The NBA season is over, the NHL season is over, Game Of Thrones is over, Fathers day is over, and Zack Wheeler made the San Diego Padres look like "Murderers Row" - that pretty much sums up the weekend. I hope everyone had a great weekend, I got to let my mind calm down from a long week of DFS, but I am ready to get back in to it. We have 11 games on the schedule tonight, there aren't any blatantly obvious slugfests, but there is some good value on pitching tonight. This could be one of those nights where luck is more of a factor than skill, so swim carefully in the sea of sharks.
All players' prices based on DraftKings values
SP 1 - Julio Teheran, Atlanta Braves, $10,000 - Probably the safest pitcher on the board tonight at a reasonable price for an "ace". The Phillies aren't particularly scary on offense, and Teheran already threw a complete game shut out in South Philly earlier this season.
SP 2 - Carlos Martinez, St. Louis Cardinals, $5,700 - The contrarian play to my safe play is Martinez, yes the Mets aren't exactly intimidating offensively, and Martinez has looked shaky in relief appearances, but this is a guy who can win you a tourney if he plays well tonight. The only downside I see is him not pitching past 5-6 innings.
C - Yasmani Grandal, San Diego Padres, $3,400 - Complete punt play, although Grandal has some pop in his bat, and is a switch hitter, with the better side being left, this guy can make or break your team.
1B - Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs, $4,600 - I've been writing this column for about two months now, and the readers should know by now which players I have man crushes on - Rizzo is one of those players. He continued being productive this weekend, hitting a homer on Sunday, and today he faces off against Tom Kohler, a pitcher I expect him to feast off of.
2B - Kyle Seager, Seattle Mariners, $3,800 - Seager is a beast - on two conditions: he has to be at Safeco, and he has to face a right handed pitcher. Tonight both conditions are play, so it could be a big night for Seager and the Mariners.
3B - Adrian Beltre, Texas Rangers, $4,700 - All credit due to Drew Pomeranz, he has pitched great in the rotation, but there is no way I am going to pass on Beltre tonight, the matchup is too good in Beltre's favor.
SS - Scooter Gennett, Milwaukee Brewers, $3,500 - Gennett is hitting lead off now against right handed pitchers, and tonight's pitcher is Brandon McCarthy, who has been prone to giving up a lot of runs. Gennett will be the benefactor of this matchup.
OF 1 - Brandon Moss, Oakland Athletics, $4,900 - The A's have seemed to cool off a bit since their massacre of pitchers a few weeks ago (Not including Vidal Nuno yesterday, he doesn't count). But Moss is still hitting well, and should be a nice play tonight against Colby Lewis.
OF 2 - Nelson Cruz, Baltimore Orioles, $4,800 - Did Nelson Cruz break out of his funk yesterday? He went 3-3, but didn't hit a homer. Hopefully he does tonight versus Jake Odorizzi, a pitcher who has shown flashes of greatness, but more flashes of inconsistency.
OF 3 - Alex Rios, Texas Rangers, $4,600 - Rios was too difficult to pass on tonight, for the same reason as Beltre, the signs are there for a big night, and the Rangers kill left handed pitching. It could be a long night for Mr. Pomeranz.
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