Most of my articles will start with me mentioning a gas-can pitcher and the opposing team to stack, so let’s get to today’s…
This season, Jharel Cotton is allowing righties to hit 1.80 HR/9, a .276/.342/.516 slash line, 33.1% hard hit rate and 45.6% fly ball rate. Cotton has been anything but good in his last 5 starts, allowing 23 earned runs in just 25 innings.
Today Cotton is playing in Astros Territory, (Orange Juice Park 😉 ) which is a hitters park and also home of the best hitting team in baseball. Therefore, my favorite Lineup Lock of the day is Jose Altuve.
Altuve is slashing .370/.423/.576 vs righties this season, and there’s not much more than needs to be said. In this slate, make sure you have 2-4 Astros during your roster construction – Literally hitters 1-9 are in great spots today.