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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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Tonight’s slate is interesting to say the least because it is filled with top-end starters and is lacking in the value bat department. Unless some unexpected values open up, fantasy owners will be forced to resort to either punting multiple positions or fading a trustworthy SP2 for a cheaper, riskier alternative. Luckily, Sanders’ Studs is here to guide RotoCurve members through roster construction, and I think I have identified two punts to make it all work. 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.

Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp
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Cheaper hitters are few are far between on this slate; at least ones with any sort of potential. Of the bunch, Matt Kemp stands out as a top-notch investment because he is priced at just $3,200 on DK and facing a starting pitcher (Patrick Corbin) who has allowed a 35.5-percent hard hit rate to right-handed hitters (RHHs) this year (second highest on the slate behind only Cole Hamels). Although Kemp is amidst a mediocre season against southpaws, the leads the Braves in career wOBA against the handedness (.394). In fact, Kemp ranks 13th in career wOBA against left-handed pitching (LHP) amongst hitters with at least 250 at-bats (ABs) in the split, only slightly behind Buster Posey and Nelson Cruz. Despite his struggles, Kemp has hit the ball hard a whopping 37.1-percent of the time versus lefties this year and has walked at a respectable 18.9-percent rate. As the season progresses, his numbers should improve, and the ascension should begin on Saturday.

 

Good luck tonight and feel free to hit me up on Twitter @RSandersDFS with any additional questions/concerns.


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