As we all know, everyone loves the long ball and in the DFS world, especially on Social Media, the MLB Long Ball is King. The HR is the key In DFS and having the player or two with a HR or two (aka Double Dong) can lead to winning lots of $$$.
Today we’re going to try and dig into this slate and figure out which players top the charts in our “Dong Detector”. Our goal is to help you find HR hitters. Let’s go!
J.D. Martinez (ARI) OF
Facing RHP Yu Darvish in Chase Field tonight, J.D. Martinez has a .285 ISO v RHP for the season. After his remarkable debut, Yu Darvish will not be on anyone’s target zone. However, he should be. Before the trade, Darvish gave up 5 DONGs in 10 innings! Martinez profiles well against Darvish’s pitches. Low owned desert DONG.
Matt Carpenter (STL) 1B
With a RHP on the mound, Matt Carpenter needs to be on your radar. Over the last 2 weeks, he has a 46% hard-hit% and a .256 ISO. RHP Jason Hammel has allowed 1.45HR/9 with a 40% fly ball rate to LHBs.
Brian Dozier (MIN) 2B
Seems like that time a year when Brian Dozier starts to heat up. He has 5 homers in his last 6 games! A .388 ISO and a 34% hard-hit% over the last 14 days. Most will pay up for Altuve, but with the $400 salary relief you can pay up elsewhere and still get the value.
Yasiel Puig (LAD) OF
The forgotten superstar for the Dodgers is in a prime spot to go deep tonight in Arizona. Facing LHP Anthony Banta, Puig as a 46% hard-hit% over the last two weeks with a .229 ISO.
Gary Sanchez (NYY) C
Gary Sanchez has4 DONGs against RHP Marcos Estrada (ONLY 11PAs) when Estrada was good. He’s not anymore and Sanchez is heating up at the right time. Estrada is allowing 1.4HR/9 and 52% flyball rate to RHHs.
George Springer (HOU) OF
Welcome back Mr. Springer. After a huge letdown yesterday, the Astros get to face LHP Carlos Rodon. Rodon is allowing 1.86HR/9 to RHHs. The Astros are loaded with power RHHs and tonight should be a very popular stack once again.
Michael Conforto (NYM) OF
In his short career, in 8PAs Michael Conforto has homered twice against RHP Vincent Velasquez.
DAY EARLY DONG
Marcus Semien (OAK) SS
With a LHP on the mound, Marcus Semien needs to be on your radar. Over the last 2 weeks, he has a 46% hard-hit%. LHP Wade Miley has allowed 1.64HR/9 with a 34% hard hit to RHHs.
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Good luck and stay in the green!
About the Author:
Scott is an active duty Navy Chief, Scott grew up in NE Ohio “where nothing is given and everything is earned”. He’s married with 3 wonderful children. He plans to retire from the Navy in 2018 and start his stay at home dad job.