The Hitting Rundown: Featuring stacks to target for the FanDuel & DraftKings MLB DFS slate on June 16, 2019.
Number of Games: 11
Teams with high projected run totals (5.0 or above): BOS (5.9), CIN (5.2), MIN (5.3), HOU (5.5), NYY (5.8)
Teams with low projected run totals (3.5 or below): None as of this writing
Games with weather concerns: CLE @ DET, TEX @ CIN
Yankees vs. Odrisamer Despaigne (Projected total: 5.7)
Odrisamer Despaigne has only started one game this season and was not bad in that start but despite that start is not a good pitcher at all. We have plenty of career numbers that show Despaigne is a really bad pitcher but I am just going to look at his numbers since the start of the 2017 season. In that time frame, Despaigne has an xFIP of 5.39 and a WHIP of 1.56. Despaigne is allowing hitters to slash .284/.357/.412 with a .333 wOBA. Despaigne not only sucks but the Yankees are starting to get healthy and just added Edwin Encarnacion to their lineup which makes them even more dangerous of a lineup.
Yesterday’s Results: Nationals 3 runs, 10 hits, 0 walks, 2 home runs
Orioles vs. Brian Johnson (Projected total: 4.7)
It never feels good to stack the Orioles but at their salaries, I really like them as they get to face off against Brian Johnson. Johnson has not been a good pitcher throughout his career with a career FIP of 4.91, a WHIP of 1.48, a K rate under 20% and an HR/9 rate of 1.6. Johnson struggles the most against right-handed hitting allowing them to slash .293/.359/.502 with a .367 wOBA and a 36.5% hard-hit rate in his career and that makes the Orioles even more attractive as they will have nine right-handed hitters in their lineup today. Four of those right-handed hitters have OPS over .900 against left-handed pitching this season. The Orioles as hard as it is to believe should score six to seven runs today and be one of the top five scoring teams on this slate.
Yesterday’s Results: Twins 5 runs, 7 hits, 3 walks, 2 home runs
Good luck today! If you have any questions, you can follow and send me questions on Twitter @zachsgotmoxy.