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2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 19 Hitting Planner


Welcome to a special edition of the 2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 19 Hitting Planner!

Jonathan has the week off so I am here trying my best to give you great content like he has all season long.

The Fantasy Baseball Playoffs have begun for some of us while others are still fighting for one of those final seeds!

2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 19 Hitting Planner

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Offense to Target – New York Yankees

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It honestly does not matter what player put on the Pinstripes. If you don the uniform, you start playing like an All-Star. It’s getting to be pretty ridiculous at this point.

The Yankees play eight, yes eight, home game this week thanks to a doubleheader with the Baltimore Orioles on Monday.

Thanks to @MLBRandomStats tweet, we know the Yankees are slashing .301/.386/.642 with 52 home runs and 71 walks in 617 PA vs the Orioles pitching staff…this season!

After four games against the Orioles, the Yankees host the Cleveland Indians for a four-game series. They avoid Shane Bieber and don’t face Mike Clevinger until Sunday.

Notable Players

If you missed out on adding Mike Tauchman and Gio Urshela this past week, that’s too bad. However, there is a slight chance one of them is still available in your league so go double-check now, we will wait for you to return!

The injuries continue to pile up in New York and that has made guys like Austin Romine and Cameron Maybin Fantasy relevant again. Even Brett Gardner has been hot as of late!

The Yankees activated Gary Sanchez on Saturday!

Offense to Avoid – Oakland Athletics

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One of these names is not like the other…

…but those are the five pitchers in a row the A’s are scheduled to face from Wednesday to Sunday!

Notable Players

Matt Chapman owns a .280 wOBA since the MLB All-Star Game with a 28% K%.

This is not even a joke – as I am writing this, Khris Davis‘ wOBA is .247!

Ramon Laureano was having a great second half before the shin injury. He won’t be back until September most likely.

Offense to Target – Los Angeles Angels

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A seven-game home stand awaits the Angels in Week 19, against the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago White Sox. This after a nine-game road trip to Boston, Cincinnati and Cleveland.

The Pirates starting rotation owns the sixth-worst SIERA since the MLB All-Star Game.

The White Sox staff has been average since the break, but it could be a lot worse with Reynaldo Lopez and Ivan Nova owning  -1.70/-2.36 ERA-SIERA respectively. Nova’s K-BB% in 38.2 post ASG IP is 5.9%! Lucas Giolito is the only starter above 20%, but his second-half performance has not been as good as his first.

Notable Players

Since the All-Star break, Matt Thaiss owns a .467 wOBA / 204 wRC+ in 36 home plate appearances. He has struggled as of late but if he is in the lineup during this stretch of home games, he could be worth streaming!

David Fletcher has not been his high OBP self as of late either, but he is a much better hitter at home than on the road.

According to an August 7th @FabianArdaya tweet:
By B-Ref, he’ll likely pass Rafael Palmeiro, Derek Jeter, Larry Walker and others by the end of the year. By FanGraphs, he’ll likely pass Reggie Jackson, Jeter and could approach Johnny Bench.”
He just turned 28 years old.

Offense to Avoid – St. Louis Cardinals

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Since the break, the Cardinals have been one of the worst offenses both home and away, and own a 25% K% which is 5th worst in the MLB.

They are set out on a six-game road trip against the Kansas City Royals and Cincinnati Reds, with Monday and Thursday off.

Their four-game series at Great American Ballpark will see them face Sonny Gray, Luis Castillo, Anthony DeSclafani and Alex Wood. The Reds rotation is one of just six in the MLB with an xFIP below 4.00 since the All-Star Game. They rank 8th in K-BB% and SIERA as well.

Notable Players

Paul Goldschmidt is hitting just .217 in 50 PA on the road since the break, with a 34% K%! That’s the worst on the team.

Marcell Ozuna is back in the Cardinals lineup after he missed more than a month with two fractures in his right hand.

Check out the rest of our 2019 Fantasy Baseball content from our great team of writers.

About Keith Lott

I have one goal, to help you win your league. It does not matter if you are a fantasy rookie or a veteran. Everyone has questions, and I have opinions. Lot(t)s of them!

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