Mitch Haniger (DK: $3,500 FD: $3,400): Mitch Haniger will step into the box against Zack Greinke, who is no longer his former Cy Young self. Greinke has been hit hard by right-handed bats so far this season with a .286 ISO allowed, while also allowing a .225 ISO against righties in 2020. Haniger has been great this season against right-handed arms, sporting a .322 xISO and an xwOBA north of .450. Greinke throws a four-seam fastball around 40% of the time against righties, which Haniger is mashing to the tune of a .460 xISO and a .586 xwOBA. Haniger also sports a massive .600 ISO and .722 xwOBA against sliders, which Greinke throws almost 30% of the time as well against right-handed hitters. Haniger comes in underpriced tonight for his 2021 performance, and we believe he has elite upside in all formats.
Carlos Correa (DK: $4,800 FD: $3,000): On the opposite side of our other Must-Have tonight, we have young slugger Carlos Correa, who will face off against right-hander Chris Flexen tonight. Flexen has struggled against right-handed bats so far in 2021, allowing a .272 xISO and a .371 xwOBA. Going back to 2019 when we last saw Flexen he still struggled against righties, allowing over a .200 xISO and a .400 xwOBA in that season as well. Correa has crushed right-handed pitching so far in 2021, sporting a .359 xISO and an xwOBA of over .450. Flexen throws his four-seam fastball over 30% of the time against right-handed hitters, which bodes well for Correa who has hit them to the tune of a .536 xISO and a .584 xwOBA. With Correa’s success against right-handed arms in 2021 paired with the struggles of Flexen against righty bats, we believe Correa is a great option to start your lines with in all formats tonight.
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