Dominic Brown- Whatever Dom Brown has changed, it’s working. The dude is simply playing out his mind right now and is getting pretty impossible to fade, even at ridiculous prices. Last night, he went 3/4 with yet another homer.
Rickie Weeks- The ice cold Rickie Weeks finally got a little something going last night with a triple and a homer for the Brew Crew.
Yadier Molina- After returning from a one game suspenion, Yadier had no problem finding his groove as he went 2/4 with a homer against Trevor Cahill and the D-Backs.
Felix Hernandez- The Chicago White Sox’s bats have gone entirely and utterly cold. Last night, they made Joe Saunders capable of 6 innings of one run ball. Over the last 14 days, the White Sox have the worst offense in baseball, with 3 home runs and only 27 runs scored. Fading Hernandez tonight just isn’t ideal.
Jordan Zimmerman- He got roughed up by Chris Davis and the Orioles in his last start, so his price is actually reduced from it’s normal number on several sites that I play on. We should all be taking advantage of this, as Zimmerman faces the pitifiul New York Mets tonight. The White Sox offense has been the worst over the last 30 days, but the Mets have been the second worst, with only 81 runs scored over that time frame. They are also striking out 24.4% of the time, which bodes well for a high scoring night from Zimmerman.
Joe Mauer- About as close of a lock to be in my lineup as any player tonight. Mauer absolutely slaughters righties with a .325 average, and Luis Mendoza is perfectly obliging, allowing left handed batters a .372 wOBA.
Chris Davis- Against a bad righty, in a hitter’s parks. These are the sort of nights where you refresh your scores at midnight and ask yourself “Why didn’t I play the league leader in home runs?”. Davis is slugging .844 versus righties. That is not a type. He is slugging higher than the league average for OPS. Get him in your lineup.
Chase Headley- When the Padres face bad starting pitching, I like to target Headley as my undervalued ‘star’. We have seen tremendous power and batting average skills from Headley but he just hasn’t been able to get himself going quite yet. Tonight against lefty Ted Lilly, Headley is a cheap play with upside.
Jean Segura- If the Brewers are playing a righty, there is a 100% chance I’m going to slot Segura in on sites that have him appropriately priced. Some sites have jacked him up to Tulo levels, which is just insane, but on sites where his price places him next to players like Everth Cabrera, he’s a lock against Righties.
Carlos Gonzalez- Against a righty, you have to do it. Great American Ballpark is just as much of a bandbox as Coors Field, and Carlos is slugging .597 versus righties.
Top 5 BvP Lines
|Vernon Wells R||38||12||4||0||3||4||6||8||0||2||.316||.409||.658||1.067|
|Lance Berkman S||68||20||3||0||6||17||16||20||1||0||.294||.429||.603||1.032|
|Erick Aybar S||18||9||1||2||0||2||0||1||0||0||.500||.526||.778||1.304|
|David DeJesus L||36||11||2||0||2||4||4||9||0||0||.306||.375||.528||.903|
|Ryan Howard L||36||10||5||0||4||7||8||8||0||0||.278||.409||.750||1.159|