Fantasy Baseball Rundown for Saturday 6/3
There aren’t a ton of great matchups to target Saturday based on lengthy batter vs pitcher history, although there are a few picked out and pulled apart below. There are, however, a couple stacks worth taking a look at, so make sure to check those out, as well as a Start v Sit recommendation.
|Freddie Freeman||1B||LAD||NYY||Gerrit Cole||17||6||4||1||.353||.706||1.13|
|Mookie Betts||OF||LAD||NYY||Gerrit Cole||11||6||0||0||.545||.545||1.13|
|Alex Bregman||3B||HOU||LAA||Patrick Sandoval||8||3||2||1||.375||.875||1.38|
Freddie Freeman – his 20-game hit streak went cold last night when he went 0-for-5, but he’s been one of the hottest hitters in baseball over the last month and he’s got the history against Cole. Cole is the one of the AL Cy Young frontrunners, but Freddie can hold his own against any pitcher in the game. Mookie is hot right now with multiple hits in 3 straight, and multiple home runs in the last 2 games. In his 11 AB’s against Cole, he’s never struck out, which is a good sign. Not sure if “stacking” hitters against Cole is a great idea, but the history is there for both Freddie and Mookie. Perhaps more of a “take your pick” is in order.
Alex Bregman – Bregman is in the midst of a 9-game hit streak, going 14-for-35 (.400) during that span. He’s got good numbers in his limited at-bats versus Sandoval, but also noteworthy is that Sandoval hasn’t struck him out in those 8 at-bats, so Bregman is able to put the bat on the ball, and he’s doing so at a nice clip right now.
Ronald Acuna Jr.– this spot was originally for Rafael Devers, but the original opposing pitcher (Josh Fleming) was scratched, so we’re pivoting to Acuna. Acuna is 8-for-25 (.320) over the last 7 days with a double and a triple, but no HR. Actually, you’d have to go all the way back to mid-May (5/17) for his last home run. So call it a gut feel but it seems like he’s due for a HR and a big game. Ryne Nelson of the D-backs features a 4-seam fastball a whopping 54% of the time. Acuna has no history versus Nelson, but has a hard-hit rate this season of 63.6% and an xBA/xSLG of .366/.675 on 4-seamers. Is this is one of those games where Acuna ambushes the first pitch into the seats for a leadoff homer?
DFS Stacks to Consider
The Brewers and Reds has the highest run total on the board today at 10.5, but these are the stacks to look at:Embed from Getty Images
Heim/Jung/Garcia/Seager/Semien vs Bryan Woo: “Welcome to the majors, Bryan! Congratulations, you get to face the highest scoring offense in the entire MLB!”. This is really a take your pick situation as all of these hitters can boast something. Heim is on a 6-game hit streak and sneakily is 13th in the MLB with 39 RBI on the season. Jung has been hot, with a 14-game hit streak coming to a halt last night, but is a legit Rookie of the Year contender. Garcia leads the majors in RBI. Seager has had at least one hit in 11 of the 14 games he’s played since coming off the IL. Semien has the longest current hit streak in all of baseball at 21 games. Shall I go on?
Diaz/Franco/B. Lowe vs Garrett Whitlock: these guys all have good numbers against Whitlock too, and Whitlock allowing 5.14 earned runs per 9 IP.
Start vs Sit
Start Steven Kwan – Kwan is 5-for-10 with 2 triples against Sonny Gray. Gray’s been pitching really well this year, potential AL Cy Young worthy even, but at 33 years of age I’m not in the camp that believes his ERA will stay below 2.00 all season (if there is a camp?). Tomorrow, start Kwan over this guy…
Sit Randy Arozarena – 0-for-8 including 3 K’s lifetime vs Garrett Whitlock. Randy also not seeing the ball as well as he was earlier in the season, with just a .259 average in May and 2-for-15 in his last 5 games.
Astros/Rangers F5 ML (-164/-152 each or +166 parlay at FanDuel)
Logan Allen over 4.5 K vs MIN (-120 at FanDuel): he’s racked up K’s with 43 in 39.2 innings pitched, and Minnesota has been striking out a ton lately.