Coors Slate: So obviously they are two teams to stack so I’m not going into detail on them. On to the others..
Nationals: Tonight the Nats take on the White Sox and Odrisamer Despaigne. His numbers have been decent in AAA this year, but he’s been in the minors since 2014. His numbers have bounced up and down year after year, not showing anything consistent. This leads me to believe he has the propensity to lose control. This is not something you want to do against these pesky Nats. Rendon, Soto, and Kendrick all have over a .370 wOBA and and .225 ISO to righties this season. This bodes well for them against OD. I also will target Turner and Matt Adams here in this matchup, but Dozier has been on another level this month. Look for him to continue that trend against a young pitcher tonight.
Rays: Tonight the Rays are going up against the A’s and Tanner Anderson. I’m not sure how long is going to go here, but in AAA he’s had a 14% K-rate, a 5.95 xFIP, a 7.3% swinging strike rate, 25% HR/FB rate, 2.3 HR/9, and basically throws 2 pitches. His saving grace is he’s getting 50% ground balls. This is all against minor league competition so it’s not looking good for him in the majors. Basically the entire team has great numbers against righties. Austin Meadows leads the way with a .466 wOBA and a .302 ISO to righties, followed by Brandon Lowe with a .380 wOBA and .252 ISO. I would prioritize them and fill in where you need it. Both of them have a 40% fly ball rate as well. Zunino is a great way to go at Catcher if you need him. I would be surprised if these guys don’t go off tonight.
Yankees: Ok if you think Vargas is going to do what he did last game, then you are going to be very tilted. Vargas is bad. He currently has a 4.80 xFIP, under 20% K-rate, 7.7% swinging strike rate, and gives up 40% hard contact. He’s worse against lefties, but gives up more hard contact to righties. That leads me to believe that he’s going to get worse against them. Dating back to last season, the Yankees destroy lefties. Instead of highlighting their numbers I will list my favorites: Sanchez, Frazier, Voit, Didi, Torres, DJ, Hicks. All these guys are perfect for one-offs as well!
Pitchers to Consider: