WATCH: ARCADE MODE STACK TO CONSIDER – NEW YORK METS
MLB Arcade Mode features seven games tonight. If you aren’t familiar with Arcade Mode, you can brush up on all the happenings 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.
Corey Kluber – CLE vs. CWS – $18,500 – Kluber sticks out like a sore thumb on this slate when you go through the other options. He’s $4,000 more than Tanner Roark, so squeezing Kluber in could be difficult. Nonetheless, he looked great in his first return to the mound, posting 75.6 Arcade Mode points against Oakland. His opponent tonight, the White Sox, continues to dwell near the bottom of the barrel in terms of wOBA against righties, making this start an attractive one for Kluber.
Alex Cobb – TB vs. OAK – $13,500 – I’m intrigued by Cobb tonight taking on a strikeout happy A’s team. Coming into tonight, the A’s own a 24.8 K% against righties with a .317 wOBA and a .437 SLG. Cobb hasn’t exactly been mowing batters down, owning a 6.3 K/9 on the year, but he’s flashed signs of strikeout potential earlier in his career. With a lack of options on this slate, I think Cobb could be one of your better routes to go if you don’t want to pay up for Kluber.
Andrew Benintendi – BOS vs. DET – $9,000 – The Sox have the highest projected run total of the night at 5.7 runs against Jordan Zimmermann. Benintendi is my favorite in the Sox lineup as Zimm is allowing a .490 wOBA to lefties on the road with a .745 SLG.
Trea Turner – WAS vs. TEX – $9,500 – Turner put on quite the performance last night, scoring 79.2 Arcade Mode points by getting three hits, scoring two runs and swiping three bags. He’ll look to carry that momentum into tonight as he takes on Andrew Casher. Turner continues to be such a valuable Arcade Mode player with his stealing abilities and his home run potential. Batting leadoff tonight, Turner could be highly sought after.
Asdrubal Cabrera – NYM vs. ATL – $6,000 – Cabrera will be someone that will not only save you some salary but is in a great matchup. He takes on Julio Teheran, who continues to be mauled by left-handed batters. At home, Teheran has been allowing some absurd numbers against lefties, posting a .488 wOBA with a .726 SLG and seven of his 14 home runs allowed on the year.
Carlos Santana – CLE vs. CWS – $6,500 – Santana is another cheap bat that I like on the night as he takes on Miguel Gonzalez. Santana has performed his best at home against righties, where he owns a .375 wOBA with a .524 SLG with three of his seven home runs. Gonzalez has had a real rough go of it on the road, posting a .375 wOBA with a .517 SLG and eight of his 11 home runs.
Nick Markakis – ATL vs. NYM – $6,500 – Markakis isn’t the poster boy for Arcade Mode. I mean, he has only one home run and zero stolen bases. So what gives? Well, it’s hard to hate on his matchup against the man once known as Matt Harvey. Lefties have been crushing him to the tune of a .358 wOBA with a .491 SLG and a .357 OBP. If the Braves can get to him today, Markakis has an excellent chance of being part of that and will likely be very low owned. If Markakis can grab you a couple of hits, those will be points that will most certainly help you shoot up the standings.
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