Pitcher: $9,000 Masahiro Tanaka- Tanaka recently turned in one of the best performances by any pitcher this year. He will look to replicate that dominant outing as much as possible tonight against the Toronto Blue Jays. The Blue Jays struggle to score runs against right handed pitchers, meaning Tanaka will have an opportunity to dominate. This pick is not without risk, however, as Tanaka has posted plenty of duds. Nevertheless, he is one of the top pitching options for tonight’s slate.
Catcher: $2,500 Alex Avila- Anytime that Avila is facing a right handed pitcher he is a solid play. He has had a mini resurgence this year and his success should continue against Asher Wojciechowski. Given the dearth of options at the catcher position, having a solid option such as Avila is very important.
First Base: $2,800 Logan Morrison- Morrison is worth consideration anytime he is facing a righty thanks to his immense power. His matchup with Nick Tepesch only makes him a more enticing play. He does carry some risk due to his propensity to whiff, but his home run potential gives him plenty of upside.
Second Base: $3,200 Brandon Phillips- This is a cheaper option that will come with less ownership and will let you save up for more expensive players. Even though Phillips is only a shell of his former self, he can still offer you some production. He should also have a decent boost due to him playing in the thin air of Coors Field.
Third Base: $3,300 Jake Lamb- Lamb has enjoyed an excellent start to the season, and his success hasn’t waned in the past few weeks. While he does carry some risk due to his tendency to strike out, Lamb’s immense power more than makes up for it. There is a very high chance that he ends up giving you a zero in the scoring column, but there is a chance that he realizes some of his home run potential and turns in a big game.
Shortstop: $3,700 Zach Cozart- He sports one of the best batting averages in the MLB, which him a low-risk option. However, Cozart can have big games with his extra base hit and home run potential.
Outfield: $3,000 Corey Dickerson- Dickerson is a stalwart in these articles anytime he is facing a right handed pitcher. This is looking like a breakout year for him, and his excellent play should continue against Nick Tepesch. He is a very safe play, but he also has a good deal of potential. It is also a good thing that he is about $1,000 underpriced.
Outfield: $3,800 David Peralta- Peralta, who obliterates righties, draws a matchup with the righty Collin McHugh. McHugh is a very experienced pitcher, but that doesn’t mean he can’t make a few mistake pitches to Peralta. Peralta has had a bit of a tumultuous season to date and will look to straighten things out tonight. The big game potential is always there for Peralta, which makes him one of my favorite plays of the night.
Outfield: $3,600 Nomar Mazara- Mazara does nearly all of his damage against righties, making it a good thing that he will face one in Michael Fulmer. He doesn’t have that sturdy of a floor, but his ceiling is as high as any.
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