Pitcher: $7,000 Tyson Ross- Ross is a very risky play seeing as he made his first start of the year only a week ago. He didn’t show any signs of regressing after coming back from an injury as he was able to turn in a dominant performance. His price is very low due to him coming back from a major injury, giving you plenty of flexibility with the rest of your lineup. This pick could end up paying major dividends for you.
Catcher: $2,900 Evan Gattis- I tend to feature his fellow teammate Brian McCann in these articles, but seeing as the Astros are facing a righty, Gattis is the better play. He carries some risk given his propensity to strike out, but his power gives him plenty of upside. Given the dearth of strong options at the catcher position, Gattis’ upside makes him a very enticing play.
First Base: $4,300 Cody Bellinger- Bellinger has been on a herculean tear recently, and you will want to continue to roll with the hot hand. He is pacing the National League in home runs despite the fact that he has played in far fewer games than the rest of the league. His price is starting to snowball, but as long as he is playing at the level he is, he will continue to be a strong play.
Second Base: $3,600 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 Joe Biagini.
Third Base: $2,800 Jedd Gyorko- Albeit that he is a righty himself, Gyorko performs much better against right handed pitchers. He has been fairly consistent throughout the season, and that should continue against Nick Pivetta. Gyorko carries some risk, but his massive upside makes up for nearly all of that risk.
Shortstop: $3,700 Corey Seager- Seager hasn’t had the best of starts to the year, but he has still put together a handful of big games. He absolutely obliterates righties, making it a good thing that he will face a subpar one in Tyler Pill. He has a fairly high floor as well as a very high ceiling.
Outfield: $3,500 Nomar Mazara- Mazara does nearly all of his damage against righties, making it a good thing that he will face one in Joe Biagini. He doesn’t have that sturdy of a floor, but his ceiling is as high as any.
Outfield: $4,200 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. Him playing in Coors Field also gives him an added bonus.
Outfield: $2,900 Lonnie Chisenhall- Chisenhall has had a surprisingly strong start to the year, and his success should carry over for tonight. His low price gives him plenty of value as well as upside. Chisenhall has a relatively high floor, but he has excellent home run potential as well.
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