Pitcher: $7,500 Sam Gaviglio- This is a very risky play, but Gaviglio’s matchup with the Los Angeles Angels makes it all worth it. The Angels are a far from formidable foe without their best player Mike Trout, and Gaviglio will look to take advantage of that. His cheap price tag also gives you more flexibility with the rest of your lineup. Gaviglio doesn’t have that much of a floor, but he does have a very high ceiling.
Catcher: $2,900 Evan Gattis- Gattis, who splits starts with the lefty Brian McCann, should get the start against Jordan Montgomery. Montgomery is very inexperienced, meaning the Houston Astros should be able to put up a good amount of runs. He doesn’t offer much stability, but he does have plenty of upside.
First Base: $3,900 Will Myers- Rich Hill has struggled mightily this year, and Myers will look to take advantage of that. Myers got off to a torrid hot start to the year, but he has since cooled down a bit. Nevertheless, he should be a able to scrape together a strong day at the plate.
Second Base: $3,600 Robinson Cano- The Seattle Mariners draw a mouth-watering matchup with Ricky Noclaso, which makes them a potential stack candidate. Cano has enjoyed a good amount of success this year, and he should be able to find some more against Noclaso. Cano’s home run potential makes him a very enticing pick with plenty of upside.
Third Base: $3,900 Jake Lamb- Lamb draws an excellent matchup with Tyler Chatwood. Chatwood has struggled for most of this year, meaning a big game could be in the works for Lamb. There is a perpetual risk that comes with starting Lamb, but his home run potential makes it easier to stomach that risk.
Shortstop: $3,400 Jean Segura- Another player on the Seattle Mariners, Segura should benefit from their matchup with Rick Noclaso. Segura has had an excellent season so far, and his success should continue tonight. He has been on a bit of a tear recently, which only adds to his fantasy value.
Outfield: $3,500 Stephen Piscotty- The St. Louis Cardinals draw a strong matchup with Gio Gonzalez. Piscotty is a solid play anytime he is healthy, and he should be able to turn in a good game. He is a very safe play, something that is important when starting risky players such as Lamb, Myers, Gamel, and Gattis.
Outfield: $3,200 Ben Gamel- The third player on the Seattle Mariners mentioned in this article, Gamel should be in for a big game thanks to his matchup with Ricky Noclaso. His tendency to strike out makes him a risky play, but his power makes him an enticing play.
Outfield: $3,000 Randal Grichuk- Grichuk is another Cardinal who should benefit from their matchup with Gio Gonzalez. Grichuk has a propensity to turn in big games, and another one could be in the works for tonight. He has a relatively high floor as well as a high ceiling.
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