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

Brian McCann ($3900) – McCann was off on Saturday, which means he is a likely going to be the starting catcher here today. He faces Drew Hutchinson who has allowed a decent number of homeruns to both sides of the plate so far. McCann is basically swinging for the fences now a days, but he has connected and homered in two of his last three games, despite being only 3-13 during that stretch. He should be in his normal five hole here and has a good chance to go yard in a great hitter’s park.

Value

John Jaso ($2900) – Sunday is a tough day, because a lot of catchers sit. Jaso had off Friday so even though he caught yesterday, I think he might still be in here today. He faces Yovani Gallardo who has been tough on left-handed bats this year, but has struggled against them in year’s past. Jaso is leading off and has been hot since being called up. He has a wOBA of .381 with an ISO score of .178. He has always been solid against right-handed pitching and batting on top of the order on the road means he should see four to five at-bats which gives him ample opportunities for upside.

First Base

Stud

Mark Teixiera ($4600) – Tex has been having a huge bounce back season. He homered again yesterday and has been doing that from both sides of the plate. He faces Drew Hutchinson who has allowed hitter’s from both sides of the plate to hit homeruns against him. Even though he has been solid at home, the Rogers Centre is a great place to hit. Tex currently owns a .404 wOBA and a .325 ISO score against right-handed pitching. He should be in there batting clean up today, which makes him a threat for some hits, some RBI, and even a homerun.

Value

Justin Smoak ($2600) – Smoak is just too cheap to ignore if you need a punt play with some upside. The Blue Jay playing at home in Toronto has been hitting right-handed pitching well from his usual six spot in the order. He faces the young prospect Luis Severino for the Yankees who has been pretty solid so far, but has given up some long fly balls to left-handed bats, including one to David Ortiz that still may not have landed. Smoak has been racking up a few hits and has huge power upside.

Second Base

Stud

Jose Altuve ($4600) – Altuve is in a great spot here against the young lefty Matt Boyd from Detroit at home in Houston. Boyd struggled more with right-handed bats in the minor leagues and that has carried over to the bigs so far with his average allowed of .316 to them. Altuve hit over .400 against left-handed pitching in 2014 and that was his batting average, not his wOBA. He has a wOBA this year of .397 with an ISO score of .142. Altuve should be leading off here again

Value

Justin Turner ($3800) – Many of us who used Turner religiously during the first half of the season will be happy to have him back again here. His second base eligibility solved a ton of issue’s earlier in the year about who to play there as he was a staple in many people’s rosters. He faces Anthony DeSclafani who has been lit up in a few of his recent starts. Turner has a .443 wOBA in righty on righty matchups with an ISO score of .268. His second base eligibility and 3 hole spot in the batting order made him a top option before the injury, so hop back on with the price still low and many not realizing he has been activated.

Third Base

Stud

Manny Machado ($4500) – Machado is having a breakout season. The Orioles third baseman has a .390 wOBA and a .238 ISO score against right-handed pitching this season. He gets a weak one in Kendall Graveman who has allowed a .276 average and 10 homers in only 56 innings of work to right-handed bats so far. The game is in Baltimore too, which is a good hitters park. Machado leading off gets the chance for maximum at-bats although they should only get 8 innings to do so as the favorite against the As at home.

Value

Jedd Gyorko ($3500) – Gyorko is batting fifth lately for the Padres and is playing in Coors field today. If there was nothing else besides that fact, he would still be in play. He also has the best numbers on the team against left-handed pitching with a wOBA of .356 and an ISO score of .164. He faces Chris Rusin who has allowed right-handed bats to hit .306 against him with 7 homers in 60 innings of work. The price here is too cheap, even with the bump from playing in Coors, so you have to consider him as a salary saver with upside.

Shortstop

Stud

Carlos Correa ($5200)- Correa has the matchup we want for the youngster today against a lefty. He has a .395 wOBA and a robust .286 ISO score. Those are numbers you will not find with any other shortstop outside of maybe Troy Tulowitzki in any handedness matchup. The price is high, but he is head and shoulders above the pack. He faces the rookie Matt Boyd who has struggled with right-handed bats in the minors and it has carried over with a .316 average allowed to them in limited major league innings pitched. Correa has quickly become the top SS option in fantasy, and should be rolled out when facing a weak lefty.

Value

Cesar Hernandez ($3400) – He is still cheap although his production in recent games has dipped. I do not understand why you would bat him second behind Utley and clog up the base paths, but that is what the Phillies have done since the Franco injury. It’s no surprise they have also not been playing as well, but I’m not the manager, so we can only deal with the situation we get laid out here. The good news is Freddy Galvis has moved to third in Franco’s absence, so he should be in play. a walk/hit, stolen base, and run scored pays off his value number and is something he has done quite a bit so far this season.

Outfield

Stud

Carlos Gonzalez ($5100) –USATSI_8723332_168381090_lowres Car Go has been on fire since the slow start to the year. He has managed to raise his numbers up very quickly against right-handers and now owns a .414 wOBA with a .317 ISO score. He faces Ian Kennedy in Coors field. Kennedy has allowed about a .250 average to both right and left-handed batters as well as a high 25 homeruns already. Car Go has mashed five homers in last ten games to go along with 13 RBI and 8 runs. He has thrown up some sick fantasy scores in recent games, so he is worth the lofty price tag today.

Randall Grichuk ($4200) – The young rookie for the Cards has been a nice surprise. Grichuk has a nice power stroke and has showed it off against both right and left-handed pitching. He faces David Phelps today who has had reverse splits for the last 3 seasons. right-handed bats are the way to go after him and Grichuk has the best numbers in that righty on righty situation. Grichuk has a .385 wOBA and an ISO score of .287. He has at least one hit and one run scored in his last four games while averaging about 10 points per contest, so at $4200, he offers good safety and upside value.

David Peralta ($4000) – Peralta has been absolutely on fire and producing like an elite fantasy option. He was on quite a few top rosters in the FBWC yesterday and has been on a lot of winning rosters the last few weeks. He faces Shelby Miller who has been tough on righties, but allowed left-handed bats to hit .266 against him with 6 homers in 68 innings of work. Peralta is the one left-handed bat to target on that Diamondbacks team as he owns a .388 wOBA with a .286 ISO number. Peralta has scored 17 or more fantasy points in four of his last six games, so he has tournament winning upside lately.

Value

Franklin Gutierrez ($3600) – Nelson Cruz has great numbers and a high price in a good matchup today against a left-hander. He makes for a nice option too if you want to pay up for him over Car Go. Gutierrez is the cheap version of a quality right-handed bat against left-handed pitching on that Mariner’s team. Gutierrez has started to get more time, especially against lefties where he owns a .396 wOBA with an ISO score of .265. He faces the rookie left-hander Henry Owens of the Red Sox who has been touched up for a .276 average already by right-handed bats, so this makes for a nice spot.