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5/13 MLB ARTICLE

PITCHER

SHANE BIEBER

· White Sox strike out an absolute ton. 23% aggregate K rate and Bieber has a solid 25% K rate

· Only a 5.4% walk rate which has allowed him to go deep into games

· Heavy favorite against a K heavy team


JOSE BERRIOS

· Angels don’t strike out a ton only 16.7% aggregate K rate, but Berrios is at a great price and has the ability to pitch well here

· Angels don’t have a ton of power with 6 of the 9 hitters have an under .170 ISO

· Looks to be one of the best options given the lack of pivots


BRAD PEACOCK

· Flashed his upside last start with a 40 burger

· Tigers have a 24.8% aggregate K rate with everyone in the projected lineup above 20%

· 31.5% K rate on the season and gets a lot of swings and misses with a 12.1 % swinging strike rate

· Righty heavy lineup for DET and Peacock has mowed down righties with a 37% K rate this season and a .107 ISO compared to a 24% K rate to L and a .309 ISO


FIRST BASE

CJ CRON

· Hitting over .364 against lefties this season with 3 homeruns in just 22 ABS

· Last season hit .307 against LHP with a .250+ ISO

· Skaggs throws his curve ball a lot and Cron has the highest ISO on the team by far against that pitch with a .297 ISO


EDWIN ENCARNACION

· 294 ISO and .541 SLG this season against RHP

· Fiers gives up a ton of fly balls, 44% this season to RHH

· Fiers only has a 19% K rate and a 8% swinging strike rate

· Massive power and has double dong potential


SECOND BASE

JASON KIPNIS

· Lopez is not good. 5.42 xFIP with a 49% fly ball rate

· Got a bump in the lineup to second

· Very cheap and has been hitting the ball better recently

· .235 ISO against the fastball and Lopez throws it 62% of the time to LHH


CHAD PINDER

· Hits LHP extremely well

· .308 vs LHP this season and hit .289 vs LHP last season

· Kikuchi strikes out RHH 12% less than LHH

· One of the hardest hit rates in the league vs LHP over past 2 seasons


THIRD BASE

JOSE RAMIREZ

· Lopez has been terrible to LHH with a .363 BA given up and a .588 SLG

· Lopez also walks a ton of people with 21 walks given up this season and Ramirez already has 10 stolen bases

· 3/10 with a homerun against Lopez


ALEX BREGMAN

· Great hitter vs LHP. Hit .315 last season vs lefties

· Does not strike out much with only a 12% K rate

· Hitting the ball extremely well recently and Boyd struggles with the fly balls at times with a 49% fly ball rate this season against RHH


SHORT STOP

FRANCISCO LINDOR

· Leadoff hitter, will get plenty of ABs here against Lopez

· A switch hitter so will get to battle Lopez from the left side of the plate where Lopez has gotten destroyed

· Doesn’t strikeout much with a 15% K rate this season


MARCUS SEMIEN

· Bats leadoff vs LHP

· Hits lefties well with a .317 BA this season against LHP

· Cheap on DK and Kikuchi struggles much more against RHH than LHH


OUTFIELD

GEORGE SPRINGER

· Having a breakout season

· .353 BA this season vs LHP with a .500 ISO


DAVID PERALTA

· .336 BA with a .265 ISO vs RHP

· Kingham has gotten destroyed this season to LHH

· Lefties have a .308 ISO vs Kingham and strike out 10% less than RHH


JAY BRUCE

· 24 hits this season and 18 of the 24 have gone for extra bases

· Bruce hits a ton of fly balls and Fiers gives up a ton of fly balls


MARWIN GONZALEZ

· Extremely cheap at $3300

· Hits lefties much better than RHP over the past 2 season

· Has been hitting the ball much better recently


STEPHEN PISCOTTY

· .359 BA this season against LHP with a .333 ISO

· Only hitting .210 this season against RHP

· Very cheap and A’s get a decent ballpark upgrade


TOP STACKS: MARINERS, INDIANS, TWINS, DIAMONDBACKS

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