Fanball MLB Triple Play – June 3, 2019
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Let’s look at the MLB Triple Play for Monday, June 3
On The Hill (Starting Pitcher): Aaron Nola (PHI/RHP) at San Diego Padres
In case you haven’t noticed, Aaron Nola has gone back to being Aaron Nola. He has allowed 1 ER or less in five of his last eights starts; none of which have seen him give up more than 3 ER. He also has a 10.9 K/9 over those games with an average of about 6 IP per game. Narrow that down to his last three starts and his averages are 6IP/9K/2ER; a big game if he can replicate it tonight against the Padres. There’s a reason Nola is the highest priced pitcher on the slate, and a game at Petco Park against a weak-hitting Padres lineup comes into play as well. San Diego has a near 30% K-rate against RHP with .235 AVG. With Walker Buehler the only other high end pitcher on the slate, it’s an easy play to just use Nola (with a far easier matchup than Buehler) for only $500 more. You should have no problem grabbing bats that go along with him, so if you want to play it safe then Nola is the pitcher to roll with.
Starting Nine (Stack of the Day): Los Angeles Angels (at Jon Lester – CHC/LHP)
There are only eight teams we can stack today, but even with that I don’t see the Angels being a popular play. In face, I can see the Cubs, Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Mariners, and Astros all carrying more ownership. Don’t get me wrong, those teams should do well but on a four game slate we have to get a little unconventional if we are going to try to take down a GPP. LAA is in a great spot to be that unconventional play. Lester has been pitching really poorly lately with a total of 16 ER allowed over his last three starts in only 14 IP (10.29 ERA). The Angels, meanwhile, are coming off a series where they torched starting Seattle lefties for 19 runs is 12.1 IP. Mike Trout is obviously a stud play (8 for 14 with 2 HR in the four game series), but don’t sleep on Albert Pujols as a high end play as well. He’s been locked in this weekend, going 3 for 9 with 2 HR and 7 RBI over the last two games. He has a .333 AVG in 15 career AB against Lester and is only $4300 on Fanball. I also really like Luis Rengifo (6 for 18 with 8 runs scored over his last five games) and David Fletcher (.417 AVG, 10 runs scored, and 2 SB over his last ten games). Neither are going to break the bank as Rengifo is $3100 and Fletcher is $4300 today. The real steal on this team though is Cesar Puello. He is 9 for 19 with 2 HR and 6 RBI since his May 29 call up. At only $3100 he is a must play for me whether you use an LAA stack or not. You can stack Puello, Fletcher, Trout, and Pujols with Aaron Nola and still have over $5900 per player left to fill out your roster.
Pinch Hitter (HuLo play): Kike Hernandez (LAD/2B) at Robbie Ray (ARI/LHP)
There aren’t a ton of options at 2B today, but I do think you could do a lot worse than Kike Hernandez. He’s always been a lefty killer and this year is no exception. He is second on the team with 4 HR and has a .486 SLG in 70 AB against LHP. He’s hitting well with a .617 SLG over the last week, and in his career he’s hammered Ray with 5 XBH in 31 AB. I don’t think you have to stack Dodgers today, but I am going to have a lot of Kike Hernandez is my lineups as a one off to ramp up the power.
Riding the Pine (Fade of the Day):Corey Seager (LAD/SS) at Robbie Ray
On a four game slate I’m not about to tell you that any pitchers are off the table, so today you get a bat. There’s a lot to dislike about Seager today in his matchup against Robbie Ray. First of all, he’s been really bad against LHP this year. In 71 AB he has a .211 AVG, .239 SLG, and 30% K-rate. That’s not good. He’s even worse against Robbie Ray. In 24 career AB he has 3 hits (.125 AVG) and 13 strikeouts (54% K-rate). He’s $6300 on Fanball today. That’s really not good. Don’t play Corey Seager.
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