We've officially passed the one-third part of the season, so lets enjoy the second third part before we start switching focus to NFL and NBA. I expect a lot of prospects to be called up in the next few weeks so we might have a few new toys to play with in DFS, and our punt plays won't be as pathetic. Tonight there are 11 games on the card, all the hitter parks got action tonight so pick and choose your positions carefully.
All players' prices based on DraftKings values
SP 1 - Tony Cingrani, Cincinnati Reds, $7,700 - Yes Cingrani is my number one pitcher today, yes I know he is playing the Dodgers, and yes I know he hasn't been good thus far this season - I also do know that the Dodgers have the worst wOBA against lefties, a high strikeout rate, and have simply been bad so far.
SP 2 - Charlie Morton, Pittsburgh Pirates, $7,900 - When the Cubs come in to Pittsburgh you take any of the Pirates pitcher not named Cumpton. I expect at least a quality start from Morton; the Pirates need to get their team going before its too late.
1B - Freddie Freeman, Atlanta Braves, $4,700 - Freeman in Coors Field could be huge. The Braves head to Colorado for a series with the Rockies. The Braves are going to be used a lot during this week, and their prices have been bumped on DK accordingly. Spend wisely.
2B - Brandon Phillips, Cincinnati Reds, $3,700 - Phillips has a .333 batting average against Dan Haren, which includes two homers, and five RBIs. Base on his price alone he is worth a shot.
3B - Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers, $5,100 - Beltre tends to head up around June, and so far so good. Tonight T.J House takes the mound for the Indians, and I got a feeling Beltre is going to have some fun hitting off the young lefty.
SS - Starlin Castro, Chicago Cubs, $3,700 - I do realize I took Morton as one of my pitchers, and Castro will be hitting against him today, but let's face it - Morton isn't exactly a perfect game candidate (that's what they said about Phil Humber).
OF 1 - Alex Rios, Texas Rangers, $4,600 - Rios is a speed/power threat; he also has a .459 wOBA against left-handed pitching at home. This is a great play, as I think he could have a big time tonight.
OF 2 - Jason Heyward, Atlanta Braves, $4,700 - Heywards' hitting streak came to end yesterday, but luckily for him he heads to Coors Fields for a few days and can start a new one. With a .432 wOBA on the road against righties, and slugging .566, Coors can be great for Heyward this week.
OF 3 - Corey Dickerson, Colorado Rockies, $4,000 - The final player on our list is also playing in Coors today, but he is a Rockie. Dickerson is set to benefit from Carlos Gonzalezs' trip to the DL, and he can make an impact. Gavin Floyd struggles mightily against left-handed hitters, so this is a great spot to target Dickerson.
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