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 have loved Kyle Schwarber all week and the Phillies are once again in potentially the top spot of the night against Bryse Wilson. Wilson is terrible against left-handed hitters — allowing a .411 wOBA and .273 ISO in the split this season. These are some of the worst numbers in baseball against lefties and we know that Schwarber is one of the best lefty hitters. He has massive power, and matches up well against Wilson’s pitch mix. Wilson throws his fastball almost 40% of the time, a pitch that Schwarber owns a .308 ISO against. He sits atop our projections on Friday night and just might be a priority play for me.
Vlad Guerrero Jr- Another top-ranked player in our projections — Vladdy is in play every night he sees a left-handed pitcher. Reid Detmers has been good this season, but Vladdy is one of the best hitters in baseball against lefties and is one of the few players with slate-altering power. He throws a ton of fastballs — and Vlad is one of the best fastball hitters in baseball with monster splits against the pitch. He’s one of the highest raw points projections we have tonight, and he should be a staple for Lightning Lineups builders.
Jake Fraley- Fraley continues to mash right-handed pitching, sporting a .289 ISO this season. He’s locked into the lead-off role for the Reds, and is popping as strong value in our projections again. Overall, he has some of the highest power upside on the slate with how he’s been hitting the ball and if you can get him paired up with a top-vat, that would be a tough three-man set to beat.
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Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)