Pitcher: $8,600 Danny Duffy- The Detroit Tigers perform far better against right handed pitchers, making the left handed Duffy a sneaky pick. The Tigers also recently lost their best hitter in J.D. Martinez. He won’t be that highly owned, meaning he will be a nice contrarian play. He has a tendency to accrue strikeouts, which gives him plenty of big game potential. Duffy has a relatively high floor as well as a lofty ceiling.
Catcher: $2,900 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: $3,900 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 Mike Foltynewicz, making them a potential stack candidate. That means you will want to have as much exposure to the Dodgers as possible.
Second Base: $2,300 Chase Utley- If Utley is in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ starting lineup, he will be a quality DFS play. His price point is very low, meaning he could end up being a great value play. The veteran Utley fares much better versus right handed pitchers, making it a good thing that he will face one in Mike Foltynewicz.
Third Base: $3,200 Mike Moustakas- Moustakas tends to fare much better against right handed pitchers and he is set to face one tonight in Michael Fulmer. Despite the fact that Fulmer has enjoyed a strong start to the season, Moustakas should still be able to carve together a strong game at the plate.
Shortstop: $4,000 Corey Seager- Seager hasn’t had the best of starts to the year (by his standards), but he has put together a handful of big games. He absolutely obliterates righties, making it a good thing that he will face a subpar one in Mike Foltynewicz. He has a fairly high floor as well as a very high ceiling.
Outfield: $3,100 Matt Kemp- There aren’t that many players to choose from tonight, which makes starting Kemp an easier decision. He has had a bounce back season, and that should continue against Brandon McCarthy. He doesn’t have that much of a floor, but he does have a fairly lofty ceiling.
Outfield: $3,400 Joc Pederson- The fourth and final Los Angeles Dodger featured in this article, Pederson has a chance to be the highest scorer. Even though Pederson may have the most potential, he carries a perpetual risk due to his tendency to strike out. Nevertheless, Pederson has as much home run potential as anyone else, an ability that is valued highly.
Outfield: $3,800 Brett Gardner- Gardner is mainly here to offset some of the riskier picks, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a strong play himself. He went on a torrid hot streak earlier this year, and he should be able to find that same success against Felix Hernandez in a righty/lefty matchup.
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