The Oakland A’s are hitting a team wOBA of .351 against righties this season while Asher Wojciechowski has had trouble with lefties so far. That doesn’t bode well for the Astros in this game, but does bode well for the many A’s lefties like Stephen Vogt, Ike Davis, Josh Reddick and Eric Sogard.
DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH
Josh Reddick – OF – OAK (FanDuel Price: $3,100) Reddick has 11 hits in his last 22 at bats and is hitting right-handed pitching for a .425 wOBA this season while Asher Wojciechowski has an extremely small sample size for his career, but in just 7 innings against lefties he’s allowed 13 hits including five doubles, a triple, five walks and a home run.
Justin Maxwell – OF – SFG (FanDuel Price: $2,800) Well, it looks like Maxwell has taken to Coors Field without any trouble as he’s hit a home run in his two games there. Asking for three in a row is of course a stretch, but his price makes it extremely tough not to give him another chance today in the hitter friendly park.
Pablo Sandoval – 3B – BOS (FanDuel Price: $2,900) Sandoval hasn’t been great by any means this season, but his overall numbers are cut down by his 0-for-17 against lefties this year. Against righties he’s 17-for-47 for a .362 average, while Bud Norris has allowed lefties to hit a fat .356 wOBA off him over the last three seasons.
Ike Davis – 1B – OAK (FanDuel Price: $2,400) Davis continues to hit well with a .345 average, but he hasn’t been driving in many runs. At just $2,400 though you have to feel good about him facing the righty Wojciechowski who has given up a .382 average to lefties so far this season.
Matt Duffy – SS – SFG (FanDuel Price: $2,400) Duffy has faced the last three lefties out of the two-hole and should get the same today in Coors against righty Tyler Matzek. Matzek has pitched well this year, but it’s hard not to return to his long-term stats in which he’s giving up a .362 wOBA to righties so far in his career.
Alcides Escobar – SS – KAN (FanDuel Price: $2,500) Escobar has hit a bit of a slump that’s brought his price down into a spot where I have no trouble playing him, especially against the lefty John Danks. Over the last three seasons Danks has given up a lofty .349 wOBA to righties.
Carlos Gonzalez – OF – COL (FanDuel Price: $3,100) We all know how rotten CarGo has been this season, but finally there’s an inkling that his darkest days may be behind us, maybe. He hit a home run yesterday and the day before went 2-for-4. With that and his amazingly low price now, he’s hard not to like against Tim Lincecum in Colorado.
Kendrys Morales – 1B – KAN (FanDuel Price: $2,300) Morales is hitting lefties this season for a .342 average this season while the lefty Danks has given up a .459 wOBA to righties so far this year with three homers in 10 innings.
Curtis Granderson – OF – NYM (FanDuel Price: $2,300) Nathan Eovaldi has allowed a .338 wOBA to lefties in his career and so far this season lefties are hitting a .375 average off him. Granderson is a lefty and for this price should bring you value.