Jordan Montgomery vs. Kansas City Royals (11.9% Owned)
2017: 39.1 IP, 4.81 ERA, 3.93 FIP, 8.47 K/9, 4.12 BB/9, 0.92 HR/9, .247 AVG
Career vs. Active Royals: .211/.318/.368, 1 HR, 22 PA
Career @ Kauffman Stadium: .211/.318/.368, 1 HR, 22 PA
The Royals’ .627 OPS against southpaws this year is the second worst in the AL . A team that is filled with former World Series champs, has been struggling to produce at the plate to start the 2017 season. Tuesday, the former world champs will be facing a young left-handed pitching prospect for the New York Yankees in Jordan Montgomery. Montgomery has pretty solid this year for the Yankees, with his only real problem being his high walk rate. In 2017, batters have only hit 23.0% of batted balls with hard contact. Add that to the fact that Royals’ hitters are only averaging a home run every 39.7 at bats against left-handed pitching, and Montgomery and the Yankees look to be favorites to take the W away from the Royals at their home park.
Alex Cobb vs. Los Angeles Angels (36.4% Owned)
2017: 56.1 IP, 3.67 ERA, 3.98 FIP, 6.07 K/9, 2.24 BB/9, 0.96 HR/9, .256
Career vs. Active Angels: .579/.579/.947, 2 HR, 19 PA
Career @ Tropicana Field: .226/.297/.330, 19 HR, 1206 PA
The Angels have not been very good against right-handed pitching in 2017, as their .692 OPS against right-handers ranks 26th in the majors. The Angels are also 5th in the major leagues in strikeouts against right-handed pitching this season with 288. With all that being said I would be a little cautious of Cobb, as batters have a career high 34.8% hard contact on batted balls against him in 2017. Add that to the fact that his GB/FB is nearly 0.70 lower in 2017 than his career average, and Cobb could struggle against middle of the lineup bats like Trout and Pujols on Tuesday.
Joe Ross vs. Seattle Mariners (7.4% Owned)
2017: 15.2 IP, 7.47 ERA, 6.17 FIP, 8.04 K/9, 2.30 BB/9, 2.87 HR/9, .303 AVG
Career vs. Active Mariners: .364/.462/.364, 0 HR, 13 PA
Career @ Nationals Park: .256/.295/.373, 8 HR, 395 PA
Ross struggled to start the season after getting called up from Triple-A, which ultimately led to him getting sent back down after only making three starts. He has been working on some of his mechanics the past three weeks, and looks to make his fourth start of the season on Tuesday against the Mariners. Hopefully Ross can regain his 2016 form, and prove that he belongs in the Nationals starting rotation.
Patrick Corbin vs. Chicago White Sox (22.2% Owned)
2017: 51.1 IP, 4.38 ERA, 4.36 FIP, 7.36 K/9, 2.63 BB/9, 1.40 HR/9, .275 AVG
Career vs. Active White Sox: .375/.412/.688, 1 HR, 17 PA
Career @ U.S. Cellular: N/A
At first glance I originally had Corbin as a streaming pick, but I changed my mind after looking into the White Sox right-handed hitting heavy lineup. These strong right-handed bats in their lineup include guys like Todd Frazier, Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia, and it shows in their numbers against left-handed pitching this season. In 2017, The White Sox have a .767 OPS against left-handed pitching, which is the best in the AL. With Corbin’s inconsistencies this season and a very strong right-handed hitting lineup facing off against him, I would plan to stack against the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.
Who is your favorite streaming option going into Tuesday?
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Jordan Montgomery vs. Kansas City Royals
Joe Ross vs. Seattle Mariners
Alex Cobb vs. Los Angeles Angels