Premium Summary: Friday, August 16th

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Friday, August 16th

Today’s LineupHQ Core Plays Fathalpert

Core Pitchers:

DK/FDraft: Charlie Morton
FD: Charlie Morton
Y: Charlie Morton

Core Hitters:

DK/FDraft: J.D. Martinez
FD: J.D. Martinez
Y: J.D. Martinez

GPP Stacks

Top Overall Stack: COL
Core Stacks Article: COL, BOS, SDP
Tuttle’s Favorite Stack: COL

Alcantara is the owner of a solid 4.44 ERA through 135.2 IP this season but advanced run prevention metrics (5.66 SIERA; 5.58 xFIP) view him much less favorably. While the Marlins righty’s batted ball profile is solid he generally lacks control with a walk rate (11.1%) that nearly matches his well below league average strikeout rate (16.8%). Alcantara’s lack of control has the ability to lead to blow-up performances as he’s allowed five or more runs in 30.4% of his starts this season (7-of-23).

FD Value Stacks: COL, BOS, MIA, NYM, NYY
DK Value Stacks: COL, MIA, BOS, SEA, TBR

Top Rated Pitchers

1. Charlie Morton (Core)

Salary Alternatives: Vincent Velasquez, Mike Leake, Patrick Sandoval, Rick Porcello
GPP Alternatives: Noah Syndergaard, Patrick Corbin, Justin Verlander

Top Rated C

1. Gary Sanchez
2. Mitch Garver

Salary Alternatives: Omar Narvaez, Welington Castillo
GPP Alternatives: J.T. Realmuto, Travis d’Arnaud

Top Rated 1B

1. Yonder Alonso
2. C.J. Cron

Salary Alternatives: Jesus Aguilar, Brandon Belt
GPP Alternatives: Daniel Vogelbach, Pete Alonso, Freddie Freeman

Top Rated 2B

1. Isan Diaz
2. Max Muncy

Salary Alternatives: Scooter Gennett, Jonathan Schoop
GPP Alternatives: Ryan McMahon, Gleyber Torres, Rougned Odor

Top Rated 3B

1. Nolan Arenado
2. Rafael Devers

Salary Alternatives: Matt Carpenter, Jake Lamb
GPP Alternatives: Vladimir Guerrero, Miguel Sano, Eugenio Suarez, Anthony Rendon

Top Rated SS

1. Trevor Story
2. Manny Machado

Salary Alternatives: J.P. Crawford (DK), Amed Rosario (FD)
GPP Alternatives: Bo Bichette, Xander Bogaerts, Didi Gregorius, Trea Turner

Top Rated OF

1. J.D. Martinez
2. Mookie Betts
3. Charlie Blackmon
4. Aaron Judge

Salary Alternatives: Lewis Brinson, Lorenzo Cain, Jarrod Dyson (FD)
GPP Alternatives: Bryce Harper, David Peralta, Cody Bellinger

MLB Weather Impacts

Bad Weather Concerns: WAS (Y/G), PHI (Y/G), NYY (Y/G), KCR (Y), COL (G/Y)
Good Weather for Pitchers: BOS
Good Weather for Hitters: ATL, TEX

PlateIQ Insights

Top PlateIQ SPs: Charlie Morton, Vincent Velasquez, Noah Syndergaard
Top PlateIQ K Matchups: Charlie Morton, Noah Syndergaard, Justin Verlander
Top PlateIQ Bats: Rafael Devers, Mookie Betts, Tommy Pham
Top SB Threats: Whit Merrifield, Trea Turner, Victor Robles
Top Bullpens to Target by XFIP: DET, MIA, ATL, CIN, CHC

RG Content Referenced

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Questions & Answers
SlateIQ
Expert Survey
Projected Ownership
Consensus Value Rankings

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