MLB DFS: The FC Insights team shares their top home-run candidates for the day’s slate
Every day this season, our team will share who we believe has the best chance to leave the yard. We’re calling it the “Dinger of the Day”. From one-off plays to core parts of daily stacks, we hope this fun article will help you build winning lineups along the way.
James: Charlie Blackmon – “Luke Weaver allowed eight home runs in just 14 Spring Training innings and while ST doesn’t necessarily mean a ton this is a pretty glaring stat. Mix that with the fact that Weaver allowed a home run every 5.2 innings in 2020 and we have a susceptible arm here. Blackmon has a .517 SLG% against RHP and a .582 SLG at Coors Field.”
Zach: Joey Gallo – “Tanner Roark is arguably the weakest statistical SP on this slate, and been destroyed by powerful LHBs over the course of his career to the tune of a .329 wOBA (13% higher than his wOBA vs RHBs). As a fly ball pitcher who isn’t going to put anyone away – and throwing in a great hitting environment – he’s a great long ball candidate today with his .286 career ISO split.”
Jared: Pete Alonso – “Chase Anderson is one of the heaviest fly ball pitchers in the game, and he could barely keep the ball in the park last year. He’s been largely a reverse-split SP in his career, with RHBs absolutely mashing him. Alonso has over 72% of his career long flies coming against RHP, with an elite .923 OPS and .305 ISO in the split. He has as good a shot as anyone to take Anderson yard in what will certainly be a tough go for him against a potent NYM lineup.”