Today’s 15-game slate is massive, and filled with all kinds of combinations of pitchers and stacks that makes it tough to sift through, but also fun, like a mega puzzle.

We have some really bad pitchers against left-handed hitters that you will see in the tables below and then I have added the top-10 wOBA vs. handedness for qualified hitters vs. today’s starting pitchers.

Good luck to you all!

Pitcher xFIP vs. LH

1. Jimmy Yacabonis – 6.94
2. Zach Davies – 6.13
3. Glenn Sparkman – 5.95
4. Trevor Richards – 5.84
5. Jordan Zimmermann – 5.84
6. Jake Arrieta – 5.82
7. Logan Allen – 5.62
8. Chris Bassitt – 5.26
9. Marco Gonzales – 5.17
10. Tyler Mahle – 5.14
11. Trevor Williams – 5.10
12. Carson Fulmer – 5.01
13. Jack Flaherty – 4.97

Pitcher xFIP vs. RH

1. Carson Fulmer – 7.15
2. Andrew Heaney – 6.07
3. Clayton Richard – 5.97
4. Jimmy Yacanonis – 5.65
5. Marco Gonzales – 5.40
6. Jordan Zimmermann – 5.17
7. Glenn Sparkman – 4.74
8. Jesse Chavez – 4.65
9. Walker Lockett – 4.59

Top-10 wOBA vs. LH

1. Cody Bellinger – Los Angeles Dodgers – .475 – vs. Robbie Ray
2. Kris Bryant – Chicago Cubs – .463 – vs. Max Fried
3. Nolan Arenado – Colorado Rockies – .456 – vs. Madison Bumgarner
4. Ian Desmond – Colorado Rockies – .450 – vs. Madison Bumgarner
5. C.J. Cron – Minnesota Twins – .446 – vs. Blake Snell
6. Christian Yelich – Milwaukee Brewers – .408 – vs. Marco Gonzales
7. Max Muncy – Los Angeles Dodgers – .403 – vs. Robbie Ray
8. Trey Mancini – Baltimore Orioles- .403 – vs. Logan Allen
9. Jose Abreu – Chicago White Sox – .396 – vs. David Price
10. Hanser Alberto – Baltimore Orioles – .396 – vs. Logan Allen

Top-10 wOBA vs. RH

1. Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels – .464 – vs. Tyler Mahle
2. Josh Bell – Pittsburgh Pirates – .432 – vs. Gerrit Cole
3. Daniel Vogelbach – Seattle Mariners – .427 – vs. Zach Davies
4. Freddie Freeman – Atlanta Braves – .423 – vs. Adbert Alzolay
5. Anthony Rendon – Washington Nationals – .411 – vs. Trevor Richards
6. Austin Meadows – Tampa Bay Rays – .409 – vs. Kyle Gibson
7. Michael Conforto – New York Mets – .407 – vs. Jake Arrieta
8. Shin-Soo Choo – Texas Rangers – .404 – vs. Jordan Zimmermann
9. Carlos Santana – Cleveland Indians – .400 – vs. Glenn Sparkman
10. Peter Alonso – New York Mets – .393 – vs. Jake Arrieta

PITCHERS

Jesse Chavez – at Detroit Tigers – $5,500

Analysis: Jesse Chavez enters the Rangers’ rotation as the fifth starter now that the Drew Smyly project is over, which is sad for us DFS players. Chavez is usually a guy I like to pick on, but he’s stone minimum today in a slate where you can get away with paying down at pitcher and stacking offenses, which has become a normal theme for the 2019 season. Chavez draws the Detroit Tigers in a ballpark boost for pitchers and Chavez has been solid in relief this year. Against lefties, he’s striking them out at a 9.68 K/9 and righties at a 7.16 K/9. He’s allowing a .269 wOBA to lefties and is getting ground balls at a 50% clip. Against righties, he’s allowing a .349 wOBA with 33% hard contact and also inducing ground balls at a 49% clip. He’s not been great, but he’s favorable tonight against the Tigers, who are 30th in wOBA against righties with a .161 ISO and 25% strikeout rate. For the minimum and for not getting tagged for baserunners on FanDuel, Chavez is a great punt play.

HITTERS

Manny Machado – 3B – San Diego Padres – $3,800

Analysis: The $300 million dollar club will get a chance to pay off for me and any of you who choose to use these guys today in their respective matchups. But it’s hard to ignore Manny Machado today. He’s been white hot of late AND he gets to be a road bat back in a return to his stomping grounds for the first time since leaving. That’s right Manny Machado returns to Baltimore today. And he and the Padres draw a wonderful matchup against opener Jimmy Yacabonis and projected long-relieving lefty Josh Rogers, who has allowed a .485 wOBA with an 8.81 xFIP, a 51.6% hard contact rate, a 5.40 HR/9 and a 58% fly ball rate…all with a .192 BABIP. You see Yacabonis is one of the worst xFIP pitchers from the starters’ table above. So yea, the Padres are one of my favorite stacks of the day. For the record, Machado doesn’t qualify for the wOBA table above, but if he did, he would be No. 1 against lefties with a .534 wOBA and .500 ISO.

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