Happy American Independence Day!
Well, I guess it’s not really a “happy” event, per se, but there’s day baseball, family gatherings, fireworks, food, beer and DFS baseball.
So there’s lots of happiness in all of that these days I suppose, and for DFS purposes, we have two slates of 7 games games so we will tackle them both for The Stack. As usual with split slates, the early slate is free to all of you while subscribers get access to the full late slate.
Hope The Stack helps you out and you are atop the leaderboards today. Good luck and be safe on the 4th!
GAME STACK – SAN DIEGO PADRES @ OAKLAND ATHLETICS
1. Christian Villanueva
2. Hunter Renfroe
1. Matt Olson
2. Khris Davis
3. Jed Lowrie
4. Dustin Fowler
Analysis: We get the return of Luis Perdomo to DFS as the Padres visit the Oakland A’s. Perdomo is a lefty batter’s wet dream and a righty batters’ supplement. The Padres have two lefty mashers that i always will target, and today will be no different. Thus, we have a nice, low-owned game stack on our hands today. Perdomo owns a .463 wOBA, a 50% hard contact rate and a 1.17 HR/9 to lefties. Against RH bats, Perdomo owns a .383 wOBA and a 3.93 x FIP (compared to a 2.84 ERA). The four A’s listed all have solid numbers against RH pitching. Lowrie, Davis and Olson all have ISOs of .243 or greater while Fowler has an ISO of .161, but he’s got a 46% hard contact rate against RH pitching this season. If he cracks the leadoff spot, he’s a great value play on today’s slate. As for the Padres’ side, Villanueva and Renfroe are the only two bats for Manaea to fear. That’s because Villy has a wOBA of .469 and ISO of .466 against lefies while Renfroe owns a .381 wOBA and .235 ISO.
NEW YORK YANKEES
1. Didi Gregorius
2. Aaron Judge
3. Gleyber Torres
4. Aaron Hicks
Analysis: Julio Teheran in Yankee Stadium? O…..K. Didi is my favorite overall play of the early slate. Lefties against Teheran own a .342 wOBA, 40% hard contact rate, 1.56 HR/9 and a 5.71 xFIP. Against RH pitching, Teheran is allowing a 1.52 HR/9 and a .200 BABIP! Judge is the ultimate RH-crushing bat and he’s on fire right now. Torres got a day off Tuesday, so he should have a premium spot in the lineup and he, too, mashes RH pitching. Hicks is on fire right now with either a HR or multiple hits in 3-straight games. He has an ISO over .200 against RH pitching and with him being hot, he should see a great spot in this lineup, too.