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Bullpen (Phil Backert)
Phil Backert: Don’t look now, but the Nationals bullpen hasn’t allowed a run in their last 16.2 innings pitched. This is a unit we targeted for much of the season, but for right now, they appear to have righted the ship. Their hard hit percentage over the last week is only 20.7 percent which ranks first and they have the best swinging strike percentage during this span as well at 14.2 percent.
Phil Backert: Rangers reliever Jose Leclerc continues to struggle as he allowed three more earned runs on Tuesday night to raise his season ERA to 8.44. It remains to be seen if he will continue as a closer. As a unit, they have allowed four home runs over the last week and left-handed hitters are slugging .545 this season.
Phil Backert: The bullpen was only needed for one inning on Tuesday night, but the Red Sox have the worst walk percentage over the last week at 21.1 percent and an xFIP of 5.38 as well. Their hard hit percentage of 47.4 percent ranks 29th during this span.
Phil Backert: The Mariners bullpen has had to pitch 25 innings over the last week and have allowed six home runs during this span which is the worst in baseball.
DraftCheat: pitching today is TIGHT up top for the main slate
I know he’s been bad… But how can you not like Kluber tonight at 9.4.
DraftCheat: i have him #2 tonight
DraftCheat: Nola’s swinging strikes have disappeared, its so strange, didn’t even get them against the Marlins, my model has him 100/188, crazy
DraftCheat: I like Caleb a lot too, he’s legit
DC what wasn’t going on with Bauer last night? Is it something we’re missing? I know he still ended okay, but it was quite disappointing. Was it bad luck? Getting squeezed?
DraftCheat: his command just kinda ass so far, falling behind too often
DraftCheat: Yo if any of you are in season long where you can grab Griffin Canning, get to it, results were just OK for him yesterday but the underlying stuff looks siiiiick, likely gonna be using him a ton in DFS next few starts
I already did in a Keeper league
DraftCheat: nice, 22% swst is insane
Is he gonna stay up though?
DraftCheat: If he pitches to the level he did last night, he’s not going anywhere
Hey DC…Is Aguilar back in play?…or give him a few more games?
DraftCheat: 3 HR in 2 games, gotta be back in play
DraftCheat: Tonight, I’d suggest focusing on bats and then play any 2 of the 5 that fit, its extremely tight for the top 5 pitchers tonight, IMO.
Hitting (Benny Ricciardi)
Today, Benny conducted one of the best Coaching Sessions we’ve had so far this season. So good, in fact, that it will be getting its own article, which will be published later today!