2022 Fantasy Baseball Week 10 Hitting Planner

June 13th-June 19th

by Trent Dickeson
2022 Fantasy Baseball Week 10 Hitting Planner

Welcome to the 2022 Fantasy Baseball Week 10 Hitting Planner.

We are two and a half months into the season and time continues to fly by. A season that we were worried would suffer a lengthy delay because of a lockout. Thankfully, we have baseball and thankfully we have Fantasy Baseball.

2022 Fantasy Baseball Week 10 Hitting Planner

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Week 10 Schedule


Offenses to Target

Atlanta Braves

I know that I am a Braves fan and may be a bit biased, but the schedule for the Braves is too good to pass up next week. The Braves offense has woken up in the past week, leading to a lengthy winning streak.

The Braves will begin the week with a three-game series in the Nation's capital. It has been a tough go in Washington, as they currently are in a rebuild with a pitching staff carry a 5.35 ERA, 4.62 FIP, & 4.40 xFIP. The Nationals starters carry a 5.97 ERA, 5.06 FIP, and 4.62 xFIP while the bullpen sits at a 4.60 ERA, 4.07 FIP, and 4.13 xFIP. One reason for the higher ERA than FIP as a staff is that the Nationals have the worst defense in baseball according to Baseball Savant. As a team, they have -19 runs prevented and -24 OAA.

The Braves then travel to the windy city for a weekend set with the Cubs. The Cubs have a 4.40 ERA, 4.28 FIP, and 3.81 xFIP as a staff. When broken down, the starters sit at 4.83 ERA, 4.64 FIP, and 4.25 xFIP and the bullpen has a 3.92 ERA, 3.88 FIP, and 3.33 xFIP. The starters are the bigger issue for this team, and opponents are taking advantage of the Cubs early in games. Defensively, they sit slightly below average with -2 runs prevented and -3 OAA.

Notable Players

Dansby Swanson got off to a historically bad start that probably led to him being dropped in some leagues and rightfully so. However, since April 27th, Swanson is hitting .319/.389/.493 with 6 HR, 27 R, 22 RBI, 8 SB, .386 wOBA, and 146 wRC+.

Adam Duvall has hit .205/.264/.332 with 4 HR, 24 R, 20 RBI, .265 wOBA, and 66 wRC+. That is bad. However, since June 4th, Duvall is hitting .462/.462/1.231 with 2 HR, 5 R, 4 RBI, .709 wOBA, and 360 wRC+. He has been hitting the ball hard over the last week and might be available on a lot of waiver wires.

The rookie Michael Harris is hitting .268/.286/.415 with 6 R, 5 RBI, .303 wOBA, and 91 wRC+. It seems that he is starting to figure out major league pitching after a few weeks and becoming more comfortable. In deeper or NL-only leagues, he could be worth a look.

San Francisco Giants

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The San Francisco Giants have not been as good in 2022 as they were in 2021 but have still been a talented team. They are in the thick of the playoff race and are finding hidden talent in players others had cast away.

They begin the week with three against the Kansas City Royals. The Royals staff carries a 5.17 ERA, 4.71 FIP, and 4.71 xFIP. Their starters carry a 5.41 ERA, 5.03 FIP, and 4.84 xFIP while the bullpen is at a 4.86 ERA, 4.31 FIP, and 4.55 xFIP. The Royals actually have a decent defense, with 7 runs prevented and 9 OAA but the pitching staff has not made things easy for them.

The week will end with a weekend series with the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates staff has a 4.35 ERA, 4.14 FIP, and 4.27 xFIP. Breaking it down, the starters have a 4.70 ERA, 4.19 FIP, and 4.29 xFIP while the bullpen has a 4.00 ERA, 4.09 FIP, and 4.25 xFIP. Defensively, the Pirates have -6 runs prevented and -7 OAA.

Notable Players

Joc Pederson has been much better than anyone would have anticipated to start the year. He is hitting .262/.338/.574 with 13 HR, 24 R, 30 RBI, 1 SB, .389 wOBA, and 153 wRC+. Look for him to continue this hot stretch.

Wilmer Flores has been a great add in deeper leagues. Flores is hitting .258/.321/.432 with 7 HR, 30 R, 33 RBI, .329 wOBA, and 114 wRC+. The value has been great in the deeper formats.

Mike Yastrzemski seems to have figured it out once again for the Giants. Yaz is hitting .288/.395/.471 with 5 HR, 29 R, 21 RBI, .380 wOBA, and 147 wRC+. This is the guy the Giants would have loved to see in 2021.

