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Pitcher: $5,500 Derek Holland- Keep in mind that Holland is a very risky play for tonight, and his price tag reflects that. Nevertheless, him turning in a strong game will pay huge dividends for you. He has put together a few dominant outings so far this year and another one should be in the works for tonight. Holland’s matchup with the lefty-filled Texas Rangers only makes him more enticing. His cheap price also gives you plenty of flexibility with the rest of your lineup.
Catcher: $3,000 Stephen Vogt- Vogt possesses immense power against righties, and he will face one in Chad Bettis. The fact that he is playing in Coors Field only makes him a more enticing play.
First Base: $4,100 Freddie Freeman- The Atlanta Braves are a stack candidate given their matchup with the inexperienced Robert Stephenson. Freeman should continue to stay hot and lead the offense. There is almost no ceiling on what Freeman can do on any night given all that he has accomplished this season so far.
Second Base: $2,900 Scooter Gennett- Gennett erupted for a monster four home run game earlier this year, showing his abundance of upside. While you shouldn’t expect the same performance today, he should still be able to turn in a strong game. He obliterates righties and will face one in Julio Teheran.
Third Base: $3,200 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 a subpar one in Rafael Montero. It also doesn’t hurt that Dietrich comes with a $3,200 price tag.
Shortstop: $3,700 Francisco Lindor- Lindor didn’t have the best first half of the season, but he has turned things 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 Jason Vargas.
Outfield: $4,700 Mike Trout- Thanks to his great start to the season, there is no doubt in anyones mind who the best baseball player on the planet is. Trout continues to rake and will face Kevin Gausman in a mouth-watering matchup. At this point Trout is close to a lock for fantasy points anytime he struts onto the diamond.
Outfield: $4,000 Michael Conforto- The New York Mets draw an excellent matchup with Vance Worley. Conforto has been on a bit of a tear, and his success should continue tonight. He offers a fair amount of upside and is a relatively safe pick as well.
Outfield: $3,700 Adam Duvall- Another player on the Cincinnati Reds, Duvall should be able to have a big game in an excellent matchup. There is always risk that comes with Duvall since he is prone to striking out, but not enough to deter you from starting him.
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