Saturday is one of the best days to play Fantasy Baseball, specifically, the main slate. Today, we will focus on that main slate. Here are your Saturday BEAST plays from Muntradamus!
FIRST BASE – JOSE ABREU ($3900 on DraftKings)
vs. RYAN CARPENTER
Abreu was on this list
for Friday’s Slate, and he hit a HR. He will make the cut again for this
Saturday Night showdown. There are probably 30-plus MLB Teams that would not
consider Ryan Carpenter a Major League quality pitcher, but unfortunately for
the Tigers, they have to throw him out there to the Sox. The White Sox offense is
hitting the ball hard, and Jose Abreu will continue to smack his line drives
all around the field.
FIRST BASE – ANTHONY RIZZO ($4100) @ ZACK
Rizzo is still not
really showing the 40-plus HR potential that he has flashed in his career, but
a matchup against Godley does look good on paper. Godley is not getting the
same movement on his pitches from years past, and Rizzo is always ready for
those mistake pitches in the zone. The price tag at $4100 for a guy hitting
near .200 does not sound appealing, but the upside is there and Daily Fantasy
Baseball is a one day season.
SECOND BASE – ROBINSON CANO ($3800) vs.
For the record, I feel
Robinson Cano is too expensive. At $3800 you better get your stats, but Cano
does not guarantee that, as he is surrounded by a bunch of players that are not
hitting the ball. However, if Cano does get the right circumstances, like
runners in scoring position, then he will deliver a strong fantasy performance.
Cano only has three HRs on the season, but Woodruff is the type of pitcher who
will not be able to get around the living legend.
SECOND BASE – ROUGNED ODOR ($2600) @ MIKE
Odor is back, and
while it is hard to judge him on one bad game since his return off the DL, it
is important to remember every day is a new day. Mike Leake does not match up
well against Odor, who does not really have any pitches to get by his uppercut.
The price is good enough to take the risk and hope for the best results.
SHORTSTOP – TIM ANDERSON ($4200) vs. RYAN
Tim Anderson is more
expensive than anyone could have ever imagined, but he is hitting over .400 on
the season and has a matchup against one the weakest lefty starting pitchers in
the game right now. Anderson is also coming off of a walk off HR against the
Tigers on Friday, and you can guarantee he will take that momentum with him on
Saturday. With the rest of the White Sox crew hitting the ball better than they
have been hitting it all season, throw Tim Anderson in your lineup.
THIRD BASE – YOAN MONCADA ($3900) vs. RYAN
Moncada is hitting
above .320, he is on fire coming off of a three hit game, and he is facing a
pitcher that does not belong in the Major Leagues. When you add it all
together, you will see that Moncada is ready to continue his raking against the
Tigers with plenty of RBI opportunities all game long.
OUTFIELD – MIKE TROUT ($5000) @ JORGE LOPEZ
You definitely need to
pay up for Trout if you are going to include him on your squad. But a common
rule to folllow in Daily Fantasy Baseball is if Trout is facing a pitcher that
you do not really respect, chances are you should get him on your team..
Everyone in K.C. is at the ballpark to see what the legend can do, might as
well have him on your squad since everyone is expecting the best.
OUTFIELD – KOLE CALHOUN ($3400) @ JORGE LOPEZ
Calhoun is one of the
hotter OF options in Fantasy Baseball with HRs in three straight games,
including two HRs last week. Going up against Jorge Lopez, a pitcher who does
not have dangerous stuff by any means, expect him to continue to rip the ball
all over the field. Despite how well Calhoun is hitting the ball, he is only batting
.200 for the season, but Lopez should not be a pitcher you need to worry about.
Start Calhoun, get at least a few runs in the process.
OUTFIELD – NOMAR MAZARA ($3300) @ MIKE LEAKE
Mazara had a very
start to the season, but his recent hot streak of three HRs in his last two
games to bring his total to five should be the perfect reminder that we are
still very young in the Fantasy Baseball season. Leake is not a scary pitcher
to go against, and Mazara has the perfect swing going to take any fastball down
the middle into the seats.
CHICAGO WHITE SOX
The White Sox stack
looks great on paper, and it should be great in real life as well. Ryan
Carpenter is only forced to make this appearance because he is on a horrible
team that is not deep enough in their farm system to avoid it. Carpenter does not
have the pitches to blow by any hitter, and on the road you can expect a lot of
While the Rangers are
on the road, Mike Leake does not pose much of a threat no matter what ballpark
he is in. Leake does not have the junk to fool any hitter, nor the speed to
blow by any batter. The Rangers may have had a rough season up to this point,
but a game against Leake where he is missing his targets can lead to the floodgates
LOS ANGELES ANGELS
Angels have yet to
really get it going, but they have been productive as of late, even beating
Tanaka and the Yankees a couple days ago. Jorge Lopez is not really what you
would call a great MLB pitcher, and the Angels have enough hot bats to make an
impact in this game.