Offenses to Avoid

New York Mets

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The Mets have been a great team in 2022 and currently carry the best record in the National League. The schedule has gotten tougher and the opposing pitching has also gotten stronger. Some of their role players may need to be avoided.

They will begin the week with the Milwaukee Brewers who continue to develop great pitching. Overall, they have a 3.52 ERA, 3.53 FIP, and 3.45 xFIP. Their starters carry a 3.42 ERA, 3.53 FIP, and 3.41 xFIP while the relievers have a 3.67 ERA, 3.52 FIP, and 3.51 xFIP.

The Mets will then host the Marlins for the weekend, another organization that has done great at developing pitching. The Marlins have a 3.75 ERA, 3.99 FIP, and 3.80 xFIP as a staff. The starters carry a 3.47 ERA, 4.13 FIP, and 3.85 xFIP while the bullpen has held the team back with a 4.18 ERA, 3.78 FIP, and 3.72 xFIP.

Notable Players

Brandon Nimmo has struggled since the calendar flipped over to the month of June. Nimmo is hitting .103/.278/.103 with 2 R, 1 RBI, .212 wOBA, and 39 wRC+. Tough pitching may mean Nimmo's cold spell is extended another week.

Another guy in a small slump has been Luis Guillorme. Guillorme got off to a great start but has come crashing back down to earth in the month of June. In June, he is hitting .111/.304/.111 with 2 R, .228 wOBA, and 50 wRC+.

Mark Canha is another name that has not fared well for the Metropolitans in the month of June. Canha is hitting .231/.286/.269 with 3 R, .255 wOBA, and 67 wRC+ this month. The Mets still have a good team, but the schedule has been tough and will not be any easier next week.

Baltimore Orioles

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The Orioles are close, at least they believe they are. The next wave of talent is close to reaching the majors, and hopefully ending this lengthy rebuild that their fans have had to endure. However, it is still a tough time and looks like a rough week ahead.

They travel to Canada for four with the Blue Jays. The Jays have a 3.76 ERA, 3.72 FIP, and 3.79 xFIP. Breaking it down, the starters have a 3.59 ERA, 3.47 FIP, and 3.68 xFIP while the bullpen carries a 4.00 ERA, 4.07 FIP, and 3.95 xFIP. Got to hang around with the Blue Jays and get to their bullpen.

The Orioles will then travel to Tampa for a weekend set with the Rays. The Rays always find a way to be effective with their staff, and that is evident by their 3.26 ERA, 3.73 FIP, and 3.67 xFIP as a staff. Their starters carry a 3.41 ERA, 3.60 FIP, and 3.43 xFIP. The bullpen has been even better, carrying a 3.11 ERA, 3.86 FIP, and 3.92 xFIP.

Notable Players

Jorge Mateo was a fun add early in the year due to his speed, and while the 13 stolen bases have certainly been helpful, he has fallen off a cliff in recent weeks. Since May 15th, he is hitting .154/.167/.308 with 2 HR, 3 R, 7 RBI, 3 SB, .204 wOBA, and 27 wRC+. The speed is nice but he is draining the rest of the categories that he is not playable.

Adley Rutschman has not quite caught up to major league pitching just yet. He is hitting .145/.230/.200 with 5 R, .204 wOBA, and 27 wRC+. Adley still projects to be great long-term, but it is tough to trust him while he adjusts to the major league game.

Cedric Mullins has not returned the value it cost to draft him. Mullins is hitting .237/.298/.379 with 6 HR, 29 R, 20 RBI, 11 SB, .299 wOBA, and 94 wRC+. The steals are nice, but the rest of his stats have not been what people drafted him expected. Is it time to start fully worrying?

2022 Fantasy Baseball Week 10 Hitting Planner Waiver Pickup

Luis Garcia, 2B/SS, Washington Nationals

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Luis Garcia may finally be figuring it out at the major league level. It is a short sample, but after struggling in previous years, it is a welcome sight for the Nationals to see Garcia performing well.

Currently, he is hitting .333/.321/.519 with 1 HR, 2 R, 6 RBI, .356 wOBA, and 127 wRC+.  He is hitting the ball hard in the short sample, with an average exit velocity of 94.6 mph. The big cause for concern is the lack of walks and a higher BABIP.

It could be worth riding the hot hand though. Especially considering he plays 2B which is traditionally a thinner position for Fantasy Baseball purposes. Garcia is worth a look in deeper leagues.

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