Catchers

RankPlayerTeamOppSalary
1Brian McCannYankeesRockies$4,200
2Wilson RamosNationalsCubs$3,200
3Yasmani GrandalDodgersDiamondbacks$3,400
4JT RealmutoMarlinsPadres$3,300
5Chris HermannDiamondbacksDodgers$3,300

  • McCann faces a lefty, which is not his preferred split, but that lefty is Jorge De La Rosa and the game is in Coors Field. De La Rosa does give up a lot to left-handed batters and has also been tagged for a ton of hits and home runs at home in recent years.
  • Wilson Ramos is on fire. He has a .337 batting average this year with 10 home runs. He has been one of the best statistical catchers in baseball this season and is in play again here today on a weak slate for catchers.
  • Yasmani Grandal is one of the best options today. He is popping up high on all the sheets due to a park bump and a good matchup with a weak right-hander, young Archie Bradley.


1st Base

RankPlayerTeamOppSalary
1David OrtizRed SoxOrioles$5,300
2Jose AbreuWhite SoxTigers$4,000
3Miguel CabreraTigersWhite Sox$4,100
4Joey VottoRedsBraves$3,900
5Paul GoldschmidtDiamondbacksDodgers$4,600

  • David Ortiz has crushed right-handed pitching his entire career. He faces Chris Tillman today who has a high fly ball rate. Ortiz owns a .435 wOBA and a .344 ISO score since the start of last season, so he is a top option for a home run and a big day.
  • Right-handed batters are hitting .280 against Jordan Zimmermann this season. Jose Abreu is great in righty/righty matchups with a .364 wOBA and a .218 ISO score. He is already 2-for-3 lifetime against Zimmermann.
  • Joey Votto and the Reds offense have put up a bunch of runs recently. They face the scorching hot Julio Teheran, but Teheran has struggled with left-handed bats his whole career. He has also struggled with the long ball, especially in the last few games where he has given up more than a few of them to left-handed hitters.


2nd Base

RankPlayerTeamOppSalary
1Robinson CanoMarinersRays$4,600
2Jason KipnisIndiansRoyals$3,900
3Jose AltuveAstrosCardinals$5,500
4Joe PanikGiantsBrewers$3,800
5Jurrickson ProfarRangersAthletics$3,700

  • Cano faces Jake Odorizzi today and has a .377 wOBA and a .222 ISO score against right-handed pitching since the start of last season. His price is almost $1,000 below the top options at second base today, and that is a tad too cheap for his skill set.
  • Kipnis has been hot and gets a solid matchup here. He faces Chris Young who allows left-handed bats a much higher average and a huge fly ball rate. Kipnis owns a .374 wOBA, a .167 ISO score, and is 7-for-17 lifetime with a home run off Young.
  • Jose Altuve is one of the best hitters in the league against left-handed pitching. He owns a .426 wOBA and a .185 ISO score since the start of 2015 and is 6-for-13 lifetime against Jaime Garcia.


3rd Base

RankPlayerTeamOppSalary
1Matt CarpenterCardinalsAstros$5,600
2Alex RodriguezYankeesRockies$4,500
3Danny ValenciaAthleticsRangers$4,000
4Kris BryantCubsNationals$4,800
5Nolan ArenadoRockiesYankees$5,600

  • Carpenter has a dream matchup against Doug Fister who struggles with left-handed bats. He owns a .404 wOBA and a .266 ISO score against right-handed pitching and should get ample opportunities from the top of the Cardinals order.
  • A-Rod has a strong case to be made for him today. He is starting to hit the ball well and faces Jorge De La Rosa in Coors field today. A-Rod own a .379 wOBA and a .267 ISO for his matchup here and has always hit left-handed pitching well.
  • Danny Valencia has always been a guy who crushes lefties. His .399 wOBA and .228 ISO since the start of 2015 shows us that. He faces a guy in Martin Perez who does not give up a lot of home runs, but he does get slapped around by right-handed bats.


Shortstop

RankPlayerTeamOppSalary
1Corey SeagerDodgersDiamondbacks$5,200
2Jonathan VillarBrewersGiants$3,100
3Javier BaezCubsNationals$3,400
4Marcus SemienAthleticsRangers$3,900
5Eduardo NunezTwinsAngels$4,900

  • Seager is heating up again after a rocky April/May. He faces the young righty Archie Bradley while getting a park bump with the game at Arizona’s Chase Field. He has an elite level .377 wOBA and .224 ISO against right-handed pitching since being called up to the show last year.
  • Jonathan Villar is incredibly cheap due to a tough matchup with Madison Bumgarner today. He owns a .366 wOBA against left-handed pitching, is 1-for-2 with a home run against Bum and is in a great spot for 4+ at-bats from the top of that Brewers order. His stolen base upside and hitting abilities give him a lot of ways to pay off the discounted salary.
  • Marcus Semien is heating up. He crushes against left-handed pitching and gets a weak one today in Martin Perez. He has been hitting in the 6 hole, but I would not be shocked to see him get moved up to second, which would be great with guys like Davis and Valencia behind him to knock him in.


Outfield

RankPlayerTeamOppSalary
1Carlos GonzalezRockiesYankees$5,500
2Mookie BettsRed SoxOrioles$5,400
3Marcel OzunaMarlinsPadres$4,300
4Mark TrumboOriolesRed Sox$4,500
5Dexter FowlerCubsNationals$4,400
6Nelson CruzMarinersRays$4,100
7Ian DesmondRangersAthletics$5,400
8Kris DavisAthleticsRangers$3,500

  • CarGo is the top play on the board today. He faces Nathan Eovaldi at home in Coors Field. Eovaldi struggles with left-handed bats and the home run ball. CarGo owns a .413 wOBA and a .307 ISO score against right-handed pitching and is a top option for a home run on the day.
  • Mookie Betts should be low owned due to the high price and other options around him, but he faces a guy in Tillman who struggles more with right-handed bats lately. Tillman has a high fly ball rate and Betts is a sneaky option to take him yard.
  • Marcel Ozuna has been mashing left-handed pitching this year. He owns a huge .426 wOBA and a .237 ISO score since the start of 2015 against southpaws. Drew Pomeranz is a solid pitcher, but Ozuna is now the biggest bat on Miami when a lefty is on the mound.
  • Mark Trumbo has owned left-handed pitchers this year. David Price allows a higher average to right-handed batters who have also tagged him for a few home runs this year. Trumbo has a .356 wOBA with a huge .278 ISO score against lefties since 2015 and is already 8-for-22 lifetime with 2 home runs off price.
  • Dexter Fowler tends to go low owned, but is in a great spot today. He will see max at-bats as the lead off man for the road team here and faces a guy in Gio Gonzalez who struggles to get right-handed batters out. Fowler is already 8-for-17 lifetime against him and should be able to build on those numbers here today.