Pitcher: Trevor Bauer, Cleveland Indians ($10,400)
Any time you have an ace coming off of a bad start is a great option. Bauer will face off against a Seattle offense that came off a tough three game stretch against the Houston Astros. Bauer will come out with something to prove against a heavily right handed lineup.
Pitcher: Matt Shoemaker, Toronto Blue Jays ($8,000)
Shoemaker is hot right now, roll with him until he’s not.
C: Curt Casali, Cincinnati Reds ($3,200)
Curt Casali wil be leading off against the returning Clayton Kershaw. Normally you would always avoid Kershaw but in this case you can get a cheap catcher in a lead-off spot. Casali had a .989 OPS in 2018 against left handed pitching. At the price Casali is a bargain option that will allow you to play a pitcher like Treovr Bauer.
1B: Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox ($4,300)
This is simple, Abreu is 3 for 3 against the Royals starter with a homer. I like this game as a potential stack so you have to go with the White Sox best power bat.
2B: Whit Merrifield, Kansas City Royals ($4,600)
Merrifield has the power and speed that can always bring high upside against a struggling starter Ervin Santana.
SS: Trevor Story, Colorado Rockies ($4,200)
Story versus a lefty is a strong option any day of the week. His career numbers against Joey Lucchesi aren’t great in 10 career at bats but he brings a lot to the table for another great cost.
3B: Brian Anderson, Miami Marlins ($2,900)
Anderson has two straight games of 20 plus points. He is currently at 2.9k which is another bargain for a guy that brings power upside to a lineup that is not great, sometimes the best bargains can bring the best upside.
OF: Randall Grichuck, Toronto Blue Jays ($4,300)
Righties crushed Martin Perez in 2018 to a clip of .966 OPS. Grichuk Is a great option for lineups especially against lefties. I want exposure to the Blue Jays, I will start with Randall.
OF: Joc Pederson, Los Angeles Dodgers ($4,300)
Joc Pederson loves swinging and he loves fastballs. Going against Luis Castillo is a great matchup.
OF: Hunter Dozier, Kansas City Royals ($3,600)
Dozier is another player that will have a low cost but potential high reward. With over 8 fantasy points in each of his last 5 games and a favorable matchup with Ervin Santana he is a no brainer at just 3.6K.