FantasyDraft MLB: Saturday Values

FantasyDraft MLB: Saturday Values

This article is part of our FantasyDraft MLB series.

PITCHER

Zack Greinke, ARI at SF ($24,900): The pitching pool is a bit on the thin side Saturday, making Greinke one of the most appealing options despite an elevated price. The Giants check in with a 23.2 percent strikeout rate and .297 wOBA versus right-handed pitching at home in the last three weeks, along with a 25.9 percent hard contact rate. Greinke also has a 25.8 percent strikeout rate and .297 wOBA allowed over his last 50 innings (eight starts), scoring between 18.80 and 32.80 fantasy points in six of those games.

Cole Hamels, TEX at LAA ($16,400): Hamels stumbled somewhat in his most recent meeting versus the Angels, but he scored 18.15 and 30.85 fantasy points in his two previous starts against them. The Angels have an AL-low .226 wOBA and 43 wRC+ versus southpaws at home in the last month, while Hamels has a .299 wOBA allowed and .236 BAA over 39.1 road innings since the All-Star break.

INFIELD

Rhys Hoskins, PHI vs. OAK ($10,800): A's starter Kendall Graveman has allowed a .416 wOBA, 28.6 percent HR/FB rate and 37.7 percent hard contact rate to right-handed hitters on the road, making him an appealing target for Hoskins, who's posted a .481 wOBA, .430 ISO, 36.4 percent HR/FB rate and 45.8 percent hard contact rate versus righties. Meanwhile, Oakland relievers have a 5.23 ERA and have allowed a .373 wOBA (including 11 homers) to right-handed hitters on the road in the last month.

Wil Myers, SD at COL ($8,700): Myers boasts a .376 wOBA, .246 ISO, 26.7 percent HR/FB rate and 59.5 percent hard contact rate versus southpaws on the road, while Rockies southpaw Tyler Anderson has allowed a .417 wOBA to righty bats at Coors Field. Myers also owns a .455 wOBA and 44.8 percent hard contact rate over 48 plate appearances this month.

Justin Bour, MIA vs. MIL ($7,500): Bour's has a .381 wOBA, .273 ISO. 25.7 percent HR/FB rate and 51.1 percent hard contact rate against righties at home, while Brewers starter Zach Davies has given up a .320 wOBA (including 10 homers), 4.77 xFIP and 30.1 percent hard contact rate to left-handed hitters. Additionally, Brewers relievers have a 4.70 ERA against left-handed hitters on the road in the last month.

OUTFIELD

Giancarlo Stanton, MIA vs. MIL ($10,800): Stanton has blasted righties at Marlins Park to the tune of a .410 wOBA, .353 ISO, 34.5 percent HR/FB rate and 38.6 percent hard contact rate, and he has a .400 wOBA against the sinker, a pitch Brewers starter Zach Davies throws often.

Gerardo Parra, COL vs. SD ($8,800): Parra draws an appealing matchup against Padres starter Jordan Lyles, who's allowed a .452 wOBA and 3.97 HR/9 to left-handed hitters on the road, and a 40.7 percent hard contact rate to them overall. Parra boasts a .382 wOBA and 32.1 percent hard contact rate versus righties at Coors Field, while Padres relievers have a 7.20 ERA and have allowed a .434 wOBA (including seven homers) to lefty bats on the road in the last month.

Aaron Altherr, PHI vs. OAK ($7,200): A's starter Kendall Graveman's struggles, as well as those of the Oakland bullpen, versus right-handed hitters on the road were detailed earlier, while Altherr checks in with a .470 wOBA, .344 ISO, 29.2 percent HR/FB rate and 41.3 percent hard contact rate versus right-handed pitching at home. Morever, Altherr has a .414 wOBA versus the sinker, a pitch Graveman has allowed a .345 wOBA on this season.

UTILITY

Charlie Blackmon, COL vs. SD ($10,800): The struggles of Padres starter Jordan Lyles and those of the Padres bullpen against left-handed hitters on the road were detailed earlier, while Blackmon has a .514 wOBA, .418 ISO and 47.7 percent hard contact rate versus right-handed pitching at Coors Field, as well as a season-high 56.4 percent hard contact rate over 63 plate appearances overall this month. Lyles also allows wOBAs of .442 and .478, respectively, when throwing his four-seam fastball and sinker, pitches that Blackmon sports wOBAs of .435 and .497 against.

Jed Lowrie, OAK at PHI ($7,200): Phillies starter Ben Lively's primary weakness has been lefty bats at home, as evidenced by the .372 wOBA, 27.3 percent HR/FB rate and 40.6 percent hard contact rate he's allowed. The switch-hitting Lowrie has a .350 wOBA versus right-handed pitching, along with a 42.0 percent hard contact rate when facing that handedness on the road. He also sports a .428 wOBA over 49 plate appearances this month, while Phillies relievers have allowed a .334 wOBA to lefty bats at home in the last month.

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Juan Carlos Blanco
Winner of the FSWA 2016 Newcomer of the Year Award, Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports for over 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, NFL, CFL and Arena Football for Rotowire.com, including serving as the beat writer for teams in multiple sports. He has previously written for KFFL.com and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports as well.
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