Last night Robbie Ray tossed his first career complete game shutout and accrued ten strikeouts to boot. Luckily I featured him as my pitcher in yesterdays article. Hopefully some of that success will carry over for tonight.
Pitcher: $7,600 Antonio Senzatela- Senzatela was able to wrap up the NL Rookie of the Month award for the month of April and he hasn’t shown any signs of regressing since. Given the fact that he is not playing at Coors and is facing a Mariners offense that recently lost Nelson Cruz, Senzatela could be in for a big outing on the mound. His price also gives you plenty of flexibility for the rest of your lineup. Jamie Garcia is also a solid option against a Trout-less Angels offense.
Catcher: $3,000 Alex Avila- Anytime that Avila is facing a right handed pitcher he is a solid play. He has had a mini resurgence this year as he currently has a .323 batting average with six home runs as well. Given the dearth of options at the catcher position, having a solid option such as Avila is very important.
First Base: $2,600 Matt Adams- Him making the move to Atlanta has benefited him greatly. Adams absolutely obliterates righties, making it a good thing that he is set to face a subpar one in Jesse Chavez. This is a great value pick as Adams offers plenty of potential for a great price.
Second Base: $3,600 Daniel Murphy- The Washington Nationals are a potential stack candidate as they draw a matchup with Matt Cain. Murphy has been extremely consistent this year and will hopefully put a ball in the bay in a great righty/lefty matchup. He is easily my favorite second base option for the night.
Third Base: $2,500 Nicholas Castellanos- There is a paucity of options at third base so I decided to go with Castellans. Castellanos is a solid pick here seeing as his Tigers are set to face Ian Kennedy. Kennedy (the owner of a 4.43 ERA) is well past his prime, meaning Castellanos could be in for a big game. You can’t be a the value that he brings to the table at this price point.
Shortstop: $3,700 Trea Turner- Turner’s bat is finally starting to heat up. He has put together an excellent string of games and more of the same can be expected tonight against Matt Cain. Turner has a relatively high floor, but he could be in for a big game since he has both home run potential and stolen base potential.
Outfield: $4,200 Corey Dickerson- Dickerson has been one of the best left handed hitters in the MLB this year and should be able to continue that trend against Austin Bibens-Dirkx. Bibens-Dirkx is wildly inexperienced, meaning Dickerson could be in for a big game. Anytime that he is facing a right handed pitcher he is an excellent option.
Outfield: $3,700 Andrew Benintendi- Benintendi has done most of his damage against right handed pitchers and is set to face one in Mike Pelfrey. Pelfrey has had a tendency to get lit up in some games and there is a very high chance that that is the case tonight. Because of that, you will want to have some exposure to the Boston Red Sox and Benintendi is mine. He should be able to get back on track after struggling in his past few games.
Outfield: $4,100 Michael Confront- Conforto has enjoyed an excellent start to what looks like a breakout season, and he will face Junior Guerra tonight in what will be a great matchup for Conforto. As he has shown earlier this year, Conforto always has potential for a big game anytime that he is facing a subpar righty.Follow @jackstatsblog