Pretty quiet weekend of baseball, I guess we were spoiled last week by Josh Becketts' no hitter. The best thing that happened was the St. Louis Cardinals calling up their top prospect Oscar Taveras, and he hit a homer in his first major league game - talk about a good first impression. Hopefully the Pittsburgh Pirates follow the Cardinals lead and call up Gregory Polanco, but I doubt it happens before the super two deadline (Pirates are cheap). Lets get on to week 10 of the MLB season; I can't believe we are almost at the halfway point.
All players' prices based on DraftKings values
SP 1 - John Lackey, Boston Red Sox, $9,800 - Lackey is undervalued, underappreciated, and going under a lot of peoples' radars - that's a lot of words using the word under. He has been the Red Sox most consistent starting pitcher, and although the Indians swept the Rockies this weekend, I am not particularly impressed with their offense.
SP 2 - Shelby Miller, St. Louis Cardinals, $8,000 - I'm taking a flyer on Miller today, I highly doubt he gets rocked again tonight by the Royals, but if he does, it might be time to cut him loose in your standard fantasy redraft leagues.
C - Tyler Flowers, Chicago White Sox, $3,200 - Yes I do know that he is facing Kershaw tonight, but Kershaw isn't invincible, and this is a reasonable price for a catcher who is hitting for average and power.
1B - Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies, $4,100 - I am sure there are sexier options on the board, but Howard has two homers in three at bats against Bartolo Colon, which gives me reason to think he sees the ball well off off him.
2B - Kyle Seager, Seattle Mariners, $3,900 - The Mariners are in New York for a makeup game today, the Yankees are sending David Phelps on the mound, and his results can be erratic. I like Seager because of the short porch in right field. if Robinson Cano is back in the lineup tonight, I will consider him here instead.
3B - Pedro Alvarez, Pittsburgh Pirates, $3,900 - Alvarez is an all or nothing hitter. if you still have hope for him to hit for average. give it up. He plated three runs last night against the Dodgers so he might be starting one of his hot streaks, I will keep a close eye on this situation.
OF 1 - Oswaldo Arcia, Minnesota Twins, $4,100 - Arcia has been great since coming off the DL, and tonight he faces Matt Garza in Milwaukee, a park that is known to be friendly for left-handed hitters. I like the chances of Arcia homering today.
OF 2 - Jacoby Ellsbury, New York Yankees, $5,000 - Probably the only Yankee I would roster tonight against King Felix. Ellsbury is starting to heat up, but the Yankees offense sure does look anemic. Use at your own risk.
OF 3 - Oscar Taveras, St. Louis Cardinals, $3,400 - This is the first day Taveras has been available on DraftKings so I will use him with no expectations. This kid has mega offensive upside, and I won't be shocked if his price is over $4,000 by next week.
As always be sure to check the weather in the city your players are playing in. Don't forget to check lineups either, nothing worse than having a rostered player on your squad that isn't in the lineup