Keep in mind that this article is for the FanDuel early slate of games.
Pitcher: $9,300 Danny Salazar- Seeing as there is a shorter slate today, there is a paucity of strong options at the position. Nevertheless, Salazar comes at a reasonable price and has an excellent matchup. His ability to generate whiffs always allows for big game potential.
Catcher: $2,500 Jason Castro- Given the dearth of talent at the catcher position, Castro stands out as a potential value pick. He will be facing the righty Jake Odorizzi who has less-than-dominant stuff. Given his home run potential he should be able to carve together a solid day at the plate.
First Base: $3,400 Ryan Zimmerman- Zimmerman and the Nationals will face Clayton Richard in a matchup where the Nationals should be able to prevail. Zimmerman has obliterated lefties this year and should be able to have an excellent game today.
Second Base: $2,500 Brandon Drury- This price seems far too cheap for the type of production that Drury offers. He is a very safe pick due to his contact, but his power gives him a relatively strong ceiling. He will be one of the best value plays of the night in a strong matchup.
Third Base: $3,700 Anthony Rendon- Rendon is yet another member of the Washington Nationals who has destroyed lefties this year. He has put together and impressive slew of games and should be able to continue the trend. As he has shown earlier this season, Rendon has plenty of big game potential.
Shortstop: $3,100 Andrelton Simmons- The only reason why I have Simmons here is because I want to have at least some exposure to the Angels given their matchup with Vance Worley. He doesn’t have that much potential, but he should still be able to put together a solid day at the plate.
Outfield: $3,200 Scott Schebler- Schebler has been one of the biggest surprises of the MLB season to date as he has hit fourteen home runs. However, there is a perpetual risk that comes with starting players that tend to strike out a lot. Most of his value rests in his ability to hit balls out of the ballpark, so if he is unable to do so, it will be difficult for him to provide you with value.
Outfield: $4,000 Nelson Cruz- Cruz has enjoyed success to start out the season and should be able to find some more against the inexperienced Brian Johnson. Cruz has a very high chance at being the days best player.
Outfield: $3,200 Max Kepler- The German has turned some heads this year with his strong play. He has fared much better against right handed pitchers and is set to face one in Jake Odorizzi. Kepler has plenty of big game potential and his price makes up for the potential risk.Follow @jackstatsblog