NL Lineup Analysis

Braves

Brewers

  • Travis Shaw is sitting against lefties with Hernan Perez slotting in. This season, Shaw is posting a .565 OPS against lefties and .890 against righties.
  • Jonathan Schoop has really struggled (.163/.180/.204) since being traded to the Brewers. While he started regularly right after the trade, Orlando Arcia is cutting into his playing time.
  • One outfield slot switches between Eric Thames and Ryan Braun with Thames always sitting against lefties.

Cardinals

Cubs

Diamondbacks

Dodgers

  • Matt Kemp has been useless over the last 28 days hitting .129/.222/.186. Max Muncy (.174/.240/.478) and Chris Taylor (.198/.258/.296) have also been unproductive.
  • Teams are using every possible left-handed starter they have versus the Dodgers who are hitting just .229/.313/.384 against southpaws.

Giants

Marlins

Mets

Nationals

Padres

Phillies

Pirates

Reds

  • The last two games the Reds have run out the following same six sluggers at the top of line up ….
  1. Billy Hamilton
  2. Jose Peraza
  3. Scooter Gennett
  4. Eugenio Suarez
  5. Phillip Ervin
  6. Tucker Barnhart

… and have scored 18 runs. It’s magic.

  • Preston Tucker, who has hit .168/.200/.248 against lefties over career, sits against them.

Rockies





Jeff, one of the authors of the fantasy baseball guide,The Process, writes for RotoGraphs, The Hardball Times, Rotowire, Baseball America, and BaseballHQ. He has been nominated for two SABR Analytics Research Award for Contemporary Analysis and won it in 2013 in tandem with Bill Petti. He has won three FSWA Awards including on for his MASH series. In his first two seasons in Tout Wars, he's won the H2H league and mixed auction league. Follow him on Twitter @jeffwzimmerman.

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tb.25
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tb.25

Great work on these. Love reading them.

One small thing: Giants have the Gorkys, not Enrique, Hernandez.

walt526
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walt526

Yeah, noticed that. Also, Carlos Gonzalez for the Rockies, not Martinez.