Kole Calhoun- OF- LAA- Idea- Calhoun has hit RH pitching better than lefties, with a slash line of .265/.304/.401. Nathan Eovaldi has had a lot of trouble against LH hitting this season, with a slash line of .375/.435/.510. He has had a particularly tough time at home in general, with a .312/.364/.489 slash line. Put those two things together and Eovaldi's slash line against LH hitting at home is .421/.488/.658. This gives Calhoun a chance at improving his line. Value play- DraftKings salary $4400
Adam Jones- OF- BAL- Great Player- To validate the blurb about him by Fantistics' Walter Kuberski's yesterday, Jones went 3-for-4 with a homer, 2 runs and an RBI. He (Jones, not Kuberski) improved his batting average by 10 points to .307 with that performance. Jones only hit 1 homer in the month of May. That is likely an aberration.
Hanser Alberto- SS- Rangers- Rookie- While most of the baseball news in Texas the past week or so has centered around the return of Josh Hamilton and debut of Joey Gallo, Alberto has made his own impression with the Rangers. Alberto has taken over 2B and hit safely in each of his first 6 major league games. After going 1-for-4 last night his average stands at .333. That number is likely to fall as Alberto will see regression to the mean from his .400 BABIP. He stole his first base of his major league career last night. Alberto has hit double digits in steals in all but one of his 5 minor league seasons prior to this year. The one time he misses was in 2011 when he only played 53 games at the low A level and still managed to steal 7 bases. If he were to get on base more often that total would be higher. However he has not walked much in his minor league career and has yet to draw a walk with the Rangers. Alberto makes consistent contact but will probably not provide much more than some steals for the long run.
Stephen Vogt- C- OAK- Hot- Before leaving with a leg cramp, Vogt went 1-for-3 with 2 walks, and 2 runs. The cramp is not thought to be serious and he will likely be back in the lineup today. Vogt has gotten some rest against LH starters but it's not because of lack of production. His batting average splits are nearly identical, with a .306 against LH and .308 against RH. The major progress Vogt has made is in plate discipline. His BB% is at 14.9% and Batting EYE is 0.94. With a BABIP of .309 Vogt is not getting a huge amount of luck. He is showing signs of being for real. Although you'll want to keep an eye on lineups to make sure he's starting, when Vogt is in you'll want him.
Rajai Davis- OF- DET- FYI- Davis will be back today after missing a few days on the paternity list. After hitting .300 in April, he experienced some regression, with a .241 average for the month. Davis' BABIP dropped from .341 at the end of April to its current .318, which happens to be his career mark. Davis still produced on the base paths, with his 6 May steals matching his April total. That puts him on pace to crack 30 for the 7th season in a row.
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