We have a huge slate of games today! Here are some guys I think you should at least consider, at every position and price range. Good luck!
Kyle Schwarber ($4600) – It did not take long for Schwarber to reach the top of the pricing chart over on DK and it’s a good thing or he might have been 80% owned today. Schwarber currently owns a .516 WOBA and an ISO score of .342 against right-handed pitching. He faces the Phillies Aaron Nola who is making his second career start. In AAA, Nola had a .286 batting average allowed to left-handed bats with 3 homeruns in 15 innings against them to go along with a 1.50 WHIP. Schwarber is 10/26 since his call up, so he makes sense on a bunch of different levels here.
Stephen Vogt ($3500) – I know he has not been hitting extremely well of late, but $3500 is just too cheap a price to be ignoring Vogt. He faces Tim Hudson who has allowed a .314 batting average with a WHIP of 1.74 to left-handed bats. Vogt has a WOBA of .384 with an ISO score of .231 against right-handers this year. It’s not a great ballpark for him to hit in and Hudson does not allow a lot of homeruns, but Vogt should be in the middle of the order and has a lot of upside at a price of only $3500.
Joey Votto ($5800) – This is incredibly expensive for Votto, but it is not unwarranted today. Votto faces Kyle Kendrick who has allowed left-handed bats to hit .310 against him with 10 homeruns in 48 innings of work. Votto currently sports a .416 WOBA against right-handed pitching with an ISO score of .252. Votto has five straight multi-hit games and has done so in 7 of his last 8. During this run he is 18 for his last 31, so fade him at your own risk despite the sky high price.
Albert Pujols ($4200) – Pujols is a 25-30% discount from a guy like Votto. He also has a solid matchup and the splits in his favor. Pujols faces Nick Martinez who has allowed right-handed bats to hit .311 with 7 homeruns in 50 innings of work. Pujols has hit most of his homeruns this year off of right-handed pitchers and currently owns a .388 WOBA with a .296 ISO score. He has hit safely in six of his last seven with four multihit games and 3 homers during that stretch. Votto is the clear top play, but Pujols makes a lot of sense as a tournament swerve or cheaper option if you can not afford Votto.
Ian Kinsler ($4600) – Kinsler has always smashed left-handed pitching well and gets a matchup with Eduardo Rodriguez today. He will likely be leading off for the Tigers and has been red hot. Before his 0 for 4 yesterday, he had five straight multi-hit games with double digit fantasy scores. Kinsler has been carrying that Detroit offense lately and there is nothing that makes me think it will stop here.
Logan Forsythe ($3700) – This is the sneaky option that can help you win a tournament today. Forsythe face Wei-Yin Chen who has not allowed a high average to right-handed bats, but has been tagged for 14 homeruns in 86 innings of work. Forsythe has a .403 WOBA against lefties this year with an ISO score of .304. Forsythe has a .283 average with 6 homeruns in 92 at-bats against left-handed pitching this year,so while he flies under the radar, his numbers are legit.
Todd Frazier ($6000) – Frazier is the stud today. He plays his game in Coors against the aforementioned Kyle Kendrick whose struggles we already discussed. Kendricks is a tad better against right-handed bats, but they still hit .292 with 14 homers in 59 innings of work against him. Todd Frazier has a WOBA of .371 with an ISO score of .255 against righties this year. That has translated into a .277 average with 16 homeruns against righties. The only question you have with Frazier today is whether you feel like paying the $6000 price tag, because there is no doubt he is a solid option in this matchup.
Manny Machado ($4000) – Machado at $4000 is a little bit ridiculous. Since becoming the leadoff man, he has been awesome. Machado owns a WOBA of .382 with an ISO score of .203 against left-handers this year. He faces Matt Moore who has allowed everyone to hit over .333 against him since being activated off the DL. Machado has a .316 average with 4 homers in 79 at-bats against left-handed pitching. That all makes him a solid option to consider.
Jose Iglesias ($3500) – None of the high priced options are really exciting or in a great matchup, so it makes a lot of sense to pay down at this spot today. Iglesias has gone 11 for 24 over his last six games. He is a great cash game play due to that type of consistency. He faces Eduardo Rodriguez who has struggled lately due to tipping his pitches according to reports. Either way, Iglesias has a .431 WOBA against lefties, so he should still be able to rack up a few hits.
Carlos Gonzalez ($4900) – CarGo has been on fire. He has hits in 9 of his last ten games and is currently 7 for his last 17 with three homeruns. He faces Michael Lorenzen today who has allowed left-handed bats to hit .313 with 6 homers in 27 innings and a WHIP of 1.99. CarGo has a WOBA of .389 with an ISO score of .310 against right-handed pitching. In fact, his teammates Corey Dickerson and Charlie Blackmon are also in great spots, but those three are all expensive and are tough to fit together.
Jose Bautista ($5000) – Joey Bats makes a great swerve today with everyone looking and paying up for Coors bats. He faces Tajuan Walker who has been awful lately. Walker has allowed 20 hits, 18 runs, and 5 homeruns over his last three starts. He has been especially bad against right-handed bats all season as they are hitting .282 with 10 homers in 42 innings of work. Bautista has a WOBA of .382 which is robust and a ISO score of .293 to go along with it. He hits in the middle of the order, has consistency and power and should be one of the best bets for a homer in a pretty friendly matchup. It’s not a great hitter’s park, so he will fly under the radar as well and could produce a big statline.
Adam Jones ($4100) – Jones has disappointed a little bit this year and his price has come down because of it. The thing is that Jones has always smashed left-handed pitching though and that is what he gets here. Matt Moore is loved by the algo more than he deserves to be. MAchado was $4K and Jones is only $4100, but Moore has been horrid. He is getting knocked around by both sides of the plate as he tries to kick the rust from being out until late June. Jones has a .398 WOBA to go along with an ISO score of .254. It is one of the best on the team against lefties and he is the top guy to target here. At only $4100, he provides a ton of upside at a really cheap price.
Preston Tucker ($3500) – The Astros rookie is a great play and the top salary saving OF option we know of before lineups come up. He tends to hit in the two spot against right-handed pitching which sandwiches hm between Altuve and Correa, which allows him to see a ton of pitches to hit. He faces Yordano Ventura here who has struggled with left-handed bats who are hitting .284 against him currentluy. Tucker has a WOBA over .400 with an ISO score of .285. That gives him both consistency and power upside at a very low price. He homered his second time up Friday against a righty too, so this is nothing new for him.