Fuego Steve’s MLB Plays of the Day
Pitchers - Best options
With 11 games on the slate, you would think there would be at least one stud pitcher. Yet there is no pitcher over $10k on Fanduel and only two on DraftKings, who I don’t really consider studs now in Robbie Ray and Madison Bumgarner. Ray is coming off the DL and apparently a little earlier than expected. I don’t see him pitching too deep in to the game. Though it is the Marlins so he could be ok. But I don’t want to pay the extra price. MadBum definitely has upside, but not sure it’s worth the price tonight either. It’s one of those nights for pitchers. Lots of ok options, nothing great or standing out.
Kyle Freeland, Ivan Nova, and Jack Flaherty are my favorite options. I don’t mind Kyle Gibson either as he has pitched well over the past month.
Boston Red Sox – Righties, though Benny and Moreland are fine as part of a stack
Seattle Mariners – Prefer the lefties, but I like this game to be high scoring
Baltimore Orioles – 1-6 in the lineup
St. Louis Cardinals – Prefer top of order
Oakland A’s – I should just leave them in my Favorite Stacks permanently
Position plays of the day
Catcher – J.R. Murphy, John Hicks, Yadier Molina, Sandy Leon - value
1st Base – Matt Olson, Jose Martinez, Cody Bellinger, Carlos Santana, Joe Mauer - value
2nd Base – Dee Gordon, Yoan Moncada, Brian Dozier, Jonathan Schoop - value
3rd Base – Matt Carpenter, Jed Lowrie, Kyle Seager, Luis Valbuena - value
SS – Manny Machado, Xander Bogarts, Tim Anderson, Ehire Adrianza - value
Outfield – Mark Trumbo, J.D. Martinez, Manuel Margot, Matt Joyce, Dustin Fowler, Joc Pederson, Mookie, Adam Jones, Hunter Renfroe, Leonys Martin
Lots of outfielders under $3k on Fanduel as usual, including half the ones I listed.
As usual hit me in Slack chat an hour before lock with lineup questions and updated weather information.