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!
Chase for 62 DONGs.
Giancarlo Stanton (MIA) OF
Going for 60 tonight, Stanton faces a LHP. Play him.
Manny Machado (BAL) OF
Manny Machado has 4 DONGs off RHP Jake Odorizzi in 41 abs.
Wilson Ramos (TB) C
With a LHP on the mound and his hard-hit% at 45% over the last 2 weeks, Wilson Ramos is a in a superb matchup. LHP Wade Miley is allowing 1.64HR/9 to RHHs.
Mike Zunino (SEA) C
If you’re not on Ramos, go Zunino against LHP Tyler Skaggs. Skaggs is allowing 1.44HR/9. Zunino has a 45% hard-hit% over the last week and has 8 Dongs and a .303 ISO v LHP.
Tommy Joseph (PHI) 1B
With a 50% hard-hit% and RHP Matt Harvey on the mound, Tommy Joseph should be considerations. Harvey is allowing 1.43HR/9 to RHHs. Though LHHs, have hit him batter, Joseph is still a great low price option. Stack up the PHILLES RHH power for a low owned STACK.
Edwin Encarnacion (CLE) 1B
Flyball RHP Mike Pelfrey on the mound, play Edwin Encarnacion. He has 3 DONGs off him in 20 abs. . Pelfrey is allowing 1.44HR/9 to RHHs. Click on him and move on.
Brian Dozier (MIN) 2B
Lifetime LHP masher, Dozier faces a Tiger’s lefty he’s has had well. He’s a pricey on so he maybe lower owned. In the 27Abs v Matt Boyd, Dozier has a .407 BA and 2 DONGs.
Joey Gallo (TEX) 1B/3B
Had to put my favorite power bat on the DD for the final time. Tonight Gallo brings his 113MPH flyball EV, over the last 2 weeks, up against RHP Raul Alcantara. Alcantara has allowed 2.65HR/9 to LHHs. Gallo is 0-4 against him, so play at your own risk.
Trevor Story (COL) SS
Never put Coors bats on here, but it’s the last one so forget that rule. Story is a LHP masher, one of the best in MLB and has a hard-hit% of 49% over the last 2 weeks.
Domingo Santana (MIL) OF
Facing RHP John Gant tonight, Domingo Santana is an elite matchup. Over the last two weeks, Santana has a 64% hard-hit% and .415 ISO. Gant is allowing 1.36HR/9 to RHHs.
J.D. Martinez (ARI) OF
A monster since he joined the DBACKs, Martinez is a nice pivot off the COORs bats. Martinez has an amazing FLYBALL pitcher on the mound, RHP Ian Kennedy. Kennedy will look like a pitching machine to Martinez. Jam him in!
Jacoby Jones (DET) OF
Squeezed Mr. Jones in after Martinez for good luck, but Jones should need much. RHP Kyle Gibson is on the mound and he is allowing 1.63HR/9. Let’s hope he’s in the lineup because he’s cheap!
Brandon Nimmo (NYM) OF
Facing RHP Blake Lively, Nimmo has a great shot at being lower owned also and has high DONG potential. Lively is allowing 1.36 HR/9 and a 40% flyball rate. Nimmo has a 43% hard-hit% over the last 2 weeks.
Day Early Dong
Travis Shaw (MIL) 3B
Travis Shaw has taken RHP Jon Gant deep once so far, today, I expect him to add to it. Gant is allowing a massive 3.60hr/9 to RHHs. Going back to the well here.
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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.