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Yankees Hitters Make Great Fantasy Options in Final Two 2019 Games at Camden Yards

Jason Schandl
Colorado Rockies v New York Yankees
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It may only be the first week of August, but the New York Yankees have already crushed a 50-year-old record by swatting 32 home runs on the road at Camden Yards this season.

The Yankees and Camden Yards come together in a perfect storm for the record to be set. As division rivals, the Yanks get to travel to Baltimore plenty. Camden Yards is also one of the best ballparks around for home runs, ranking in the top-five in home run park factor in two of the last three seasons (and ninth in the other), per ESPN.

And the Yankees get two more opportunities to add to the record, playing in Baltimore on Tuesday and Wednesday night with the O's set to start Asher Wojciechowski and John Means. The home runs alone make Yankees hitters a great fantasy option; the issue might be finding a player that's actually available in your season-long league.

The Orioles also roll out one of the worst bullpens in the MLB. As a team they have a Major League-worst 5.70 ERA, while nobody else has a mark above 5.41. Digging deeper into things, their 4.86 skill-interactive ERA (SIERA) is also the worst in baseball.

Beyond that, there are few offenses as well equipped to take advantage of such a great situation, but the Bronx Bombers have hit 192 home runs on the season (tied for second in the Majors). Even though the Yankees haven't spent much time at full health in 2019, their lineup is filled with power bats. They have seven hitters that rank in the top-100 of the 394 players that qualify for Baseball Savant's expected slugging percentage leader board (minimum 100 plate appearances).

Whichever Yankees hitters end up starting on Tuesday and Wednesday night could be worth a look in fantasy baseball as the team looks to take advantage of the favorable situation and build on their record-setting season at Camden Yards.

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