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!

$115K Payoff Pitch- $27 buy -in

Catcher

Stud

Brian McCann ($4800) – McCann sat out Saturday’s game, so he will likely be in the lineup today. He has a good matchup against Erasmo Ramirez. McCann hits much better against right-handed pitching and is a much bigger threat at home in Yankee Stadium. The short porch is very inviting for left-handed bats and McCann has been known to knock a few out of the park. He will likely be in his usual five hole and is one of the few starting catchers who should be in action on Sunday. The catcher position is not strong today, and this would be a place you should have a lot of cheap back ups in today. Most starters are rested on Sunday with the day games, so check line ups for a cheap option and save here if you do not roll with McCann.

First Base

Stud

Paul Goldschmidt ($5600) –golschmidt He is the top priced option again, but also one of the best again. He gets a matchup at home against Jorge De La Rosa who has been solid this season, but allowed 19 homers to right-handed bats last year and has struggled with them throughout his career. Goldy is hitting .388 with 5 homers in 67 at-bats this season against left-handed pitching, so the matchup for him is ideal. He will likely be in his usual three hole in the order, and this is a game with a high run total. Goldy can hit for average, power, and even steal a base. There’s a lot of ways he can score fantasy points and he is always an option to pay up for.

Value

Adam Lind ($4300) – Adam Lind is quietly having a superb season since coming to the Brewers. He gets a great matchup today against Mike Leake. Leake has allowed a .273 average to left-handed batters with 10homers in 55 innings of work. Lind is batting .302 against right-handed pitchers with 12 homers in 222 at-bats on the season. The lefty from the Brew Crew will likely be in his normal cleanup spot in the order, and that Brewers offense has been rolling since the return of Carlos Gomez. With that lineup finally healthy and hitting, they should have no problem putting soe runs up on Leake.

Second Base

Stud

Brian Dozier ($4500) – Dozier has seen his price drop some lately, which is excellent news for him in a plus matchup today. He faces Danny Duffy of the Royals. Duffy has allowed a .300 average to right-handed bats with 5 homers in 38 innings, a 1.68 WHIP, and 27 runs to go with it. Dozier has never been a high average guy on top of that Twins order, but he does have some pop, with 4 homers in 93 at-bats against left-handers. KC is not an easy park to hit a homer in, so I would not expect one, but he can get on base a few times and should have ample opportunity as the leadoff man for the road team against a guy who is struggling with right-handed bats. The Twins are very good against lefties, so this could be a game where Duffy gets knocked around.

Value

LATE CHANGE:

* Ivan Nova will be starting for the Yankees instead of CC Sabathia today, so Forsythe gets downgraded against the righty*

Logan Forsythe ($3000) – Forsythe has a great matchup today and is one of the best salary saving options at any position. He faces CC Sabathia, who is not the same pitcher he once was. Sabathia has an ERA of 8.50 at home this year. Right-handed bats are hitting .329 against him with a WHIP of 1.63 and a whopping 18 homeruns allowed in only 71 innings of work. Forsythe does not have gaudy numbers, but he is a .260 hitter, batting cleanup or fifth, and has 5 homers this year in 81 at-bats against left-handed pitching. Sabathia has been bad at home and bad vs. righties, so it makes sense to take a flier on a cheap guy with power who can provide you a lot of upside.

 Third Base

Stud

Manny Machado ($4700) – Machado looks like a new man since being moved to the leadoff spot for the Orioles. He faces heralded rookie Carlos Rodon in this one. Despite the accolades, Rodon has struggled with right-handed bats so far. They are hitting .313 against him to go along with 24 walks in 39 innings, which gives him a WHIP against righties of 1.94. Machado has a .333 average against lefties this year with 3 homers in only 69 at-bats. Rodon is a cheap option who many are talking about, so that should also help keep the  Ownership levels on Machado lower than expected.

Value

Evan Longoria ($3900) – Longoria also has a great matchup today with CC Sabathia in Yankee Stadium. We already discussed CC’s struggles when talking about Forsythe. He has been serving up homeruns at home to rght-handed batters like he is supposed to be doing it. Longo has always hit left-handed pitching well. This year has been no different as he currently sits at .328 with 2 homeruns in 61 at-bats. The matchup here is phenominal and the cost savings is likely needed in order to get some of the studs at other spots.

LATE CHANGE:

* Ivan Nova will be starting for the Yankees instead of CC Sabathia today, so Forsythe gets downgraded against the righty*

Shortstop

Value

Nick Ahmed ($2900) – You can not take a stud at every position. If there was no salary cap then I think Carlos Correa would be a great option here, but since there is and other guys at other positions are higher ranked, I think the play of the day is Nick Ahmed. Ahmed has been batting leadoff when they rest a few guys (like they may today after the late night game). He faces Jorge De La Rosa who we discussed has trouble with righties. Ahmed has a eye popping .345 average against left-handed pitching in 2015. If he is on top of that Diamondbacks order, he is a must play. Even if he is batting lower, he is too cheap to ignore with splits that good as a salary saver with safety and upside today.

Outfield

Stud

BRYCE HARPER ($5500) –harper I realized Bryce Harper’s name is capitalized throughout and no that is not a typo. He is far and away the #1 option on the board today at any position. He matches up against Ryan Vogelsong, who is aptly named VogelDONG due to his generosity in allowing homeruns to left-handed batters. They have hit 11 of them in only 39 innings of work. He also is horrible on the road this year, with an ERA of 5.40 and 10 homers allowed in 48 innings of work. Harper has a .348 batting average and 20 homers in 178 at-bats. He hit another one on Saturday and is back to his pre-injury form and swinging it well.  If there is one guy you pay up for today, it should be Harper and it is not even a tough choice in my eyes.

Charlie Blackmon ($4400) – Charlie Blackmon is an awesome option for fantasy baseball. He is hitting over .300, has double digit homers, double digit stolen bases, and scores a ton of runs. He has been racking up the points and doing so at low ownership and discounts to others with his skill set. He faces Rubby De La Rosa in this one who has allowed left-handed bats to hit .296 against him with 11 homeruns in 47 innings of work. Blackmon is hitting .308 with 10 homers in 224 at-bats against righties this season, so the matchup for him is elite. He will be leading off and on the road, so he guaranteed the maximum number of at-bats. He has also been hot lately, so hopefully he can keep that going in a great spot here.

Value

Joey Butler ($3500) – The two hole hitter for the Rays has the same matchup we have been discussing today against CC Sabathia. He is probably the most likely Ray to take Sabathia deep. Butler has a .329 average with 3 homers in 59 at-bats already against left-handers this year. For the price, he offers a ton of upside in a great matchup here today.

Gerado Parra ($3500) – Parra has been a great pick up for the Brew Crew this year. He has batted leadoff for the last few weeks since Khris Davis went down and has been awesome. He gets the matchup we discussed earlier against with Adam Lind against Mike Leake in a good hitter’s park. Parra is hitting .308 against righties with 5 homeruns and a dozen or more doubles in 211 at-bats. He has some pop, can steal a base, and is getting on and scoring runs. For $3500 with the splits in his favor, you can rest assured he provides both safety and upside for any game type.