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We finally get the ace on the mound without much of a chance for the game to be postponed! Strider hasn’t seen much of Baltimore yet in his career but here we are. The Orioles actually have quite a few guys who strikeout a lot. The ones who don’t (Mullins,Frazier,Mateo,Rutschman) are all pretty good hitters but they have never faced Strider. Strider is on his way to another epic season with a 41% strikeout rate, 39% whiff rate and hard contact under 40%. I am trusting the arm even though its not a cake matchup. I expect him to still be north of 45% owned regardless and he should be everyone’s #1 option at pitcher tonight.
I want to start off by saying there are a few arms worth rostering for our SP2 or for GPP’s. Detmers and Cobb are absolutely in the conversation but should come in with 2-3x the ownership of Eovaldi. Nathan owns a 24% strikeout rate against this current Angels team and has plenty of upside playing in California. Eovaldi has a 5 pitch mix which should keep the Angels guessing and only walks batters at a mere 3.4%. Using odds on props can help with making tough decisions. Nathan is heavily favored to get 6 strikeouts and pitch 6 innings along with going under 2.5 earned runs. This is by no means a sure thing but clearly Vegas also thinks he should have a good game. Projected for under 10% ownership I will gladly take a shot with him in tournaments with that kind of leverage.
After watching Brent this year, you would think the field would have caught on to his success. This just isn’t the case as we have him projected right now for around 10% ownership. This is completely asinine to me and we will fully take advantage of it. Rooker has been crushing breaking pitches and variations of the fastball all year long. In fact, 9 of his 10 homeruns have come off those kind of pitches. Singer throw’s a sinker 53% of the time with a slider at 36.5% not to mention the only other pitch he throw’s is a changeup but not very often (8.2%). His pitches mix very well with Rooker and I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to see Brent go yard again tonight. We have winds blowing out nearly 20 MPH along with weather 85 degrees and up. This couldn’t be more of a dream matchup for him. I will also add that Singer has been lit up in 4 of his 6 starts this year and I don’t see how it doesn’t happen again tonight.
My favorite stack for today is going to be Oakland against Singer. Other teams to stack that I am interested in are Dodgers and The Braves.
Spike’s Stat of the Day
Brent Rooker is ranked inside the top 6 this year in batting average (6th .333), Homeruns (5th 10 HR) and On base percentage (OPS 1st 1.168)! Those are impressive stat lines!!
Written by Spiked (Follow @spikedprops on Twitter)