5 Under-the-Radar Daily Fantasy Baseball Hitters for 5/5/16
Charlie Blackmon, OF, Colorado Rockies
FanDuel Price: $4,100
Why He Will Go Overlooked:
Charlie Blackmon is facing a weak right-handed pitcher. He'll be the chalk of the day, right? Well, maybe if this game were being played at Coors. However, this game is being played at the anti-Coors, also known as AT&T Park, where daily fantasy hitters go to die. With the Rockies projected for the fifth-lowest team total on the slate, it is unlikely Blackmon is a hot commodity.
Why You Should Use Him:
Blackmon hasn't missed a beat since returning from injury, posting a .389 wOBA and a 35.3 percent hard-hit rate. He has three hits in his past two games, including a double and a home run.
He will look to remain hot tonight against right-hander Matt Cain, who posted a 4.78 SIERA last season. Cain struggles against batters of all handedness, but he is especially inept against lefties.
Blackmon, a lefty, has crushed right-handed pitching in his career. He also possesses a .353 batting average against Cain in 19 career plate appearances. Cain has given up 10 earned runs in his past two starts, and if he struggles again tonight, Blackmon will be a primary beneficiary, while hitting leadoff for Colorado. He's an intriguing tournament option tonight.