3 Daily Fantasy Baseball Hitters to Avoid on 9/15/16
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 Thursday.
Jean Segura, 2B, Arizona Diamondbacks
FanDuel Price: $3,500
Jean Segura has won some people a lot of money over the last two nights. He combined to go 8-for-11 in his last two games with 4 homers, 5 RBI’s and 3 runs scored. He almost touched 100 FanDuel points in just the last two nights. But you need to consider fading Segura against Rich Hill.
Hill was notably pulled during his bid for a perfect game because of blister concerns. Not only has he been great lately, but he's been tough on hitters from both sides of the dish. Lefties have a wOBA of only .174 versus him, and righties have struggled to a .246 wOBA. Against righties, Hill has put up a 32.3% strikeout rate this season.
Segura has a .330 wOBA against lefties, and his strikeout rate goes up almost 10 points -- to 21.1% -- when he sees a left-hander. Now is the time to jump off the Segura train.
Randal Grichuk, OF, St. Louis Cardinals
FanDuel Price: $3,300
The St. Louis Cardinals face a tough test as they matchup against the San Francisco Giants and Johnny Cueto tonight. Randal Grichuk comes into this one a Cardinal who might have a tough time with the Giants’ righty.
Against right-handed pitchers this year, Grichuk owns a .331 wOBA, and his strikeout rate goes up to 29.3% against righties.
Cueto has been particularly tough on right-handed hitters. Righties have just a .262 wOBA over 434 plate appearances against Cueto this season while Cueto is allowing a meager 24% hard-hit rate against them.
Hanley Ramirez, 1B, Boston Red Sox
FanDuel Price: $3,300
El Nino is heating up this time of year, and a red-hot Hanley Ramirez just adds another dangerous element to the Boston Red Sox lineup. That being said, Ramirez is up against Masahiro Tanaka, who has been great against righties this year.
Honestly, Tanaka has been good against pretty much everyone this season, but right-handers have a .278 wOBA against him. When Tanaka is on the road, righties’ wOBA falls to .221.
Despite his red-hot last few months, Ramirez is still only posting a .334 wOBA against righties this season. His power really suffers as his ISO drops to .172 against righties, compared to a .305 ISO against southpaws.