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Tonight’s slate is not exactly loaded with upper-echelon pitching options but there are enough options to feel comfortable with roster building. As is tradition with Friday slates, hitting options are plentiful and difficult to limit down to just a single roster. At least the Washington weather report is looking like they will play a rain shortened game so those hitters can be eliminated from consideration unless the radar changes before lock. Since they were the top stack, limiting hitters now becomes easier without having to take them into consideration. Without further ado, let’s get to work…
Note: all mentions of fantasy points are based on the scoring of both DraftKings (DK) and FantasyDraft (FDr) which are virtually identical.
The easiest play on the entire slate is Yoenis Cespedes versus Nick Pivetta in power-friendly Citizens Bank Park. Pivetta legitimately owns some of the most substantial reverse splits in the entire league. Whereas he has held lefties to a .290 wOBA this year, righties have roasted him to the tune of a .412 wOBA, 3.12 HR/9 rate, .293/.361/.643 slash line, 44.7-percent hard hit rate (!) and 44.3-percent fly ball rate. In other words, he is susceptible to right-handers who both hit the ball hard and can get some lift under the ball. Hmm, do we know any Mets hitters who can do that? Oh yeah, this Cespedes guy owns a 42.0-percent hard hit rate and 48.7-percent fly ball rate against right-handed pitching (RHP) this season. All aboard the Cespedes train tonight because he is clearly one of the likeliest candidates to go deep. It would be a shock if he did produce at least one extra-base hit (XBH) in this matchup.
Good luck tonight and feel free to hit me up on Twitter @RSandersDFS with any additional questions/concerns.
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