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…
Rafael Devers–Our projections have Devers as one of the top values on today’s slate in a match-up against Joe Ryan. Ryan allows above-average power to both sides of the plate and Devers clearly has the best numbers on this team against right-handed pitching. Ryan is a heavy fastball pitcher, and Devers is the best fastball hitter in this lineup. Over the last three seasons, he sports a .346 ISO on the pitch. His numbers back-up the strong projection and I think he is the top target on Wednesday night.
AJ Pollock- Pollock is one of the top projections today against the left-handed Kris Bubic — and continues to be a player I’m willing to target specifically against left-handed pitching. He’s one of the few players on the White Sox this season with above-average numbers in the split including a .373 wOBA. Overall, pairing him up with another White Sox righty is a strong play on Wednesday or potentially getting him in alongside another top projected player.
Matt Olson- Olson is another one of our top projections tonight against Ryan Feltner. Feltner has strikeout upside, but has essentially been a one pitch pitcher and really struggled with left-handed hitters. He’s allowing a .205 ISO — and we know that Olson has massive power. That one pitch that Feltner throws happens to be his heater — a pitch that Olson owns over a .260 ISO against. I expect the Braves to be one of the top offenses on tonight’s slate and getting exposure to them will be a priority for me.
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Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)