We are back from the All-Star break with a 13 game slate.
With 26 teams we have a lot of options. Listed below are my favorites.
Hot in most games and looks like all will play today.
Cole has an insane 36% K rate to go along with the Rangers high 28% K rate. Good spot, but in a nice hitters park with some hot weather. If I was paying up this would be the spot. Listed a few lower price I like tonight.
Fiers has pitched well as of late going 6 or more innings in 8 straight games . He has allowed 1 ER in 4 straight games and no more than 3 ERs in this timeframe. At home this years Fiers has a 2.91 ERA and minimized HRs to under 1 per 9. The White Sox come to town with a 27% K rate and the 4th lowest HRs vs RHP over the past 30 days. Looking at 6-7 innings 1 ER and 6 Ks.
Duffy faced this Tigers team earlier this year going 7 strong innings allowing 4 hits and 2 ERs while Striking out 7 batters. He does a good job at limiting RHH’s to a .245 average and has a solid K rate. I can see him posting similar stats at home vs this RHH’s Tigers team. They have not faired well vs LHP his year posting a .240 average and a 27% K rate.
Anderson is a reverse splits pitcher and he faces a Giants team that should have 5-6 lefties starting. The RHH’s on the Giants are not very good vs RHP. This is a solid K spot for Anderson tonight with his 24% vs both sides of the plate. Looking at 6 innings 2 ERs and 6-7Ks.
Angels are at home tonight and face Mike Leake who has allowed 23 HRs (2nd most) so far this year with 19 of them coming on the road. On the road this year Leake also has a 5.09 ERA with that insane 2.76 HRs/9. The Angels are in a good spot tonight vs Leake with some nice weather and in a HR friendly park (Angel Stadium has allowed the 6th most HRs so far this year). Mike Trout. Justin Upton, Shohei Ohtani are all in good spots with Andrelton Simmons & Justin Bour right behind.
The Brewers face Shaun Anderson tonight at home. Amdeson comes in with a low K rate vs LHHs with a 41 % HC rate. This won’t go over well vs the left handed heavy Brewers. Grandal, Yelich, Moustakas, Thames, Hiura all over .200 ISO vs RHP. Brewers are a better team at home.
SD Padres RHHs
Padres face Dallas Kuechel who has a very low K rate vs RHH’s along with a .349 wOBA. Good spot for the Padres Machado, Renfroe and Reyes. Kinsler in play if he makes the lineup.
Renfore absolutely destroys sinkers and Keuchel has thrown it over 80% of the time. Seeeeeee yaaaa.
*Yankees are in a good spot and should be chalk along some of the Coors bats. I like of few bats from here- Hicks, Gregarious my 2 favorites with Judge and Gardner coming in next.
Two solid pitchers going today, so I will have limited exposure
Favorite Bats- Gennett, Sentzel, Winker (CIN), Blackmon (COL).
Max Muncy- ERod has allowed close to 3 HRs/9 to LHHs. Muncy hits well vs lefties. Belli, Muncy and Seager in play.
Hunter Renfroe-HR with double dong potential
Mike Trout/Christian Yelich
Aaron Judge/Aaron Hicks
Michael Brantley/George Springer
Tyler White- 1B Excellent spot tonight