Pitcher: $9,100 Carlos Martinez- Martinez has pitched well in what has been a breakout campaign. He should find more success tonight against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Martinez has a tendency to strike batters out, which means he has plenty of big game potential. He is a relatively safe pick with a lofty ceiling as well.
Catcher: $3,000 Brian McCann- McCann will face Kyle Gibson in a matchup that he should be able to take advantage of. Gibson is far from his former ace-level self, meaning the Houston Astros should be able to put a good amount of runs on the board. Given the dearth of options at the catcher position, McCann is a strong play given his excellent upside.
First Base: $3,200 Danny Valencia- Valencia does most of his damage against left handed pitchers; making it a good thing that he is set to face one in Derek Holland. Holland was supposed to start yesterday, but his start was moved back. He has been a far from dominant pitcher this year, meaning the Mariners should be able to put up a good amount of runs on him. Because of the aforementioned reason, you will want some exposure to the Mariners: something that Valencia gives you.
Second Base: $3,400 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 Ian Kennedy.
Third Base: $4,000 Freddie Freeman- Freeman saw his fantasy value increase after moving to third base. He had an excellent start to the season and has been on a torrid hot streak ever since coming off of the disabled list. He absolutely obliterates righties, making a big game very feasible for him. His strong righty/lefty matchup with Zach Godley only makes him a more enticing play.
Shortstop: $2,900 Troy Tulowitzki- It is hard to match the type of production that Tulowitzki can offer at this low of a price. He draws an excellent matchup with Animal Sanchez, making him a solid pick. Sanchez has had a tendency to struggle throughout his career, and Tulowitzki will look to take advantage of that.
Outfield: $2,200 Guillermo Heredia- This is yet another pick that carries a good deal of risk. Nevertheless, the matchup here is too good to pass up on. Heredia hasn’t been the most consistent of players, but he has shown the ability to put together big games: something that is very important in daily fantasy baseball. This is a very strong value play seeing as how he comes at a very cheap price.
Outfield: $4,100 Nelson Cruz- Cruz enjoyed a good deal of success in the first half of the season and should be able to find some more against the left handed Derek Holland. Cruz has a very high chance at being the days best player.
Outfield: $2,700 Kyle Schwarber- There is a perpetual risk that comes with starting Schwarber, but he is worth a look anytime he is facing a right handed pitcher. Luckily he is facing a subpar one in Ubaldo Jimenez. The potential for a Schwar-bomb here makes him an excellent pick.
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