3 FanDuel MLB Hitters to Avoid on 9/6/16
As is the case in most daily fantasy sports, finding information on players you might want to roster is a lot easier than finding players to avoid.
While you can get away with a zero from a hitter in daily fantasy, you certainly don't want to target guys whose matchups aren't enticing.
Here are three hitters you may want to lessen your exposure to or even fade altogether on Tuesday.
Chris Davis, 1B, Baltimore Orioles
FanDuel Price: $3,600
Chris Davis has been heating up at the right time for the Baltimore Orioles, and he showed that once again on Labor Day with a monster home run. He has hits in all four games this month, including two homers, but he is a bit of a landmine tonight against right-hander Jake Odorizzi.
Odorizzi has always been good against lefties, but this season he is taking it to another level. Lefties have a .250 wOBA and 27.4% strikeout rate against the Rays’ pitcher.
Davis has hit one homer off Odorizzi this season, but Odorizzi has only allowed 9 homers to lefties this year out of 285 batters. It's a small sample, but Davis has just a .208 average and 36.7% strikeout rate in 30 career plate appearances against Odorizzi.
Nick Markakis, OF, Atlanta Braves
FanDuel Price: $2,800
Gonzalez has pitched very well this season, especially against left-handers. Lefties have a .253 wOBA against him in 2016. He has been even better at home against left-handers, limiting them to a .239 wOBA with a walk rate of just 4.6%.
Markakis, on the other hand, is sporting only a .284 wOBA against southpaws this season. For his career, his hard-hit rate against left-handers is just 24.9%.
Evan Gattis, C, Houston Astros
FanDuel Price: $2,600
Speaking of getting hot at the right time, Evan Gattis has been crushing the ball lately. He is batting .353 in his last 14 games with six homers and 12 RBI’s. His power has helped the Houston Astros get to just two games out of a wild card spot, but he has a very tough assignment against Corey Kluber.
Kluber has mowed down righties this season, holding them to a .262 wOBA while racking up a 27.9% strikeout rate. His career hard-hit rate allowed against righties is only 25.1%.
Gattis has a .312 wOBA and 29.2% strikeout rate against right-handers this season, and his ISO drops 76 points to .214 against righties. While that's still a pretty good ISO, there are better options on tonight's slate.