05/22/2021 Draftkings MLB News and Notes
HOU@TEX - Wind blowing in 12-15 MPH
BAL@WAS - Wind blowing from left to right 8-10 MPH.
DET@KC - Wind blowing out to left 8-12 MPH. (Watch for rain)
LAD@SF - Wind blowing out to center 12-15 MPH.
SEA@SD - Wind blowing from left to right 8-12 MPH.
Early Pitching Breakdown:
Main Pitching Breakdown:
Things that stand out to me:
Last 2-week team hitting data here.
So did we get the juiced balls back last night?
ATL will be chalk with last night's performance and now going up against a pitcher that is prone to getting blown up I can't say that I blame people for going there.
WAS o4.5 (-130)
Home Run Call(S):
Andrew Stevenson - Stevenson not in the starting LU so swap that to Alex Kirilloff Paydirts model loves him today (check it out here)
One of Nick Castellanos or Tyler Stephenson.
One of Jesus Aguliar or Adam Duvall.
Almost don't wanna call it because of how unreal his stats are against LHPs they can't stay like this but. Mike Zunino - against LHPs this season has a .531 ISO, 58.3% FB rate, and 243 wRC+.
Fernando Tatis Jr. - has a .412 ISO, 44.4% Hard Contact rate against LHPs on the year.
Since we did 3 that are expensive last yolo HR call would be Juan Lafares.
KC - Gonna fade KC here over the past 2 weeks their team-hitting stats have taken a pretty big hit.
MIA - Joey Lucchesi was recently named the starter for today's matchup so MIA might not have the ownership they should, MIA has been significantly better against LHPs this year 4 people with ISO's over.250 (Jazz, Aguilar, Duvall, Cooper) Lucchesi gives up a lot more power to RHHs.
Lance McCullers Jr.
Sonny Gray - Yeah I hate PvT but Gray dominates the Brew Crew historically (2.49 Era, 66 K's in 50 IP), and it's The Brew Crew statistically in the bottom 3 for team hitting on the year.
Matthew Boyd - He's cheap, has league average K stuff, and KC has been struggling at the plate lately.
Robbie Ray - Wild to me that Robbie will be chalk against the red hot Rays in Dunedin (practically a little league park), the Rays do strike out a ton vs LHPs and Ray has looked great on the season I just don't think that it warrants paying 9.5K for a guy that is playing in Coors Jr. and known for letting up bombs.
Shane McClanahan - McClanahan is electric and has big K upside but is prone to the long ball and playing in Duendin isn't going to help that either. The Blue Jays have the potential to roll out 5 hitters striking out over 30% of the time to LHPs. So if he can get lucky and avoid a nuke from Hernanzed/Grichuk he could have a nice night at a cheap price tag.
Chris Bassitt - LAA without Trout is a team I'm going to pick on a decent amount Ohtani and Walsh are the only ones on LAA with decent power splits against RHPs this year.