FantasyScore Daily Fantasy Baseball Primer: Tuesday 6/2/15
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With an interesting slate going on tonight in baseball, it's a perfect time to try it out. And to help you, we're giving out our FantasyScore optimized lineup, which you can find below.
|Johnny Cueto (SP, CIN)||@PHI||$8,900||11.99|
|Noah Syndergaard (SP, NYM)||@SD||$6,000||10.55|
|Paul Goldschmidt (1B, ARI)||ATL||$6,200||4.59|
|Joc Pederson (CF, LAD)||@COL||$5,300||4.21|
|Ian Desmond (SS, WSH)||TOR||$4,300||3.92|
|Howie Kendrick (2B, LAD)||@COL||$4,200||4.72|
|Justin Turner (3B, LAD)||@COL||$3,900||3.77|
|Yadier Molina (C, STL)||MIL||$3,700||3.08|
|Andre Ethier (RF, LAD)||@COL||$3,500||3.89|
|Curtis Granderson (CF, NYM)||@SD||$3,400||3.78|
It may be a tad risky to use Johnny Cueto after he missed a start due to right elbow stiffness, but since he's going, you have to assume he's feeling good. And his matchup is really good -- he'll be in Philadelphia against a Phillies team that has a league worst .269 wOBA against right-handed pitching. They don't strike out a ton in the split (league-average K rate), but Cueto has a strikeout per nine rate north of eight over the last two seasons, so that shouldn't be much of a problem. The Reds are pretty heavy favorites according to Vegas, too.
The second pitcher in today's lineup is Noah Syndergaard, who'll be hurling in one of the best pitcher's parks in baseball. The Mets' right-hander has been strong in his first 24 innings in the bigs, throwing over eight strikeouts per nine innings for a 2.57 FIP. Don't worry about this Padres lineup against him tonight, either -- they're the third worst team in baseball against right-handed pitching in wOBA, all while striking out at the seventh-highest clip in the split.
As you probably noticed, outside of pitching, our algorithm loves the Dodgers. This is for obvious reasons -- it's probably the most complete lineup in baseball (highest wOBA and wRC+ in Major League Baseball), and they're hitting in Coors Field. Though the opposing pitcher is still unknown thanks to a double-header, Dodger bats should be targeted tonight. Just make sure certain guys are in the lineup because of said double-header.
Outside of the Dodgers, our numbers are really into Paul Goldscmidt, despite a tougher matchup than he had last night. It's tough to be against Goldy any night though, as he has a .470 wOBA this year, hitting to a ridiculous .319 ISO.