3 MLB FanDuel Studs to Target on 4/10/19
Bryce Harper, OF, Washington Nationals
On the other side of things, the Philadelphia Phillies have the slate's highest implied total (again, as of Wednesday morning -- there are still three games without betting lines set), implied for 4.98 runs as they take on the Washington Nationals and right-hander Jeremy Hellickson.
Hellickson's first appearance of the year saw him give up two earned runs on three hits over two innings. That comes after a 2018 campaign that saw him post a middling 4.33 SIERA, which was on the heels of 2017's career-worst 5.37. He has been especially generous to left-handed bats in that time, with a 5.40 xFIP since the start of the 2017 season.
Bryce Harper isn't just any lefty, either. In that same time-frame he has racked up a .396 wOBA and .266 ISO on a 38.5% hard-hit rate over 1232 plate appearances. Those numbers jump slightly if we look at his splits against right-handed pitching, climbing to a .407 wOBA and .297 wOBA.
He's been on fire to start his tenure with the Phillies, with four homers, seven runs scored and eight RBI on a .506 wOBA in a small 45-plate-appearance sample. Harper is positioned well to keep rolling tonight against Hellickson.