P: Zack Greinke, Arizona Diamondbacks, $10,500
Probably the most obvious pick on the slate. Most likely will be the highest owned pitcher. Facing the Marlins in Miami, a pitcher friendly park. Greinke has hit double digits in fantasy in each of his last 5 games. The Marlins don’t hit righties well, plain and simple.
P: Daniel Mengden, Oakland Athletics, $6,200
The middle tier of pitching is a toss-up, so I am going to go with the player with the highest potential upside. The Rangers are the highest per game strikeout team in all of baseball, averaging over ten strikeouts per game. In 55 career at-bats against Mengden the Texas lineup has a 25%K-Rate and just a .233 WOBA.
C: Martin Maldonado, Chicago Cubs, $2,800
You have to have a punt play every now and then. Maldonado versus a lefty in a hitter friendly ballpark makes a lot of sense.
1B: Luke Voit, New York Yankees, $4,800
Yankees stack. Keep it simple. Voit is five for seven in his career versus Andrew Cashner. Unless he is out of the lineup, he is a must play.
2B: Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees, $4,900
Yankees stack. This play is based solely on Torres’s ownership of Andrew Cashner. In his short career Gleyber is six of thirteen with two bombs.
3B: Joey Wendle, Tampa Bay Rays, $2,700
One of my two low cost plays of the slate. Wendle is coming off of his best game of the season since returning from injury. Wendle brings some speed and potential power from a lineup that may be a sneaky stack tonight. His cost is the main reason for this play.
SS: Jonathon Villar, Baltimore Orioles, $4,000
Jonathon Villar is building off of a huge 38-point night. Villar gets a matchup with late notice starter Nick Tropeano. Villar brings both pop and speed to your potential lineup in a good spot versus a sub-par starter.
OF: Aaron Judge, New York Yankees, $5,500
Yankees Stack. If you are trying to stack one team you need someone towards the top of the order. Judge at a steep price is my pick. Always a home run threat.
OF: J.D. Martinez, Boston Red Sox, $4,500
JD hits lefties. I can list all of the stats, but I will only include the simple ones. .412 ISO versus lefties. He faces James Paxton; he is a lefty. End of story.
OF: Jorge Soler, Kansas City Royals, $4,200
Soler is a reverse split player. Higher ISO, Average and Slug facing righties. Zac Plesac gives up power to righties. I wouldn’t look to stack the Royals but a one off with power like Soler makes a lot of sense at a very affordable price.
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