Pitcher: $9,500 Sonny Gray- Gray’s name has been floated around in trade rumors, but that shouldn’t deter him from having a strong outing. He draws an excellent matchup with the San Francisco Giants who fare much better against lefties. Gray has a relatively high floor with a lofty ceiling thanks to his strikeout potential.
Catcher: $2,700 Brian McCann- McCann is a stalwart in these articles anytime he is facing a right handed pitcher. Add in the fact that he will face a subpar one in Alex Cobb, and McCann could be in for a big game. The dearth of options at the catcher position only makes starting McCann an easier decision.
First Base: $2,800 Yonder Alonso- Alonso is primed for a big night seeing as how he draws an excellent matchup with Matt Cain. Cain is only a shell of his former self, and hopefully Alonso will be able to capitalize. At this price point he is a bargain for the production that he brings.
Second Base: $2,900 Rougned Odor- Odor hasn’t had the best of starts to the year, but he has gone on a few hot streaks. Luckily he is on one of those hot streaks right now. Most of his value rests in his ability to hit home runs, and he should have a good chance to do just that against Felix Hernandez. Seeing as how they draw a great matchup with Hernandez, the Texas Rangers are a potential stack candidate.
Third Base: $3,600 Mike Moustakas- Moustakas tends to fare much better against right handed pitchers and he is set to face one tonight in Ubaldo Jimenez. Jimenez has struggled for most of the season, meaning the Kansas City Royals should be able to put up a good number of runs on him.
Shortstop: $3,900 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 his batting average is subpar. A big game could be in the works for Lindor as he draws an excellent matchup with Doug Fister.
Outfield: $3,300 Nomar Mazara- Mazara draws an excellent matchup with Felix Hernandez, meaning a big game could be in the works for him. He isn’t that safe of a pick, but his track record against righties gives you no reason to worry.
Outfield: $3,000 Corey Dickerson- The Tampa Bay Rays are set to face a right handed pitcher in Charlie Morton. Morton doesn’t have the most dominant pitch arsenal, and Dickerson will look to take advantage of that. He absolutely obliterates righties, meaning a big game could be in the works for him. He has a relatively high floor as well as a very high ceiling.
Outfield: $3,300 Andrew Benintendi- Benintendi draws a strong matchup with Mike Clevinger, a pitcher with a tendency to struggle. He does most of his damage against righties, meaning he will at least have an opportunity to go yard against the right handed Clevinger. Benintendi doesn’t have that much of a floor, but he does have a good deal of upside thanks to his home run potential.
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