We have a nice 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

Brian McCann ($4100) – Although Marco Estrada has been better this year, he has a long history of allowing a lot of homerun balls. McCann has a hostory of hitting homers against right-handed pitching and this game takes place in the Rogers Centre which is a very homer friendly park. The Yanks and Jays are still wrapped up in a tight race to make the playoffs, so I expect a good game from McCann today as one of the left-handed power bats in the middle of that Yankee order.

Value

Willin Rosario ($3000) – The one thing Willin Rosario does really well is hit left-handed pitching. He gets to face JA Happ today who has been decent, but struggles more with right-handed bats. The Rockies as a team struggle with left-handed pitching, so I think Rosario could find himself centrally located in that order to break up all the southpaws today. The game is in hitter friendly Coors field and finding a guy in that game for only $3000 is a great way to get cheap exposure to it.

First Base

Stud

Anthony Rizzo ($5100) – Rizzo is 12 for his last 24 over the last seven games with 92 fantasy points. He has four multi-hit games in his last five and has been crushing pitching no matter the handedness. The lefty faces a rookie in Tyler Cravy today who has a whip of 1.72 and an era over 6.50. He will be in his usual three hole of the order and has a great chance to drive in some runs today. He isn’t cheap at $5100, but he has four games of 14 or more fantasy points in his last seven and is averaging over 13 points per contest lately, so he has the safety and upside we are looking for.

Value

Justin Bour ($3500) – Bour has a hit in nine of his last ten games, including double digit fantasy points in four of his last six. He faces Aaron Harang who has been dreadful this season and struggles with left-handed power bats. Bour has seen his power stroke come back with two homers and a couple extra base hits over his last five games. Against a weak pitcher like Harang, he has a good chance to drive in some runs from his middle of the order spot and do so at a nice discounted price to most of the first base options.

Second Base

Stud

Logan Forsythe ($4400) – Logan Forsythe has been a monster against left-handed pitching all season with a higher average, wOBA, and ISO score against southpaws. Most of his homeruns have also come off of left-handed pitching as well, so this is a great spot for him. He faces Red Sox rookie Henry Owens here, who has a 1.35 WHIP and a 4.33 ERA. His numbers are even worse against right-handed pitching, so Forsythe has the splits advantage here and is one of the better bets for upside at a weak second base position.

Value

Daniel Murphy ($3700) – Murphy gets a shot to tee off on rookie Matt Wisler today who has struggled with left-handed bats this year since his call up. Murphy hits in the middle of that Mets order and has been hot recently. He has four multi-hit games over his last eight, with hits in seven of them and an average of 11 fantasy points per contest. for only $3700 that would be great value if he was able to keep the hot streak rolling. Facing a pitcher who has a 1.63 WHIP and an ERA over 5.40 leads me to believe he has a great chance to do so.

Third Base

Stud

Kris Bryant ($4900) – The Cubs rookie slugger has started to heat up again with 4 multi-hit games in his last six. He has scored 89 fantasy points over that run, which breaks down to almost 15 per contest. He too takes on Tyler Cravy of the Brewers and his 1.72 Whip and 6.40 ERA. Although it is a righty/righty matchup, Bryant’s power plays from both sides of the plate. Against a weak pitcher who is likely to get lit up, Bryant is one of the few third baseman I would be willing to pay up for.

Value

Kyle Seager ($4400) – Seager is not really a cheap option at the position, but it is tough for me to get away from a left-handed bat against Jeremy Guthrie. Guthrie is one of the worst pitchers in the major league’s against left-handed hitters and has been for a number of years. Seager has hits in four straight games and is averaging over ten points per contest during this stretch. It’s not the best hitter’s park, but given how bad Guthrie has been to left-handed bats, I am willing to overlook the park factor here.

Shortstop

Stud

Carlos Correa ($4700) – Fresh off a three hit game last night that included a homerun, Carlos Correa gets his preferred split against a left-handed pitcher. Hector Santiago had a good run of starts earlier in the season, but has struggled lately to get right-handed bats out. He has given up five runs in three of his last five starts with six homers over that span. Correa has more power than any other shortstop currently and faces a pitcher who has given up a bunch lately. The matchup is ideal, so I’m willing to pay up again for the young superstar.

Value

Jhonny Peralta ($3500) – Peralta faces Keyvius Sampson here who has been getting knocked around a little bit lately. The Cardinals are in the middle of a tight race as they try to hold off a few teams looking to make a late charge at them. Peralta tends to bat in the middle of the order and while he has not flashed much upside lately, at this price he has been a useful cash game play. I just think he has too soft a matchup and too low a price to ignore. If I am not paying up for Correa at a weak position, Jhonny will be the guy who finds his way onto my rosters.

Outfield

Stud

Starling Marte ($5300) – Starling Marte getss to face a left-handed pitcher in Coors Field. The two hole hitter for the Pirates has great numbers against lefties, with a wOBa just shy of .400 and an ISO score in the mid .200 range. Chris Rusin has been erratic with some good and bad starts mixed together. He has an ERA near five at home, which is surprisingly better than his ERA on the road. Marte is 6 for his last ten with a homerun in each of the last two games and a 23 point per game fantasy average. He is hot and has a great matchup, so it makes sense to roll him out there.

Andrew McCutchen ($5800) – A lot of what was just said about teammate Starling Marte applies to McCutchen as well. He has always hit lefties well, and we discussed the matchup above. While the Coors premium makes them both tough to fit in, they both have a plus matchup here. I think I would side Marte over Cutch for the savings and recency, but you really can not argue with the spot for either of the big righty bats on top of that Pirates order.

Kyle Schwarber ($4400) – Schwarber is also catcher eligible if you prefer to try to fit him in there, but one way or another you should look to get him in your lineups. He faces fellow rookie Tyler Cravy who we already discussed a few times with his 1.72Whip and 6.40 ERA. Schwarber has mashed right-handed pitching since his call up with a wOBA over .400 and a big ISO score to go with it. He has homerun upside and should be in the middle of a few Cubs rallies until Cravy gets pulled.

Value

Scott Van Slyke ($2700) – While it has not been as lucrative this season, Scott Van Slyke has always hit left-handed pitching well. He faces Robbie Ray here today who has struggled more with right-handed bats, so the splits all work out to his advantage. With Kike Hernandez on the shelf, I have a good feeling that Van Slyke will be in the lineup today and likely batting in the middle of the order. That puts him in a good position to return upside and value at a cheap price of only $2700.

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