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

Russell Martin ($4200) – The Toronto team will be well used and highly owned tonight in this matchup. They are at home against Phillies rookie Adam Morgan. Morgan has allowed right-handed bats to hit .296 with 5 homers in 20 innings of work. The lefty faces a new school MURDER’S ROW of right-handed bats here. Martin is one of the best options on that team today. He has a wOBA of .405 with an ISO of .226. He has a good matchup for multiple hits and a potential homerun here.

Value

Josh Phegley ($3100) – I don’t like that Phegley has been hitting sixth or seventh lately against left-handed pitching, but I do like his numbers. He faces Brett Anderson of the Dodgers who has allowed a .281 batting average with 9 homeruns in 75 innings of work. Phegley has a .396 wOBA with a .236 ISO score. He has gone deep against a few lefties lately, so he’s a great option, especially as a swerve off Martin at only $3100.

First Base

Stud

Paul Golschmidt ($5000) – golschmidtI do not love the first base position today, but I do love Goldy as the third most expensive option. Iwakuma is a solid pitcher and usually lefties do better against him. He has allowed a lot of homeruns with 10 already in only 42 innings of work and allowed them equally to both sides of the plate. Goldy is just a monster. He has a wOBA of .431 with an ISO score of .245. He also can steal a base and score a few runs. He has drawn a ton of walks lately as teams are afraid to pitch to him. When walked, he can steal and score and still have a ten fantasy point at-bat. He is cheaper than usual, so it’s easier to fit him in than it has been.

Value

Albert Pujols ($4300) – Pujols is not a cheap option, but it’s a discount off of a guy like Goldy. He faces Colin McHugh who is a reverse splits guy. McHugh has allowed right handed bats to hit .306 with 9 homers in 64 innings of work. Pujols has a .385 wOBA with an ISO score of .292. He gets to hit in Houston which is an easy place to hit homers. Pujols will be overlooked and has smashed righties his whole career, so this is a great spot to roll him out in a tournament today.

Second Base

Stud

Jose Altuve ($4700) – Altuve gets a dream matchup here. He is at home in a friendly hitter’s park and gets his preferred matchup with a lefty. CJ Wilson is tough on righties this year, but he normally struggles with them. Last year right-handed batters hit .277 with 15 homers off of CJ, so he is due for regression. Altuve hit over .400 against lefties last year and this year he is in the mid .300’s with a wOBA of .391. He does not have a lot of power, but he can rack up hits and score a bunch of runs which will help pay off his salary today.

Value

Devon Travis ($4200) – Kipnis, Altuve, and Zobrist all make a lot of sense too, but Travis should be the beneficiary of the Reyes trade. He will likely be leading off now for Toronto and he has a great matchup here today. He faces Adam Morgan, who we already discussed. Morgan has allowed a .296 batting average to righties and Travis has a wOBA of .397 with a .232 ISO against left-handed pitching. The Blue Jays should be pounding out runs today and with Travis on top of the order, he has tons of upside and is a safe cash game play at a discount to the others mentioned.


 Third Base

Stud

Josh Donaldson ($5800) – He is priced up to try to deter ownership from being too high, but the matchup is too good. All season long we have targeted him against left-handed pitching at home, so why stop now? He faces Adam Morgan who we discussed already. Donaldson has a .441 wOBA with an ISO score of .325. He has smashed lefties his entire career and the Blue Jays should pound out runs here today. This is an easy play and despite the high price, he is still going to make his way onto a ton of rosters.

Value

Mikael Franco ($4300) – Donaldson is not the only third baseman in play at the Roger’s Centre today as Franco has a solid matchup too. He faces Felix Doubront who has allowed right-handed bats to hit .344 in his limited work this year. Franco is the best power bat the Phillies have from the right side and that is confirmed by his .374 wOBA and .240 ISO score. Franco has a .285 average with 11 homers and remember he has not been a major leaguer for the whole season. It’s still tough to fade Donaldson and coming down to Franco means passing up other good options like A Rod, Arenado, and Machado. If you are looking cheap though, Franco is likely the best way to go.

Derek Dietrich ($2800) – This price is obnoxiously cheap for a guy who has numbers as good as Dietrich does. The lefty 2b/3b utility man has been awesome lately. Dietrich has a wOBA of .399 with an ISO of .250 against right-handed pitching. He faces Jordan Zimmerman who has allowed left-handed bats to hit .296 against him this year. Zimmerman does not give up a lot of homers, but Dietrich is too cheap to ignore with the way he has hit right-handed pitching.

Shortstop

Stud

Carlos Correa ($4700) – He is not cheap, but the matchup is exactly what we want out of him. CJ Wilson has been tougher on righties this year, but has struggled historically against them. Last year they had a .277 batting average with 15 homers against the Angels Southpaw. Correa has a .395 wOBA with a .288 ISO score. Those are sick numbers for a shortstop. He also is at home in his hitter friendly park and will likely be in his normal three hole spot which raises his chances for both RBI and runs scored. The upside here is great and with so many stud options today, his ownership will remain low as many choose to spend up elsewhere.

Value

Cesar Hernandez ($3200) – His price is still pretty cheap for what he has been doing. He faces Doubront today and has a .388 wOBA against lefties. Hernandez is the lead off or two hole man for the Phillies. It will be tougher for him to run on the lefty, but he should be able to get on and score a few runs. This game should be a shootout and many need a cheap option to make other stuff fit. Until Cesar let’s me down, he’s the guy I have been and will keep rolling with.

Outfield

Stud

Carlos Gonzalez ($4400) – This price is too cheap for arguably the hottest bat in all of MLB. In his last five games, he is 12-21 with 7 homers. That is not a typo folks. He has four multi-hit games, three multi-homer games, and 15 RBI during this run. He faces the young righty Dallas Beeler who has allowed over a .300 average to lefties in the last two years. Back to back multi-homer games probably means he is seeing the ball well right now, so there is no reason not to ride that streak while it lasts.

Any Toronto Blue Jay Right-handed Outfield Eligible Player ($3800-$5600) – Whether it’s Chris Colabello, Kevin Pillar, Danny Valencia, or Joey Bautista, they are all in play. Each of these guys has a wOBA over .360 and an ISO score near .200 against left-handed pitching. They alll face Adam Morgan and his .296 batting average to right-handed bats with 5 homers allowed in about 20 innings of work. They all play in one of the highest run total games in the Roger’s Centre which is a great hitter’s park. They all are in play today, so choose your favorites and roll with them here.

Value

Chris Young ($3100) – Young is feasting off lefties this year and gets a weak one in a good hitter’s park down in Texas. He has been batting second or sixth against lefties recently and the higher up the better a play he is. He has a .456 wOBA with an ISO score of .309. He faces Martin Perez who has allowed right-handed bats to hit .412 in limited innings so far. The matchup and the price are too good to ignore and he should be a popular cheap bat to allow you to fit in some of the studs.