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Friday, September 1st
Mariners RHB vs. Manaea
Sean Manaea can be effective when the strikeouts are there, and he is missing bats. That has not recently been the case. Trendspotting has identified him as having a high potential to allow powerful, DFS friendly smashes to the right handed batters in this matchup. The most noteworthy slugger is Nelson Cruz, as he carries a heavy double digit 14.2% Barrels/PA rate and vs. RHP a whopping 10%+ rate of value hits (somewhat similar to barrels if you are new to this piece). The production vs. L hasn’t been as earth shattering for Cruz this season as we may have expected, but the matchup vs. a struggling opponent seems perfectly viable on tonight’s slate – particularly as part of a lower owned Seattle Mariners mini-stack.
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