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 ($4200) – The Giants Catcher and clean up hitter is one of the best in the game with the bat. He has a good price today, because the game is in Pet CO park. His matchup is great against Despaigne who allows right-handed bats to hit .271 against him with 7 homers in about 45 innings of work. The top of the Giants lineup all profiles well against Despaigne, so he should up with a chance to knock in runs often in this one.

Value

Kyle Schwarber ($3200) – This price is way too good to ignore at a tough position to fill and find value. He will be incredibly popular in cash games and tournaments alike. He should be second in the order again today against a right-hander in Rasiel Iglesias who has struggled with left-handed bats all season. The Rookie has a .439 WOBA with a .231 ISO score already, so he profiles out as a big time hitter so far. He is in a good matchup in a good place to hit as well, so don’t overthink it and have some exposure.

First Base

Stud

Anthony Rizzo ($5000) – Rizzo is a guy worth paying up for today. He faces the young right-hander Rasiel Iglesias who has struggled to get out left-handed bats. Lefties have a .354 average with a WHIP over 2 against him this year. Rizzo has a .394 WOBA with a .263 ISO number against righties which are both very high. This points to a good spot for Rizzo to get a few hits and flash some of his power.

Value

Justin Bour ($3000) – Bour not performing in a good matchup is becoming a habit, but his numbers, his upside, and his price still make him a guy to consider. Bour has double digit homeruns against righties this year already. His WOBA is .373 and he has a power hitter’s ISO score of .242 . He bats cleanup for the Marlins and faces Jeremy Hellickson today. Hellickson has struggled with left-handed bats. He has allowed a .307 batting average with a WHIP of 1.76. This is another good matchup for Bour. A lot of people will be off him since he has underperformed expectations lately too.

Second Base

Stud

Jason Kipnis ($4900) –kipnis Some may balk at paying this price for Kipnis, but his numbers this year are insane against right-handed pitching. Kipnis has a .424 WOBA and a batting average over .370 against right-handed pitching. He has not shown much power, but he gets hits, walks, and a lot of runs scored. He faces Matt Garza who allows lefties to hit .299 with 8 homers already in 2015. He also gets the park bump and extra at-bat that goes along with being the home team at Miller Field, so there is a ton of upside with him today.

Value

Cesar Hernandez ($2700) – This guy has been on more winning rosters in the past few weeks than anyone even realizes. He had 19 yesterday and a dozen the day before after having a little slump in between his last run of double digit fantasy point games. He is a solid hitter with great speed. Against a righty, like he will see today, he basically is off to the races anytime he gets on. He has been getting on and scoring runs lately, which is how he has become such a valued salary saving option. He has 2b/ss eligibility too, so fit him in where you need to save and thank me for it later. 

 Third Base

Stud

Manny Machado ($4600) – Machado has really blossomed into quite a stud for the Orioles. Not even 24 years old yet, the youngster has been great since taking over the leadoff duties. He has hit for average and power, stolen bases, and scored a ton of runs. He faces Nathan Eovaldi in this one who struggles more with lefties, but has allowed right-handed bats to hit .272 against him as well. Machado has a .388 WOBA vs. RHP with an Iso score of .240. He gets a good park to hit in and his team is expected to score a few runs. With so many ways to pay off his salary, he is a guy who should be popular even at a high price.

Value

Derek Dietrich ($2900) – I don’t like that he keeps batting sixth, but his numbers are elite this year against righties. He is seeing starters at-bats between covering for Prado at third and now covering for Gordon at second. His WOBA is .407 with an ISO score of .232. He homered again yestrerday and is flying under the radar and still remaining cheap. He has the same matchup with Hellickson who struggles with left-handed bats as Bour, yet he has even better numbers.  

Shortstop

Stud

Troy Tulowitzki ($4600) – tulo and goldyTulo is starting to heat up again. He has 6 hits in his last 13 at-bats and three of them have gone yard. He gets a plum matchup here against Matt Harrison the lefty back from injury. Harrison has struggled with right-handed bats in his stints in the bigs and Tulo has a .432 WOBA with a .221 ISO against lefties this year. If you want to know if those numbers are legit, they are actually lower than we have seen in recent years out of him, so the may even improve. Paying up for Tulo today is not only smart, but it might be a must.

Value

Enrique “Kike” Hernandez ($2000) –  I’m hoping Don Mattingly looks at the advanced stats today, because guys like Kike need to be in the lineup and batting near the top of the order again. Alex Woofd has allowed right-handed bats to hit .302 off of him this year. He has always struggled more against righties, but this year it is pronounced. Kike has been mashing lefties to the tune of a .451 WOBA and a .333 ISO score. At min price, if he gets to lead off again, it’s about as good a salary saver aas you can get. He is SS/OF eligible too, so use him where you need him.

Outfield

Stud

Sterling Marte ($4300) – Marte has a pretty good matchup today at a really nice price point. Kaufman stadium is not the easiest place to homer, but it’s not a bad park to hit in. Marte faces Jason Vargas. Vargas really struggles with right-handed bats as he has allowed a decent average, a lot of homers, and most of the runs he has given up to hitter’s from that side of the plate over the last two and a half seasons. Marte has a WOBA of .402 with an ISO score of .279. He is in a great matchup here at a square price and should go off lowered owned as he usually does.

JD Martinez ($4600) – JD has not been the stud he was before the all-star break since the time off, but he is still doing OK and has great numbers against right-handed pitching. He faces Tajuan Walker who has struggled away from home. Walker has also allowed 16 homers in 100 innings of work, so there is a lot of upside with him today. JD has a .398 WOBA with an ISO score around .290. Those are elite level numbers that point to a good chance for a large upside game out of him in this matchup.

Value

Alejandro De Aza ($3400) – De Aza has quickly established himself as an option vs. Right-handed pitchers for the Red Sox. He has a WOBA of .407 with an ISO score of .247, which is elite level production for a guy you can have at only $3400. He tends to bat higher in the order against righties and gets Vincent Velasquez here in a great hitter’s park. Velasquez has not been bad, but has allowed a few homers and higher average to left-handed bats.  

Scott Van Slyke ($2600) – At this price, you get two value options today, because both are in great spots. Scott Van Slyke kills left-handed pitching. Last year he had 7 homers n about 100 at-bats against them in his platoon and this year he has a .421 WOBA with a .229 ISO score against southpaws. At $2600 and likely hitting fifth today, the price is too good to ignore on him. He too faces Alex Wood who has allowed a .302 average to right-handed bats, so you can not ask for a better matchup.