WATCH: ARCADE MODE TARGET – DEE GORDON
MLB Arcade Mode brings us a massive seven-game slate tonight. If you aren’t familiar with Arcade Mode, you can brush up on all the happenings you need by going here. Once you’re acclimated with the rules, we can dive into the information for tonight’s slate. As always, you can reach me on the ol’ Twitter machine @SBuchanan24.
Chris Archer – TB vs. BAL – $19,500 – Archer is the most expensive pitcher on tonight’s slate going against the Orioles. He is at home tonight, where he’s averaging 52 Arcade Mode points in eight starts to go with a .276 wOBA and a K/9 of 12.7. I’m sure we’ve all been bitten by the Orioles one way or the other this season, as this offense has been a letdown. On the road, they own just a .311 wOBA with a .420 SLG and a 25.1 K%.
Mike Foltynewicz – ATL vs. MIL – $11,500 – Aside from Archer, I think the rest of the pitchers going tonight carry a decent amount of risk, with Mike Foltynewicz included. I am, however, intrigued by his discounted salary of $11.5K and the matchup against the Brewers. Going against one of the top strikeout teams in the league, Folty struck out six of them in their first matchup this season, scoring 42.9 Arcade Mode points. This game in Atlanta certainly brings a whole new dynamic into the mix, but if you’re not looking to pay up at pitcher, Folty could be a nice option.
Justin Bour – MIA vs. CHC – $8,500 – Bour is one of my favorite overall hitters on the night as he takes on Jack Lackey at home. Lackey has had his struggles against lefties this season to the tune of a .350 wOBA with a .479 SLG and five of his 20 home runs allowed. Bour has hit the majority of his home runs at Marlins Park this season, with 11 of his 18. I think he’s a steal tonight.
Cameron Maybin – LAA vs. BOS – $9,000 – I feel like every single night I check what’s going on in the baseball world and Maybin’s name comes up. Averaging 38.5 Arcade Mode points over his last 10 games, Maybe has been doing a bit of everything at the top of the Angels’ lineup. He’ll take on Rick Porcello tonight, who’s allowing a .377 wOBA to righties at Fenway with a .524 SLG with four of his 16 home runs allowed.
Carlos Gomez – TEX vs. NYY – $7,500 – The Rangers are visiting New York tonight and have the luxury of facing off against Masahiro Tanaka. Unfortunately for Tanaka, he’ll see the red-hot Carlos Gomez. At home, Tanaka is posting a .416 wOBA to righties with a .658 SLG and six of his 21 home runs allowed.
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