Trevor Story (FDraft: $9000 DK: $4,800 FDuel: $4,400): Trevor Story is our first daily fantasy MLB Must-Have of the day as he goes up against Derek Holland and the San Francisco Giants at Coors Field tonight. Story is known for being a lefty killer and at home in the hitter friendly Coors Field, Story is a lock at the SS position. Against lefties this season, Story boasts a 1.127 OPS, .727 SLG%, .409 ISO, with a .467 wOBA. These numbers are ridiculous and to make this matchup even more juicy, Story owns a 47.7% Hard Contact % against left-handers. Going against Holland should be a match made in heaven for Story as Holland owns a 4.79 FIP with 1.65 HR/9 to right handed hitters. Facing a left handed pitcher who throws a sinker as his primary pitch is pretty rare, but in a small sample size, Story has crushed left-handed sinkers. He has produced numbers of a .833 ISO and .370 xwOBA to sinkers, which Holland throws 41% of the time. To Holland’s primary breaking pitch, a slider, Story has produced numbers of a .444 ISO and .401 xwOBA. These help solidify Story in the top of the Rockies order and make us confident he will be a big player in the Rockies success tonight. A hitter of Story’s caliber should capitalize on this matchup and produce big time for our lineups tonight.
Juan Soto (FDraft: $7300 DK: $3,800 FDuel: $3,500): Juan Soto is our second Must-Have as he leads off tonight for the Washington Nationals against David Hess and the Baltimore Orioles. Soto is one of the Nats most highly touted prospects and they have inserted him in the leadoff spot tonight against a mediocre pitcher in David Hess. Hess has been very poor to left handed hitters, allowing a .345 AVG, .552 SLG and a .420 wOBA. His 15.2% K rate and 5.83 xFIP are very underwhelming and makes the Soto matchup even more enticing. In the minors, Soto was tearing the cover off the ball, posting a line of a .981 OPS, .258 ISO, and .433 wOBA. The kid can hit and it has translated into the major leagues so far. Soto in his rookie campaign has a 54% hard contact rate to righties to go along with a .389 AVG, .500 SLG, and .400 wOBA. Batting leadoff will almost guarantee him to see 5 at-bats, as the Nats look like they are in a great spot to turn the lineup over quite a few times by scoring off of Hess and the pitiful O’s bullpen. In the last two weeks, Baltimore owns the 2nd worst bullpen SIERA, at 5.04. Soto leading off provides great value at a great price tag as he is our 2nd Must-Have of the day.
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