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Pitcher: $9,800 Zack Greinke- Greinke has pitched well in what has been a very strong campaign. He should find more success tonight against a San Francisco Giants team that has struggled mightily this year. Greinke has a tendency to strike batters out, which means he has plenty of big game potential. He is a relatively safe pick with a lofty ceiling as well.
Catcher: $2,300 Jason Castro- While he isn’t always a solid play, he is when the matchup presents itself. Castro will face Marco Estrada in what will be an excellent matchup for the entire Twins lineup; making them a strong stack candidate. Given the paucity of options at the catcher position, Castro stands out as one with both stability and upside.
First Base: $3,400 Joey Gallo- There is a perpetual risk that comes with starting Gallo, but he is worth a look anytime he is facing a righty. He has as much upside as any other player because of his immense power, meaning a big game could be in the works for Gallo. However, there is an equally high chance that Gallo ends up putting a goose egg in the points column.
Second Base: $2,700 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 Parker Bridwell who has had a tumultuous season so far.
Third Base: $2,900 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 will face a subpar one in Zach Davies. It also doesn’t hurt that Dietrich comes with a $2,900 price tag.
Shortstop: $3,900 Elvis Andrus- Seeing as how they draw an excellent matchup with Parker Bridwell, the Texas Rangers are a strong stack candidate. Andrus always has the potential for a big game seeing as how he can garner both steals and home runs. There aren’t that many options at the shortstop position, which only makes Andrus a more enticing play.
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 Bridwell. He doesn’t have that sturdy of a floor, but his ceiling is as high as any. Mazara has been on a hot streak recently, and he should be able to continue that trend.
Outfield: $2,700 Max Kepler- Arguably the best German player in the MLB, Kepler has proved that he has the talent to be successful in the MLB. He draws an excellent matchup with Marco Estrada, meaning he could be in for a big game. He has a relatively high floor, but he has a very high ceiling because of his home run potential.
Outfield: $3,600 Shin-Soo Choo- Choo should make the most of his matchup with Parker Bridwell. He hasn’t experienced the greatest season, but it looks like he is making a turn in the right direction.
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