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Senior Analyst at RotoCurve
Adam Pfeifer is one of the youngest minds in the industry, but has been writing about fantasy sports since 2012. He has been featured on Sirius XM Fantasy as well as the Pro Forecast magazines, and when he isn't writing about or playing fantasy sports, you can find him on Twitter @APfeifer24 salivating over Kyrie Irving and Tyrod Taylor.
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We’re back.

After a week-long hiatus for the All-Star Break, the MLB DFS content has returned here at RotoCurve. It felt weird not getting lost in pitch data and hard hit numbers all night and morning, but I’m finally back in my comfort zone. Let’s break down Friday night’s massive 15-game slate.

Oh yeah. Aaron Judge’s home run derby moonshot just landed.

Chicago Cubs Baltimore Orioles
Mike Montgomery (L) Kevin Gausman (R)
Weakness: Sporting a below average 8.5 percent swinging strike rate. Weakness: Improving, but still has been horrible against RHH.
Orioles to target: None Cubs to target: Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras, Kyle Schwarber
Kris Bryant , 3B CHC
AVG HR RBI R FPTS per PA
0.299 7 18 23 2.14
SPLIT RANKS TOOL FAVORABLE MATCHUPS TOOL TEAM STACKS TOOL BOMB DETECTOR AVG TOOL RATING RC RATING
95 138 19 31 89.3 65.5
NAME L/R wOBA vs. Hitter L/R SLUG vs Hitter L/R
BLAKE SNELL L 0.330 0.411

Kevin Gausman continues to improve, especially in terms of his strikeouts and command, but his issues with right-handed hitting remains.

In 59 innings of work against the handedness this season, Gausman is allowing a massive .329 average, .397 wOBA, nine home runs and 33 percent hard hit rate. Kris Bryant stands out as the top hitting play from this entire game, while catcher Willson Contreras is worth a look, too, as he has more power against RHP. His fly ball rate climbs over 11 percent against righties, while his hard contact rate climbs nearly four percent. Finally, as a very cheap, high-upside GPP option, Kyle Schwarber could make some noise. Since returning from the minors, Schwarber is 4-for-14 with a home run, and it isn’t as if Gausman has been dominant against lefties, as he’s allowing a .298 average, .364 wOBA and 38.3 percent fly ball rate to the handedness. More importantly, especially in Schwarber’s case, he doesn’t strike LHH out very often, sporting a weak 15.3 percent strikeout rate, while walking them 13.7 percent of the time.


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