Pitcher: $7,600 Taijuan Walker- While I would love to be able to start Chris Sale in a prime matchup, the price tag he comes with is utterly absurd. Starting him and his $12,000 price tag leaves you no flexibility for the rest of your lineup. On the other hand, Taijuan Walker is a solid consolation prize. He draws an excellent matchup as well and should have a higher chance at a big game since he is not pitching in hitter-friendly Chase Field. In an outing earlier this year against the San Diego Padres, Walker was able to pitch eight innings of shutout ball and accrued eleven strikeouts.

Catcher: $3,000 Alex Avila- Avila always gets a boost when he is facing a right handed pitcher and he will be facing one tonight. Nick Martinez is far from an ace-level talent so Avila shouldn’t be deterred from having a good game.

First Base: $3,100 Danny Valencia- He does most of his damage against lefties and even though Jose Quintana is an above average one, I still favor Valencia in this matchup. He always has big game potential and shouldn’t be widely owned with plenty of other options.

Second Base: $3,800 Daniel Murphy- Murphy is always capable of a big night and he will have a shot at one tonight. He faces the righty knuckleballer R.A. Dickey who is anything but overpowering.

Third Base: $3,100 Jose Ramirez- He is still unknown to some, but that is something you can use to your advantage. With his ownership down, Ramirez could end up being a pivotal pick. The switch hitter fares slightly better against righties which means he should have some home run potential against Charlie Morton.

Shortstop: $2,900 Freddy Galvis- My reasoning behind having Galvis here is simple: I want exposure to the Phillies since they are facing Trevor Williams. Williams owns a 6.41 ERA on the season meaning there should plenty of opportunities for Galvis to prove his worth.

Outfield: $3,500 Adam Duvall- Duvall does most of his damage against lefties and he will face one in Tyler Anderson. Anderson has struggled for most of this young season meaning Duvall could be in for a big night. Another play here is Lorenzo Cain as he will be facing Hector Santiago in a lefty-righty matchup.

Outfield: $4,100 Michael Conforto- Finally getting a chance to show his talent, Conforto has been one of the biggest surprises in the MLB. He has been obliterating righties to the tune of eight home runs as well as a .323 batting average and should continue that against Ricky Noclaso.

Outfield: $3,800 Corey Dickerson- Even though he is facing Luis Severino, Dickerson is almost becoming matchup-proof against righties. He should be able to provide excellent production for a reasonable price and he always has big-game potential.

 

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