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…
Adley Rutschman–Our projections love a few of the Orioles today, including Adley and Ryan Mountcastle. I wrote up Rutschman on Saturday, and he responded with another homerun. He’s been on fire down the stretch for Baltimore, and is clearly the best hitter in this lineup. His .368 wOBA is the highest mark among qualifiers against right-handed pitching, and it comes with a .225 ISO as well. Baltimore matches up with Adrian Martinez, who has underwhelmed for Oakland this season. Martinez is striking out just 15% of batters faced, and allows over a .200 ISO to same-handed batters. He’s one of my top-overall batters today so getting him in any player set is advantageous.
Rafael Devers- Devers is another player that projects extremely well today against Dane Dunning. Devers has the best numbers on the team against right-handed pitching this season, and that includes in the power department. Overall, Dunning is a solid real-life pitcher but is much more vulnerable to lefties than righties. He relies heavily on his sinker to get outs, and that’s great news for Devers. Over the last three seasons, Raffy has the best numbers on Boston’s roster against the pitch — including a .333 ISO. I think he has one of the highest ceilings on Sunday’s slate and he is a priority target for me.
Nate Lowe- On the opposite side of the Red Sox, I like the spot for Nate Lowe against Josh Winckowski. He has been terrible against left-handed hitters this season and Lowe is one of the better ones in the Rangers lineup. He has the power to separate you from other player sets and there’s a good chance you can get him paired up with another good player. He matches up well vs the pitch mix as well — with Winckowski throwing mainly sinkers. Lowe owns a .400 wOBA against the pitch, one of the better marks in the Rangers lineup.
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Written by Ben Hossler (Follow @BenHossler on Twitter)