Article written by Matthew “Mizzerski” Mieszerski.
Straight off the short slate on Monday we have a full docket on Tuesday. With the trade deadline having come and gone the day didn’t disappoint. While there was plenty of action on the wire there were also several teams that decided to stay put.
David Price (9.6K) On a day with several other aces getting the start Price’s $9.6K salary feels like a true steal. He’ll be in Seattle for the start, a pitcher friendly park, and the M’s have an implied run total of just 3.47 on the day. Price is currently averaging 6.71K’s per over his last ten starts and has paced a 9.47SO/9 on the year thus far. His .839 HR/9 coupled with a GB% of 67 over the last 15 days mean he should be able to avoid a long ball on the day. The weather conditions at Safeco will be favorable as well with temperatures predicted around 70F for first pitch which means the ball should stay down and the K possibility will be up.
Gerrit Cole (9K) Cole is coming off a solid start at home against the Mariners in which he posted a complete game, 6 K, 3 hit effort. His current K/9 is 7.52, his HR/9 is only .31 and his season long ERA is just 2.78(including just 2.25 over his last 10 starts.) The Braves have an implied run total of 3.4 for the day and they’ve been the league’s doormat for much of the year giving Cole more upside per his salary on the day. In his last 10 starts he’s allowing just a .293 wOBA overall and a hard hit % of just 29.8%. Anytime you can take a swipe at Braves you should probably take it.
Stack in COL- Yasmani Grandal (4.2K) While Grandal isn’t projected to be in the best lineup spot you can argue that in Denver it doesn’t always matter. The Dodgers have an implied run total of 5.7 for the day and Grandal has a .359 wOBA vs RHP in his last 60 games including an ISO Diff of .109 vs righties as well. Howie Kendrick (3.3K) Kendrick’s hard hit % has risen to 59 over the last 15 days and in the past two months he’s posting a .369 wOBA. At 3.3K in Coors Kendrick is a solid piece to a Dodgers stack. Justin Turner (5K)Turner is rocking a .359 wOBA and .479 SLG vs RHP this year. In his last 10 that wOBA is an outstanding .401 and his ISO is .336. Corey Seager (5.4K) He’s powering a .415 wOBA (.444 vs RHP in his last 60 games), .239 ISO and .574 SLG vs righties this year. His early lineup position means he’s also in line to have a nice number of AB’s
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