Pitcher: $8,500 Mike Clevinger- Clevinger draws an excellent matchup with the abysmal San Francisco Giants. Josh Tomlin was able to shut the Giants down last night, and Clevinger should be able to do the same. He is a relatively safe pick due to his matchup, but his strikeout potential gives him the opportunity to have a big game.
Catcher: $3,100 Yasmani Grandal- Grandal has been one of the top hitting catchers in the MLB this year. Seeing as there is a paucity of solid options at the catcher position, anytime that Grandal is facing a righty he is worth a look. There isn’t much risk involved and there is plenty of home run potential; making Grandal an excellent pick. His matchup with Yasmani Grandal only makes him a more enticing play
First Base: $3,800 Cody Bellinger- Bellinger has accomplished more in half a season than most players can accomplish in a full 162 game season. There is always some risk that comes with inserting rookies into your lineup, but Bellinger has looked like a seasoned veteran throughout his short stint in the majors. As I said in the aforementioned paragraph, the Los Angeles Dodgers draw an excellent matchup with Miguel Gonzalez, making them a potential stack candidate. That means you will want to have as much exposure to the Dodgers as possible.
Second Base: $3,000 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 struggling Dylan Bundy in a matchup where Odor should prevail.
Third Base: $3,800 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 John Lackey is one that he should do some damage in.
Shortstop: $2,800 Didi Gregorius- Gregorius has enjoyed a breakout season this year, and his success should continue against Bartolo Colon. There aren’t that many strong options at the shortstop position, which only makes starting him an easier decision.
Outfield: $3,400 Michael Conforto- Conforto has proved this year that he is far more than just a platoon player. He has made the most of his extended role, and his success should carry over for tonight. Conforto absolutely obliterates righties, making his matchup with Mike Wacha one that Conforto should be able to take advantage of.
Outfield: $3,200 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 a prime matchup with the inexperienced Luis Cessa, 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.
Outfield: $3,500 Josh Reddick- Reddick’s numbers are almost polar opposites for when he faces righties and for when he faces lefties. Luckily he is facing an inferior righty so Reddick should be in for a solid night.
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