We started off the season strong yesterday with two of our top three stacks scoring double digit runs. We have an 8 game MLB DFS slate tonight and still a plethora of strong pitchers on the mound for just about every team so lets see which ones we can try target tonight.
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Los Angeles Angels
vs Marco Estrada: 4.3 implied runs
The Angels will be looking to bounce back after putting up a donut on their first game of the season. They get a great matchup against fly ball pitcher Marco Estrada who gave up two long balls in his first outing of the season in Tokyo. Although the Coliseum at night is typically pitcher friendly park there are some Halos bats to target here. Mike Trout, duh. He has reverse splits and boasted a .338 ISO and .457 wOBA against RHP last season. Lefty hitter Justin Bour also had plenty of success against right handers in 2018 with a .221 ISO and he is cheap. Kole Calhoun profiles similarly, cheap lefty that could be included. Finally if old Albert Pujols is DH’ing again he has reverse splits as well and has strong BvP history against Marco Estrada.
v Jack Flaherty: 4.3 implied runs
First stack of the season at Miller Park will be the Brew Crew. Overall Jack Flaherty is no slouch of a pitcher but he does have some weaknesses. First player we are going to look at is Jesus Aguilar. Flaherty has a HR/9 of over 2 last season against righties on the road and Aguilar generated a lot of hard contact against RHP. Although he doesn’t have reverse splits Ryan Braun is definitely worth a look as well and so is reigning NL MVP Christian Yelich. You could even include Orlando Arcia in a wrap around stack as a punt. The Brewers are an expensive stack and will likely be low owned but Miller Park is so conducive to runs its hard not to love their upside here.
v Matt Harvey: 4.2 implied runs
On the flip side of the Angels stack, the Athletics are looking like a very appealing stack as well against Matt Harvey who is bad against lefty batters. To put into perspective how bad he is, he was giving up fly balls at a 43% clip along with a whopping 44% hard contact which lead to a 1.94 HR/9 against lefties. Enter Kendrys Morales who just joined the club yesterday and is expected to DH tonight. Last season Morales hit 18 of his 21 home runs from the left side of the plate with a .220 ISO against right handers. Jurickson Profar is another switch hitter that isnt known for his power but had a .216 ISO against righties in 2018. The rest of A’s lineup is full of mainly righties and most of them are actually reverse split guys, most notably, Khris Davis, Stephen Piscotty, and Matt Chapman.
Toronto Blue Jays
Hitters to target: Brandon Drury, Teoscar Hernandez, Justin Smoak
San Diego Padres
Hitters to target: Wil Myers, Franmil Reyes, Manny Machado
Los Angeles Dodgers
Hitters to target: Justin Turner, Kike Hernandez, David Freese
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