Pitcher: $7,200 C.C. Sabathia- Even though Sabathia’s best years are well behind him, he could be in for a solid outing today. The Tampa Bay Rays have been much better at hitting righties this year so the lefty Sabathia is blessed with a strong matchup. He is a risky play, but it could pay off in a big way if he is able to put together a nice performance on the bump.
Catcher: $2,800 Russell Martin- This is one of my favorite contrarian plays for this slate. He faces the lefty Wade Miley who has a tendency to get hit hard. The home run potential is always there for Martin and he has an elevated chance to go deep against Miley and the Orioles.
First Base: $2,400 Lucas Duda- Duda is a very risky play, but with this low of a price, it is worth it to take the risk. He tends to either turn in an excellent game or one where he goes 0/4 with a pair of strikeouts. If he has one of his multiple homer games Duda will easily end up being the best value play of the day.
Second Base: $2,900 D.J. LeMahieu- LeMahieu had a sluggish start to the season but he has since picked up his production. He is always a very safe play, coming with very little risk. At this price point LeMahieu definitely deserves to be rostered.
Third Base: $3,300 Anthony Rendon- Rendon has been killing lefties this year and that should continue in a positive matchup with Jaime Garcia. Garcia, who owns a 4.65 ERA on the year, is anything but overpowering, meaning Rendon will have the chance at a big game.
Shortstop: $3,400 Zach Cozart- He sports one of the best batting averages in the MLB making him a low-risk option. Nevertheless, Mozart can have big games with his extra base hit and home run potential.
Outfield: $3,600 Adam Duvall- Duvall is another player on the Cincinnati Reds that I would like to target due to their matchup with Kyle Freeland. Albeit the fact that Duvall strikes out more than most, the potential for a big game is always there. With his power he can hit one out on any pitch and should hopefully be able to against Freeland.
Outfield: $5,200 Mike Trout- Thanks to his great start to the season, there is no doubt in anyones mind who the best baseball player on the planet is. Trout continues to rake and will face Tommy Milone in a mouth-watering matchup. At this point Trout is as close to a lock for around 15 fantasy points anytime he struts onto the diamond.
Outfield: $4,100 Michael Conforto- It’s crazy to believe that this guy didn’t have a guaranteed starting spot heading into this year. The second year player has been obliterating right handed pitchers this year to the tune of 8 home runs and a .327 batting average. Conforto will have the opportunity to add to those totals against Jesse Chavez.Follow @jackstatsblog