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!

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Catcher

Stud

John Jaso ($3200) – It does not look like a good day to pay up at catcher. A few of the top options are slightly interesting, but it is tough to pay up above $4000 for any of those options today. Jaso faces Scott Feldman who is actually worse against righties, but left-handed bats have done a solid job against him as well. Jaso has been leading off for the Rays and has a solid .396 wOBA, with a .167 ISO number. Jaso has hits in five straight games, so while his upside is not huge, he makes for a pretty decent cash game play.

Value

AJ Pierzynski ($3000) – Pierzynski is more of tournament boom or bust kind of option, but he makes some sense to use today. He faces James shields who has been horrible against left-handed hitters this season. Shields has allowed them to hit .284 with 17 homers in 70 innings of work. Pierzynski is not a heavy hitter, but he has been hitting in the middle of that depleted Braves lineup. At the price today I think he makes sense as a tournament play with upside.

First Base

Stud

Eric Hosmer ($4800) – The Royals first baseman has been on fire lately. He has RBIs in 10 straight  games with 9 or more points in 8 straight. Hosmer has upped his numbers to a .404 wOBA and a .212 ISO score against right-handed pitching this year. He faces Rsiel Iglesias who has allowed left-handed batters to hit .327 against him with a WHIP of 1.75. Hosmer also gets a park bump as this game is in homer friendly Cincy instead of his home park of Kaufman Stadium where fly balls go to die.

Value

Ben Paulsen ($3500) – Paulsen is a good cheap option if you need to save some money at the first base position today. He has a matchup with Jordan Zimmerman who has allowed left-handed batters to hit .284 against him this season. The Game is in Coors field where Paulsen owns a .320 batting average this season. He has hit right-handed pitching well with a wOBA of .368 with an ISO score of .211. Zimmerman was good in his last start, but Coors field is a whole different animal.

Second Base

Stud

Ben Zobrist ($4100) – Zobrist is always a guy who goes overlooked, but he really shouldn’t. His $4100 price is not the most expensive, but it’s enough to keep people away from him and looking to go super cheap at the position. He has 10+ DK points in 5 of his last seven, which includes 4 in a row. He has multiple hits in four of those seven and is a great bet for upside. He has a good matchup here against Iglesias who we discussed above. Zobrist has a .394 wOBA since coming over in the trade, so he is worth rostering at a very solid price and likely low ownership.

Value

Justin Turner ($3900) – I like Turner better in righty/righty matchups, but a three hole hitter with his production this year for under $4000 is worth a roster spot. He faces Felix Doubront who has been ok, but has been knocked around for average and power by right-handed bats in his past. Turner is having a huge year, with a .321 batting average and 14 homers to go along with an OPS of .940. Those are some sick numbers for a second base eligible player and his price is too nice to ignore.

Shortstop

Stud

Carlos Correa ($4800) – Carlos Correa has quickly become the top fantasy option at the shortstop position. This kid is electric. He has speed, power, and hits for average. He faces Jake Odorizzi who has been solid this year, but has struggled in two of his last three starts. The game is in hitter friendly Houston and Correa has a .373 wOBA with a .233 ISO number that is one of the better ones we will see out of a shortstop. He bats in the three hole and has four hits and 3 walks in his last 14 plate appearances for a .500 on-base percentage.

Value

Kiké Hernandez ($2800) – Kike owns left-handed pitching and is a platoon player for the Dodgers who has been so good that they even throw him in their against righties sometimes. He tends to bat second against left-handed pitching and owns a silly .529 wOBA with a .379 ISO score in those matchups. He also faces Felix Doubront today who has always struggled more with right-handed bats. At only $2800, you will not find a better cheap option who has numbers anywhere near as good as he does for his matchup.

Third Base

Stud

Matt Carpenter ($4400)carpenter molinaLove the fact that Carpenter is still discounted here at only $4400. The Cardinals third baseman is back to leading off and back to being the stud he was last year and earlier in the season in that role. He has homered 3 times in the last 8 games and has averaged 10.2 fantasy points in his last 10 games. He owns a .382 wOBA with a .219 ISO score against right-handed pitching this season. He faces Ryan Vogelsong who has allowed left-handed bats to hit .266 against him and has an ERA to left-handed hitters that is over 7. He is nicknamed VogelDONG, because he has allowed 13 homers to left-handed bats in only 47 innings of work which is about one every 3 and a half innings pitched. He is my favorite cash game play, but in this matchup he also makes sense for tournaments with his upside.

Value

Derek Dietrich ($3000) – Dietrich homered yesterday and is a good bet to do so anytime he gets a matchup against a weak right-handed pitcher. Dietrich has a team leading .378 wOBA against right-handed pitching and a robust .248 ISO score. He faces Tyler Cravy, the youngest from Milwaukee who has allowed left-handed bats to hit .294 against him with 3 homers in only 10 innings of work against them. Dietrich gets a park bump too as the game is in Miller Park, which is a much friendly place for a homerun hitter than his home park.

Outfield

Stud

Bryce Harper ($6400)harper This is an obnoxious price for a hitter and I can understand why many may stay away, but the matchup does not get any better. Harper is in Coors field, so the ballpark is the best it can be. He faces David Hale of the Rockies who has allowed a .296 average with 7 homeruns in 24 innings of work so far this year, so the homerun rate and potential are as high as they can be too. Harper has a .476 wOBa and a .344 ISO score, so those are towards the top end of left-handed batters against right-handed hurlers. It is literally the perfect matchup on paper and that makes it easy to see why everyone is so excited about it. $6400 is a ton of money to spend on one hitter, but it’s also far and away the best matchup on the day and one of the best at any position all year.

Ryan Braun ($4800) – I really like Braun again here today. He is at home in Miller Park and gets another weak lefty in Adam Conley. Conley has pitched limited innings in the majors, but has struggled with right-handed bats in both the minors and majors so far this year. Braun owns a .393 wOBA with an ISO score of .235 against left-handed pitching. He has double digit fantasy scores in four of the last six games including three of them with 20+ points. He has the right matchup, ballpark, and lineup placement to be a top option today and I think he will fly under the radar with everyone focused on Coors.

Carlos Gonzalez ($5300) – car go I realize you can’t fit in all these stud outfielders today and choosing the right ones is going to be key, but these guys all have such good matchups that you have to consider and mention them. Car Go has been amazing lately. After a slow start he has been so god that his numbers are up to a .412 wOBA and a .320 ISO score which are elite level stats against right-handed pitching. He faces Jordan Zimmerman who has struggled to left-handed bats with a .284 batting average allowed. Car Go has averaged 10 points per game over his last ten and hits better at home in Coors where his numbers lately have been off the charts. He is not easy to fit in, but with elite upside, you can not ignore him here.

Value

Shin-soo Choo ($4000) – Choo is on a ridiculous 20+ game streak of reaching base safely currently and is now hitting in the two hole for the Rangers. He has 76 fantasy points over the last six games for an average of 12.5 per contest. He has raised his numbers up to a .377 wOBA with a .218 ISO score. He faces Iwakuma today who has allowed left-handed bats to hit .240 against him with a homerun every six innings. The game is in Texas which is a hitter friendly ballpark as well, so there is a lot to like with Choo whose $4000 price tag is needed to save a few bucks for some of the big bats we mentioned above at the outfield position.