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Lineup advice for Athletics-Angels Showdown

We break down ideal picks for Tuesday’s Athletics-Angels matchup.

Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Field on August 07, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

The Oakland Athletics and Los Angeles Angels will play Tuesday at 9:40 p.m. ET. Righty Mike Fiers will face righty Dylan Bundy at Angel Stadium tonight. DraftKings will have Showdown DFS contests available for the matchup. We break down the ideal lineup strategy below, and you can play here.

Captain’s Picks

Mike Trout, OF, Angels: $17,700

Mike Fiers has allowed three home runs and 18 hits through 16 innings, including just five strikeouts. In his career he’s allowed a 1.43 HR/9. When facing righties that home run rate boosts up to 1.61 while allowing a .331 wOBA. Trout has taken advantage of Fiers, hitting five home runs in 31 at bats. Trout also has reverse splits, hitting righties for a .289 ISO and .425 wOBA. Trout costs a ton, but you really can’t get a better matchup.

Dylan Bundy, P, Angels: $15,900

Bundy continues to pitch well this season. Through three starts he has gone over six innings in each and has 25 strikeouts through 21.2 innings. He also has a 0.60 WHIP and a 30.1 DK points average. He’s faced the A’s in his season debut, giving up three hits and one earned run through 6.2 innings while striking out seven. The A’s aren’t pushovers by any means, but Bundy’s upside is worth considering once again.

Utility Picks

Max Stassi, C, Angels: $5,800

If Stassi gets the start, I like him as a value play. In his limited time, he’s had seven hits in 24 at bats, including four home runs and 10 RBIs. The righty would likely get the start if he were facing a lefty, but hopefully with Fiers’ reverse splits, Stassi will get the nod tonight.

Khris Davis, OF, Athletics: $7,600

Davis has three home runs in 16 at bats against Bundy and appears to be coming around after a slow start. A 1-for-21 start to the season gave way to a 5-for-15 stretch that included a double, home run and four RBIs in his last four games.