2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 24 Hitting Planner: Twin Killing

by Jonathan Chan
2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 24 Hitting Planner

We're coming up to the final week of the Fantasy baseball playoffs. If you're still reading this you've had a good season and are looking for something to put you over the top and win the ever-elusive championship. The 2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 24 Hitting Planner will get you there.

The boys at Fantasy Six Pack are fully into Football season but Tyler Thompson did put out one last Prospect Report for the season. If you're into Fantasy Football you can check out my weekly Waiver Wire article that gets posted every Tuesday morning.

Good luck in the finals and thanks for reading!

2019 Fantasy Baseball Week 24 Hitting Planner

Offense to Target - Minnesota Twins

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It's only fitting that the main offensive target in the final planner of the season is a record-setting offense. On September 1, Minnesota broke the Yankees all-time record for home runs in a single season. Since then the Yankees have reclaimed the title, but the Twins are only one homer behind with 279.

The Twins will start the week with a three-game series against the White Sox. Chicago has been one of the easiest matchups in the league all-season, but have reached a new low over the past two weeks. They're carrying a 6.35 ERA with a 1.93 HR/9, both good for 28th in the league in that span. Chicago's 11.5% walk rate is also third-worst in the league over that span.

Next, Minnesota will take on the Royals in a four-game series at home. The Royals also have one of the worst rotations in the league, as their rotation ranks 23rd in ERA this year. They also have the fourth-worst strikeout rate in the league.

Notable Players

Right now, there are three Minnesota bats with 20+ home runs owned in under 50% of Yahoo leagues. Miguel Sano, Jonathan Schoop, and C.J. Cron.

Owners in shallow leagues should scour their wire for Mitch Garver, who has 30 home runs and is owned in just 73% of leagues.

Offense to Avoid - Los Angeles Angels

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The Angels are the big losers, in our weekly edition of "who gets the Astros". Of course, Houston's pitching staff has been on fire since the acquisition of Zack Grienke. Over the last month, their pitching staff leads the league in WAR, K/9, and xFIP.

Before they deal with the Astros rotation, the Angels will travel to New York to take on the Yankees. Their rotation hasn't been elite of late, but they remain top 10 in WAR and K/9.

Notable Players

Obviously you're not going to bench Mike Trout. But without Shohei Ohtani in the lineup for the rest of the season, the rest of the Angels lineup will suffer.

Trout and Calhoun might flex some power in the Bronx, but their counting stats may suffer if the rest of the lineup can't get on base.

Offense to Target - Baltimore Orioles

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Crazy, right? From one of the best offenses in the league to one of the worst, the Orioles bats should come through for owners during championship week.

Baltimore gets a trio of poor rotations next week, starting with one game against the Tigers. Owners will be able to gauge how the Baltimore lineup does against Detroit over the weekend. If the last couple of weeks is any indication it should be a good series for the Oriole bats. The Tigers have a 6.71 ERA and 1.85 HR/9 which ranks 30th and 25th over the last 14 days.

Next, the Orioles will travel back home for a series against the inexperienced Blue Jays rotation. Over the last two weeks, Clay Buchholz and his 5.17 ERA leads the team in starts. With rookies Anthony Kay, T.J. Zeuch, and Trent Thornton leading the charge, inexperience in a good hitters park could mean offensive fireworks.

Baltimore will finish the week with a three-game series against the lowly Mariners. Seattle's pitching staff ranks last in the league in WAR and second last in HR/9. The Mariners also own the worst road ERA in the league, entering the week at 5.52.

Notable Players

Outside of Jonathan Villar and Trey Mancini the Orioles have been a black hole on offense for most of the season. However, the under-appreciated duo of Hanser Alberto and Renato Nunez could pay dividends in the final week.

If Anthony Santander is able to break out of his funk against the Tigers this weekend, he could also be a good option in deeper leagues next week.

Offense to Avoid - Texas Rangers

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With just five games on the schedule in the final week, the Rangers could disappoint in the Fantasy finals. Their first two games are against the Astros. More specifically, they're scheduled to take on Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole. Avoid at all costs.

Following a second day off, Texas will open a three-game set with the Athletics. The A's don't have the most overpowering staff, but they've maneuvered their way to the seventh-best ERA and 10th highest WAR in the majors.

Notable Players

Danny Santana has run hot and cold all season and should in for a slump next week. Although Willie Calhoun has hits in six of his last seven games don't count on that count on that kind of consistency against tough competition next week.

The injured Joey Gallo is a wildcard for the Rangers' lineup, as he could be activated off the IL next week. However, coming off a lengthy absence due to a wrist injury, don't expect too much from the slugger in the final week.

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