Pitcher: $8,800 Ervin Santana- Pitchers this year have done pretty well against the Kansas City Royals, and Santana should be able to find that same success. Albeit the fact that he struggled a bit a couple of weeks ago, Santana has put together a dominant season. There aren’t that many strong options at the pitcher position for tonight, which only makes Santana a more enticing pick. Also, his price is at a point where it leaves you a decent amount of flexibility when making the rest of your lineup.

Catcher: $2,900 Brian McCann- He is a stalwart in these articles anytime he is facing a righty. McCann has turned in two 30+ point performances in the past week, and he should continue to produce. He fares much better against righties, making it good thing that he will face one in Michael Pineda. Given the dearth of options at the catcher position, McCann is an excellent commodity thanks to his home run potential.

First Base: $3,300 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: $3,000 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 Mike Pelfrey. Seeing as how they draw a great matchup with Mike Pelfrey, the Texas Rangers are a potential stack candidate.

Third Base: $3,800 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: $3,600 Jean Segura- Albeit the fact that he himself is a righty, Segura fares much better against right handed pitchers. Segura has enjoyed plenty of success so far this season, and he should find more of that success against Parker Bridwell and the Angels. Bridwell is very inexperienced, which means you will want to have at least some exposure to the Seattle Mariners. You will be hard-pressed to find an option this strong at the shortstop position for such a cheap price.

Outfield: $3,200 Andrew Benintendi- Benintendi draws a prime matchup with Marco Estrada, a pitcher with a tendency to struggle. He does most of his damage against righties, meaning he will at least have an opportunity to go yard against the right handed Estrada. Benintendi doesn’t have that much of a floor, but he does have a good deal of upside thanks to his home run potential.

Outfield: $3,500 David Peralta- Peralta is another player who should benefit from the Diamondbacks’ matchup with Jonathan Gray. Gray is making his first start after a stint on the DL, 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: $2,700 Brian Goodwin- Don’t get me wrong, Goodwin is a very risky play for tonights game, but he does have a solid righty/lefty matchup. He is very inexperienced, but he has flashed big game potential as he was able to net a multi home run game a couple of nights ago. While a game of that standard should be expected, there is a chance that Goodwin comes close to that.

For a lineup that will be updated throughout the day: 

Advertisements