We have plenty of baseball to research for today. Today is going to be difficult, as the weather is going to be a problem spot in some these games. Let’s dive right into it, and as always, you can reach me on the ol’ Twitter machine @SBuchanan24.


1. Cleveland Indians

The Indians continue to mash the ball and have a perfect opportunity to do so again today. They’ll take on LHP Matt Boyd, who has had his fair share of struggles in the majors. The Indians have quite a few batters who can mash lefties, including Edwin Encarnacion and Brandon Guyer, who own wOBAs of .437 and .385 respectively. This is my favorite stack, but it does have some weather concerns.

Players to Consider

  • Edwin Encarnacion ($4,600)
  • Carlos Santana ($4,700)
  • Brandon Guyer ($3,300)
  • Jose Ramirez ($4,100)
  • Francisco Lindor ($4,400)

2. Cincinnati Reds

Wily Peralta has pitched very well in his first two starts of the season, we can’t deny that. However, I can’t see him being able to maintain that level of consistency. Pitching at the Great American Ballpark could be the first chink in his armor. Peralta owned a .359 wOBA on the road last season with a .370 OBP and a .474 SLG. The Reds aren’t a patient team and will be swinging away here this afternoon if the weather holds up.

Players to Consider

  • Joey Votto ($4,900)
  • Scott Schebler ($3,700)
  • Adam Duvall ($4,300)
  • Jose Peraza ($3,800)
  • Scooter Gennett ($3,700)

3. Boston Red Sox

I was a bit surprised to see the Red Sox were projected to have the highest run total of the day at 5.3. The conditions will certainly favor the hitters today, as the weather in Boston is going to reach the mid-80’s. Cobb has been solid thus far, but he is facing one of the best hitting ball clubs at the hitter-friendly Fenway Park. Five players in this Red Sox starting lineup had a wOBA of at least .350 at home last season with at least a .450 SLG. No rain is forecasted in this one so you can stack here with no concerns.

Players to Consider

  • Mookie Bets ($5,200)
  • Dustin Pedroia ($4,100)
  • Andrew Benintendi ($3,800)
  • Xander Bogaerts ($4,200)
  • Mitch Moreland ($3,200)

4. Philadelphia Phillies

This is my contrarian stack of the day, as I think the Phillies could be awfully sneaky today. A majority of these players hit lefties well last season, and they’ll face off against Gio Gonzalez. He’s pitched very well in two starts this season, but I truly think his best days are behind him. This game will feature a 15mph wind blowing out toward right field and will be clear of rain. The Phillies are a cheap stack with some good numbers against lefties that should be considered.

Players to Consider

  • Michael Saunders ($3,400)
  • Tommy Joesph ($3,600)
  • Maikel Franco ($4,000)
  • Howie Kendrick ($3,200)
  • Cesar Hernandez ($3,200)

5. New York Mets

The Dan Straily experiment for the Marlins hasn’t exactly gone to plan thus far. Straily is averaging just 5.2 FPPG in two starts, allowing seven runs in 8.1 innings with a 5:4 K: BB ratio. The Mets have a team that certainly has some power against righties, as Jay Bruce, Yoenis Cespedes, Curtis Granderson, Michael Conforto and Asdrubal Cabrera all own an ISO of at least .200.

Players to Consider

  • Yoenis Cespedes ($4,200)
  • Jay Bruce ($3,400)
  • Asdrubal Cabrera ($3,600)
  • Michael Conforto ($3,300)
  • Curtis Granderson ($3,700)

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