Eduardo Escobar (DK: $5,800 FD: $3,100): Eduardo Escobar will face off against RHP Max Kranick today, and this is a great spot to target a hot hitter. Escobar comes in with three homers in his last eight games to go with eight hits. He has mashed right-handed pitching this season, sporting a very nice .216 xISO against them overall to go with 15 home runs. Krnaick throws his four-seam fastball a massive 58% of the time to left-handed bats, which bodes well for Escobar who sports an elite .331 xISO and .400 xwOBA against four-seamers so far in 2021. Escobar also mashes the slider that Kranick throws 20% of the time to left-handed hitters, hitting them to the tune of a .457 xISO and .535 xwOBA. This is an elite spot to spend up for Escobar, and we are locking him in with confidence across all formats for this main slate!
Austin Hays (DK: $2,600 FD: $2,700): Our second Must-Have of the day comes in the form of Austin Hays. Hays has caught fire recently with 5 hits in his last 3 games. Today he will face the fastball/cutter/changeup throwing Michael Wacha. Coming into today’s game, Hays has a .293 xISO to fastballs to go along with a .402 xwOBA. Wacha’s main offspeed pitch is his changeup which he throws over 22% of the time. Austin Hays has also seen success against this pitch with a .234 xISO to it this year. Both DraftKings and FanDuel have this guy priced way too low for this matchup and we absolutely love him today. Lock him in alongside Escobar in all contests!
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