Last night the Tampa Bay Rays took game two of a four-game set with the Oakland Athletics.
Tonight, the Tampa Bay Rays will send their ace to the mound in hopes of a game three victory.
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Tonight, our Tampa Bay Rays selections include two of the top three hitters in the lineup.
Randy Arozarena ($4,400)
$4,400 is much too low of a salary for Arozarena right now. He’s registered back-to-back 11+ point games on DraftKings and hasn’t gone scoreless on DraftKings since April 17th.
Arozarena leads the Tampa Bay Rays in hits so far this season with 26, and is only one of two players on the team with a batting average over .300 and 10+ RBI’s.
Arozarena, along with everyone else in the Tampa Bay Rays lineup, has never faced Athletics starter Cole Irvin.
Arozarena will leadoff tonight for the Tampa Bay Rays.
Mike Brosseau ($3,400)
On paper Brosseau will look like a bad selection, but I have faith in him. On the season Brosseau is only hitting .206 with two home runs, and six RBI’s.
However, Brosseau is much better against left-handed pitchers, and if you didn’t know, Cole Irvin is left handed.
Brosseau is hitting .240 this season off left-handed pitchers versus only .174 off righties.
Brosseau’s on-base percentage is nearly .100 points higher against left-handed pitching, as it sits at .321.
Also, for what it’s worth, Brosseau is much better hitting in Tropicana Field than on the road. Brosseau has hit both of his home runs this season inside the Trop.
His batting average in St. Pete is .238 versus .185 on the road.
Mitch Moreland ($2,800)
We are doubling down on Mitch Moreland, and at $2,800 how could you not?
Now it should be said, I really don’t like anyone against Tyler Glasnow. But Moreland has some good history against Tyler.
Moreland is a .273 career hitter against Glasnow. Breaking down to 3-for-11. In those three hits, a double, homer, and 3 RBI’s.
Moreland is hitting .262 this season off right-handed pitching, and both of his home runs came off righties.
Our Tampa Bay Rays fade of the night is Yoshi Tsutsugo ($2,700)
Although we want Yoshi to be great, he isn’t. However, he is turning around an awful start to the season. Yoshi has recorded a hit in six of his last eight games, raising his season batting average to .193.
Although he is super cheap, I would spend the extra $100 on Mitch Moreland.