MLB Arcade Mode will bring us a seven-game slate 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, dive into the information for tonight’s slate. As always, you can reach me on the ol’ Twitter machine @SBuchanan24.
Chris Sale – BOS vs. TEX – $22,000 – Of course, Sale is going to be showcased here, despite his massive salary. In Arcade Mode, strikeouts are worth 4.5 points, so naturally, we want the pitcher who has reached double-digits in eight straight starts. The Rangers can certainly provide that for Sale, as they own the fourth-highest K% against lefties at 24.6. I do have some concern, as Sale has been hit hard when batters make contact, but even in a start where he allowed four runs, Sale ended with 51.6 Arcade Mode points.
Julio Teheran – ATL vs.PIT – $13,500 – Teheran got LIT UP in his last start against the Blue Jays, posting an insufferable -30.9 Arcade Mode points. Even worse, he’s averaging only 0.6 FPPG at home this season in six starts. So, what gives? Why would you even consider Teheran?
I have to imagine those numbers will scare people off, and they’ll venture elsewhere. No matter how you slice Teheran’s struggles, he still is facing one of the worst offenses in the league. Teheran had faced this club before and ended with 39 Arcade Mode points, shutting them out for seven innings.
Michael Conforto – NYM vs. SD – $9,000 – The Mets’ leadoff hitter is completely locked in at the plate and has been putting up some huge numbers. Averaging 40.7 FPPG over his last 10 games, Conforto has ten extra-base hits with five of those going for home runs. At home against righties, he’s posting a .478 wOBA with a .714 SLG with six of his 13 total home runs.
Aaron Judge – NYY vs. KC – $8,500 – Jason Hammel has been a mess on the mound this season and now has to face the Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Hammel is allowing a .443 wOBA to righties this season with a .613 SLG with five of his six home runs allowed. Judge has been mashing at home, averaging 42.7 FPPG with 11 of his 15 home runs and a .571 wOBA.
Hanley Ramirez – BOS vs. TEX – $8,500 – If Ramirez can replicate what he did last season against lefties at Fenway Park, he should be in line for a big night. With only nine plate appearances against lefties at home this season, we take a look back at what he did last season. Ramirez posted an absurd .541 wOBA in these matchups with a .853 SLG and eight of his 30 home runs.
Will Myers – SD vs. NYM – $7,500 – Myers is cheap across the board on DraftKings tonight, which brings no complaints from me. Against righties on the road, Myers is posting a .408 wOBA with a .711 SLG with eight of his 11 total home runs. Robert Gsellman hasn’t exactly been holding his own on the mound, allowing a .461 wOBA to righties at Citi Field with three of his five home runs.
Matt Adams – ATL vs. PIT – $6,000 – Finally, your obscure hitter of the night, Matt Adams. He’s seemingly found some new life in his short time with the Braves, posting back-to-back big nights going 5/9 with a double, two home runs and four RBI. He’ll face Trevor Williams tonight, who’s allowing a .395 wOBA on the road with four of his five home runs allowed.
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