Pitcher: $6,800 Derek Holland- Keep in mind that Holland is a very risky play for tonight, and his price tag reflects that. Nevertheless, him turning in a strong game will pay huge dividends for you. He has put together a few dominant outings so far this year and another one should be in the works for tonight. Holland’s matchup with the Oakland Athletics only makes him more enticing. His cheap price also gives you plenty of flexibility with the rest of your lineup.
Catcher: $2,600 Jason Castro- You will want to have plenty of exposure to the Minnesota Twins seeing as they draw an excellent matchup with Josh Tomlin. Castro hasn’t had the best of seasons, but he should still be able to carve together a strong performance at the plate. There aren’t that many strong options at the catcher position, which only makes starting Castro an easier decision.
First Base: $3,500 Joe Mauer- As I said in the aforementioned paragraph, you will want plenty of Twins players in your lineup. Mauer’s prime is well behind him, but that doesn’t mean he still can’t provide solid production. He is worth consideration anytime he is facing a righty, making it a good thing that he will face a subpar one in Josh Tomlin.
Second Base: $2,700 Scooter Gennett- Gennett erupted for a monster four home run game a couple of weeks ago, showing his abundance of upside. While you shouldn’t expect the same performance today, he should still be able to turn in a strong game. He obliterates righties and will face one in Tanner Roark.
Third Base: $3,600 Travis Shaw- There is a perpetual risk that comes with starting Shaw, but his home run potential makes up for most of that risk. I don’t usually like starting players similar to Shaw, but there aren’t that many strong options at third base. He doesn’t have that much of a floor for today’s game, but he does have plenty of upside.
Shortstop: $4,200 Trea Turner- Featuring Turner in my article yesterday seems like a smart move seeing as he was able to accrue five hits. He will have another chance at a big game against Scott Feldman. Feldman is far from a formidable foe; making the Nationals a potential stack candidate.
Outfield: $4,000 Corey Dickerson- Dickerson is a stalwart in these articles anytime he is facing a right handed pitcher. This is looking like a breakout year for him, and is excellent play should continue against Chris Tillman. He is a very safe play, but he also has a good deal of potential.
Outfield: $3,800 Giancarlo Stanton- This marks the first time I have mentioned Stanton in one of my daily fantasy baseball articles. His success has been volatile throughout his career, but he should be in for a big game against the lefty Mike Montgomery. He doesn’t have much of a floor, but his ceiling is as high as any.
Outfield: $3,800 Brett Gardner- Gardner is mainly here to offset some of the riskier picks, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a strong play himself. He went on a torrid hot streak earlier this year, and he should be able to find that same success against Nick Martinez in a righty/lefty matchup.
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