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…
Yordan Alvarez- Our projections love Alvarez tonight, projecting him for 12 total points which is the second-highest number on this slate. He has a fantastic match-up against Dean Kremer. Kremer has not been good this season, and even though he is better against left-handed hitters I think this is a strong spot for Alvarez. Firstly, he has the best numbers in this lineup against right-handed pitching including in the power department. Furthermore, he matches up really well with Kremer’s pitch mix. With over 60% of his pitches being fastball/change — this is a plus spot for one of the best power hitters in the game. Any player set with Air Yordan will have a huge advantage on Saturday night.
Ha-Seong Kim- Kim has been one of the best hitters in the Padres lineup this season, so much so that he is occupying the lead-off spot. He sports a .362 wOBA against left-handed pitching in 2022 to go along with a 25% line-drive rate. Daniel Lynch is no pitcher to fear, and is allowing over a .325 wOBA to right-handed hitters. Attempting to pair Kim with one of the higher projected batters is a strong strategy on tonight’s slate.
Jake Fraley- Fraley is once again dominating our projections, actually projecting for the most raw points on the entire slate. He owns video game-like numbers against right-handed pitching this season — and draws another subpar righty in Paolo Espino. Espino is a heavy fastball pitcher — throwing his heater half the time to both sides of the plate. This is great news for Fraley, who boasts a massive .379 ISO against the pitch over the last two seasons. Overall, he’s one of the top batters on Saturday night and just may be a priority for me when choosing my player set.
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Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)