Pitcher: $6,500 Erik Skoglund- Don’t get me wrong: this is a very risky play. However, Skoglund showed that he is capable of turning in a dominant outing. In his first career MLB start, Skoglund limited the Detroit Tigers to zero runs and struck out five batters in the process. He draws an excellent matchup with the abysmal San Diego Padres and will look to replicate his dominant first start. His cheap price also gives you plenty of flexibility for the rest of your lineup.
Catcher: $3,400 Brian McCann- McCann has turned in two 30+ point performances in his past three games. He fares much better against righties, making it good thing that he will face one in Matt Shoemaker. Given the dearth of options at the catcher position, McCann is an excellent commodity thanks to his home run potential.
First Base: $3,300 Logan Morrison- Anytime that Morrison is facing a righty he is worth a look. His matchup with Andrew Triggs is one that he should be able to do some damage in. There is some risk involved, but with the way he is swinging the bat this year, that risk is limited.
Second Base: $3,300 Rougned Odor- Odor hasn’t had the best of starts to the year, but he will look to turn that around tonight. Most of his value rests in his ability to hit home runs, and he should have a good chance to do just that against Tanner Roark.
Third Base: $4,200 Jake Lamb- Lamb and the Diamondbacks draw a dream matchup with the inexperienced Zach Davies. Davies owns a 4.69 ERA on the year, meaning the Diamondbacks should be able to put up a good amount of runs on him. Lamb is a relatively safe play due to his recent success and the potential for a big game is always there.
Shortstop: $4,200 Trea Turner- Given the fact that the Nationals draw a matchup with Andrew Cashner, I will want at least some exposure to them. Turner is a solid pick seeing as he has put together an excellent string of games. He has a solid floor for tonight, but his speed on the base paths gives him plenty of potential.
Outfield: $3,600 Jay Bruce- I don’t usually tend to pick players that carry plenty of risk such as Bruce, but the matchup is too good to pass up on. He has plenty of home run potential anytime he is facing a righty and tonight should be no different.
Outfield: $3,100 Colby Rasmus- As I stated earlier: the Tampa Bay Ryas draw a great matchup with Andrew Triggs. This is far from a safe play, but seeing as the Rays are a potential stack candidate, you will want to maximize your exposure to them. Nevertheless, Rasmus should have a chance to carve together a big game seeing as he does most of his damage against righties.
Outfield: $3,400 David Peralta- Peralta absolutely obliterates righties and will have a chance to do some damage against one. He has been in a bit of a slump recently and will look to turn things around tonight. Peralta comes with a relatively high floor as well as a high ceiling.
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