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Tuesday’s lineup was only able to manage one long ball, from the catcher none the less. There are a bunch of high-priced ace pitching option on the 14-game Friday night slate and we are even going to try to pick on a couple of them with tonight’s home run hitters.
Prices included for FanDuel and DraftKings to help find where the best value may be and positions are based on FanDuel.
So with that here is who will be swinging for the fences today…
C – Salvador Perez (KC) (FanDuel: $3,300 / DraftKings: $3,500) – Perez has crushed opposing pitcher Josh Tomlin in his career with a .514 average (18-for-35) with eight doubles and a homer.
1B – Brandon Belt (SF) (FanDuel: $3,400 / DraftKings: $4,000) – Belt has one of the highest launch scores (a metric I introduced a week ago) at 104.7. He has a .300 ISO on the road versus righties and will get a favorable park adjustment in Philadelphia against righty Jerad Eickhoff who has allowed 1.64 HR/9 to lefties this season.
2B – Jason Kipnis (CLE) (FanDuel: $3,100 / DraftKings: $4,100) – Tough finding a good home run candidate at 2B tonight so I’ll go with Kipnis who has had some success against Jason Vargas in his career going 10-for-29 with a homer while Vargas has allowed 1.74 HR/9 to lefties so far this season.
SS – Carlos Correa (HOU) (FanDuel: $3,500 / DraftKings: $5,400) – Correa might go under-owned matching up with Yu Darvish but he has been on fire lately batting .516 with three homers over his last seven games.
3B – Mike Moustakas (KC) (FanDuel: $3,000 / DraftKings: $4,100) – Moustakas has three homers over his last seven games and has a .261 ISO versus righties this season. He will face Indians right-hander Josh Tomlin who has allowed 1.51 HR/9 to lefties in his career.
OF – Matt Kemp (ATL) (FanDuel: $3,800 / DraftKings: $4,600) – Kemp has homered in back-to-back games and will get a prime matchup against Bronson Arroyo who Kemp has gone 12-for-28 with a pair of homers off in his career.
OF – Scott Schebler (CIN) (FanDuel: $3,100 / DraftKings: $4,200) – Schebler is on a home run tear with six long balls over his last 11 games. He gets a favorable matchup against Mike Foltynewicz who has allowed 1.71 HR/9 to lefties this season.
OF – Khris Davis (OAK) (FanDuel: $3,100 / DraftKings: $4,100) – Davis is another hitter facing a good pitcher, Stephen Strasburg. However, Davis has had success against Strasburg with two homers in just six at-bats.
Longshot – Matt Adams (ATL) (FanDuel: $2,600 / DraftKings: $3,600) – If you want more exposure to Bronson Arroyo and his 4.22 HR/9 allowed to lefties this season then look to include Adams in your lineup.
Cheap Pitching options
FanDuel – Michael Pineda ($8,500), Gerrit Cole ($8,700)
DraftKings – Michael Pineda ($8,600), Michael Fulmer ($8,000), Gerrit Cole ($7,800), German Marquez ($7,200)
Wednesday, May 30 – Results
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