Pitcher: $11,900 Corey Kluber- Kluber has had a dominant season so far, and his success should continue against the abysmal Chicago White Sox. He comes at a very steep price, but I believe he is worth every penny because of the game he could be in for. Kluber has plenty of strikeout potential and has an ability to go deep into ballgames. He has a relatively high floor as well as a lofty ceiling.
Catcher: $2,800 Jason Castro- While he isn’t always a solid play, he is when the matchup presents itself. Castro will face Chris Smith in what will be an excellent matchup for the entire Twins lineup; making them a strong stack candidate. Given the paucity of options at the catcher position, Castro stands out as one with both stability and upside.
First Base: $2,800 Matt Adams- Him making the move to Atlanta has benefited him greatly. Adams absolutely obliterates righties, making it a good thing that he is set to face a subpar one in Jerad Eickhoff. This is a great value pick as Adams offers an abundance potential for a great price.
Second Base: $2,400 Eric Sogard- I was wary of Sogard’s start to the season, but it looks as if it is for real. Luckily the matchup presents itself for Sogard to have a strong day at the plate. He is a very safe play with some upside.
Third Base: $2,800 Derek Dietrich- This is a bit risky of a play, but the potential is there for Dietrich to have a big game. He is a completely different ballplayer when he faces a right handed pitcher, and he will face one in Tim Adleman. It also doesn’t hurt that Dietrich comes with a $2,800 price tag.
Shortstop: $3,200 Elvis Andrus- Seeing as how they draw an excellent matchup with Kevin Gausman, the Texas Rangers are a strong stack candidate. Andrus always has the potential for a big game seeing as how he can garner both steals and home runs. There aren’t that many options at the shortstop position, which only makes Andrus a more enticing play.
Outfield: $3,100 Nomar Mazara- Mazara does nearly all of his damage against righties, making it a good thing that he will face one in J.C. Ramirez. He doesn’t have that sturdy of a floor, but his ceiling is as high as any. Mazara has been on a hot streak recently, and he should be able to continue that trend.
Outfield: $3,200 Kyle Schwarber- The Chicago Cubs draw an excellent matchup with the inexperienced Junior Guerra. Schwarber destroys righties, meaning a big game could be in the works for him. He is always a risky play due to his inability to accrue base hits, but his immense power at this price is difficult to pass up on.
Outfield: $2,700 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 Chris Smith, 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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