go overlooked tonight, and that piques my interest. He’s been hitting well against lefties, posting a .399 wOBA on the road with a .500 SLG. He’s very inexpensive which certainly will help if you’re looking to grab Chris Sale at pitcher.
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