Welcome to the weekend! An epically epic 14-game slate is here to comfort you if you didn’t roster a SP against the Phillies this week. Rankings are based on value projections. These are the Top 5 dollar for dollar plays at each position. Let’s get to it!

Catchers

RankPlayerTeamOppSalary
1Brian McCannNYYSEA$3,600
2Matt WietersBALTEX$3,400
3Russell MartinTORBOS$3,700
4Wilson RamosWASPHI$3,300
5Jason CastroHOUDET$3,300

  • Brian McCann had a .379 wOBA vs. RHP at home last season and an OPS of .878.
  • Nice nine run total in Texas with great hitting weather and Wieters is enjoying early season expected power and hard hit metrics (151/131 on a 100 scale).
  • PHL SP Jeremy Hellickson struggles against righties (.355 wOBA against) and an implied team total over 4.07 for Washington.


1st Base

RankPlayerTeamOppSalary
1David OrtizBOSTOR$4,800
2Prince FielderTEXBAL$4,900
3Chris CarterMILPIT$3,400
4Justin BourMIAATL$3,400
5Mark TeixeiraNYYSEA$4,300

  • Ortiz has picked up where he left off last year and seasons past, hard contact and power (Top 10 last season), especially vs. RHP (.417 wOBA against RHP)
  • Justin Bour had a .378 wOBA against RHP at home last season and a .891 OPS. ATL starting pitcher Williams Perez has a career .376 wOBA against lefties and a 5.12 xFIP, too.
  • Mark Teixeira was even better than Bour at home last season, rocking a .436 wOBA in that split with a massive 1064 OPS as well.


2nd Base

RankPlayerTeamOppSalary
1Robinson CanoSEANYY$4,500
2Jose AltuveHOUDET$4,900
3Daniel MurphyWASPHI$4,200
4Dustin PedroiaBOSTOR$4,200
5Anthony RendonWASPHI$4,200

  • Robinson Cano has a .359 wOBA against RHP and is back in Yankee Stadium, which is/was the #1 park for home runs last season for left-handed hitters.
  • Daniel Murphy is enjoying a .346 wOBA against RHP and above average expected power and hard hit metrics (129/141 on a 100 scale)
  • TOR SP R.A. Dickey is worse against righties than lefties, and Dustin Pedroia has a solid .337 wOBA against RHP himself. This game has a nine run total with Boston expecting 4.15 runs.


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3rd Base

RankPlayerTeamOppSalary
1David DietrichMIAATL$3,500
2Josh DonaldsonTORBOS$5,000
3Yunel EscobarLAAMIN$3,300
4Luis ValbuenaHOUMIL$3,600
5Adonis GarciaATLSTL$3,000

  • Dietrich, like his teammate Justin Bour above, likes to hit righties at home, posting a solid .348 wOBA against last season and is 2-2 already this season. 2-2!
  • Escobar is leading off with a .369 wOBA against LHP and Tommy Milone sporting a below average .335 wOBA against righties himself.
  • Adonis Garcia has a .382 wOBA against lefties, is batting fourth, and Miami SP Wei-Yin Chen has a .337 wOBA vs. righties.


Shortstop

RankPlayerTeamOppSalary
1Manny MachadoBALTEX$4,400
2Troy TulowitzkiTORBOS$4,100
3Carlos CorreaHOUDET$5,000
4Xander BogaertsBOSTOR$4,000
5Francisco LindorCLENYM$4,300

  • Welcome back to SS, Manny Machado! He steps into a plus matchup against Martin Perez (.336 wOBA vs. righties) and a nine run game total.
  • Tulo is still cheap, is trending up in the power metrics, including a HR last night, and Toronto has a 4.15 expected team total today.
  • Houston has the third highest expected run total today (4.76) and Correa is still rocking solid hard hit numbers (147 on 100 scale).


Outfield

RankPlayerTeamOppSalary
1Jose BautistaTORBOS$4,900
2Mark TrumboBALTEX$4,100
3David PeraltaARISD$3,300
4Nomar MazaraTEXBAL$3,300
5J.D. MartinezDETHOU$3,900
6Joey RickardBALTEX$3,300
7Seth SmithSEANYY$3,300
8Kiké HernandezLADSF$2,700

  • Love Bautista in this matchup against Porcello with a .401 wOBA against righties, 10-28 lifetime against Porcello with 3HRs for the BvP crowd.
  • Trumbo has started the year with a sick 168 expected power number and has a plus matchup against Texas, .369 vs. LHP wOBA.
  • Mazara continues to pound RHP (.517 super early wOBA), bats second and Texas has THE highest expected team total of the night at 4.84.
  • Revenge game for J.D. Martinez going back into Houston, even against Dallas Keuchel. Martinez has a .394 wOBA against lefties.
  • Lefties at Yankee Stadium are great targets (#1 in LH HRs in 2015) and Seth Smith is again above average in power (109/118 expected power/hard hit, 100 average)