I have enjoyed some recent success in daily fantasy baseball contests so I have decided to start writing daily fantasy baseball lineup advice articles. Tonight features a relatively small seven game main slate, but nevertheless there are strong matches to pursue. Instead of stacking a single team, there are different matchups including many different teams that I have targeted.
Pitcher: $8,500 Chase Anderson- There aren’t many solid pitching options tonight, making Anderson a strong pick. He draws an excellent matchup with the San Diego Padres who don’t have many strong hitters outside Wil Myers. Anderson should be able to get many Padres to wiff, leading to a high point total because of strikeouts alone. This is a relatively safe pick, but there is plenty of upside as well. If you want to save money at the pitcher position, you can go with Mike Bolsinger who is facing the Atlanta Braves and only comes with a $7,000 price tag.
Catcher: $2,900 Brian McCann- Facing the right hander Dan Straily, the lefty McCann already has an excellent matchup. He has been great against righty pitchers this year and that should continue. McCann has plenty of home run potential, meaning he could be the highest scoring catcher on any given night.
First Base: $3,800 Yonder Alonso- With plenty of other popular options at first base, ownership on Alonso should be down, making him a nice contrarian play. He has been on fire recently and has shown no signs of slowing down, meaning you should continue to roll him against the righty Yovani Gallardo who owns a 4.58 ERA on the year.
Second Base: $2,600 Brandon Phillips- This is a cheaper option that will come with less ownership and will let you save up for more expensive players. Even though Phillips is only a shell of his former self, he can still offer you some production.
Third Base: $3,500 Jake Lamb- Lamb, who absolutely obliterates righties, faces one in Zach Wheeler. Although he is always a risky play, both the matchup and potential is there for him to have a big night.
Shortstop: $3,600 Corey Seager- Seager hit one out last night and hopefully he does the same thing tonight. He faces Matt Cain who has looked nothing like his old self to start the year. He offers consistency that can balance out other risky plays such as Jake Lamb.
Outfielder: $3,400 Ender Inciarte- Inciarte is yet another player who performs much better against righties. He draws a matchup with a subpar one in Mike Bollinger. He doesn’t have much home run potential, but there is a very high floor and he has plenty of stolen base potential.
Outfielder: $3,300 Christian Yelich- His price is down a bit making it easier for Yelich to hit value. He should have a solid game against Joe Musgrove and his 5.02 ERA.
Outfielder: $3,400 Josh Reddick- Reddick kills lefties and since he will face one against the Marlins he should be in for a good game. The home run potential is always there, but he is also good at providing a consistent floor.Follow @jackstatsblog