Pitcher: $9,600 Carlos Carrasco- Carrasco should be able to limit damage in a strong matchup with the Minnesota Twins. The Twins have struggled to put runs on the board at times this year, and Carrasco will look to take advantage of that. He has a relatively high floor for tonights game, as well as a high ceiling thanks to his immense strikeout potential.
Catcher: $2,700 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 Homer Bailey. Given the paucity of options at the catcher position, having a solid option such as Avila is very important.
First Base: $2,600 Logan Morrison- Morrison is worth consideration anytime he is facing a righty thanks to his immense power. His matchup with Marcus Stroman 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: $3,000 Rougned Odor- There is a perpetual risk that comes with starting Odor, but when he faces a righty, playing Odor tends to pay off in a big way. He will face the right handed Anibal Sanchez who has had a tumultuous start to the season.
Third Base: $3,500 Jose Ramirez- Ramirez has been seeing the ball very well recently and should be able to reap the rewards in a tremendous matchup with Kyle Gibson. He has home run potential, but since he is a contact hitter there is always a nice floor.
Shortstop: $3,300 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: $2,800 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 Marcus Stroman. 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 Nomar Mazara- Mazara is only capable of producing against right handed pitchers, making it a good thing that he is set to face a subpar one in Anibal Sanchez. Mazara has been prone to struggle throughout this year, and the Texas Rangers should be able to take advantage of that. A big game could be in the works for Mazara thanks to his home run potential.
Outfield: $3,700 David Peralta- Peralta, who obliterates righties, draws a matchup with the righty Joe Musgrove. Musgrove is an 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, making him one of my favorite plays of the night.
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