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4/30 MLB ARTICLE

PITCHER

TREVOR BAUER

· 30.1% strikeout rate for Bauer this season

· Massive ballpark boost and gets to face the pitcher here

· Marlins offense is terrible and strikes out a ton

· 37.5% strikeout rate for Alfaro, 33% for Brinson and Berti

· Great chance Bauer can go 8 or even 9 innings since the Indians let him pitch over 110 pitches every outing


VINCE VELAQUEZ

· This slate is tricky because we do not have a clear SP2 that sticks out

· Everyone in the Tigers lineup has a K rate over 20% except for Josh Harrison

· Velaquez has a great 25.4% strikeout rate on the year and the Tigers have one of the lower totals on the slate at just 3.5.

· Velaquez is the best tier 2 pitcher today, but he is priced up


SANDY ALCANTATA

· Pros: Only $6100 and pitching in Miami

· Cons: Has struggled lately and could get blown up

· The Indians offense still has not gotten it going yet this season and going into Miami where they also lose the DH won’t help

· If we had better options, I would not be on Alcantara, but there are not many playable options for your sp2


FIRST BASE

RHYS HOSKINS

· Solid 5.4 total for the Phillies against a soft thrower in Ross

· Ross throws his fastball nearly 47% to RHH and Hoskins has the highest ISO on the team against the fastball at .330.

· Hoskins is also a reverse splits hitter and it is a very hitter friendly park


DAVID FREESE

· Only $3300 and projected to bat third

· Has always been much better vs LHP than RHP. Career .301 hitter vs LHP and only .265 vs RHP

· If you are paying up at both pitcher spots, Freese offers much needed salary relief


SECOND BASE

ROUGNED ODOR

· Very favorable price on him at just $4000, and he has been much better at home for his career

· Lyles has struggled against LHH and the Rangers are full of them

· LHH have a .526 SLG against Lyles this season

· Lyles throws a fastball or sinker 50% of the time to LHH and Odor has a .243 ISO vs the fastball and a massive .356 ISO against the sinker


ADAM FRAZIER

· Both second basemen in this game are appealing

· Frazier bats leadoff and is looking at 5 abs here against Sampson and a poor bullpen

· Frazier does not strike out much and does have a career .434 SLG vs RHP


THIRD BASE

MATT CARPENTER

· Carpenter is off to the same start as last season where he struggled for the first month and then caught lighting in a bottle for the rest of the year

· Very favorable matchup against Sanchez who has struggled this season

· Carpenter is still cheap at only $4100 and the Cardinals have a high total

· Career .204 ISO vs RHP


EUGENIO SUAREZ

· A certified lefty masher

· Last season hit .320 with a .273 ISO vs LHP

· Vargas is not good and struggles to strike people out

· Vargas throws his sinker 39% to RHH and Suarez has a massive .369 ISO and .544 WOBA on that pitch


SHORT STOP

JEAN SEGURA

· 6/11 against Ross with 2 homeruns

· Tremendous contact hitter who has a little bit of pop

· Ross is very easy to figure out, he throws either a fastball or slider 86% of the time to RHH

· Segura has been hot since coming back from an injury


ELVIS ANDRUS

· The Rangers offense put up 29 runs in the final 2 games in Seattle

· Andrus is off to an amazing start

.346 BA vs RHP this season with a .222 ISO

· Massive total for the Rangers, great chance for Andrus to continue raking


OUTFIELD

NOMAR MAZARA-

· At least 2 hits in 5 of his last 6 games.

· Crushes RHP


SHIN-SHOO CHOO-

· Smashing the ball just like all the Rangers

· BA is up to .330 on the season with 3 bombs

· Entire Rangers OF is LHH and all are in play against Lyles


JOEY GALLO-

· BA is gone down over the past week, but has 9 homeruns already

· Crushes it in Texas

· I definitely want as many Rangers as I can get for today


GREGORY POLANCO-

· Smashes all of Sampson’s pitches

· .276 ISO on the sinker that he throws 54% to LHH, and .311 ISO on the changeup that Sampson throws 28% to LHH


YASIEL PUIG-

· Only $3800 against a bad lefty in Vargas

· Has started to hit for more power lately

· Should be able to put the ball in play against a soft tosser


BEN ZOBRIST-

· Strictly for value at a $3300 price

· Projected to bat leadoff against Felix Hernandez

· Cubs have a 5 run implied total and Zobrist’s BA will be much higher by the end of the season


TOP STACKS: Rangers, Phillies, Pirates, Cardinals, Reds


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