Fantasy Baseball Scouting 8.4.20


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For DFS today there are a couple of games to stay away from completely and a couple that you'll have to try to resist from taking too many hitters! Here is your Hot list and Cash Club for Tuesday's games.

Who’s Hot

Aaron Judge 9/23 10 R 6 HR 13 RBI

Mike Yastrzemski 9/25 10 R 3 HR 7 RBI

Nicholas Castellanos 9/20 7 R 5 HR 10 RBI

Donovan Solano 13/25 10 RBI

Trent Grisham 8/27 8 R 3 HR 6 RBI 2 SB

Robinson Cano 13/22 7 RBI

Mookie Betts 10/25 5 Doubles 2 HR

Charlie Blackmon 13/26 9 RBI

Corey Seager 10/24 3 HR

Sonny Gray 2-0 12.2 IP 19 Ks 0.71 ERA 0.63 WHIP

Zach Plesac 15 IP 17 Ks 1.80 ERA 0.53 WHIP

Gerrit Cole 2-0 12.2 IP 11 Ks 2.84 ERA 0.95 WHIP

Who’s on Ice

Alex Bregman 4/22

Andrew Benintendi 1/10

Pete Alonso 5/26

Marcus Semien 5/28

Justin Turner 4/28

JD Martinez 3/20

Eugenio Suarez 3/22

Anthony Rizzo 4/21

Matt Olson 3/20

Gary Sanchez 2/17

Ozzie Albies 4/21

Jose Altuve 2/24

2:10 Pirates at Twins

Musgrove 0-2 4.76 v Berrios 0-1 7.00

Kepler 1/3 – OPS above .800 vs RHP and at Home

Cruz 2/9 – Coming off a 3 hit game and owns a .996 OPS at Target Field.

6:10 Indians at Reds

Bieber 2-0 0.00 v Mahle 0-0 4.50

Santana 2/2 1 HR – Owns a .790 OPS with 6 home runs and 17 RBI in 27 games at Great American Ballpark

Lindor 1/5 – Rakes at Great American Ballpark .373/.439/.678 in 13 games/59 at-bats with 5 home runs.

6:40 Red sox at Rays

Eovaldi 1-0 2.45 v Morton 0-1 8.00

Bogaerts 10/26 1 HR

7:05 Mets at Nationals

Matz 0-1 3.18 v Corbin 0-0 1.42

Eaton 4/11 – Could be a sneaky good play here…..813 OPS at Nats Park and an average/ops that isn’t impacted by a lefty on the mound.

Conforto 7/19 4 HR – A great history vs Corbin and an OPS of .840 at Nats Park in 28 games.

Alonso 4/14 1 HR – at Nats Park he’s slashing .333/.368/.583 with 2 home runs in 9 games.  His average dips vs lefties, so no advantage there but 4/14 isn’t bad and his performance at Nats Park could mean good things for Alonso today.

7:10 Blue Jays at Braves

Shoemaker v Fried 1-0 2.31

Very little to no previous head to head data to trust.

Hot for Jays: Teoscar Hernandez .321/.355/.821 4 HR

Hot for Braves: Marcell Ozuna .324 3 HR 6 RBI & a .758 OPS in Atlanta

7:35 Marlins at Orioles

Lopez v Means 0-0 19.29

Very little to no previous head to head data to trust.

Hot for Marlins: Miguel Rojas .700/.750/1.300 1 HR 5 RBI

Hot for Orioles: Rio Ruiz .318 3 HR 7 RBI

8:10 White Sox at Brewers

Giolito 0-1 6.52 v Woodruff 1-1 1.59

Very little to no previous head to head data to trust.

Hot for White Sox: Luis Robert .350 2 HR 6 RBI 3 SB

Hot for Brewers: Keston Hiura .259 2 HR 5 RBI – 4 game hitting streak, 2 HR in that stretch.

8:15 Royals at Cubs

Singer 0-0 3.60 v Hendricks 1-1 4.05

Until a Cubs hitter gets hot or has favorable match-ups they won’t show up here.

Very limited data vs Hendricks.  Merrifield is the best KC hitter .289/.333/.556 with 3 HR.

8:40 Giants at Rockies

Gausman v Marquez 1-1 1.54

Fire up your Giants, pick on, any one!

Belt 7/16

Crawford 8/19 1 HR

Dickerson 3/5

Pence 5/12 2 HR

Sandoval 4/8 1 HR

Yastrzemski 3/5 1 HR

Solano – On hot list with 13/25 with 10 RBI over the last week.

Blackmon 2/2 – Even though its Gausman, Blackmon is probably the only one I’d trust here.  He’s locked in with a .500 average over the last week.   

9:10 Astros at Diamondbacks

Valdez v Bumgarner 0-1 4.09

Limited Valdez data here – Calhoun is 3/10.

Best D-Backs hitter: Ketel Marte .308 AVG, .795 OPS and 1 HR (tied for team lead)

Altuve 7/18 1 HR but is hitting .158 on the season

Hot for Astros: Michael Brantley .438/.514/.656 and his production has never really dropped off THAT much vs lefties.

9:10 Dodgers at Padres

May 0-0 2.35 v Lamet 1-0 1.80

Myers 2/5 – Back to back multi-hit games and a .793 OPS at Petco Park so I like him today.

Tatis 0/3 – Despite the 0/3 he is a good play today.  He’s had a hit in all but 2 games this year and he’s productive all over, scoring runs, driving in runs, stealing bases and he’s got 3 home runs.

Pederson 3/4 2 HR – Just what Joc needed to get a spark.  He homered yesterday, has an OPS of .916 at Petco and has a great match-up here .

Bellinger 2/10 – Could be heating up with home runs in back to back games and he’s got an OPS of .944 at Petco.

9:10 Rangers at Athletics

Lynn 1-0 0.00 v Luzardo 0-0 1.35

Semien 6/12 – this is what Marcus needs to get going.  A favorable match-up at home!

Limited Luzardo data here but Gallo seems to be a good play.  He’s slashing .310/.429/.724 with 3 home runs.  All 3 home runs have come against lefties.

10:10 Angels at Mariners

Heaney v Dunn 0-0 6.00

Seager 7/22 - looks good here plus he owns a .926 OPS on the young season with 11 RBI.

Very limited data for the Angles vs Dunn.  Hot for Angels: David Fletcher .368 AVG

Good luck today!

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