Last night I enjoyed some success as my lineup featured Jeff Hoffman who turned in a 49 point outing, Didi Gregorius having 25.2 points, and Corey Dickerson accruing 18.7. Hopefully some of that success will carry over for tonight.
Pitcher: $8,500 German Marquez- Even though his price tag is steadily increasing, Marquez should have a solid outing on the bump. He will be set to face the Philadelphia Phillies and as he showed against the Cubs, he has the potential to put together an excellent performance.
Catcher: $2,800 J.T. Realmuto- Realmuto continues to hit the ball at a high clip (.307 to be exact), and should continue that trend against Jesse Hahn and the Athletics. Even though Hahn pitched well to start the season, his lack of dominant stuff could lead to a short outing for him. The Marlins are a potential stack option because of the aforementioned reason.
First Base: $3,500 Justin Bour- There seems to be a perpetual risk that comes with Bour as he tends to go 0/4 a good bit. However, his power against righty pitchers such as Hahn makes him a solid pick for tonight. He will provide great value for your lineup if he is able to go yard.
Second Base: $3,100 D.J. LeMahieu- LeMahieu has been seeing the ball very well recently, leading to eight hits in his last four games. He should be able to continue the hot streak against the inexperienced Zach Eflin.
Third Base: $4,000 Travis Shaw- Shaw has hit eight of his nine home runs off of right handed pitchers this year. He should be able to add another one as he is set to face Joe Biagini.
Shortstop: $3,500 Trea Turner- Turner experienced a cold stretch recently and his price suffered because of it. However, that looks like it is all in the past as he four games over 15 fantasy points in his last ten. The fact that he will be matched up with Christian Bergman makes this an enticing play.
Outfield: $3,300 David Peralta- Peralta will have yet another strong matchup with a subpar righty as he will face Dylan Covey. Covey, who owns a 7.64 ERA on the year, shouldn’t deter Peralta from having a big game.
Outfield: $3,300 Josh Reddick- Reddick does most of his damage against righties so it is a good thing that he is matched up with one in Jordan Zimmerman. Someone who always has big game potential, Reddick should be in for a great night.
Outfield: $3,000 Ben Gamel- This is one of my favorite contrarian plays of the night as Gamel should be able to execute in a positive matchup. He will face Joe Ross who has struggled mightily this year en route to a 7.47 ERA. Starting Gamel could pay off in a big way if he is able to put together a solid game at the plate.Follow @jackstatsblog