Pitcher: $8,300 Aaron Nola- He has the tools to become an ace down the road, but for now, Nola will look to turn in a strong performance against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The Pirates have struggled to put together runs at times this year, and Nola will look to take advantage of that. He does carry some risk due to his lack of experience, but the sky’s the limit when it comes to Nola.
Catcher: $3,300 Jason Castro- While he isn’t always a solid play, he is when the matchup presents itself. Castro will face Alex Meyer in what will be an excellent matchup for the entire Twins lineup; making them a strong stack candidate. Given the paucity of options at the catcher position, Castro stands out as one with both stability and upside.
First Base: $3,400 Joe Mauer- In the aforementioned I stated that the Minnesota Twins are a potential stack candidate, and that applies to Mauer. Albeit the fact that he is only a shell of his former self, Mauer should still be able to carve together a solid game at the plate. He is a very safe play with some potential as well.
Second Base: $4,100 Scooter Gennett- While expecting a performance similar to his four home run game is wishful thinking, Gennett should still be able to turn in a solid game. His price is way too low for you to ignore, especially for someone who had a historic game not even a week ago. He obliterates righties and should be able to do just that against Jeff Hoffman. There is a good chance that he hits one out of the park in the thin air of Coors Field.
Third Base: $2,700 Kyle Seager- Seager didn’t have the best start to the season, but he has since picked up his level of play. He fares much better against righties, making it a good thing that he is facing Ian Kennedy. Seager has a relatively high floor as well as a high ceiling.
Shortstop: $3,200 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 Ian Kennedy and the Royals. Kennedy has struggled mightily this year, 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: $3,600 Nomar Mazara- Mazara, who absolutely obliterates righties, draws a matchup with the right handed Rick Porcello. Porcello shouldn’t be able to deter Mazara from having a big game.
Outfield: $3,300 Scott Schebler- Schebler is always a risky play, but he could be a strong contrarian play. Not many people will feature him in their lineup due to the risk that he possesses. Most of his value rests in his ability to hit home runs so if he is able to hit one out today, he will end up being an excellent value pick.
Outfield: $3,500 Stephen Piscotty- The St. Louis Cardinals draw a strong matchup with Jeff Locke. 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 Schebler, Gennett, and Mazara.
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