The week has come to an end, and we get one of the toughest slates I've seen in a long time. There is a plethora of great pitchers starting tonight, and this made picking just one very difficult. On the flipside there is also a lot of exposable matchups tonight, and I tried to target as many mismatches as I could. Lastly I tried to avoid Coors Field today as much as i could since you guys are already Coors experts by now. I hope you guys enjoy your weekend, and this post.
All Players Prices Are Based On FanDuel Pricing
SP - Zack Wheeler, New York Mets, $7,600 - There are way too many pitchers I like today, so I decided to give you a value pick. Wheeler takes the mound out at home against a stumbling Cubs team, who just struck out 14 times in six innings against Mike Fiers. Wheeler has gotten better has the season has gone along and this is a great spot for him.
C -Devin Mesoraco, Cincinnati Reds, $3,900 - This is probably going to be a popular pick tonight, and it's justified. I was really high on Mesoraco coming in to the season and he has paid off thus far. Tonight he draws a matchup against Franklin Morales, a replacement starter at best, and should be easily exposed.
1B - Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers, $4,500 - Every time I take Miggy he under performs - something has got to give. Today he draws a favorable matchup against James Paxton, a pitcher I do like in the grand scheme of things, but the Tigers bats are too dangerous. Cabrera also has a .451 wOBA at home against LHP, which made my decision easier to swallow.
2B - Dee Gordon, Los Angeles Dodgers, $2,900 - I see a lot of value tonight in Gordon. His price has plummeted over the past few weeks, due to his performance of late. Gordon had a great game yesterday in Atlanta, and returning home to L.A against rookie pitcher Jimmy Nelson should be more than enough fuel to build momentum to.
3B - David Wright, New York Mets, $3,000 - Wright draws a favorable matchup against Travis Wood tonight. Wright has an impressive .386 wOBA against LHP at home, and soft tossing Wood should be at a disadvantage tonight against Wright.
SS - Erick Aybar, Los Angeles Angels $2,400 - Aybar has a high ceiling today given the fact that he hits RHP better, and is usually is slotted sixth in the batting order. I assume Angels will be owned at a high clip tonight, since Nick Martinez is an easy target to pick on. Take Aybar and enjoy the cap relief he gives you.
OF - Yoenis Cespedes, Boston Red Sox, $4,000 - Cespedes is familiar with his opposing pitcher tonight since they played in the same division together for the last three years. Although I somewhat believe in Keuchel, I still think Cespedes reigns supreme in this matchup.
OF - Christian Yelich, Miami Marlins, $3,500 - Is "because Trevor Cahill" not enough reason to take Yelich? Yes Cahill has pitched better since rejoining the rotation, but I don't really buy it. I expect Yelich to have a great game today to make up for the bad one he had against Masterson. Karma is great.
OF - Josh Hamilton, Los Angeles Angels, $3,000 - This is my "revenge" play of the day. Hamilton returns to Texas to take on a pitcher who struggles against LHB. More than enough reason for me to make this play.
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