DraftKings Stack Of The Slate (September 17th)
The Red Sox are in a smash spot tonight against the Giants
Team To Stack: Red Sox
- San Francisco Giants rookie starter Logan Webb has given up at least four earned runs in three of his last four starts and has an 8.15 ERA over that span.
- Although Red Sox starter Nathan Eovaldi has a 5.81 ERA this year, he has a 3.86 ERA over his last four starts and has regained fastball velocity over 100 mph after dealing with tendinitis earlier in the season.
- Boston has won 3 games in a row, and is 5-0 in its last 5 games at home against the Giants.
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The Appealing Matchup
The Giants will start right-handed rookie Logan Webb, who is making his first start at Fenway Park. Boston is the 8th-best team in the majors with a 58-43 record against right handers this season. Webb has given up at least four earned runs in three of his last four starts and has an 8.15 ERA over that span.
On the other hand, Boston starter Nathan Eovaldi has picked up momentum over his last four starts with a 3.86 ERA over that span. Eovaldi has struggled against AL East teams but has not given up more than two earned runs over the last month in any of his four starts against teams outside the division. His struggles have been well documented this season, but he has turned a corner recently and is undervalued at $7,200.
If he is in the lineup, the red-hot Mookie Betts is an intriguing play. Betts has a sore foot and missed each of the last two games against the Phillies but met with team doctors on Monday. He carries a high price for someone listed as day-to-day at $5,700, but he has averaged 10.4 DraftKings points per game this season. Before missing time, Betts was on a five-game hitting streak and had reached base safely in each of his last 25 games. He’s hit 28 homers this season with seven of them coming in the last two weeks. He is on fire and is worth a gamble at $5,700.
Red Sox Catcher Christian Vázquez has stepped up in Betts’ absence over the last two games, reaching base in five of his eight plate appearances in that span with six RBI and two home runs. Vázquez is a boom or bust play as he has a tendency to record either zero hits or two hits - over his last 13 games, Vázquez had one hit just once over that span. He is hot right now and a steal at just $4,100 on DraftKings. Left third baseman Rafael Devers has handled right handed pitchers this season in average (.344 vs. .238 against lefties), slugging (.616 vs. .427) and OPS (1.014 vs .714). Devers is averaging 10.1 DK points and is listed at $5,000.
Boston is in a smash spot and the entire lineup is viable.
Note: The advice above is the writer’s opinion only and does not represent the stance or interest of BetQL or RotoQL in any way.