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Johnny G’s MLB DraftKings & FanDuel Home Run Predictions 7-5-17

It’s a full 15 game slate on the day after America’s birthday.  Wednesday July 5th has 3 day games and then a 12 game main slate.  Plenty of recovering Gas Cans in action today including Vargas taking on Miranda in Seattle, Cashner hosts Fister in Arlington, and Pelfrey takes on Sonny Gray.  All three of those guys were stacked against last year, yet they all have ERAs 4.13 or lower this season.

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.

Up and down your squad, everyone needs home runs in their DFS lineups.  From your high-priced stars hitting value with one swing to your low-owned, minimum-priced punt helping you take down a big dollar contest, we all dig the long ball.  The experts will be digging through the match-ups and stats to find players in good spots and sharing them with you.

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Here are Johnny G’s Home Run predictions for 7/5/17:

Garret: Jose Altuve is 9 for 21 off of Jaime Garcia and has only 1 K in 23 Plate appearances.  Although he has not homered off Garcia, I wanna say that will change tomorrow.  I think Jose will get pitches to hit as he is finally not the biggest slugging threat on the Astro’s.  Altuve is crushing sinker ball pitchers this year, batting .395 against the sinker with 2 homers and only 2 strikeouts on the pitch.  Those numbers are much improved from previous seasons.  Guess what Garcia’s featured pitch is?  I guess it’s not too hard to hit a sinker when you are 5’6″ respectively.

Alex: Gary Sanchez is 4-8 vs Estrada.  You want to guess what those 4 are? Yep, HRs.  Sanchez hit 9 HR in June, 7 of which came off RHP.  Estrada on the other hand has surrendered a .447 wOBA to go along with a 30.4% hard hit and a far from elite 50% fly ball vs RHH in June.

Chris: Scooter Gennett is 2 for 3 with a double against Jon Gray.  Hardly a sample size that we can trust, but it complements the recent Statcast data for both batter and pitcher.  Scooter is averaging 234 feet in Batted Ball Distance (up 22 feet from yearlong average), 94 mph Exit Velocity (up 3 mph), and a 45% Hard Hit % (up 12%).  On the other side, Gray is giving up a whopping 264 feet Batted Ball, 92 mph EV, and a 50% flyball rate.  I think I’m paying up at Coors Field for Scooter today.

Who do you think will hit a home run today?  Let us know in the comments!

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Thanks for checking in with us.  As always, check those MLB lineups prior to slate lock for late scratches, keep an eye on the weather, and good luck in your contests!

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Chris Racic

Chris Racic lives and plays in NE Ohio. He works full time in the Financial Services industry and owns an absolutely horrendous short game. He fits as much golf in as he can without being served divorce papers. Chris chipped in for an eagle at Seven Hills Country Club in Hartville, OH the day before his daughter was born and is positive it’s some sort of sign.