Pitcher: $8,300 Gerrit Cole- Cole hasn’t had the best of years so far (by his standards), but that doesn’t mean he can’t have a big game tonight. The potential is always there for a big game, especially when the matchup is right. His tendency to strike batters out gives him upside, but his tendency to struggle at times this year means he has some risk.
Catcher: $3,600 Alex Avila- Avila is a stalwart in my daily fantasy articles, and is worth consideration anytime that he is facing a righty. Seeing as he will be facing a subpar one in Sam Gaviglio, a big game could be in the works for Avila. Given the paucity of options at the catcher position, Avila’s excellent value makes him an enticing play. His price is starting to rise, but not to the point where it will deter you from starting him.
First Base: $3,600 Logan Morrison- Anytime that Morrison is facing a righty he is worth a look. His matchup with Scott Feldman 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: $2,400 Scooter Gennett- While expecting a performance similar to his four home run game is wishful thinking, Gennett should still be able to turn in a solid game. His price is way too low for you to ignore, especially for someone who had a historic game not even a month ago. He obliterates righties and should be able to do just that against Jake Odorizzi.
Third Base: $3,200 Kyle Seager- He draws an excellent matchup with Anibal Sanchez and his 9.00 ERA. Seager hasn’t had the best of seasons to date, yet he has flashed potential for a big game. He will have a chance to realize that potential anytime that he is facing a righty. Seager doesn’t come with much stability, but the potential reward vastly outweighs the risk.
Shortstop: $3,700 Corey Seager- Seager hasn’t had an amazing start to the year, but he has put together a handful of big games. He absolutely obliterates righties, making it a good thing that he will face one that tends to struggle in Zach Wheeler. He has a fairly high floor as well as a very high ceiling.
Outfield: $3,700 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 Marco Estrada. His price is at a point where he is able to provide a good amount of upside at a value price.
Outfield: $3,400 Adam Duvall- Another player on the Cincinnati Reds, Duvall should be able to have a big game in an excellent matchup. There is a perpetual risk that comes with Duvall thanks to his tendency to strike out, but not enough to deter you from starting him.
Outfield: $3,100 Scott Schebler- Schebler, who is tied for fifth in the National League in home runs, is always a fairly risky play due to his tendency to strike out. Nevertheless, Schebler will have the opportunity to go yard against Jake Odorizzi. He doesn’t have much of a floor, but he has as high a ceiling as any.
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