3 MLB FanDuel Studs to Target on 8/20/18
Christian Yelich, OF, Milwaukee Brewers
Since the All-Star break, there have been few hitters as hot as Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Christian Yelich, who is hitting .356/.397/.678 with a wRC+ of 183, 8 homers, 10 doubles and 2 triples in 126 plate appearances.
He and his Brewers pals are taking on the Cincinnati Reds and right-hander Homer Bailey, who, simply put, has been one of the worst pitchers in baseball this year. Bailey's skill-interactive ERA (SIERA) of 4.98 is tied for seventh-worst among 136 MLB pitchers with at least 80 innings this year, and the Brewers' implied total of 5.23 is second-highest on tonight's slate.
As a result, the red-hot Yelich is projected to score the third-most fantasy points tonight, 15.7 FanDuel Points, per our models, and he carries a wRC+ of 130 against right-handers into the game. His .450 wOBA in the second half ranks 12th among all MLB hitters, with a .356 batting average that is 3rd-best and an ISO of .322 that sits 12th.
He should feast on the weak right-handed offerings of Bailey in this one.