Pitcher: $8,100 Zach Godley- Godley has turned many heads during his excellent start to the season and should continue to find success against the Saint Louis Cardinals. His ability to generate swings-and-misses gives him plenty of upside, but his track record so far this year gives him a relatively high floor. You should roll Godley with confidence as he is one of the best pitching options for the night, all while coming at an inexpensive price.
Catcher: $3,200 Brian McCann- McCann is a stalwart in these articles anytime he is facing a right handed pitcher. Add in the fact that he will face a subpar one in Jesse Hahn, and McCann could be in for a big game. The dearth of options at the catcher position only makes starting McCann an easier decision.
First Base: $3,400 Matt Adams- Adams has seen his career rejuvenated ever since he was traded from Saint Louis to Atlanta. Filling in for the injured Freddie Freeman, Adams has been more than a solid backup. A player who does most of his damage against righties, Adams should be deployed anytime he faces a subpar one. He is a relatively safe pick, but his home run potential gives him a good amount of upside.
Second Base: $3,200 Josh Harrison- This is the first time that I have featured Harrison in one of my daily fantasy articles. Seeing how they draw a matchup with the inexperienced Blake Snell, the Pittsburg Pirates are a potential stack candidate. Harrison doesn’t offer the most upside, but he is a very safe pick; something that is necessary when starting riskier players such as Jake Lamb.
Third Base: $3,700 Jake Lamb- Lamb has enjoyed an excellent start to the season, and his success hasn’t waned in the past few weeks. While he does carry some risk due to his tendency to strike out, Lamb’s immense power more than makes up for it. There is a very high chance that he ends up giving you a zero in the scoring column, but there is a chance that he realizes some of his home run potential and turns in a big game.
Shortstop: $2,900 Troy Tulowitzki- It is hard to match the type of production that Tulowitzki can offer at this low of a price. He fares much better against lefties, making it a good thing that he will face one in Wade Miley. Miley has had a tendency to struggle thoguhout his career, and Tulowitzki will look to take advantage of that.
Outfield: $3,600 Andrew McCutchen- Albeit the fact that Andrew McCtuchen isn’t the player he once was, he should still be able to carve together a solid day at the plate. He does most of his damage against lefties and will face a subpar one in Blake Snell. As I stated in an aforementioned paragraph, the Pittsburgh Pirates are a potential stack candidate, meaning you will want as much exposure to them as possible.
Outfield: $3,400 David Peralta- Peralta is another player who should benefit from the Diamondbacks’ matchup with Adam Wainwright. Wainwright is only a shell of his once formidable self, meaning the D-Backs shouldn’t have that many issues putting runs on the board. Peralta has a relatively high floor, and his home run potential means he could be in for a big game.
Outfield: $3,400 Nomar Mazara- Mazara draws an excellent matchup with Trevor Bauer, meaning a big game could be in the works for him. He isn’t that safe of a pick, but his track record against righties gives you no reason to worry.
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