The slate of games tomorrow start at 12:35 so you will need to make sure you complete all lineup changes before then. In this article I have a heavy stack on both the Texas Rangers and Philadelphia Phillies as both pitchers aren’t the dominant type. While that adds some more risk into the equation, you can hit it big if it ends up being a high scoring game as you will have maximum exposure.
Pitcher: $8,200 German Marquez- His start was pushed back for today due to the cancellation of the game yesterday. As I said yesterday, Marquez has the ability to turn in an excellent outing as he showed against the Cubs. Him being away from hitter-friendly Coors also helps.
Catcher: $2,900 Cameron Rupp- Rupp has been a bright spot for the struggling Phillies in this young season. He fares much better against left-handed pitchers and he will face a subpar one in Nick Martinez.
First Base: $3,400 Tommy Joseph- The second of three Phillies mentioned in this article, Joseph is similar to Rupp in that he does most of his damage against southpaws. His ownership should be down with a vast array of other options, making this a very good pick.
Second Base: $2,900 Rougned Odor- Odor is the first of four Rangers that will be featured. The inexperienced Nick Pivetta poses no threat to Odor who obliterates righties like Pivetta. There is some risk involved, but not enough to deter you from starting Odor.
Third Base: $3,000 Joey Gallo- This is by far the riskiest of plays seeing as Gallo’s batting average is currently under the Mendoza-line. The only reason he is here is because of his outstanding home run potential which could impact your lineup in a big way. He should have a legitimate chance to go deep against Pivetta.
Shortstop: $3,600 Zach Cozart- Albeit the fact that he is facing Jon Lester, you shouldn’t discount anything Cozart can do with the recent streak he has gone on. With a dearth of options at the shortstop position he makes a lot of sense here.
Outfield: $3,600 Shin soo Choo- Yet another Rangers player, Choo should make the most of his matchup with Pivetta. He hasn’t experienced the greatest start to the season, but it looks like he is making a turn in the right direction.
Outfield: $3,500 Nomar Mazara- The final of the four Rangers, Mazara is one of my favorite plays of the night. He destroys good righties so him facing a below-average one points to him having a big day.
Outfield: $4,000 Aaron Altherr- Altherr has shattered even the wildest expectations anyone had for him heading into this season. The Phillies should be able to put a good amount of runs up on Nick Martinez so it would make sense to include the Phillies’ best player in your lineup.Follow @jackstatsblog