It has been a while with the Holiday weekend and other business since writing my last Fanamana post. It was an eventful week and a few more superstars were lost for extended periods of time. Miguel Cabrera, Giancarlo Stanton, George Springer, and Hunter Pence have all been recent additions to the dreadful DL.
For seasonal owners, that is horrific news. For owners like myself who happened to have Springer and Stanton in their seasonal leagues, it spells doomsday. That is where Daily Fantasy Sports can be a fantastic option to not feel defeated, hopeless, or leaving you with the urge to give up. Fanamana is one of those outlets, and in fact if you played other daily games when these injuries occurred you may have still suffered a loss.
Fanamana, however, allows you to choose batters with each at-bat. You can use players when you feel like it, and if a hitter gets hurt in the third inning you don’t need to worry about that affecting your outcome. That is pretty sweet.
I will never say I get bored watching Baseball, but having a game I can play along with in real-time is exciting and addicting. The moment when you select a hitter and they hit a home run may be one of the moments you feel the most brilliant in your life! Well, maybe not that extreme, but it is an awesome feeling.
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If you want some additional help targeting players in your Fanamana games, other posts on the SCFE site can help too. In particular you can also check out Charles Lentz’s Weekly Hitting Planner post.
Now let’s have a look at some splits shall we?
All About The Splits
David Peralta, Arizona Diamondbacks (Left-Handed)
Opponents: Matt Harrison (Lefty) on 7/8; Noah Syndergaard (Righty) on 7/10; Matt Harvey (Righty) on 7/11; Steven Matz (Lefty) on 7/12
Peralta is still being portrayed as a right-handed pitching killer, but a closer look at the numbers in 2015 show he fares well in the average category against left-handed pitching as well. The power is a different story with all seven of his home runs coming when facing a righty, and his RBI production versus RHP is gigantic. This week he faces a few tough right-handed hurlers in Harvey and Matz, but Fanamana rewards singles too, so if Peralta is in the lineup I will have a look at him.
Pablo Sandoval, Boston Red Sox (Switch Hitter)
Opponents: Tom Koehler (Righty) on 7/8; Michael Pineda (Righty) on 7/10; Ivan Nova ( Righty) on 7/11; Nathan Eovaldi (Righty) on 7/12
Sandoval has been swinging a hot bat as of late, and although he is a switch hitter, he is a left-handed hitter and when facing a righty his power and production come along with it. Similar to Peralta, he can hit well against anyone, but this week he faces a slew of Yankees hurlers at home. Sign me up.
Kolten Wong, St. Louis (Left-Handed)
Opponents: Jason Hammel (Righty) on 7/8; Jeff Locke ( Lefty ) on 7/9; Gerrit Cole (Righty) on 7/10; A.J. Burnett (Righty) on 7/11; Francisco Liriano (Lefty) on 7/12
Wong has hit for modest average when facing hurlers from both sides. As I mentioned earlier, in Fanamana hits are hits and Wong can get them no matter who he faces. He does, however, have more power potential when facing a right-handed pitcher, and this week he faces three. Unfortunately they are all very good pitchers. I may actually use Wong against lefties this week if his head injury is not serious.
Good Luck everyone!
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