Holy guacamole, that was the craziest trade deadline I can recall in years. I won't make any judgments on trades that happened, since sometimes it takes time for players to adjust/develop in new systems, but wow!! The moved that shocked me the most, was the Jon Lester for Yoenis Cespedes trade, I am still in disbelief. I know it is Friday, and you guys are excited for the weekend, so I'll keep the intro brief and dive right in to tonight's picks.
All Players Prices Are Based On FanDuel Pricing
P - Mat Latos, Cincinnati Reds, $7,600 - Latos has great upside tonight against a struggling Marlins team. Although they are at home, I still like Latos' strikeout potential against the team that whiffs the most again RHP. Another bonus is Jacob Turner will be the opposing pitcher, and even the sad Reds lineup can muster up a few runs against him.
C - Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants, $3,400 - Posey the lefty crusher faces off against Jon Niese tonight in Citi Field. Niese hasn't been the same since he's returned from the DL (minus the start against the Brewers). Posey has .410 wOBA on the road against LHP, and should be in for a nice night.
1B - Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox, $4,600 - Abreu is definitely my favorite play of the night. The White Sox annihilated Logan Darnell last week, and expect him to get hit hard today in Chicago. Darnell is about to be another statistic in the Chicago murder rate.
2B - Ian Kinsler, Detroit Tigers, $3,400 - I really like the Tigers tonight. They have a bunch of guys who really hurt LHP. I chose Kinsler because his price is reasonable for a pretty thin position. Kinsler is a power/speed threat and his matchup today is very favorable against Franklin Morales.
3B - Matt Dominguez, Houston Astros, $2,200 - Dominguez usually bats cleanup against lefties, and today he gets to tee off of J.A. Happ. Dominguez has a .383 wOBA at home versus LHP. Being priced at a minimum salary makes him a worthy punt play, with a high ceiling.
SS - Xander Bogaerts, Boston Red Sox, $2,600 - Bogaerts is finally starting to show signs of life over the last couple of weeks, and now that Stephen Drew is gone maybe he can stop crying about playing third base. Bogaerts is a very talented hitter, who is still very raw, but he sees LHP very well, and should do well tonight against Chris Capuano.
OF - Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates, $4,300 - McCutchen has burnt me over the past two weekends, but he is the best when hitting against LHP. I will continue to plug him in especially when he faces none other than my favorite target Vidal Nuno.
OF - Michael Brantley, Cleveland Indians, $3,500 - I highly doubt Jerome Williams will toss another gem tonight, and Brantley should be able to benefit from this blatant mismatch. The Indians are another team I like today; so don't be scared of Williams' miracle last week.
OF - Denard Span, Washington Nationals, $3,400 - Span is a guy who often gets overlooked since he doesn't hit for power, but he does get on base, he does steal, and he does get runs. Span could be in line for a big game against Roberto Hernandez who struggles against both right and left handed hitters.
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