Pitcher: $7,300 Kyle Freeland- The lefty has enjoyed reasonable success to start the year and the fact that he is playing away from Coors gives him more value. The Minnesota Twins shouldn’t be a problem for Freeland as they only have a small number of hitters who he should be afraid of. He should be able to give you a strong six innings with numerous strikeouts. With plenty of other, more expensive options to choose from, ownership on Freeland should be down.
Catcher: $2,900 Brian McCann- McCann at this price point is an absolute steal. He has plenty of home run potential and will be well rested after getting a game off last night.
First Base: $3,400 Yonder Alonso- Alonso is primed for a big night with an excellent matchup against Chase De Jong. De Jong has struggled in most of his starts, and hopefully Alonso will be able to capitalize. At this price point he is a bargain for the production that he brings.
Second Base: $3,800 Daniel Murphy- Murphy and the Nationals face Chad Kuhl which means Murphy should have a chance at a big night. He has plenty of home run potential, and is a good play considering there is a paucity of strong options at second base.
Third Base: $3,300 Joey Gallo- This is sort of a boom or bust play. Gallo will either hit a bomb for you or go 0-4 with a couple of K’s. However, he will face Jerad Eichkoff in a matchup where he can do some damage. Gallo won’t be that highly owned, making him a solid contrarian play.
Shortstop: $3,300 Chris Owings- Facing lefty Tommy Milone, the Arizona Diamondbacks are a very strong stack option. Owings, who performs far better against left-handed pitchers, could spearhead that attack. It is sometimes hard to find value at the shortstop position but Owings is a must start.
Outfield: $3,500 Josh Reddick- Reddick’s numbers are almost polar opposites for when he faces righties and for when he faces lefties. Luckily he is facing an inferior righty so Reddick should be in for a solid night.
Outfield: $3,300 Yasmany Tomas- Tomas is yet another person on the Arizona Diamondbacks who should be targeted. He absolutely obliterates lefties and offers excellent upside at a fairly low price point.
Outfield: $4,000 Charlie Blackmon- Albeit the fact that he is away from Coors Park, Blackmon should still have a strong outing against Phil Hughes and the Twins. This is a bit riskier of a play but it looks like a good one with the way he has been swinging the bat lately.
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