Thanks for stopping by. Here’s what we have in store for you today:
- Three Things (from Remarkable)
- Fantasy Sleepers
- Did You Know?
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3 Things from Remarkable:
- Chris Sale has allowed only 1 hard-hit ball to a left-handed batter this season. And, it wasn’t even a hit:
Sale has faced 43 left-handed batters, allowed 6 hits (.141 BA) – none hit very hard, with 12 K’s, 1 Walk, and a Hit Batter. Sale faces the Indians today.
2. Miguel Cabrera is 17-for-33 (.515 BA) over his past nine games, with 7 home runs. He has zero extra-base hits in that span against sliders and changeups. He’s primarily destroying fastballs located middle down:
3. Rangers starting pitcher Martin Perez has induced opposing hitters to ground in to 16 double plays in 53 opportunities* (30.2%) . (MLB Rank: 1st of 125 qualified SP; League Avg: 11.7%). Perez faces the Angels Tuesday night — they’ve grounded into a league-leading 48 double plays this season, including 3 against Perez when they faced each other on April 10.
*An “opportunity” is runner on first base with less than 2 outs.
Fantasy Sleepers of the Day:
We’ll go into the details about “sleeper” picks another time, but according to our super-secret and super-accurate calculations : ), a few of these low-priced options in @FanDuel are worth plugging into your lineup tonight:
Chris Young (Red Sox)
Did You Know?
Heading into Tuesday, the National League as a whole has a higher On Base Average (.321) than the American League (.317). There’s a 4-point disadvantage to having a designated hitter right now. Strange. We haven’t looked through historical records to see if this has ever been the case before. Maybe it has. If anyone out there knows, please share a comment about it!
That’s it for Tuesday. Have a remarkable day! You can follow us on Twitter at @InsideEdgeScout