The big slate of action of DraftKings, all 30 teams in action on the same slate. Commentary based on DraftKings strategy and scoring.
We begin with the chalky stack of the day and it’s the Toronto Blue Jays. It shouldn’t take much for me to convince you on the Jays, who in my opinion, are the best hitting team in the league. They own the 3rd best wOBA in the L14, but it’s really exciting what they do vs. LHP. They own the league’s best average and wOBA while blasting 40 HRs off lefties this season. They will get Matt Boyd today who has the 2nd worst xFIP on the slate.
The sneaky stack is the Cleveland Indians. Not many people realize the Indians own the 3rd best wOBA in the L14. They have four hitters batting .299 or better off LHP and will get Andrew Heaney who has really hit a wall at this point in the season. The L30 days have been ugly for Heaney, owning the 3rd worst xFIP on the slate.
Let’s start with a few studs to pay up for, with the best being Nelson Cruz ($5,600). I am going to do my best to get as much exposure to Cruz as possible. He’s been scorching, hitting 5 HRs in the L14 and will face the very mediocre John Danks tonight. Cruz destroys lefties, hitting .315 in his career and is also a career .350 (7-20) hitter with 3 doubles and a HR vs. Danks in his career. He also gets a big boost by getting away from Safeco Field and getting to US Cellular which surrenders 33% more HRs to RHB than the league average.
Sticking with that theme of US Cellular, I am going with another righty in this game with Jose Abreu ($4,800). Abreu is in the midst of one of his hot streaks, hitting .327 in the L14 with 10 extra base hits. He’s going to be able to feast on Taijuan Walker tonight. Abreu has had great success in a small sample, going 3-5 with a HR in his career off Walker.
Alright, I have been harping on Eduardo Escobar ($2,900) for a few days now and you really need to start paying attention! He tops the Hitter Value Chart because he’s been scorching, averaging 14.40 DK points per game in the L7 and his price tag hasn’t moved. His real stats are just as good, hitting .342 with four homers in the L14. He has had good success off Scott Kazmir in his career, 2-5 (.400) with a homer.
Finally, the BvP Winner has a massive sample size! Today’s winner is Austin Jackson ($3,700). Let’s start with how good he’s been at the dish, hitting .360 (18-50) in the L14. The really exciting part is his career .442 (23-52) numbers off John Danks. It’s very rare we get a BvP sample size this large with a guy who has been hitting as well as Jackson has in the L14.