Almost a full slate of action as 24 teams will lace them up tonight. A few interesting team stacks on board! Commentary based on DraftKings strategy and scoring.
The Chicago Cubs can do no wrong right now. They continue to win and are showing some real power at the dish. Only one team (TOR) has hit more HRs in the L14 days than the Cubs. They are going to get Michael Lorenzen today. Lorenzen has struggled mightily to the tune of a 9.82 ERA in his L7 starts. That’s 32 ER in only 29.1 IP. The Cubs have feasted on Lorenzen in their two matchups this season, banging him around for 10 runs and 12 hits in 9.1 IP.
It will be hard to look past the benefit of Coors Field for the Arizona Diamondbacks today. They will face another struggling pitcher in Chad Bettis who is sporting a 6.17 ER in his L8 starts. Bettis has been the victim of the longball in those starts and it’s no surprise that his ERA is a full run higher at home than on the road. Outside of Goldschmidt and Pollock, the pricing is pretty reasonable for the DBacks, so you should be able to get plenty of exposure to this game.
Looking for a cheap flier? Look no further than Mark Trumbo ($3,600). You know I love this guy’s upside, especially away from the massive Safeco Field. Three HRs in the L14 doesn’t hurt his resume and his price is very reasonable against Dallas Keuchel. The good news is that Trumbo has owned Keuchel in 10 career ABs. Not only does he have five hits, but all of them are for XB (1 double, 2 tripes, 2 HRs).
Anytime the Indians face a LHP, Ryan Raburn ($2,200) will most likely be in the lineup. The lefty they get today is David Price. That would make most shy away but Raburn is a career .333 (9-27) hitter off Price. That’s a pretty sizable sample. Raburn’s price is so low that he might be a must play assuming he’s in the lineup. Quite a big boost coming from Rogers Centre as well (6% more doubles, 43% more triples, 20% more HRs than the league average).
A guy who has been left for dead is starting to surge. That is Jayson Werth ($3,200) who is barely batting over .200 this season. That makes his L14 look like Ruthian numbers as he is hitting .292 with 8 XBH in the span. Werth owns Lackey in 8 career ABs, featuring a gaudy six hits with four XBH.
The BvP winner of the day is David Ortiz ($4,300). He has certainly cooled offed, but he was on a torrid pace that couldn’t be sustained. Now batting .275 in the L14 but three longballs in the span. Ortiz is a career .364 (8-22) including a HR vs. Yankees starter Ivan Nova.