Robinson Cano (DK: $3,500; FD: $3,000): Our first MLB Must-Have of the night comes at a fantastic discount. Robby Cano draws a matchup against RHP Jeremy Hellickson, who has been beaten around by left-handed hitters this season for a .368 ISO, .479 wOBA, 3.86 HR/9, an 8.60 FIP and a hard-hit rate just under the 40 percent mark. Cano has put up solid numbers against right-handers this season, with an OPS of .855, ISO of .190, a .364 wOBA and a hard-hit rate over 45 percent. Hellickson offers up a sub-90s four-seam fastball almost 33 percent of the time, a cutter over 26% and a changeup over 20% of the time as well. Against the four-seamer, Cano has a fantastic .379 wOBA, and his numbers against the cutter are fantastic as well with a wOBA of .390. Facing the changeup dating back to the 2017 season, Cano has a very solid xISO of .210 and xwOBA of .359. Lock in Robby Cano with confidence today at a great value price, as we love the upside he provides in an elite matchup.
Alex Gordon (DK: $4,800; FD: $3,700): Our next Must-Have is the hot-hitting bat of Alex Gordon. Gordon has recorded five hits in his last 12 at-bats and has crushed two of those hits for homeruns. Gordon will match up with Shelby Miller of the Texas Rangers tonight, which bodes well for Gordon, as he has tremendous numbers against right-handed pitching in Kauffman Stadium. In 65 plate appearances so far, Gordon has raked righties to the tune of a 175 wRC+, .435 wOBA, .309 ISO, 1.052 OPS, and 41% hard-hit rate while striking out at just a 11% clip. Conversely, his opponent Shelby Miller is having extreme troubles against left-handed batters, holding down a 6.91 FIP, 2.38 HR/9, and allowing a .292 AVG as well as 51% hard-contact. Miller throws his fastball over 75% of the time, which over a three-year sample, Gordon has crushed to the tune of a .397 xwOBA and .257 xISO. We love the upside Gordon presents in this matchup and he is an absolute lock for us tonight.
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