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!
John Jaso ($3300) – Jaso has a really nice price today. He is leading off for the Rays in a good hitter’s park down in Texas. He faces Colby Lewis who has allowed left-handed bats to hit .274 with 10 homeruns in 85 innings of work. Jaso has a .375 wOBA with an ISO score of .181. He has 5 hits in his last 14 at-bats over his last 4 starts. Jaso on the road at the top of that order is also guaranteed the max number of at-bats, which never hurts either.
Francisco Cervelli ($3200) – Cervelli returns to New York today, but this time he is going to Queens and not back to the Bronx. The Pirate back stop has been very solid all year and profiles to do well this game. He faces the lefty Jonathon Niese who has allowed a .269 batting average to right-handed bats in 2015. Cervelli has a .439 wOBA with a .218 ISO number against lefties, so he should be in line for a good game.
Chris Davis ($5000) – Davis is in a nice spot here. He homered again yesterday, giving him 32 on the season now. He faces Chris Bassitt of the Athletics at home in Camden Yards. Bassitt has struggled most with left-handed bats. Davis is the best one the Orioles have. He has a .370 wOBA with an ISO score of .299. Bassitt has been solid, but if anyone profiles to do well against him, it is Davis here.
Eric Hosmer ($4300) – The Royals first baseman has been on fire and should keep it rolling here. He faces Matt Shoemaker who had 3 dominant starts in a row with a bunch of single digit starts sandwiched all around it. Right-handed bats hit .280 against Shoe, but lefties have done better in the past. Shoe has already allowed 10+ homers to each side of the plate this year, so Hosmer could add to that total. Hosmer has a .400 wOBA with a .205 ISO number so far this year. Hosmer has 10+ fantasy points in five of 6 and is averaging over 12 per game in his last ten. He should be able to add to those gaudy numbers today.
Justin Turner ($4000) – Turner came back from the DL yesterday and promptly picked up right where he left off with a few hits. The Dodger second baseman was one of the best options in the league before he got hurt. He should be batting third in the Dodgers order again today and faces David Homberg. In the minor leagues, Holmberg had his struggles ostly with right-handed bats. Turner has some of the best numbers in the league for a right handed middle infielder, so now that he is back, he should be usable again going forward.
Cesar Hernandez ($3300) – Cesar is very underrated and a top option you should be considering at this price on most days. He has scored double digits in 3 of his last 5 and is averaging over 10 points over the last five games. He is a guy who racks up hits, scores runs, and can steal a few bases. Second base is a position that many like to go cheap in order to fit big power bats at other spots. Cesar has been the most consistent scorer lately who is usable for cash and tournaments.
Miguel Cabrera ($4900) – Miggy came off the DL yesterday and is now in play going forward. He has a .428 wOBA with a .214 ISO score in same handed matchups. He gets to face Colin McHugh here today who has allowed a .307 batting average with 10 homers in 73 innings of work to right-handers. The game is in Houston which is a great hitter’s park and Miggy should be in his normal three whole which gives him a great opportunity to drive in some runs.
Miguel Sano ($4800) – It did not take long for Sano to be priced like an elite option at third base. His production so far has warranted it. Sano has absolutely mashed right-handed pitching since his call up. He has a .457 wOBA and a .356 ISO number against right handers so far. He faces Josh Tomlin who has allowed right-handed bats to hit .314 against him with 7 homers in 47 innings so far this year. Sano is no longer a cheap option, but he has thrown up some huge games lately, so the price is warranted.
Carlos Correa ($4600) – Correa is another young gun who has rocketed up the salary structure. The Astros SS has quickly become a favorite amongst daily fantasy players and rightly so. Correa faces Justin Verlander who has allowed right-handed bats to hit .270against him with 5 homers in 32 innings of work. Correa owns a .368 wOBA with a .247 ISO so far against righties which is actually his lesser split. Although Verlander has been better lately, Correa is a true future superstar who should still be able to have a good game at a weak position.
Jung Ho Kang ($3500) – Kang has hits in seven of his last eight games. He has always smashed lefties well, even dating back to his Korean league days. He faces Jonathon Niese here who has allowed about a .270 average to right-handed bats so far in 2015. Kang currently owns a .358 wOBA with an ISO score of .194. He tends to bat clean up against a lefty, so he should be in line for a few RBI chances as well.
Carlos Gonzalez ($5500) – Car Go is back in Coors field and facing a righty which is why his price is jacked up. He faces Andrew Cashner who has allowed righties to hit .297 against him with 12 homers in 57 innings of work. Car Go has a .420 wOBA now with a .322 ISO despite a slow start. That only underscores how hot he has been that those numbers have quickly bounced back to his normal levels. He has five homers in his last nine games, so you are getting a guy swinging a hot bat too.
Justin Upton ($5600) – Upton is the most expensive outfield option today, but is also in the best spot. Upton smashes in righty on righty matchups. He faces rookie Jon Gray who had some pretty lofty averages allowed in his minor league starts. Gray was not good in his first start at Coors, so he may get roughed up here as well. Upton owns a wOBA of .364 with a nice .220 ISO score. Most of his homers have come off of right-handed pitchers this year and with the game in Coors, he gets an extra boost up.
JD Martinez ($4500) – Like Miggy, JD is in a great spot here. He plays in Houston, which is a good hitter’s park. He faces Colin McHugh who has allowed over a .300 batting average and a good number of homers in righty on righty matchups. JD is smashing in righty/righty matchups. JD has a .390 wOBA and a .280 ISO score against right-handers in 2015. Between him and Miggy, The Tigers should be able to do some damage against a guy like McHugh.
Khris Davis ($3600) – Khris with a K, has been great lately. Instead of worrying about the K, he has been showing off his ability to go with the next two letters in his name lately. Davis has hit 5homers in his last 28 at-bats, so he is seeng the ball well right now. He has been batting second in the order and producing since the lineup move. He faces Jerome Williams in Miller park which is a great spot. Miller is a high homerun park and Williams is a guy who has allowed a .332 average with 16 homers in 54 innings of work so far. Davis has a .362 wOBA and a .229 ISO number, so this is a good cheap source of power and production today.