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Ricky Sanders

Director of Puns at RotoCurve
Ricky Sanders is a fantasy sports expert with over 15 years of playing experience. In March of 2017, he officially joined RotoCurve as VP of Operations.

His daily MLB premium article "Sanders' Studs", has quickly become a must read for all serious DFS players. You can also find Ricky every day on the RC Twitter account, providing FREE analysis via periscopes. Ricky is also a proud and active member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
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Well, guys, it has been a pretty sweet DFS year for me so far. Here is my one of my hits from a few weeks ago:

Welcome to a gigantic Tuesday slate loaded with potential options and also potential weather issues. Fantasy owners will need to play close attention to the East Coast as it looks like any of the games could get postponed. Risk tolerance will need to be factored into playing some of these hitters in those games because they may start with lengthy rain delays. Sitll, the slate should be fun, and there are offenses primed to explode that are not playing in an outdoor park on the East Coast. Without further ado, let’s get to work…

Note: this article is typically based on salaries from both DraftKings (DK) and FantasyDraft (FDr)

 

 

Mookie Betts , OF BOS
$6000
$5400
AVG HR RBI R FPTS per PA
0.368 16 35 49 3.10
SPLIT RANKS TOOL FAVORABLE MATCHUPS TOOL TEAM STACKS TOOL BOMB DETECTOR AVG TOOL RATING RC RATING
47 70 15 41 51.6 73.9
NAME L/R wOBA vs. Hitter L/R SLUG vs Hitter L/R
BLAKE SNELL L 0.315 0.409

 

While Daniel Mengden is nowhere near the worst pitcher on the slate, he has struggled mightily in the split versus right-hand hitters (RHHs) this year, and Mookie Betts is one of best righties in the league. Thus far, RHHs have smoked Mengden to the tune of a .387 wOBA, 1.23 HR/9 rate 25.0-percent line drive rate and 40.3-percent hard hit rate. Although Mengden does not allow a ton of fly balls, his HR/9 rate on the road is significantly higher than at home. Furthermore, Mengden has struggled on the road this season: .351/.368/.571 slash line allowed, .389 wOBA, 15.8-percent K rate, 1.91 WHIP, 35.5-pecent hard hit rate and a 32.3-percent fly ball rate allowed. Meanwhile, Betts heads into this game having produced multiple hits in four of his last five games and five of his last seven. Oh, by the way, no catcher has allowed more steals this season than Jonathan Lucroy so Betts has a great chance to run once he gets on. What more needs to be said here? Betts is the safest hitting investment on the entire slate and he possesses both a high floor and and high ceiling. Note: Boston weather is looking a bit iffy. If the game is looking like it will not play, go ahead and pivot to Jose Ramirez as the expensive hitter to spend up for. He is once again atop the bomb detector this evening.

 

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