We are approaching the end of the week, and here come the game splits. I decided to focus on the late games for today since there are 9 games total, and no Coors Field. Let me backtrack a bit for a second, and tell you what I discovered yesterday. I logged in to FanDuel, and saw that they put up their NFL tournaments!!! Player pricing and all. I am pretty excited for the NFL season; I think I am slowly getting burnt out with all these baseball statistics. I am going to look over the rules, player pricing and tinker with lineups, and try and release a mock entry for you awesome readers. But back to baseball, here are my top plays for tonight.
All players prices are based on FanDuel pricing
SP - Jered Weaver, Los Angeles Angels, $7,500 - Weaver has a tough assignment tonight against the Baltimore Orioles - the team with the best road hitting stats in baseball. With the previous statement have no fear, Weaver is as good as it gets at home, and I am confident in a strong outing.
C - John Jaso, Oakland Athletics, $3,200 - My go to catcher versus right handed pitching gets a sweet matchup tonight against Brad Peacock. Jaso is hot right now, and his price reflects it. I like the A's tonight, but won't overload them in this article.
1B - Brandon Moss, Oakland Athletics, $3,900 - Oh look another Oakland player, don't worry, he's the last one in the article - I promise. Moss has slowed down as of late, but as mentioned with Jaso, I really like Oakland tonight, given our options.
2B - Dustin Pedroia, Boston Red Sox, $2,700 - Pedroia is cold as ice, why is he on our list? One reason is pricing, another reason is his opponent - R.A. Dickey. This game could be a slugfest like the last two nights, and Pedroia's skill and price are too difficult to pass on.
3B - Pablo Sandoval, San Francisco Giants, $3,300 - Sandoval is on the complete opposite end of the spectrum from Pedroia - in size, and hitting. Sandoval is on fire, and although A.J. Burnett has been pretty solid, I really like Panda in this spot.
SS - Jose Reyes, Toronto Blue Jays, $3,400 - Reyes is the best option on the board tonight, assuming Hanley isn't playing. He has a favorable matchup against Clay Bucholz, and can earn us points in more ways than one. Hopefully Reyes can repeat last night's performance for maximum value.
OF - Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins, $4,500 - Giancarlo Michael Cruz Stanton has a nice matchup today against Ervin Santana. Santana being a fly ball pitcher isn't going to work against Stanton, and I don't care about splits or ballpark factors, Stanton can crush the ball out of any park.
OF - Jason Heyward, Atlanta Braves, $3,300 - Heyward makes the cut based on his history against the Marlins, he absolutely destroys their pitching. Tonight Nate Eovaldi takes the mound, who I kind of like as a tourney play, but I still think Heyward benefits off this matchup. Heyward can hit for power, steal bases, and more.
OF - Gregory Polanco, Pittsburgh Pirates, $3,100 - Another team I like tonight is the Pirates. Let's face it - Dan Haren is terrible. Polanco seems to have found his stroke again, and will look to continue the momentum from last night against Haren. Like most players I mentioned today Polanco can earn points in many ways.
As always please check lineups and weather conditions before rosters lock, nothing is worse than having inactive players on a daily fantasy roster.
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