What’s up everyone! We are super excited for the new format now available from our newest partners, OwnersBox Fantasy. This new format is called “Lightning Lineups” and I wrote an article detailing how to win at this format here. They call it the most electric way to play fantasy sports. Essentially, you are presented lineups with sets of three players, and you simply have to choose the lineup that ends up scoring the most points. You have the option to spin for new sets of players as many times as you want, and the more sets of lineups you go against the higher your payout will be. In this daily article, I will be detailing the teams and players I’m targeting. Let’s get to the plays…
Kyle Schwarber- Our projections love the Phillies tonight, starting with Kyle Schwarber. They have a fantastic match-up against TJ Zeuch, and Schwarber is the highest projected player tonight at 14 fantasy points. He has some of the best splits in baseball against right-handed pitching this season and his power upside is nearly unmatched. I think he is a priority for me tonight, and any player set you get him in is going to project as the top overall.
Rhys Hoskins- Zeuch has been terrible to both sides of the plate in this limited sample we’ve seen him, making the right-handed Phillies top plays as well. Hoskins has been scorching hot, sporting a 51% fly-ball rate and 46% hard-hit rate over the last 14 days. He also has some of the best numbers on the team vs right-handed pitching — with a .450 expected wOBA and a .207 ISO. Philly owns a massive 5.7 run team total tonight and potentially getting one of Schwarber or Hoskins can go a long way to winning tonight in my opinion.
Jose Abreu- Abreu and the White Sox also have a solid match-up against Spenser Watkins. This lineup has been horrific this season, but Watkins has been pretty bad in his own right. He really struggles with right-handed batters allowing a .330 wOBA and near a .200 ISO in the split. Abreu has not been as good this season as in the past — but the underlying numbers against righties are very good. We know he has power, that comes with a .467 expected wOBA as well. Watkins throws mainly fastball / cutter to right-handed batters — two pitches that Abreu has huge power numbers against. I think this offense has a pretty high ceiling with the amount of righties they have and Abreu is the highest upside of the bunch.
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Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)