3 Under-the-Radar MLB FanDuel Plays for 7/9/18
Wilson Ramos, C, Tampa Bay Rays
FanDuel Price: $3,100
The results haven't been completely awful for Francisco Liriano in 2018, but the poor peripherals haven't changed, with Liriano displaying a paltry 5.25 SIERA, 18.7% strikeout rate, and 13.4% walk rate. He's allowing a .389 expected weighted on-base average (xwOBA) to right-handed bats, and were he not facing the Tampa Bay Rays, he would be a popular pitcher to attack tonight.
While a full stack is a bit risky with the Rays -- particularly at Tropicana Field -- that doesn't mean we can't snag some bats at lower ownership.
Wilson Ramos has shown solid marks against lefties in his career, and this season is no different as he's posting a robust .411 xwOBA in the split to go with a 40.9% hard-hit rate and .210 isolated power (ISO). While he still hits a fair number of ground balls (47.0% ground-ball rate), the price is reasonable, and he's one of the better bets to take advantage of the underrated spot.