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Opposing pitcher: Scott Feldman (R)
The Milwaukee Brewers take on Scott Feldman and the Cincinnati Reds tonight at the hitter friendly Great American Ballpark. Feldman has been solid for Cincinnati to start the season but he does have some concerning metrics which suggest regression is coming. His ERA of 2.53 is almost a run and a half better than his 4.01 FIP and his 98.2% LOB rate is unsustainably high. His flyball rate of 44.4% also foreshadows trouble in a great hitters park like Great American. Ryan Braun, Eric Thames and Johnathan Villar headline the list of Brewers to use while Travis Shaw, Domingo Santana and Keon Broxton deserve consideration as well.
Ryan Braun .365 WOBA, .226 ISO
Jonathan Villar .375 WOBA, .189 ISO
Domingo Santana .316 WOBA, .178 ISO
Eric Thames .460 WOBA, .300 ISO (2017 stats)
Expected ownership: Medium
Opposing pitcher: Dylan Covey (R)
Rookie Dylan Covey makes his first career big league start for the Chicago White Sox. Covey is a 25 year old who has never appeared in a game above double AA ball. He only had six starts there last season and had a terrible walk rate of 13.8%. This could be a game where Covey has some nerves and struggles with his control even more than usual. I will have no problem targeting a rookie pitcher without elite stuff and with poor control. Max Kepler, Brian Dozier, Miguel Sano and Byron Buxton all had an ISO over .200 vs. right-handed pitching last season. Kepler and Sano also both homered last night in a Twins victory in which they scored 11 runs. This offense has big time upside and I like their chances facing a rookie pitcher at home.
Brian Dozier .362 WOBA, .262 ISO
Max Kepler .335 WOBA, .219 ISO
Miguel Sano .330 WOBA, .218 ISO
Joe Mauer .343 WOBA, .138 ISO
Expected ownership: Medium
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Boston Red Sox
Opposing pitcher: Chris Archer (R)
The career numbers for Chris Archer against the Boston Red Sox are not good as he has only one win and a 5.38 ERA in 16 career starts vs. Boston. His numbers in Fenway Park are even worse as he’s winless in five starts with a 7.30 ERA and 20 walks in 24.2 innings. Mookie Betts, Xander Bogaerts and Hanley Ramirez all have a lifetime batting average of over .300 against Archer. The Red Sox offense always has the potential to score runs at home and I don’t think they will be heavily owned facing Archer.
Mookie Betts .388 WOBA, .208 ISO
Xander Bogaerts .340 WOBA, .146 ISO
Hanley Ramirez .342 WOBA, .185 ISO
Andrew Benintendi .416 WOBA, .247 ISO
Expected ownership: Low
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