Pitchers to Target
Joe Musgrove vs. Oakland Athletics
There are actually a lot of good match ups it looks like for quality pitchers Friday like Jameson Taillon and Blake Snell, but Joe Musgrove looks to be the best option. He is pitching at home at Minute Maid Park where he has had a lot of success by holding hitters to a .215/.282/.360. He is also facing the Oakland Athletics who have struggled to produce against him and have yet to hit a home run off him over 31 plate appearances. The Athletics are also only hitting .239 which is tied for 18th in the majors. They are ranked 9th in the major leagues in home runs with 27, but Musgrove produces a good amount of soft contact and has a decent GB/FB so it should not effect him too much.
Who to Stack Against
Ian Kennedy vs. Minnesota Twins
Kennedy gives up a decent amount of home runs, and the Twins as I stated last week have a good amount of power in their lineup. They have only hit .239 against Kennedy in the past, but they do own a .323 OBP against him. If you are looking for some home run potential on Friday, then look no further than the Royals and Twins game as the Twins have hit 5 home runs against Kennedy over 122 plate appearances.