Pitcher: $8,700 Trevor Bauer- Bauer will be the beneficiary of an excellent matchup with the San Diego Padres. His inexperience makes him a somewhat risky play, but his strikeout potential makes up for the risk. Also, his price is at a point where you can have plenty of flexibility with the rest of your lineup.
Catcher: $3,100 Yasmani Grandal- Grandal is a strong play anytime that he is facing a right handed pitcher. Thankfully he will face a one in Zach Godley. That is a matchup that Grandal should be able to do some damage in, albeit the fact that Godley is having a strong season. The lack of strong options at the catcher position only makes starting Grandal an easier decision.
First Base: $3,000 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. His excellent play has also warranted keeping him in the lineup even when Freeman returns. 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: $3,500 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 Doug Fister. Seeing as how they draw a great matchup with Fister, the Texas Rangers are a potential stack candidate.
Third Base: $4,200 Jose Ramirez- Ramirez has enjoyed an excellent start to what has been an breakout campaign. His matchup with Trevor Cahill is one that he will look to take advantage of, seeing as how Cahill is only a shell of his former self. Ramirez is a very safe pick, but he offer some upside as well.
Shortstop: $3,300 Jean Segura- Segura has enjoyed plenty of success so far this season, and he should find more of that success against Jason Vargas and the Royals. His ability to get on base makes him a very safe play. You will be hard-pressed to find an option this strong at the shortstop position for such a cheap price.
Outfield: $3,300 Andrew Benintendi- Benintendi draws a prime matchup with Andrew Cashner, 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 Cashner. 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: $3,200 Nomar Mazara- Mazara draws an excellent matchup with Doug Fister, 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.
Outfield: $2,600 Max Kepler- Arguably the best German player in the MLB, Kepler has proved that he has the talent to be successful in the MLB. He draws an excellent matchup with Parker Bridwell, meaning he could be in for a big game. He has a relatively high floor, but he has a very high ceiling because of his home run potential.
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