We have a nice slate of games today! Here are some guys I think you should at least consider, at every position and price range. Good luck!

Catcher

Stud

Wellington Castillo ($3700) – I have been riding this train for a few weeks and I’m not about to get off it now. Castillo has been mashing the ball lately. He has hit 8 homers in his last 13 games and currently owns a wOBA of .431 with a sick .336 ISO score for a catcher. He is at home in his hitter friendly ballpark and takes on David Buchanan of the Phillies. He has allowed right-handed bats to hit .307 against him this season, but he has limited the long balls. Castillo will be batting fifth again and has been driving in runs at a high rate lately anyway. Even if he does not go yard, $3700 is not too big a price that he would struggle to pay it off.

Value

John Jaso ($3300) – Jaso has been a really good option since coming off the DL. The Catcher leads off most nights for the Rays, especially against right-handed pitching. Jaso has a .384 wOBA with a .182 ISO score. He faces Williams Perez who has allowed left-handed bats to hit .308 against him so far this year with a homerun every 6.5 innings. Jaso has 14 and 16 fantasy points in his last two games, so he has been hot and would return great value at this price.

First Base

Stud

Paul Goldschmidt ($5500) – tulo and goldyEveryone has said that Goldy is struggling lately, but that may be because he spoiled us with his greatness. He has 55 fantasy points in the last 5 games for an average of 11. I wish more of my slumping picks struggled this well. Goldy owns a .410 wOBA with a .221 ISO score. He faces David Buchanan who has allowed right-handed bats to hit over .307 against him. While he has not allowed a lot of homeruns, he has allowed a lot of runs. Goldy should be in line for a few hits or walks and some RBI and runs scored here, so the salary is not too high to scare me off of him in a great matchup.

Value

Ryan Howard ($4000) – The Phillies slugger was left for dead earlier in the year, but his resurgence has helped power this juggernaut Philadelphia offense. He faces Jeremy Hellickson who always struggles with left-handed bats. Hellickson has allowed them to hit .295 against him this year with 6 homeruns in 49 innings of work. Howard’s wOBA of .350 is a little low, but he had a bad start, so he can be forgiven. His ISO score of .246 means his power is still there and that makes him a threat in this good hitter’s park.

Second Base

Stud

Cesar Hernandez ($3400) – He price is finally rising, but he is still pretty cheap for his production. He faces Jeremy Hellickson who has allowed a .295 average to left-handed batters. Cesar has multiple hits in 7 of his last nine starts and has been on base multiple times in 8 of them. He has scored a total of ten runs in those games with runs scored in 7 of those ten. He can steal a few bases and is always a threat to do so when he gets on. He has at least seven fantasy points in ten of his last eleven games and has been in double digits for eight of those. He is averaging over 10 fantasy points per game over his last eleven and is both 2B and SS eligible. If you have not been using this guy, you have been working too hard for your fantasy points.

Value

Wilmer Flores ($3400) – If you want to swerve from a highly owned play and give yourself someone with less safety, but ore power upside for a tournament, than Flores is your guy.He faces Chris Rusin who has allowed right-handed batters to hit .306 against him with 7 homers in 55 innings of work. Flores has a .364 wOBA with an ISO score of .233. He has flashed some power and was even the cleanup hitter before the Mets bought in reinforcements at the deadline. He has more power than most at the position and a pretty cheap price that makes him a solid option for today.

Third Base

Stud

Josh Donaldson ($5600) –donaldson It was a tough choice between him and Machado here, but I like the Rogers Centre better and his matchup with Graveman a little more than Machado facing Taijuan Walker in Seattle. Donaldson faces Kendall Graveman who has allowed a .275 batting average to right-handed bats. The top of that Toronto order is scary. Donaldson has been hitting righties well this year with a .385 wOBA and a .263 ISO score. That Toronto offense has been putting up runs, especially at home and when they do, Donaldson has been right in the middle of it.

Value

Miguel Sano ($4000) – Sano has been very good against right-handed pitching since his call up. He faces a guy in Yovani Gallardo today who has reverse splits. Gallardo has allowed a higher batting average to right-handed bats in each of the last three seasons. Sano currently owns a .436 wOBA and a .306 ISO number against right-handers, so this a great spot for him.

Shortstop

Stud

Troy Tulowitzki ($4400) – Carlos Correa faces a lefty today, which is his preferred split, but that game is in San Fran which is not a good hitter’s park. Tulo plays in the Rogers Centre which is a hitter’s park and faces a guy in Kendall Graveman who has allowed everyone to hit about .275 against him from both sides of the plate. Tulo has a wOBA of .375 against righties since coming over and an ISO score of .268. Batting on top of the order allows him to get the maximum number of at-bats and more at-bats for a dangerous hitter like him is a bad thing for opposing pitchers and a good thing for his fantasy production.

Value

Xander Bogaerts ($3800) – Bogaerts has been mashing left-handed pitching his whole short career. He gets a good spot today against Justin Nicolino who is making his third big league start and coming off his first big league shelling. Right-handed bats were the way to get to him in the minors, so a guy like Bogaerts with a .407 wOBA should be in line for a good game here. I’d still prefer to find the money to pay up for a top option as both Correa and Tulo are under $4500 though and only a few hundred bucks more.

Outfield

Stud

David Peralta ($4200) – The Arizona clean up hitter is no longer cheap, but he is still a great play. He has 17 hits in his last 37 at-bats which has included a few big multi-hit games. He also has eight RBI to go with it and is on pace for over 100 this season. He too faces David Buchanan who is worse against left-handed batters with a .351 batting average allowed. Peralta has a .383 wOBA with a .231 ISO score and is home in a friendly hitter’s park. That Diamondbacks order has been good lately and Peralta’s stick has been a big part of it.

Mike Trout ($5300) – There are four solid outfield options in Trout, Michael Brantley, Jose Bautista, and Nelson Cruz (Who we will get to in a minute) that are all expensive, but all make sense to use here. Trout probably has the best matchup of them all. He faces Carlos Rodon who has been good, but has allowed right-handed bats to hit .312 against him with 7 homers in 57 innings of work. Trout owns a .427 wOBA against left-handed pitching with a .312 ISO score. He has power, speed, and can both score and knock in runs. He’s the best player in the game and this is a matchup that favors him.

Nelson Cruz ($5200) – NELSON CRUZCruz had three fantasy points and was drawing ire on twitter for his performance. The guy had jacked 7 homers in nine games with 9 straight double digit fantasy performances, so you really can not knock him. He faces Chris Tillman who has not allowed a ton of hits, but has allowed a ton of homers. Tillman has only allowed a .250 average to right-handed bats, which is not horrible. Still Cruz has a ton of power and Tillman has been homerun prone for a few years. Cruz has a .398 wOBA here with a .258 ISO score in righty on righty matchups and given his hot streak, it’s tough to ignore him.

Value

Khris Davis ($3600) – Davis has 92 fantasy points in his last six games which includes two 30+ fantasy point explosions. He has seven hits in 22 at-bats with four homeruns and 12 RBI. He faces Dan Haren who has been worse against right-handed batters for the last three seasons and Davis is hitting right-handers well. Davis owns a .373 wOBA with an ISO score of .238, which makes him one of the top options and best salary saving outfielders on the day.