Pitcher: $7,400 German Marquez- Marquez draws an excellent matchup with the dreadful Pittsburgh Pirates. Him being away from Coors Field also gives him a nice bump. He has shown an ability to put together dominant performances, and he should be able to just that against the Pirates. Marquez is a relatively safe pick with plenty of upside at a fairly cheap price.
Catcher: $3,300 Alex Avila- Avila is worth a look anytime that he is facing a right handed pitcher. Given the dearth of options at the catcher position, it is good to have someone like Avila who offers good upside at a reasonable price.
First Base: $3,300 Tommy Joseph- Joseph is one of my favorite contrarian plays of the night. Not many people realize that the second-year player is worth consideration anytime that he is facing a lefty. There is some risk involved, but it is vastly outweighed by the potential reward.
Second Base: $3,300 Rougned Odor- Odor is far from a safe play, but that shouldn’t deter you from playing him when the matchup is right. He has as much potential for a big game as any second baseman out there, and he should be able to realize some of that potential against the inexperienced Francis Martes.
Third Base: $4,000 Jake Lamb- Lamb is yet another player that carries perpetual risk. Nevertheless, the way he has been swinging the bat against righties recently makes him a very strong pick. His price is starting to snowball, but it is still manageable.
Shortstop: $3,100 Eric Sogard- I was wary of Sogard’s start to the season, but it looks as if it is for real. Luckily, the matchup presents itself for Sogard to have a strong day at the plate. He is a very safe play with some upside.
Outfield: $3,900 Nomar Mazara- Mazara was in the midst of a slump a few weeks ago, but it looks like that is all in the past. He obliterates righties, making it a good thing that he will face a subpar one in Francis Martes. As I stated in an aforementioned paragraph, Martes’ inexperience will give the Rangers a chance to put a good amount of runs on the board. You will want to have as much exposure to the Rangers as possible because of that.
Outfield: $3,300 Max Kepler- Arguably the best German player in the MLB, Kepler has proved that he has the talent to be successful in the MLB. He draws an excellent matchup with Sam Gaviglio, meaning he could be in for a big game. He has a relatively high floor, but he has a very high ceiling because of his home run potential.
Outfield: $3,300 Michael Brantley- This pick is mainly to offset some of the risk that other players in this article carry. Regardless of that, picking Brantley is a smart move in and of itself . He fares much better against righties, meaning a big game could be in the works for him.
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