After Sunday Funday we have a nice Monday 13 game slate. I really wish I could fire out Ryan Braun today as he has been en fuego over the last week. We will save him for tomorrow and look for him to give us a homer or two. Let’s check out the 5 hottest hitters on the day and see if they will continue the fire or go ice cold!


Welington Castillo (RHB) (ARI vs. STL) – $3,100

Opposing Pitcher: Jaime Garcia

MLB: Arizona Diamondbacks at Los Angeles Angels

I love Castillo’s price and I also love how Castillo seems to be pulling out of his slump. During his last outing he went 3 for 5 with a homer. He is hitting .300 over the last week and has a .900 SLG% in the same time period. He faces lefty Jaime Garcia today who has allowed a .431 OPS on the season. I like Wellington’s .340 handedness wOBA and the trend points in the right direction, although he is 0’fer in 6 ABs against Garcia.


Colby Rasmus (LHB) (HOU vs. SEA) – $3,800

Opposing Pitcher: Taijuan Walker

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros

No, I can’t explain why these guys are so cheap. Rasmus has homered in the last two and had three games of double digit DKFP out of the last four. Walker has a 1.50 ERA so far this season but hasn’t been good against Houston posting a 4.40 ERA lifetime. Walker has a .525 OPS against LHBs and around a 7 K/9. Rasmus has a handedness wOBA of .351 today. He has also homered off of Walker in the past. I am still going to back Rasmus in this one and think we may see another deep ball.


Paul Goldschmidt (RHB) (ARI vs. STL) – $4,800

Opposing Pitcher: Jaime Garcia

MLB: Pittsburgh Pirates at Arizona Diamondbacks

Goldy is not a cheap option, but his two homers the last outing make me want to spend up. Goldy has had a .528 OBP over the last week and a SLG% of .640. Garcia has a .270 ERA on the season and has looked decent. I love Goldschmidt’s .422 handedness wOBA and his ISO of .195. He is .286 lifetime against Garcia and has a better chance than Castillo to get in on the action tonight.


Curtis Granderson (LHB) (NYM vs. CIN) – $4,000

Opposing Pitcher: Raisel Iglesias

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves

Granderson has had a hit in the last 5 games and has put up double digit DKFP scoring in the last 5 as well. He is hitting .345 during the last week with a SLG% of .793. Iglesias has a 3.09 ERA in 23 innings this season and an OPS of .750 against LHB. Granderson has a handedness wOBA of .386 and an ISO of .251. I can’t bet against his consistency and won’t until he proves me wrong.


Jose Altuve (LHB) (HOU vs. SEA) – $4,700

Opposing Pitcher: Taijuan Walker

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Houston Astros

Just like Granderson, Altuve has been another extremely consistent guy this season. He even graced us with a couple of stolen bases during his last game. Altuve is hitting .316 lifetime against Walker and has homered off of him in the past. Like Granderson, I will roll him and his .305 BA on the season until he proves me wrong.