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We were on Burnes yesterday and he panned out well so I am oging right back to The Brewer pitching with Woodruff. The Nationals barely have anyone making hard contact north of 39% and have overall just looked bad this year. Although like I said yesterday, they don’t strike out a ton. I also said it doesn’t worry me much (as Burnes had 9 last night) so I think we can project Woodruff around the same number. Brandon rocks a 5 pitch mix along with a 30% strike out rate, 6% walk rate, xBA of .198 and an xwOBA of .259. The numbers speak for themselves and make this man the top play at pitcher today!
This might be more of a GPP play but I do like it! Pivetta is sporitng a 31% strike out rate along with an xBA of .224. Nick’s main pitch is the 4 seamer but he does mix in his slider and curve often with a splash of a splitter. Toronto isn’t the best matchup but I can see Boston trying to ruin the Jays playoff push here. Toronto is neck to neck with The Rangers and losing any games at this point is pivotal. Outside of a couple of batters, Toronto doesn’t make a ton of hard contact and the lineup they put out stirkes out 20% of the time or more on average. This is a good enough spot of a cheap pitcher to take shots on and spend up more on our bats.
This should be one of the more obvious spots but I can’t ignore it. Mauricio was called up in the beginning of September and has been hitting the ball great ever since. Sporting a .302 BA to go along with 6 RBI’s and a homerun is not a bad way to start off the month. Ronny has had a hit in 10 of his 12 MLB appearences and gets a solid matchup against Williamson today. Mauricio has been crushing changeups and 4 seamers which happen to be Williamson’s top thrown pitches. Ronny is also projected to hit 2nd today at just 3.5k on DraftKings. He makes for a great play and is a money aver for the rest of your roster!
My favorite stack for today is going to be The Astros against Lyles! Other teams to stack that I am interested in are The Mets and The Orioles!
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