I will spend the $5900 for Javier
Baez tonight. His high price and a Caleb Smith matchup may steer a lot of
people away, but he is hitting .455 with five homers in 22 at-bats against
Ronald Acuna Jr. has a seemingly challenging
matchup vs. Hyun-Jin Ryu, but I like him at $4300 considering he is hitting
.310 with six home runs against LHPs.
Starling Marte is worth a lineup
spot against Adrian Sampson. Spend the $4900 since he is not facing a LHP,
which he is hitting .045 against. Make sure you check if teammate Brian
Reynolds ($3900) is in the lineup. He is sharing time with Melky Cabrera, but
if he is in there, he is hitting .375 with four XHBs against righties. Reynolds
has played well since being called up and this is a tasty matchup for
Pittsburgh. Cabrera is the same price if he plays over Reynolds.
I will be getting some Reds bats
in my lineups against Mike Fiers. Derek Dietrich ($4500) has four home runs and
eight RBI in the last week. If recent callup Josh VanMeter ($2600) gets in the
lineup I will opt for him as a punt play. He was raking in the minors.
Make sure you pluck some Rangers
against Stephen Brault. Elvis Andrus is $5000 and is hitting .423 vs. LHPs. I
am locking in Nomar Mazara at $4400. He is averaging 9.5 FFPG on the road on
DK, compared to 7.2 at home.
Some Cheap Plays:
Chris Davis ($3100) vs, Hector Velasquez, Jackie Bradley Jr. ($3200 vs. David
Hess), Tucker Barnhart as a punt ($3000) vs. Fiers.
Avoid Aaron Nola against the Cards, fourth in the Majors vs, RHPs. Fade Max
Fried against the N.L.’s best offense. Collin McHugh ($8200) gets KC at home,
and will get the run support vs. Danny Duffy for a win while also capably
providing other quality numbers.
Knife FightPick of the Day: Masahiro Tanaka’s over/under for strikeouts
against Seattle is 6.5, No team in the Majors strikes out more than the
Mariners (370). Get
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Bonus: In the same game,
Marco Gonzales’ Over/Under is 4.5 strikeouts. In half of his games so far, he
has not gone above 4 Ks, and the Yankees are 21st in strikeouts, so
I will take the under.
Scott Engel is a 20-plus year veteran of the Fantasy Sports industry and an inaugural member of the Fantasy Sports Association’s Hall of Fame. He is a four-time FSWA Award winner and nine-time finalist. He won the CBS SportsLine Hall of Fame Award for his longstanding service and was a featured Fantasy analyst for ESPN.com. Scott is a longtime and award-winning host on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio. He was the Managing Director and driving content force behind RotoExperts.com for more than a decade and helped launch the FNTSY Sports Network.