We have a huge 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

Yasmani Grandall ($3500) – This is a really nice price on the Dodgers backstop against a weak pitcher. Jerome Williams has allowed left-handed bats to hit .314 against him, although he has been able to keep the ball in the park. Grandal has been great though with a .399 wOBA and an ISO score of .255 against righties. Williams is one of the worst pitchers on the hill today and he pitches in a hitter friendly park, so the Dodgers should be able to smack out a few runs. If Grandal is batting fourth or fifth today, he makes for a top option.

Value

Carlos Ruiz ($2400) – I am praying he gets a start today, because this is a sweet spot for him at a great price. He faces the newly acquired Alex Wood of the Dodgers who has allowed right-handed bats to hit  .297 with 8 homers in 92 innings of work this year. Ruiz has a robust .457 against left-handed pitching with an ISO score of .258. That is a solid situation for a few hits and some homerun power in a great hitter’s park. At only $2400, he is one of my favorite punt options on the day based off the matchup numbers.

First Base

Stud

Chris Davis ($4400) – First base is usually a stacked position, but the top options do not make the best plays here. Davis is someone who intrigues me as he is swinging a really hot bat. Davis homered two days in a row and now has five of them in his last seven games. He faces Chris Bassitt of the As in Oakland. Bassitt has allowed higher average and more power to left-handed bats in limited innings of work. Davis has a .350 wOBA with a .278 ISO score, so his power is undeniable. He profiles the best against a weak righty like Bassitt and should be in line for a big upside game.

Value

Adrian Gonzalez ($4000) –USATSI_8722727_168381090_lowres I want to pick on Jerome Williams again here, and the price to do so with Gonzalez is pretty enticing. At only $4000, you get a got who hits third or fourth in an order expected to do some damage, with a park bump, and facing a guy who allows a .300+ average to both sides of the plate. Gonzalez has a wOBA of .391 with a .261 ISO score. He has hit for average and power this year, has a high On Base Percentage (OBP) and has both knocked in and scored a good amount of runs. At his price, he can provide hg value in what should be a high scoring game for the Dodgers. 

Second Base

Stud

Robinson Cano ($4700) – Cano was back in the lineup yesterday and is actually discounted from that today. He is still playing in Coors Field and that is a boost to any hitter. Cano has scored 10+ Fantasy points in 5 of his last 9 starts too, so he is seeing and hitting it well at present. He faces the highly touted rookie Jon Gray for the Rockies in Coors, which is a tough place to debut. Gray had allowed a .287 average to left-handed bats in AAA, so it’s not like he profiles well to shut down Cano. Rookies due tend to pitch well this year first time out, but not many debut in the worst pitcher’s park in baseball. Cano has the Coors premium, but that stadium can wake up any group of bats as we saw yesterday.

Value

Yangervis Solarate ($3000) – His huge 34 point fantasy score yesterday was something his users loved. While I think it is a stretch to expect a repeat, he does have a decent matchup. Solarte faces Jimmy Nelson. Nelson has been tough on right-handed bats, but lefties are hitting .296 with 7 homers in 51 innings against him. As one of the few lefty bats on San Diego, he is in a solid spot to do some more damage. He should be up in the two hole today, which would make him a solid play at only $3000. He has a little pop, can steal a base, and does rack up hits, runs, and RBI occasionally. 

 Third Base

Stud

Alex Rodriguez ($4800) – This Henry Owens kid is a big prospect for the Red Sox, but A Rod has owned lefties this season. His .444 wOBA and .354 ISO score are second today at the position to the young Twins prospect Miguel Sano (.476, .340). Both guys are in good spots, but I have a little more trust in A Rod’s track record. The Rookie Owens is making his debut in Yankee Stadium in a game that usually is back and forth and features a good number of runs. Sano is $4400, so it makes sense to spend the extra few bucks to get the better overall player who has been doing it longer. 

Value

Kyle Seager ($3800) –  USATSI_8728167_168381090_lowresSeager really came down in price from yesterday and is still in Coors Field. He faces a rookie who allowed left-handed bats to hit .287 against him in AAA. Seager had a slow start, so his numbers are not great, but he had a huge game yesterday and has been hitting well lately. He has 13 of his homers on the road vs. only 3 at home, so he benefits from all trips, but especially one’s like this in a great hitter’s park.

Shortstop

Stud

Carlos Correa ($5200) – I hate the huge price, but you can’t hate the production, the matchup, or the ballpark here. Correa faces Yovani Gallardo who has allowed a decent numbers of homers this year and a higher average to right-handed bats. Correa homered yesterday and now owns a .373 wOBA with a .260 ISO score against right-handed pitching, despite it being his weaker split. The kid is every bit as good as advertized and should produce here. 

Value

Brandon Crawford ($3800) – I do not want to use him, because everyone will be chasing the two homer game from yesterday, but he has been great all year. He faces Shelby Miller who struggles with lefties.Miller has a .270 batting average allowed with 6 homers already. Crawford has a .354 wOBA with a .234 ISO score. He does tend to bat low in the order, which is not ideal, but he has been so good lately and still a pretty solid value.

Outfield

Stud

Nelson Cruz ($6100) – NELSON CRUZWhen he brings his boomstick to Coors Field, Whoa Nelly, do you have to pay up for him. Still, he has a great matchup again here. He faces the rookie Jon Gray who had allowed right-handed bats to hit .278 in AAA. Cruz has great numbers with a .391 wOBA, and .247 ISO against righties this year. Even in a R/R matchup, he can get you a big score. For tournament play, it makes sense to fade him as he will still be highly owned even at this price. For cash though, he makes too much sense to go away from and you may have to just pay up. It will not be easy with some high priced stud pitching today too. 

Jose Bautista ($4500) – I love this matchup for Joey Bats. He faces Phil Hughes who is an extreme fly ball pitcher in Toronto’s Homer friendly Rogers Centre. Hughes has reverse splits and this season has let right-handed bats hit .310 against him with 12 homers already. Bautista has a .377 wOBA  with a robust .288 ISO score, so he is in line for a good game in this matchup. He has tremendous power, so his fly balls tend to land in homerun territory which is bad news for Hughes and good news for owners of Joey Bats.

Chris young ($3000) – Whenever the Yanks face a lefty, Young is in play. He either bats second of fifth in the order and has mashed left-handed pitching all year. He has a huge .470 wOBA vs. Southpaws with an ISO score of .333. He faces a rookie for the Sox today and is still dirt cheap. He has thrown up huge numbers against lefties recently, so there is no need to fade him at this price today.

Value

Darren Ruff ($2000) – This min priced option will be a steal if he gets into the lineup. Ruf faces Alex Wood who has been tough on lefties, but allowed right-handed bats to hit .297 with 8 homers in 92 innings of work. Wood gets a park downgrade here and Ruf has owned lefties his whole career. This year he has a .443 wOBA and a .222 ISO score against them. In his home hitter’s park, he is a great option at this price if he is in the lineup.