Pitcher: $6,200 German Marquez- Marquez blanked the defending World Series Champion Chicago Cubs in eight innings of work earlier this year. He was able to accomplish that in the thin air of Coors Field, and another big game could be in the works. Albeit the fact that he will be pitching in Colorado, his matchup with the abysmal San Diego Padres makes up for it. Ownership on him will be low and he has flashed the potential for a dominant outing. His cheap price also gives you plenty of flexibility with the rest of your lineup.
Catcher: $2,700 Evan Gattis- I tend to feature his fellow teammate Brian McCann in these articles, but seeing as the Astros are facing a lefty, Gattis is the better play. He carries some risk given his propensity to strike out, but his power gives him plenty of upside. Given the dearth of strong options at the catcher position, Gattis’ upside makes him a very enticing play.
First Base: $3,600 Logan Morrison- Morrison is worth consideration anytime he is facing a righty thanks to his immense power. His matchup with the inexperienced Daniel Gossett only makes him a more enticing play. He does carry some risk due to his tendency to strike out, but his home run potential gives him plenty of upside.
Second Base: $3,200 Rougned Odor- There is a perpetual risk that comes with starting Odor, but when the matchup is right, playing Odor tends to pay off in a big way. He will face the inexperienced Chris Tillman in a matchup where Odor should prevail.
Third Base: $4,000 Jose Ramirez- Ramirez has been seeing the ball very well recently and should be able to reap the rewards in a tremendous matchup with Matt Moore. He has home run potential, but sine he is a contact hitter, there is always a nice floor. His price is starting to snowball, but he is still worth it given the dearth of other options.
Shortstop: $3,200 Francisco Lindor- Lindor didn’t have the best first half of the season, and he will look to turn that around in the second half. He has showcased his power so far this year, but at a detriment to his contact as he is hitting below .260. A big game could be in the works for Lindor as he draws an excellent matchup with Matt Moore.
Outfield: $4,000 Andrew McCutchen- Albeit the fact that Andrew McCutchen isn’t the player he once was, he should still be able to carve together a solid day at the plate. He does most of his damage against lefties and will face a subpar one in Brent Suter. The Pittsburgh Pirates are a potential stack candidate, meaning you will want as much exposure to them as possible.
Outfield: $4,800 Charlie Blackmon- Blackmon is one of the best hitters on the slate, and his price tag reflects that. He has been extremely consistent so far this year, and has proved to have a lofty ceiling as well. He absolutely obliterates righties and will face a subpar one at Coors Field. These are all the makings of a big game for Blackmon.
Outfield: $3,300 Corey Dickerson- Dickerson is becoming known as an excellent all-around hitter, not just a specialist against righties. However, he still mashes righties and draws a matchup with a struggling one. Dickerson will have the opportunity to have a big night.
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