Going All In: Big Ks And Big Power
You want Ks? Use the Big K today. That’s Kluber, Corey Kluber for you folks. See why you need him along with reasons to spend big on one of the biggest home run hitters in baseball and an underrated shortstop.
As a reminder, the focus of the “Going All In” piece each week is finding the high priced DFS players that are worth your time. I’ll give you the best “hand” of players that make it worthwhile for you to push in your chips (prices used from FantasyAces.com).
Don’t forget about playing for your chance to win $250k in the Fantasy Aces $250k World Baseball Championship live at Angels Stadium.
Corey Kluber ($7,850) – I’m a big Max Scherzer fan, but I can’t see why he’s more than Kluber. Sure, it’s only $50, but still, Kluber has put his early-season worries to rest, as he’s back to dominating teams and racking up strikeouts. I don’t like road pitchers as much, especially when they’re in Yankee Stadium as Scherzer is. On top of that, the Mariners have the third highest K% against righties (23.6) and fourth worst wOBA (.292). Kluber is a must start.
Giancarlo Stanton ($5,950) – Stanton was the favorite to homer yesterday by Vegas, and I’d be surprised if that wasn’t the case again today. And just like yesterday, I won’t be surprised if he pays off. Stanton faces Mark Buehrle in Toronto, who has a career HR/9 at 0.99. Expect that one home run to go to Stanton, as he crushes lefties with a 35.7 HR/FB% this year, which sits at 26.7 for his career.
Anthony Rizzo ($5,950) – For his career, Rizzo is only slightly better against righties, and actually, the trend has been Rizzo hitting lefties better last year and this season. It’s not a big difference, and it simply points to how good Rizzo is overall. So, you don’t get the R/L splits, but you do get Rizzo facing Anibal Sanchez. He’s been terrible this year with a 5.69 ERA and 1.57 HR/9. Yes, that’s way over his norm, but Sanchez’s fastball and slider are getting murdered right now. Unless Sanchez has made big changes since his last start, Rizzo should have a big day.
Jhonny Peralta ($5,250) – This game has the highest O/U for today, and even if Matt Holliday is out, you have to like the Cardinals facing Jorge De La Rosa. Peralta is hitting .316 with 16 doubles, 9 homers, 29 runs and 34 RBIs. That’s elite production from a shortstop, yet few talk about him regularly. De La Rosa’s home/away ERAs are very close for his career, but this year, he’s been pounded at home: 8.44 versus 2.19 on the road. All three allowed home runs have come at home, and teams are hitting .308 in Colorado with a .414 wOBA.