Pitcher: $8,600 Jameson Taillon- Taillon has yet to live up to his immense potential, but he should be in for a big game agsint the abysmal Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies have struggled to put runs together at times, and Taillon will look to take advantage of that. He does carry some risk, but the potential for a big game vastly outweighs the risk.
Catcher: $2,700 Jason Castro- While he isn’t always a solid play, he is when the matchup presents itself. Castro will face J.C. Ramirez in what will be an excellent matchup for the entire Twins lineup. Just as they were last night, the Twins are an excellent stack candidate for today. Given the paucity of options at the catcher position, Castro stands out as one with both stability and upside.
First Base: $3,300 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 home run potential as well.
Second Base: $2,900 Eric Sogard- I was wary of Sogard’s start to the season, but it looks as if it is for real. Luckily the matchup presents itself for Sogard to have a strong day at the plate. He is a very safe play with some upside.
Third Base: $2,800 Derek Dietrich- This is a bit risky of a play, but the potential is there for Dietrich to have a big game. He is a completely different ballplayer when he faces a right handed pitcher, and he will face one in Jimmy Nelson. It also doesn’t hurt that Dietrich comes with a $2,800 price tag.
Shortstop: $3,200 Didi Gregorius- Albeit the fact that he is a lefty himself, Gregorius fares much better against left handed pitchers. Luckily he will face a subpar one in a matchup that he should be able to take advantage of. He has a relatively high floor as well as a high ceiling.
Outfield: $3,400 Corey Dickerson- The Tampa Bay Rays draw an excellent matchup with John Lackey, meaning a big game could be in the works for Dickerson. Lackey has struggled for most of this season, and Dickerson will look to take advantage of the great matchup. He absolutely obliterates righties, which gives him a strong chance at hitting one out anytime he faces one. He has a relatively high floor as well as a very high ceiling.
Outfield: $4,800 Aaron Judge- Judge had a Herculean start to this year, and has shown no signs of slowing down. The rookie is currently leading the AL in all three Triple-Crown categories, and is almost a shoo-in for Rookie of the Year at this point. Judge will look to do some damage in what will be a positive lefty/righty matchup. There is a bit of risk involved, but his immense power more than makes up for it.
Outfield: $3,200 Stephen Piscotty- The St. Louis Cardinals and Piscotty are set to face the inexperienced Jose Ureña. Piscotty is a solid play anytime he is healthy, and he should be able to turn in a good game. He offers a good deal of stability, something that is important when starting risky players such as Judge, Dietrich, and Castro.
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