Last night featured a plethora of pitching options, whereas tonight only has a couple strong ones. In this article I will be highlighting my favorite players at each position. If you have any questions about the slate or a certain player, feel free to comment below or reach out to me on twitter @jackstatsblog. If you would like to receive an algorithm-produced optimal daily fantasy baseball lineup, you can purchase one below.
Pitcher: $8,800 Alex Wood- Wood was originally slated to pitch on Tuesday, but after not feeling 100%, his start was pushed back to tonight. Not only does he draw an excellent matchup with an Athletics team that performs far worse against southpaws, but he also gets the opportunity to pitch in a pitcher-friendly ballpark. For the type of production he offers, a price tag of $8,800 is way too low. While he is a superb cash game play, he lacks upside in tournaments given the small likelihood of him pitching deep into the ballgame. Kevin Gausman is also an intriguing option at $7,000. Of the two I prefer Wood in cash games and Gausman in tournaments.
Catcher: $3,300 Willson Contreras- Contreras absolutely mashes lefties and draws a matchup with an inexperienced one in Steven Brault. His price tag may be high for a catcher, but it is justified because of his immense potential. You don’t need to play a catcher on FanDuel, but I would advise against using a catcher in favor of a first baseman.
First Base: $3,500 Cody Bellinger- I haven’t used Bellinger yet this season, but this is the prime opportunity to do so. He performs far better in matchups with right handed pitchers and will be facing a poor one in Daniel Mengden. Bellinger doesn’t offer that much of a floor, but he does have one of the highest ceilings in the entire league. His rather slow start to the year shouldn’t alarm you that much since he has been plagued by some bad matchups.
Second Base: $3,500 Asdrubal Cabrera- I put Cabrera in every single one of my lineups last night and that ended up paying off big time as he had a two-homer game. I will be going back to him tonight as he draws an even better matchup with Jarlin Garcia. This might sound odd, but the New York Mets are one of my favorite teams to stack on tonights slate.
Third Base: $3,500 Todd Frazier- As I stated in the aforementioned paragraph, the Mets are probably my favorite underrated team stack. Frazier is another player that destroys lefties and should be able to perform yet again. I see him as more of a tournament play, but he is still viable in cash games.
Shortstop: $3,600 Corey Seager- Seager has gotten off to a sluggish start to the season, but this is a slump-busting matchup if there ever were one. Daniel Mengden is prone to giving up runs in bunches and Seager should be able to take advantage of that.
Outfield: $2,500 Nomar Mazara- I seem to make a habit of playing Mazara every single time he is facing a below average righty. That strategy hasn’t backfired on me yet so I will continue to use it.
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