Saturday night brings us a six-game slate of baseball. Let’s jump right into all the information, and as always, you can get me on the ol’ Twitter machine @SBuchanan24.


1. New York Yankees

The Yankees will face off against Chris Tillman for the second time this season. In their first meeting, it didn’t exactly go smoothly for Tillman, as he lasted just 2.2 innings allowing five runs on seven hits with three home runs. Aside from his first start of the season, Tillman hasn’t scored more than 10.7 fantasy points in a game. Tillman isn’t fooling many batters, owning just a 5.9 K/9 on the season and the Yankees continue to make solid contact night in and night out.

Players to Consider

  • Aaron Judge ($5,400)
  • Gary Sanchez ($4,900)
  • Starlin Castro ($4,600)
  • Aaron Hicks ($4,500)
  • Brett Gardner ($4,800)

2. Chicago White Sox

Certainly not a team you expected to be ranked so high, but I like the White Sox against Josh Tomlin tonight. He’s faced this White Sox team once already and was completely dominated, lasting just 1.2 innings. Tomlin allowed seven runs on eight hits with two home runs. You can’t expect a repeat performance, but Tomlin has been so wildly inconsistent, he’s hard to trust at all. At home, Tomlin is allowing a .374 wOBA with a .554 SLG with seven of his nine home runs allowed.

  • Jose Abreu ($3,900)
  • Leury Garcia ($3,900)
  • Melky Cabrera ($3,400)
  • Avisail Garcia ($4,200)
  • Matt Davidson ($3,400)

3. Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox have been so hard to figure out lately. They’ll look foolish against someone like Jordan Zimmermann, but they’ll crush Jose Quintana for seven runs in 2.2 innings. Tonight they’ll take on Justin Verlander, who hasn’t looked like himself at all. It’s quite obvious when you see that Verlander has allowed a 43% hard hit rate to opposing hitters over his last three games with four home runs. I’m banking on another shaky start from the Tigers’ ace while getting the Red Sox at very low ownership. This is more of a “Hail Mary” type stack, but one that could pay off.

Players to Consider

  • Mookie Betts ($4,500)
  • Xander Bogaerts ($4,600)
  • Dustin Pedroia ($4,000)
  • Mitch Moreland ($3,600)
  • Jackie Bradley ($3,600)

4. Milwaukee Brewers

This is another stack that I think could end up being a bit sneaky. Zack Godley has been great since his call-up, averaging 18 FPPG and a .221 wOBA at home. I have a feeling that this could end up crumbling soon, as Godley has been giving up a decent amount of hits as of late. Over his last three starts, Godley has allowed 20 hits with six runs scored. The Brewers are one of the best hitting clubs on the road, and Chase Field is one of the most hitter-friendly stadiums in baseball. If you’re looking for a low owned stack, look no further than the Brewers.

Players to Consider

  • Eric Thames ($4,900)
  • Eric Sogard ($3,900)
  • Hernan Perez ($4,200)
  • Keon Broxton ($3,300)
  • Jesus Aguilar($3,900)

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