Tonight features a solid 11 game slate meaning there will be plenty of options to choose from.
Pitcher: $8,200 German Marquez- Marquez recently blanked the defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs in eight innings of work. Given that the game was played in Coors Park, Marquez could have an even better outing on the road against the Minnesota Twins. Ownership on him will be low and he has flashed the potential for a dominant outing.
Catcher: $3,100 Victor Martinez- More often than not Victor Martinez is an excellent play given that he has been able to retain catcher eligibility. The Detroit Tigers will be a possible stack given the fact that they will be facing Ubaldo Jimenez. There aren’t that many options at catcher which only makes starting V-Mart an easier decision.
First Base: $4,600 Freddie Freeman- The Atlanta Braves are another stack candidate given their matchup with the inexperienced Joe Biagini. Freeman should continue to stay hot and lead the offense. There is almost no ceiling on what Freeman can do on any night given all that he has accomplished this season so far.
Second Base: $2,300 Brandon Phillips- In order to absorb Freeman’s exuberant price tag, Phillips is here as a bargain play. He has heated up a bit recently and should be able to give you some solid value since there is a high chance that the Braves score a good amount of runs.
Third Base: $2,400 Jeimer Candelario- He was awarded a start last night and was able to produce meaning that more should be headed his way as long as the Cubs’ various injured players are shelved. He is a risky play, but as long as he is starting he can provide great value at a very low price.
Shortstop: $3,900 Jean Segura- Segura is having an excellent season and he should continue to roll against Jesse Hahn. Given the fact that he has been killing righties this year, Segura should have the chance at a big night.
Outfield: $3,600 Andrew Benintendi- Mike Leake has enjoyed a great start to the year, but Benintendi’s track record against right handed pitchers this year gives him the advantage. He has major home run potential and is also a relatively safe play considering he is mainly a contact hitter.
Outfield: $3,500 Nomar Mazara- Mazara crushes righties so you shouldn’t hesitate to roll him against an inexperienced one in Zach Eflin. While there is always some risk involved with Mazara, the matchup is too good to pass up on.
Outfield: $3,300 Ben Gamel- Gamel has gone under the radar this year, but he has produced in his limited playing time. He should nab the start against the right hander meaning a big game could be in the works.Follow @jackstatsblog