Francisco Lindor (DK: $4,800 FD: $3,400): Francisco Lindor has a great matchup tonight against a 27 year old sinker-baller. The Indians’ switch-hitting shortstop will face Tejay Antone who got extremely lucky in his first MLB appearance thanks to a BABIP of nearly .000 and just a 5% swinging strike rate. While Lindor doesn’t have any previous at bats vs Tejay Antone, he has crushed sinker ballers throughout his career and just last year held over a .370 xISO against right-handed sinkers. Also in 2019, Lindor’s isolated power vs righties was .263 with a great hard-hit percentage to go along with an OPS close to .900 in his career at home. Between Antone not generating any swings and misses against lefties and the possibility of multiple at bats against the Reds’ bullpen, Lindor should be looking at a very nice game in your lineups!
Max Kepler (DK: $4,100 FD: $3,100): Our second Must-Have of the night will be stepping into the box against right-hander Trevor Williams at PNC Park. Last season, Williams got crushed by both lefties and righties and is already getting torched to begin 2020. We haven’t seen Williams complete 5 innings of work in a game since he already has allowed 5 earned runs, walked 4, and allowed 9 hits in around 8 innings. The first hitter Williams will have to deal with tonight will be lefty Max Kepler who has already slugged 3 homers off of righties to go with a huge .458 ISO, 1.152 OPS, and a 44% hard-hit rate against them. We can also tell you that Kepler has over a .300 combined xISO against all three pitches he will see from Williams in this one. We won’t be fading Kepler at such soft pricing in any lineup as we lock him in as Must-Have #2!
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