Jon Jay- OF- SD- Idea- The lefthanded hitting Jay has reverse splits this year, as he did in 2014, with a slash line of .328/.400/.397 against southpaws. Chris Rusin has had difficulty getting betters out regardless of which side of the plate they are swinging from. His slash line against LH hitters is .296/.356/.463 this year and was .302/.336/.531 in 2015. This makes Jay ahead in this matchup. He might not get 5 hits like he did last night, but a good game could be on tap. Value play- Draft Kings salary $3400
Madison Bumgarner- SF- Pitcher- Great Player- Bumgarner turned in his 9th straight quality start, throwing 7.2 innings of shutout ball, allowing 4 hits, walking 2, and striking out 11. He ran his record to 7-2. Bumgarner's sub-2.00 ERA of 1.91 reflects some luck. However, his FIP is only 2.76 so he is still pitching at least as well as he has the past 2 seasons.
Jean Segura- 2B- ARI- Cold- Segura went 0-for-4 yesterday to make him 7-for-45 in his last 11 games. This could be regression to the mean happening before our very eyes. Segura's BABIP is now down to .333. That's still above his career norm, so there could be more negative regression in the offing. His .301 average may sink below .300 before too long.
Kris Bryant- 3B- CHN- Hot- Bryant is on quite the power tear. He hit his second homer in as many days and has 4 in his last 8 games. That gives him 13 on the season. Bryant's .279 average is almost dead on with his preseason projection of .278. The power surge has put him above pace to reach the 32 he was projected to hit. Bryant is far ahead of his projected 104 RBI, knocking in 40 already. He is definitely looking like he will avoid a sophomore slump.
Trea Turner- SS- WAS- Rookie- Turner will come back to Washington today. He brings a .310 average from AAA Syracuse. He had a .379 BABIP but considering that he also had 17 steals and except for a 23-game stint in low-A ball in 2014 his lowest BABIP in the minors was that .379, he might not have gotten as much good luck as you'd think. Turner will play at 2B, with Daniel Murphy shifting to 1B while Ryan Zimmerman is on paternity leave. However, with SS Danny Espinosa right at the Mendoza line, don't be surprised if Turner shifts to the left side of the diamond when Zimmerman returns next week. Turner is a top 10 prospect and can help in the speed and average categories.
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