I kind of get used to being away from a computer during the All-Star Break. No fantasy, no writing committment, and can just chill.

It’s the same for my summer breaks away from my teaching job, you get used to not working.

But at least this other job, making fantasy recommendations, is fun. I get to write about sports and how can that not be fun?

Anyway, the All-Star Break is over and the home run derby wowed us all while Joey Gallo, the ASB MVP snub, gave the AL the lead and victory with a first-pitch bomb in his first All-Star Game.

Now we enter the back half of the baseball season, when the pennant race and trade deadline make MLB very entertaining.

And fantasy baseball makes it that much better!

Below are the xFIP and wOBA tables for today’s slate, which features a game in Coors, a game in Arlington, a game in Milwaukee, a game featuring two Grays facing off and a game featuring two Andersons facing off.

Pitcher xFIP vs. LH

1. Dinelson Lamet – 5.76
2. Danny Duffy – 5.69
3. Kenta Maeda – 5.13
4. Adam Wainwright – 5.03
5. Ivan Nova – 4.97
6. Dylan Bundy – 4.96
7. Mike Fiers – 4.85
8. Aaron Sanchez – 4.71

Pitcher xFIP vs. RH

1. Aaron Sanchez – 6.07
2. Mike Fiers – 5.99
3. Danny Duffy – 5.17
4. Mike Leake – 5.16
5. Jason Vargas – 5.11
6. Dallas Keuchel – 4.92
7. Chase Anderson – 4.72
8. Shaun Anderson – 4.70

Hitter wOBA vs. LH

1. Peter Alonso – .460
2. Cody Bellinger – .455
3. Paul Goldschmidt – .413
4. Jeff McNeil – .400
5. Max Muncy – .386
6. Chris Taylor – .378
7. Alex Verdugo – .377
8. David Freese – .374
9. Amed Rosario – .359
10. Paul DeJong – .356

Hitter wOBA vs. RH

1. Christian Yelich – .484
2. Mike Trout – .461
3. Daniel Vogelbach – .418
4. Freddie Freeman – .416
5. Rafael Devers – .405
6. Shin-Soo Choo – .404
7. Carlos Santana – .399
8. Jorge Polanco – .398
9. Anthony Rendon-  .396
10. Juan Soto – .394

PITCHERS

Chase Anderson – at San Francisco Giants – $6,500

Analysis: Pouring in the big boy bats will be easy to accomplish if you take Chase Anderson tonight, who is likely going to go 4 innings with 7 Ks and 0 ERs and then give up 6 ER in the 5th to ruin your day. But he’s cheap on FanDuel and always is capable of getting the win with his offense behind him. The Giants are striking out around 20% of the time to righties while Anderson is striking out lefties at an 8.05 K/9 and 10.13 K/9 to righties.

Yonny Chirinos – at Baltimore Orioles – $6,800

Analysis: Chirinos has started to show he can pitch deeper into ball games, making his upside at a cheap cost very attainable. Tonight he draws the lowly Orioles, who are 29th in team wOBA and strike out 24% of the time. Chirinos is allowing a .285 wOBA to righties and a .261 wOBA to lefties, striking them out at a 7.2 K/9 and righties at a 7.18 K/9. The Rays draw Dylan Bundy on the other side, giving Chirinos a W and QS upside tonight.

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