I hope Yoenis Cespedes (27.00 DraftKings points) and Manny Machado (23.00 points) got you paid yesterday. Plus performances from bargain pitchers Zack Godley (21.95 points) and Marcus Stroman (15.55 points) were the cherries on top of the DFS sundae.
Of course, Francisco Lindor and Lonnie Chisenhall combined for a whopping zero points in their first game of Cleveland’s double-header. They both went yard (Chisenhall did twice, as a matter of fact) in the second game, which was not available on DraftKings.
There’s rain all over the place today. I’ll be utilizing the full 15-game slate for this roster. Keep track of any postponements or delays to ensure your guys are playing. As always, feel free to reach out on Twitter at @FoxSportsSinger with any questions. Happy drafting!
It will be difficult for other SP’s to duplicate what Robbie Ray is going to do to that Phillies lineup, but he comes at the astronomical price of $13,500. The rain expected in Philly makes it a little easier to look elsewhere. Jason Vargas ($9,300) is still kicking (9-3, 2.10 ERA) and faces an Angels lineup without superstar Mike Trout. Rays rookie Jacob Faria has been impressive in two starts with a 13:3 K/BB over 12 ⅔ innings. He’ll take the mound against the whiff-happy Tigers who are sixth in the American League in strikeouts.
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Yadier Molina ($3,200) gets to play against Ubaldo Jimenez (1-2, 6.71 ERA) and the other catchers don’t. That should be enough to make him an automatic start. He also sports a healthy .324 wOBA against right-handers over the last two seasons. Buster Posey ($4,700) at Coors is still looming. He’s knocked four hits in three games this weekend.
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Trey Mancini ($4,300) is riding an eight-game hitting streak and has multiple hits in each of his past two games against St. Louis. Lance Lynn is playing well, but Mancini is in the zone right now. His blistering .410 wOBA against righties over 103 at-bats is an added bonus.
Robinson Cano is reasonably priced at $4,200. He’s owned Yu Darvish in his career with a .364/.391/.591 batting line, eight hits, two doubles, one homer and two runs scored over 22 at-bats.
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Nolan Arenado ($5,500) enters a matchup with the Giants Ty Blach, who's been knocked around for 61 hits over his last 52 ⅓ innings. The fact that Arenado hits .300 and owns a .381 wOBA against lefties for his career makes him a must-play.
Troy Tulowitzki is only $2,700, but he’s in a pretty favorable matchup considering his price point. He’s managed a .360 career wOBA against righties. His matchup with James Shields doesn’t scare me. Shields has surrendered at least one tater in each of his 2017 starts.
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Outfield: Don’t tell anyone, but Avisail Garcia is still just $4,300. He’s fourth in the league with a .337 BA. Yoenis Cespedes ($4,300) has been stellar since he returned from injury and faces the very hittable Joe Ross (6.39 ERA, 1.53 WHIP). Christian Yelich fits right in at $4,100 and brings an eight-game hitting streak with him.