2022 Fantasy Baseball Week 8 xwOBA Targets

by Keith Lott
2022 Fantasy Baseball Week 8 xwOBA Targets

Welcome to the 2022 Fantasy Baseball Week 8 xwOBA Targets!

This is a series where look for under rostered xwOBA targets in Fantasy Baseball for the week ahead. We set the cutoff at 65% rostered on Yahoo and 80 plate appearances for this early season update.

MLB.com does a great job explaining xwOBA vs wOBA.

"Expected Weighted On-base Average (xwOBA) is formulated using exit velocity, launch angle and, on certain types of batted balls, Sprint Speed.

xwOBA is more indicative of a player's skill than regular wOBA, as xwOBA removes defense from the equation. Hitters, and likewise pitchers, are able to influence exit velocity and launch angle but have no control over what happens to a batted ball once it is put into play."

We have also added DRC+ (Deserved Runs Created Plus) to the table below this season. DRC+ comes from Baseball Prospectus and it "differs from other (public) hitting metrics in that it focuses on each hitter's expected contribution, rather than merely averaging the result of hitter PAs."

2022 Fantasy Baseball Week 8 xwOBA Targets

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wdt_ID Name Team Pos Rost% PA xwOBA wOBA wRC+ DRC+
1 Joc Pederson SF OF 56% 118 0.470 0.398 159 138
2 Christian Walker ARI 1B 32% 178 0.411 0.340 116 126
3 Max Kepler MIN OF 50% 166 0.409 0.346 131 116
4 Mike Yastrzemski SF OF 49% 132 0.400 0.398 160 124
5 Yonathan Daza COL OF 3% 98 0.399 0.375 128 127
6 Harold Ramirez TB 1B,OF 2% 113 0.399 0.327 123 117
7 Trey Mancini BAL 1B,OF 64% 180 0.388 0.327 116 111
8 Ji-Man Choi TB 1B 7% 104 0.377 0.370 155 86
9 Tommy Pham CIN OF 38% 176 0.376 0.320 99 104
10 Luis Urias MIL 2B,3B,SS 64% 89 0.370 0.361 131 120
11 Ben Gamel PIT OF 9% 152 0.369 0.340 119 96
12 Alec Bohm PHI 3B 54% 166 0.368 0.318 102 97
13 Yandy Diaz TB 1B,3B 11% 148 0.366 0.349 139 138
14 Brian Anderson MIA 3B,OF 3% 119 0.366 0.355 132 101
15 Kole Calhoun TEX OF 32% 136 0.364 0.342 130 95

Joc Pederson went 5 for 12 in the Giants series against the Mets with four home runs and racked up 10 RBI in two games. San Francisco is about to play three games in Cincinnati before traveling to Philadelphia. This seems like a good time to get Joc Pederson back on your rosters!

We just wrote a spotlight piece on Christian Walker, make sure you read it!

Mike Yastrzemski is slashing .338/.451/.600 over his last 65 at bats. Four of his last 11 extra-base hits have come in the last week. He should also benefit from the Giants upcoming road trip to hitter-friendly parks!

Kole Calhoun is on some tear right now, slashing .338/.392/.704 in the month of May. He has 10 extra-base hits in the last 15 days including six home runs. His 15 runs batted in this month is top 25 in the MLB.

Heating Up

Andrew Vaughn is back in the Chicago White Sox lineup after missing the first half of the month. He owns a 1.054 OPS over his last 21 at bats and is batting over .300 this month.

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