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!

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Catcher

Stud

Buster Posey ($4800) – Posey usually gets off on some Sundays, but he should be starting today with Andrew Susac getting hurt and likely heading to the DL. Posey gets to face Patrick Corbin today who has a high homerun rate allowed to right-handed bats. He will likely be in the middle of that Giants order again today and has always hit left-handed pitching well. He is better away from home, as is most of the Giants team. Corbin has not looked great in his first two starts off the DL, so the Giants should be able to get to him today. Posey is indeed expensive again, but he has been producing and is still one of the top offensive catcher eligible players in the game.

Value

Josh Phegley ($3100) –  This is a great price for a salary saving option at the position if you need to save a few bucks to fit in some of the stud pitchers. Phegley faces Tommy Millone who has allowed right-handed bats to hit .277 against him with 6 homeruns in 44 innings of work. Phegley has elite advanced metrics dating back to his minor league days against left-handed pitching. He has a .385 WOBA with a .213 ISO score, so he should be in line for a few hits and some potential power. The As lineup has struggled recently and I would not be shocked to see Phegley as high as fourth or fifth in the order to try and jump start the offense here.

First Base

Stud

Jose Abreu ($4400) – Abreu has not had a banner 2015, which is likely why this is the first time I have written him up. He has a great price and a solid matchup  today, so this is a good spot to roll him out finally. Although his numbers this year have not been amazing, he has hit lefties well since coming to MLB. He had a WOBA over .400 in 2014 with a very good ISO score as well. He takes on Danny Duffy today who has allowed right-handed bats to hit .280 with 6 homers in only 49 innings of work and gets a park downgrade as he switches away from Kaufman Stadium. Abreu has a ton of power, so he is a guy with huge upside today in a friendly matchup.

Value

Ryan Howard ($3500) –   This is a huge upside power spot for Ryan Howard. He faces Dan Haren who has allowed left-handed bats to hit 10 homers off of him in only 48 innings of work. Howard’s batting average and WOBA have taken a hit this year, but his ISO score of .231 means he still has the power to go yard when he gets a hold of one. This game is also a park downgrade for Haren as Citizen Bank is very homerun friendly. Howard is the typical boom or bust tournament flyer today, but I like his chances for the BOOM a good deal, especially at $3500.

Second Base

Stud

Jimmy Paredes ($3500) – This was a tough call between him and teammate Jonathon Schoop. Schoop has been on fire recently, but Paredes has really good numbers, the splits advantage, and is $500 cheaper. They take on Justin Verlander who threw a gem last out, but was shelled in every other early start. Paredes has a .359 WOBA and an ISO score of .191. He has cooled off from his early season onslaught, but at $3500 he makes a great play at a weak position.

Value

Cesar Hernandez ($2600) –  Hernandez has seen his price drop back down to the bottm rung and that is good for fantasy purposes. He has no power, his OBP is not high for a top of the order type guy, but he still makes for a solid play today. The reason is that Hernandez relies on his legs for his fantasy value. If the Phillies two hole hitter can get on base against a righty, which is his preferred split, he will be off to the races. Forget about the hit, stolen base, run scored which he does often, at his price just a walk and a stolen base would return enough for him to make value. $2600 is just too cheap against a guy in Haren who is not overly dominant.

 Third Base

Stud

Manny Machado ($4700) –USATSI_8696777_168381090_lowres Machado homered again on Saturday and the young third baseman is really stepping into the spotlight for the Orioles. He has been on fire since becoming the leadoff man and has a good matchup here.. He faces Justin Verlander who has been very erratic excpet for his last start. Machado has been hitting right-handed pitching very well, with a ,388 WOBA and a .242 ISO number. He has also been scoring a lot of runs and stealing quite a few bases, so you have a ton of ways he can pay off that salary.

Value

Nolan Arenado ($4100) –  The ballpark is not ideal, but I still think Arenado might be the best combination of price/matchup on the board today. He faces Andrew Cashner who is much tougher on right-handed bats, especially at home in PetCo. Arenado has such good numbers though, that I still think he is in play as a great underowned option for a tournament. Arenado has a WOBA of .401 with a sick .338 ISO number to go with it. He has smashed over 20 homeruns against right-handers already this year, so the handedness thing does not worry me much. Cashner is not immune to the homerun ball either, which is why Arenado is one of my favorite tournament options today.

Shortstop

Stud

Brandon Crawford ($4300) – Do not be scared off by the price, or the fact that he faces a pitcher with the same handedness, or even that he is hitting lower in the order. Brandon Crawford has turned into a sneaky stud. He gets a good matchup here against Patrick Corbin, the lefty we discussed with Posey. The game is in Arizona, which is a hitter friendly park and a definite upgrade for Crawford. Crawford also has smashed lefties this year. He has a team leading .393 WOBA against them with a very respectable .229 ISO for a shortstop.

Value

Jhonny Peralta ($4200) –  Peralta has a perfect matchup for himself here against the Mets Jonathon Niese. Niese has allowed a .277 batting average with 10 homers in 81 innings of work. Peralta hits lefties very well for both average and power. He usually finds himself batting cleanup when they face a southpaw. Peralta has a .359 WOBA and an ISO score of .274 against left-handed pitching this season. He is a good bet for homerun upside and probably the top option on the day.

Outfield

Stud

Charlie Blackmon ($4500) – At only $4500, Blackmon is a bargain here. He faces Andrew Cashner who has struggled with left-handed bats. Lefties are hitting .288 against him with 10 homeruns in only 46 innings of work. Blackmon has the power to take him deep as evidenced by his .393 WOBA and ISO number of .206. He also has 24 stolen bases and a ton of runs scored, so there are many ways he could help you pay off his salary.

Nelson Cruz ($4400) – Nelson Cruz BOOMSTICKThis matchup could not get any better for Nelson Cruz. His boomstick is very likely to make an appearance today in the Bronx. He faces CC Sabathia who has been horrible against right-handed power bats. He has allowed righties to hit .331 against him with 18 homers in 75 innings of work. Cruz has been unreal against lefties so far this year. He has a .388 batting average with 7 homeruns in 67 at-bats. His WOBA is an insane .521 and his ISO number is equally ridiculous at .403. He should be the lowest prop for a HR on the day and at $4400 is actually a value option.

Justin Upton ($4200) – Upton is at home against one of the worst pitchers in the league. Kyle Kendricks has struggled against everyone. Right-handed hitters are batting .283 against him with 14 homeruns in only 57 innings of work. Upton smashes most of his homers against right-handed pitching, so this is a good spot for him. The game is in PetCo which is a knock, but that should only help keep his ownership down as well. Upton has a .358 WOBA with an ISO of .203 and double digit homeruns off righties already this season. No one will be on him today, but he and the rest of those Padres bats have not had many matchups more favorable to them than this one all year.

Value

Randall Grichuk ($3500) – He came through in a big way with a two homerun, 6 RBI performance as my value pick yesterday, so let’s try to go back to the well again here. Grichuk has been smashing lately and owns a .361 WOBA with a .211 ISO number. He is one of the few right-handed power bats that the Cardinals have to attack Niese. Niese has allowed righties to hit .277 with 10 homeruns in 81 at-bats. Grichuk is cheap and will likely be higher than the 8 hole in the order today. I would not expect two more homeruns in this one, but he should be able to produce a nice upside game.