Just because we have a shorter than usual slate, doesn’t mean we don’t have plenty of good hitters to target tonight as you build your lineups. Let’s just right into things and as always, feel free to get me on the ol’ Twitter machine @SBuchanan24.
Brian McCann ($3900) –McCann is personally one of my favorite plays at catcher. I feel like he is often overlooked, even with a thin line of quality catchers on a daily basis. Tonight he faces Eduardo Rodriguez, a leftie, who allows a .358 wOBA to left handed batters. McCann owns a .337 wOBA with a .189 ISO against to lefties this season.
Chris Ianetta ($2800) –Buried in the middle of a bunch of catchers that don’t start everyday, we find Chris Ianetta. Tonight, Ianetta faces Felix Doubront, who struggles against right handed batters. It’s so bad, that Doubront’s .377 wOBA against righties is the worst on the day, as I pointed out in my MLB Cheat Sheet for today. Ianetta, for as poor as his overall numbers are, is hitting lefties quite well. On the season, Ianetta owns a .334 wOBA with an ISO of .176. A super cheap and sneaky option for tonight.
Miguel Cabrera ($4800) – Cabrera under 5K is always a bargain in my mind. His power has certainly taken a turn for this worse this season, as he only owns 17 home runs on the season. However, he can still hit pitching of any kind extremely well. Facing Colby Lewis tonight, Cabrera owns a .404 wOBA against right handed pitching with a .182 ISO. Lewis is allowing right handed batters a .305 wOBA on the season.
Adrian Gonzalez ($3700) – For whatever reason, I feel as though Gonzalez is always under priced. Not something I’ll go and tell DraftKings, as this certainly will help give us some wiggle room when building our lineups. Gonzalez faces Jake Peavy, who’s been pretty solid for the Giants. Gonzalez owns a .365 wOBA against right handed pitching with an ISO of .237. Not too shabby for a hitter that will cost you less than $4,000. Check his status tonight, as he is listed as DTD.
Jason Kipnis($4300) –Second base is always a challenge for me to fill. Most of the time, I’m ok with punting the position, as you really don’t have much to choose from anyways. Tonight however, I like the matchup for Kipnis. He faces Phil Hughes tonight, who seems to have trouble with any batter he faces. Kipnis owns a .387 wOBA against right handed pitching ann ISO of .160. Certainly doesn’t hurt that Hughes is allowing a .326 wOBA to left handed batters.
Neil Walker($3100) – Walker against a right handed pitcher is a nice cheap option if you’re looking to go light at this weak position. Walker owns a .338 wOBA against right handed pitching with an ISO of .177. All of his power comes against right handed pitchers, as he has almost none from lefties. Walker is a switch hitter, who should bat left handed tonight, where Lance Lynn allows a .351 wOBA to lefties.
Kris Bryant ($4800) – So strange to have interleague play at the end of September. Bryant faces Yorando Ventura, who allows a .303 wOBA against right handed batters. To be honest, that’s quite solid. However, Bryant has been crushing right handed pitching all season, owning a .386 wOBA with an ISO of .226. Ventura has been up and down all season, and not someone I would trust.
Justin Turner ($3200) – Another player on the Dodgers I just don’t understand why they’re priced so low. But hey, we’ll certainly take it. For a player to have a .290 average with 15 home runs, 56 RBIs, and an .854 OPS to be priced this low, he’s almost a must start for me on a normal basis if I’m going low at third base (bonus: Turner is also eligible at second base.) Turner owns a .394 wOBA against right handed pitching with an ISO of .216. He faces Jake Peavy tonight, who isn’t horrible against righties with his .313 wOBA against them. Again, I think these numbers are too good for Turner to cost so little.
Carlos Correa ($4700) – You’re not really going to leave Correa off your lineup when facing a left handed pitcher are you!? I would say that’s madness. Correa faces Roenis Elias, who’s allowing a .315 wOBA against right handed batters this season. However, it’s the numbers for Correa that perks my ears right now. Correa enters tonight with a .402 wOBA against lefties with an ISO of .304. Huge numbers for sure. Just be mindful that this game is in Seattle, so that is at least one disadvantage for Correa tonight.
Marcus Semin ($3400) – I’ll be honest, I’m not a huge fan of featuring Semin here. If you wanted to skip over this part, I wouldn’t blame you. I’d be cool with it. But, I didn’t really have many other options to go with here. Semin has a .287 wOBA against right handed pitching this season with an ISO of .133. He faces Lance McCullers who allows a .314 wOBA to righties. I know, not impressive at all.
Mike Trout ($5300) –The outfield section is usually no one mind blowing. I think outfield has their obvious picks and then everyone else. Trout faces a left handed pitcher in Felix Doubront, who’s allowing that .377 wOBA to right handed batters we talked about earlier with Ianetta. Trout is crushing left handed pitching with a .427 wOBA on the season with an ISO of .278. The high price should be worth this matchup.
Jose Bautista ($5200) –Another super obvious pick from the outfield, but hey, at least I have some good numbers to back it up. Bautista faces Chris Tillman tonight, in a game that has the highest projected run total of the night according to the Vegas lines. Bautista owns a .396 wOBA against right handed pitching with an insane .305 ISO. Tillman has been having his struggles with right handed batters, allowing a .354 wOBA.
Michael Brantley ($4500) – If you read my Cheat Sheet already, this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. I’m looking to get some exposure to Phil Hughes, as he’s allowing a .326 wOBA to left handed batters. Brantley owns a .386 wOBA against right handed pitchers with an ISO of .187. Brantley is cheap enough that I think this could be a great matchup for him.
Matt Holliday ($3400) I was honestly shocked with how low of a salary Holliday had. Then I looked at this overall numbers and I quickly understood why. What a disappointing season for the power hitting outfielder. However, he could be a nice bargain tonight with facing JA Happ. Holliday owns a .362 wOBA against left handed pitching with an ISO of .155. Happ gives up a decent amount of hits per start, so Holliday could be in line for a sneaky play here tonight.