Written by Jordan McCrillis | DFI Analyst on July 21, 2021

Xander Bogaerts (DK: $5,000 FD: $4,000): Xander gets a great matchup against LHP Robbie Ray tonight, who has been hit hard by right-handed bats so far in 2021, allowing a .215 ISO. His biggest issue is that he throws the four-seam fastball almost 50% of the time, allowing over a .200 ISO with it, while being due for some negative regression since he is allowing a below-average BABIP. Xander absolutely mashes lefty arms, sporting a .205 xISO and almost a .400 xwOBA against them so far this season. He has been even better against the four-seam fastball, hitting them to the tune of a .327 xISO and .421 xwOBA. X also comes in with a fantastic .292 xISO and a .420 xwOBA against the slider that Ray throws around 25% of the time. This is an ideal matchup for Bogaerts and we love starting our lineups with him across all formats. 

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Kyle Tucker (DK: $3,900 FD: $3,500): Kyle Tucker will face off against RHP Eli Morgan, who is allowing a .266 xISO so far this season to opposing left-handers. He has been even worse with the four-seam fastball that he throws 50% of the time, allowing an xISO north of .300 and a .450 xwOBA. Tucker has crushed right-handed pitching this season, sporting a .222 xISO and .380 xwOBA against them overall. He has been even better against the four-seam fastball, hitting them to the tune of a .282 xISO and .400 xwOBA. On top of this, Tucker also owns an xISO north of the .200 mark against all three other pitches that Morgan throws, including a .435 xwOBA against the changeup Morgan throws almost 38% of the time. This is a great spot for Tucker, and we are locking him in with confidence!