Jorge Polanco- SS- MIN- Idea- The switch-hitting Polanco had a .317/.387/.457 slash line against RH pitchers in 2018 and has started even hotter against them against this year (.371/.430/.743.) Facing Dylan Bundy who posted a .319/.385/.553 slash line against LH hitters last year, Polanco is poised to keep the production going and will cost you less than several other SSs. Value Play- Draft Kings salary $4800
Hunter Dozier- 3B- KC- Hot- Dozier went 4-for-5- with 2 triples, a run, and 4 RBI yesterday. His K% went down to 18.9% and he is slashing .350/.442/.713. Dozier has an ISO of .363. Dozier's average is being suppor4ted by a .375 BABIP, but 13 of his 28 hits are for extra bases and with a BB% of 13.7%, his numbers are not affected as much by luck as might normally be expected. Dozier has only struck out 3 times in his last 6 games and his Swing% is at 36.4% for the season, indicating outstanding plate discipline. With 7 homers in 95 PAs, Dozier is contributing in multiple categories.
Marwin Gonzalez- OF- MIN- Stats- The super utility player has been primarily locked in to 3B with his new team, the Twins. He has also been the victim of horrendous luck, with a BABIP of .192. Gonzalez may be pressing just a bit, as his Swing% has ticked up a little to 45.2% from 43.6% in 2018. His overall Contact% is 79.3%, just a little above last year's 77.2% and he has dropped his Singing Strike % from 9.9% to 9.4%. It looks like regression to the mean will be the biggest thing to solve Gonzalez's .164 average.
Mike Minor- P- TEX- Hot- After getting shelled for 6 runs in 4.2 IP in his first start of the year, Minor has settled down considerably. He has thrown quality starts in 4 of his 5 outings since then and was one run away from a QS in the other. Last night, Minor threw a gem, giving up just 1 run on 3 hits and a walk in 7 IP. He also struck out a career high 13 batters. Minor's ERA sits at 2.88, his FIP at 3.82, K/9 at 8.63, BB/9 at 2.66, and WHIP at 0.91. Minor has emerged as the top starter for Texas and has shown consistency.
Brett Anderson- P- OAK- Cold- Anderson had his second straight abbreviated start, lasting just 4.1 IP and getting charged with 6 runs on 10 hits and 2 walks while striking out 2. That comes immediately after a start last Sunday where he gave up 2 runs on 4 hits and a walk in 2.2 IP. Anderson left that game due to a sprained ankle. There was no indication of injury yesterday. He had tossed quality starts in 3 of his first 4 outings. Given Anderson's durability issues, inconsistency like this is a concern.
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