Hey, guys. What I’m going to do, here, is pull out the hitters that profile best against their respective opposing pitchers for GPP use today. This will be based on hitter vs. pitch type and handedness ONLY. The elite plays profile well against more than one pitch the opposing pitcher throws. Secondary plays profile well against at least one pitch. There is risk/reward with these plays. Let’s look at these games.
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SFG @ MIA
SFG Elite Plays: Buster Posey, Pablo Sandoval
SFG Secondary Plays: Brandon Crawford, Joe Panik, Andrew McCutchen, Evan Longoria, Gorkys Hernandez
MIA Elite Plays: Lewis Brinson, J.B. Shuck, Bryan Holaday
MIA Secondary Plays: Brian Anderson (borderline elite), Justin Bour, Starlin Castro (borderline elite), J.T. Riddle
COL @ PHI
COL Elite Plays: Carlos Gonzalez
COL Secondary Plays: Charlie Blackmon, Gerardo Parra, Tony Wolters
PHI Elite Plays: Scott Kingery, Maikel Franco, J.P. Crawford, Carlos Santana
PHI Secondary Plays: Cesar Hernandez, Rhys Hoskins, Nick Williams
MIN @ DET
MIN Elite Plays: Eddie Rosario, Max Kepler, Robbie Grossman, Mitch Garver, Brian Dozier
MIN Secondary Plays: Eduardo Escobar, Logan Morrison, Ehire Adrianza
DET Elite Plays: Nick Castellanos, Leonys Martin, JaCoby Jones
DET Secondary Plays: Jose Iglesias, Jeimer Candelario, Victor Martinez
CLE @ CWS
CLE Elite Plays: Francisco Lindor, Jose Ramirez, Yan Gomes
CLE Secondary Plays: Michael Brantley, Jason Kipnis, Yonder Alonso, Edwin Encarnacion, Lonnie Chisenhall, Brandon Guyer (borderline elite)
CWS Elite Plays: Daniel Palka
CWS Secondary Plays: Jose Abreu, Yolmer Sanchez
With Yoan Moncada out of the lineup, and nothing else really popping for the White Sox, all signs are pointing to Mike Clevinger, for me, on this early slate. I could also see taking a flyer on Rodriguez, since none of the true hitters are popping for the Marlins.
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