Outfield, High End Spend
Mike Trout, $5,400
.143/.280/.143 with 0 HR in 21 at-bats
Regardless of what the BvP data says, Mike Trout is in a fantastic matchup tonight. Trout hasn’t had an OPS under .910 since 2013 against lefties and his wOBA has been at least .387 in that same time span. We all know that Trout is ridiculous and if Price has regression on the way, trout is one of the ways it could find him tonight. Price is holding righty hitters to a .158 average and a .259 wOBA. Given all his other metrics, that’s not likely to last much longer. Trout is super expensive and it makes life difficult if you’re playing Kluber but you also can’t go wrong playing the best player in the game.
Also Consider – Charlie Blackmon, $4,600 and Justin Upton, $4,300
A.J. Pollock, $3,200
.429/.600/.571 with 0 HR in 7 at-bats
Yet another spot where I can’t quite figure out what’s going on with FanDuel pricing is with Pollock. He’s hammering right handed pitching in 2018 with a .303 average, 1.016 OPS, and .437 wOBA and Johnny Cueto is making his first start off the disabled list. Pollock also continues to put up big numbers at home. Cueto has been good against right handed hitters but his metrics are also very concerning. He’s been lucky in 2018 and he could get blasted tonight in the desert.
Also Consider – Matt Joyce, $2,900 and Hunter Renfroe, $3,100
Austin Jackson, $2,200
.375/.375/.500 with 0 HR in 8 at-bats
Jackson was one of the few Giant hitter who had anything going the last time we saw Corbin on the mound and he smacked lefties around last season. Jackson racked up a .352 average, 1.013, and a .429 wOBA in 141 plate appearances. He’s so cheap tonight that even with Corbin dominating through most of this season, he’s got a great chance to get on base. If he does, the steals could follow as he did swipe a bag in the last meeting.
Also Consider – Bradley Zimmer, $2,100 and Adam Duvall, $2,500