Daniel Descalso- Everytime a light hitting middle infielder tops this list, you can basically assume it was a crazy DFS night. The Cardinals exploded for 12 runs and Descalso lead the way with a double, a homer, 2 runs and walk.
Yoenis Cespedes- Cespedes hit ANOTHER 2 home runs! This is his 2nd multi-homer game in 3 days and it appears that he is heating up.
Matt Holliday- The Cardinals were NOT playing around with the Diamondbacks yesterday. Holliday was another prime example, swatting a homer with 2 RBI’s and 2 runs scored.
Justin Verlander- As much as Verlander has struggled this year, even against the Indians, the team he will face tonight, it is impossible for me not to trust him. In a ‘down year’, he has a 10.73 K/9 and a 27.9 K%, with a 2.60 FIP. Justin Verlander is still the best pitcher in the major leagues and in a night where many of the games are being threatened by weather, he is going to make a solid start.
Jarrod Parker- All the circumstances that have make Seattle and Oakland pitchers solid starts for the last week apply to Parker. He has a solid 17.4% K-rate and a 4.61 road xFIP. Parker probably isn’t going to win you a matchup, but with the state of the weak White Sox bats, he is decent second pitcher option.
Evan Gattis- Hyun-Jin Ryu has been absolutely fantastic in 2013, posting a sub 3.00 ERA for the Dodgers and really being the bright spot of their rotation. However, tonight weather is obliterating all of the decent catching options and Jason Castro is facing James Shields, so I’m going to gamble on a homer from Gattis.
Paul Goldschmidt- Goldy doesn’t care whether a pitcher is left or right handed, hitting well over .300 versus both. We all might still think Matt Cain has a comeback left in him, but his 5.45 ERA and .464 SLG to right handed batters would seem to indicate that Goldschmidt is a great play.
Robinson Cano- Yankees Stack. You will stack the Yankees. You stack the Yankees. Jeremy Bonderman is NOT a major league pitcher and he is right handed. The Yankees can legitimately field a lineup of 7 natural lefthanders and not blink an eye. Cano will be the biggest bopper of this bunch, just as he was last night.
Miguel Cabrera- If you are saving money and going with Jarrod Parker, you’ll be able to slot in Goldschmidt, Cano and Miggy no problem. Miggy faces Ubaldo Jimenez, who despite his recent resurgence, still has a 4.83 ERA and allows a .352 SLG to opposing right handers.
Jean Segura- Avoid Tulo, as there is basically no way the Rockies get in a game in today. Segura is the superior option versus Cliff Lee, who still might have a good game however. Segura is absolutely raking against lefties, with a .353 average and a .600 SLG against them.
Top 5 BvP Lines
|Miguel Cabrera R||40||14||4||0||1||7||7||7||1||0||.350||.447||.525||.972|
|Carlos Santana S||23||6||1||0||3||4||4||5||1||0||.261||.393||.696||1.089|
|Kelly Johnson L||24||8||1||0||2||6||1||8||1||0||.333||.346||.625||.971|
|Travis Hafner L||37||10||2||0||3||6||11||15||0||0||.270||.449||.568||1.017|
|Ryan Braun R||19||9||1||0||3||3||0||3||0||0||.474||.474||1.000||1.474|