Adeiny Hechavarria- SS- MIA- Idea- Hechavarria gets to face a LH pitcher in Fenway Park today. He has posted a slash line of .350/.409/.533 against them with 6 extra base hits in 66 PAs. Wade Miley has a slash line of .282/.355/.448 against RH hitting and has allowed all 8 of his homers in his 66.2 IP against them. Hechavarria has hit safely in 10 of his last 12 games and is a good bet to increase his current modest 2-game hitting streak. Value play- FanDuel salary $2400
Kevin Siegrist- RP- STL- FYI- Siegrist pitched a perfect 8th inning last night to record his 15th save of the season. It also brought his ERA down to 1.41. Siegrist has been the recipient of some favorable luck, but even his 2.64 FIP is solid. With a K/9 of 11.50 he contributes in more than the holds category, but in leagues where holds are counted his value is high. He looks to remain solid in the second half.
Gerardo Parra- OF- MIL- Hot- Parra continued his scorching streak by going 2-for-4 with a double and homer. It was his 8th homer of the season in 286 PAs. Parra has turned a lot of ground balls into fly balls this season. His GB% was 53.9% in 2014 and is at 48.1% this year while his FB% has gone from 23.9% to 30.0%. Some regression will be expected for Parra's average as his BABIP is currently .349. He can provide some power as well as some speed (6 steals) to provide value even if his luck sours.
James Shields- P- SD- Hot- Shields experienced some regression to the mean as his friend last night. In allowing just 1 unearned run over 7 IP he saw his ERA drop from 4.14 to 3.88 and his FIP drop by just a touch, from 4.02 to 2.96. This flips Shields from the unlucky to the lucky side of the ledger. He only struck out 3 batters, his lowest total of the season. Still, his 10.19 K/9 offers hope that his value in the second half will be more in line with his career.
Howie Kendrick- 2B- LAN- Hot- Kendrick was a homer short of the cycle as he went 4-for-5 with 2 runs and an RBI. This was his second 4-hit game in a week and his 3rd in the last 2 weeks. It put Kendrick's average at an even .300. His .348 BABIP isn't much above his career mark of .341 so there should be little effect from regression to the mean.
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