3 FanDuel MLB Hitters to Avoid on 9/28/16
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 Wednesday.
Jason Kipnis, 2B, Cleveland Indians
FanDuel Price: $3,600
Jason Kipnis is a career .281 hitter against right-handed pitching to go with a .351 wOBA. However, here in 2016, things have been a little different. Kipnis’ wOBA versus righties has stayed relatively the same (.349), but his average drops to .269. He's also going up against a righty who has done extremely well against opposite-handed hitters.
Michael Fulmer is having a superb debut season, and he presents some big problems for Kipnis. Lefties have just a .265 wOBA against the Tigers’ rookie hurler. As long as Fulmer can keep his walks down, he could quiet the Cleveland Indians' left-handed sticks.
Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates
FanDuel Price: $3,100
Andrew McCutchen and the Pittsburgh Pirates have a tough test against Jake Arrieta. Arrieta comes into this one limiting right-handed hitters to a .242 wOBA and allowing them to post a hard-hit rate of only 21.3%.
McCutchen has started to heat up in September, but he owns just a .334 wOBA against righties this season. McCutchen does boast a .300 average in his career versus Arrieta, but he also owns a strikeout rate of 25.7% against him.
Justin Morneau, 1B, Chicago White Sox
FanDuel Price: $2,500
Justin Morneau is definitely in the twilight of his career, but even after 14 seasons, he can still put the ball in the seats on occasion. He hit a homer on Monday, which was his first in over a month, and while he followed it up with a hit and run scored on Tuesday, he is still avoidable on Wednesday against lefty Blake Snell.
Snell was approximately 11 years-old when Morneau broke into the big leagues, but the young Tampa Bay Rays' southpaw could get the better of the aging veteran tonight. In his brief career, Snell has limited left-handed hitters to a .302 wOBA with a nice 26.4% strikeout rate. He also allows a fly-ball rate of only 26% against lefties, and he has yet to give up a big fly to a left-hander.
Morneau owns a meager .308 wOBA against lefties in his career while his career hard-hit rate against southpaws is 27.5%.