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

Stephen Vogt ($3800) – Vogt is the top target at catcher today. He has a matchup with Nathan Eovaldi in Yankee Stadium. Eovaldi has allowed left-handed bats to hit .352 this year with a WHIP of 1.96. Vogt has been smashing right-handed pitching. He is currently hitting .296 with 12 homers in 186 at-bats this season. He gets to hit in Yankee Stadium today, which is one of the friendliest parks for a left-handed batter. At $3800, he is not overly expensive. He has slumped a bit lately, but this matchup is too good to ignore.

Value

Yasmani Grandal ($3300) – Grandal homered in Monday’s game in what was one of the more predictable places to play hm. Much like O’Sullivan last night, he faces a guy in Chad Billingsley that struggles with homers and left-handed bats. Grandal should find himself somewhere in the middle of that order again today. He is going to be a popular play off the homerun last night and with a price of only $3300.

First Base

Stud

Albert Pujols ($5600) – The combination of the Coors Field premium and the reboot of THE MACHINE have caused his price to skyrocket. Still the matchup is too good to ignore him. He faces Chad Betttis, who has allowed right-handed batters to hit him harder since 2013. He faces him in hitter friendly Coors Field, and Pujols has been on a tear for the last month and a half. Pujols is currently batting .283 with 21 homeruns in 233 at-bats against right-handed pitching. He will be in his normal three or four spot in the order and should be a popular choice today in daily fantasy.

Value

Edwin Encarnacion ($4400) – Encarnacion has a decent matchup today with a high homerun upside. He faces Jose Quintana of the White Sox, who has struggled with right-handed bats. Against lefties, Quintatna has a batting average  allowed under .150. Right-handed bats are hitting .310 against him though with a WHIP over 1.50. The Blue Jays have a ton of right handed bats to throw at him and E-squared should be right in the middle of any of those rallies. In fact all of the right-handed Blue Jays are in play today, but the price on Encarnacion here is very enticing.

Second Base

Stud

Jason Kipnis ($5100) –kipnis Kipnis has a decent matchup with Astros rookie Vincent Velasquez. Velasquez has limited innings, so there is not a ton of data to go on. He has not been horrible, but he has allowed a few hits and runs. Getting hits and scoring runs is what Kipnis does best. He is currently hitting .375 against right-handed pitching from a top that Indians order. He has 24 extra base hits n 192 at-bats against righties this year and a total of 25 doubles against all handedness of pitchers this year. He has a good chance for multiple hits, including at least one for extra bases and a run scored. That is worth at least 10 fantasy points and would help him reach value and be a useful option.

Value

Justin Turner ($3700) – The entire Dodgers team seems a little too cheap for the matchup they have. They face Chad Billingsley, who missed all of last season and much of 2013. In small sample sizes, he has not been great. Turner is a reverse splits hitter who has smashed this season. He is hitting .361 with 11 homeruns in 155 at-bats this year. He will likely be in the three hole again and should be extremely popular at a friendly price.

 Third Base

Stud

Nolan Arenado ($4800) – The decision at third base is between Arenado and Kris Bryant who are both in good spots. Arenado gets the better park, so he getts the top spot. Arenado faces Andrew Heaney who is a lefty in Coors field. Heaney has allowed right-handed batters to hit .309 with 6 homers in his last 20 innings of work. Arrenado has 8 homers in 112 at-bats and a .313 average against lefties this year, so he has a good matchup for a homerun against a guy who allows a lot of them and in a good hitter’s park. Bryant faces Tyler Lyons who also is a good matchup for him. The price is close on both and you really can not argue with either. Arenado will likely be higher owned, so maybe Bryant is the swerve for tournaments and Arenado for cash. Also do not forget we have Josh donaldson against a lefty today which has been a money play all season and throughout his career.

Value

Maikel Franco ($3900) – The young Phillies slugger has a good matchup here today. He takes on Brett Anderson of the Dodgers who is a lefty that has struggled more with right-handed bats. He has allowed a .270 average with 7 homeruns in 63 innings pitched. Franco  already has 4 homers in only 34 at-bats against left-handed pitching, so he has upside today. If you can afford to pay up for one of the two studs above, it makes a lot of sense to do so. If you need to save and have the same upside, I think Franco can provide that.

Shortstop

Stud

Troy Tulowitzki ($4800) – Tulo at home vs. a left-handed pitcher is basically an auto-play. That is the situation here with him against Heaney, who we discussed above with Arenado. Tulo is hitting .419 this season with 3 homers in 62 at-bats. He has always smashed left-handed pitching and done it well at home in Coors Field. He is the priciest option at SS, but makes the most sense if you can fit him in, especially with the run line climbing to 11 there.

Value

Cesar Hernandez ($3100) – This guy has been awesome for the last week. Whenever he gets on base, he has the green light to steal. Lately, he has been getting on base a lot which also means he has been stealing a lot. He has double digit fantasy points in 8 of his last 10. His lowest score over the last ten has been 7 and yet he is still only $3100. He has 21 hits in his last 43 at-bats with 9 stolen bases over those ten games. Those numbers are ridiculous. As long as he is cheap and keeps producing, there is no reason to fade him at this price. He does face a lefty today, so the steals may not be there, but if he hits and scores a run or two, he can still pay off $3100 rather easily.

Outfield

Stud

Josh Reddick ($4400) – Reddick has a plum matchup today. He faces Nathan Eovaldi who struggles with a .350 batting average this year to left handed-bats. The game is in Yankee stadium which is friendly to left-handed power. Reddick is over .325 against righties with double digit homers in under 200 at-bats. He has always been known as a guy who mashes right-handers and he is in a great spot to continue that streak here.

Mike Trout ($6200) – troutIt’s not cheap, but Trout has a good matchup here. He is in Coors Field against Chad Bettis who struggles with right-handed bats. Trout is hitting about .320 with 15 homers in a little over 200 at-bats against right-handed pitching this year. The run line on that game is at 11 and climbing, so we should see a ton of scoring. Trout is the best player in baseball and can score in many ways. He should be involved heavily in the upcoming offensive assault.

Value

Joc Pederson ($3700) – Chad Billingsley is slightly better than Sean O’Sullivan, but still very comparable. That means Pederson is in as good a spot today as he was yesterday. Yesterday he was 50-60% owned in cash and tournament play. He threw up a stinker yesterday, so the never again crowd will be off him today. If you can get a great player at low ownership in a good matchup, that is a solid fantasy play.