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What is OwnersBox? How are they different?
OwnersBox is the newest DFS lineup platform giving you more lineup flexibility than ANYONE else by creating a “SuperFlex“. For MLB, this roster spot allows you to lock in ANY infielder, ANY outfielder, and ANY starting pitcher! You are also not forced to play any specific position as their MLB lineup is simply 4 infielders, 3 outfielders, 1 starting pitcher, and the 1 SuperFlex spot!
Sounds interesting, how do I sign up?!
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Top Value Play – Rowdy Tellez
Tellez has been a main value target of mine in recent days here on OwnersBox, and we can comfortably go back to the well against Kyle Hendricks. Hendricks has faded in recent years for the Cubs, and has been abysmal against left-handed hitters in 2022. For the season, he’s allowed a massive .382 wOBA and .283 ISO in the split. Tellez has the highest ISO on the Brewers against righties this season at .273 — which is exactly what we want to target with value plays. I’m not concerned with any floor when spending this low on a batter, we simply want ceiling and Tellez has legitimate double-dong potential nightly. He also owns a .404 expected wOBA against changeups — a pitch that Hendricks relies on to get outs. He’s my favorite value at any position tonight.
Top Pitcher – Luis Garcia
It’s never a good sign when Luis Garcia is my top pitcher on a slate, but here we are. He’s actually pretty expensive relative to the other options on this slate, but I think he is the clear best option to anchor your teams. He has one of the highest strikeout rates on the slate tonight at just under 26%, and a strong match-up vs the Kansas City Royals. The Royals don’t strike out a ton as a team, but they also just aren’t very good offensively. Their projected lineup carries just a .313 wOBA and .139 ISO into tonight’s game. Despite the low team strikeout rate, that number is buoyed by Whit Merrifield, Andrew Benintendi and the newly called up Vinnie Pasquantino. Outside of those three, there is a handful of guys over 21% strikeouts so there is a bit more upside in the match-up that is appears on the surface. Garcia walks under 7% of batters as well, so he doesn’t tend to beat himself. Overall, it’s a strong spot and he is the top-overall spend-up on Tuesday night.
Top Super-Flex Play – Jeffrey Springs
Two-pitcher tends to be my strategy most nights, and it will be easy to implement on Tuesday with the lack of expensive options. Springs checks in at $9,000 in a tough match-up against the Boston Red Sox. I’m a believer in Springs skills, and am more inclined to play him in a tougher on-paper match-up, rather than play a bad pitcher in what is a perceived good match-up. For example, we could see Yusei Kikuchi pick up some ownership tonight against the lowly Oakland A’s. Despite being a bad lineup, Oakland will send seven or more righties to the plate tonight and that is Kikuchi’s Achilles heel. Springs will likely see six or more right-handed hitters, but he has been much better in the split. He’s allowing just a .251 wOBA to batters from the right side this season while striking them out almost 29% of the time. He also doesn’t walk many batters, which is helpful with his pitch count.
Top Stack – New York Yankees
It’s really hot in Pittsburgh today and the Yankees have a strong match-up with Jose Quintana. Quintana has been solid for the Pirates this season, but he has also outperformed his advanced stats. His ERA is a full run lower than his expected ERA and he’s getting by despite walking almost 10% of batters faced as well. He’s been great vs left-handed hitters, but he struggles to consistently get righties out and that’s where he could run into trouble against this lineup. All of Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, Josh Donaldson and Gleyber Torres have individual ISO rates above .200 since the start of last season against lefties. They have one of the bigger team totals tonight, and their power coupled with the hot weather is a fantastic combo in this match-up.
Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)