Pitcher: $11,800 Corey Kluber- Kluber has had a dominant season so far, and his success should continue against the Tampa Bay Rays. 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 Matt Wieters- This price seems way too low for the type of production he can offer. Wieters will have the opportunity to have a big game as he draws a matchup with Matt Moore. At a position with a paucity of quality options, Wieters stands out as an excellent pick.
First Base: $2,900 Eric Thames- Thames’ price is at a point where starting him is affordable. He slowed down a bit after his herculean start to the year, but he has still put together a few big games recently. He will look for his third home run in as many nights against the inexperienced Sal Romano.
Second Base: $2,700 Scooter Gennett- While expecting a performance similar to his four home run game is wishful thinking, Gennett should still be able to turn in a solid game. He obliterates righties and should be able to do just that against Matt Garza. Gennett also should be fairly low owned.
Third Base: $3,000 Anthony Rendon- As I said earlier, the Nationals will stand to benefit in their matchup with Matt Moore. Rendon fares much better against , meaning a big game could be in the works. With the way the Nationals offense has been clicking recently, you will want to have as much exposure to them as possible.
Shortstop: $3,500 Zach Cozart- Cozart, another player on the Cincinnati Reds, should benefit from their matchup with Matt Garza. Cozart has put together an excellent season and that success should carry over for tonight. There aren’t that many great options at the shortstop position, making picking Cozart an easier decision.
Outfield: $2,600 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 one in Michael Wacha. This is a great value pick as Adams offers an abundance potential for a great price.
Outfield: $3,000 Jay Bruce- Bruce should be able to take advantage of his matchup with Austin Pruitt. There is always risk that comes with Bruce due to his tendency to whiff, but not enough to stop you from starting him. He doesn’t have that high of a ceiling, but he has plenty of big game potential thanks to his power.
Outfield: $2,700 Ender Inciarte- Inciarte is mainly here to offset some of the risk that comes with starting players such as Bruce, Thames, and Adams. Nevertheless, Inciarte has enjoyed an excellent start to what has been a breakout campaign. He should continue to roll against the right handed Michael Wacha.
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