We have 15 games on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 and all of them are included in the main slate today. Our pitching choices run to both extremes today. Kershaw will face the White Sox in Chicago and Big Sexy himself, Bartolo Colon, returns to the bump in Minnesota to face the Yankees.
Johnny G invites the MLB experts from Hammer DFS to take an early look at who they predict will go deep to help you fill out your rosters on DraftKings and FanDuel.
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Here are Johnny G’s Home Run predictions for 7/18/17
Alex: Travis Shaw is 7 for 10 with 2 HRs off Nova. Shaw has a 30% HR/FB in July with 43.5% hard hit and fly ball rates. Nova has been tagged by lefties over his last 5 starts allowing 4 HRs, .400 wOBA and a 22.2% HR/FB over 15.1 innings vs LHHs.
Chris: I’ll take Matt Adams today facing John Lackey with the apparent jet stream that is right field at SunTrust. Adams’ Flyball % is up to 55% over the last 2 weeks. Lackey is throwing a lot of strikes lately and is giving up an average Exit Velocity of 93 mph on batted balls. He’s served up 8 dongs in his last 4 road starts.
You know who might be in serious trouble tomorrow? Dinelson Lamet starting at Coors Field. We will always be concerned (or licking our chops depending on how you look at it) with a fly ball pitcher in Colorado. What tips the scales a bit farther is his previous road starts. He’s given up 5 HRs in his last 3 road starts. All 3 outings were in good hitter’s parks (Chase Field, Miller Park, and Progressive Field). His long-term trend is an extreme fly ball pitcher at around 50%. This could prove disastrous today. All Rockies’ bats you can afford may be in play today.
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