Fuego Steve’s MLB Plays of the Day
As usual, the Rockies game is only on the DraftKings slate. You can play them or the A’s on the other side of the ball if you want. You may actually get them at little lower ownership than a normal slate.
Pitchers – Best options
J.A. Happ – Welcome to New York J.A. Happ. First, he goes from a below .500 team to the second-best record in the majors. Next, he makes his first start against the team that has scored the least amount of runs in all of baseball. Not to mention he has pitched well against them as a team in the past. He has 20 K’s over 72 at bats allowing only a .181 batting average. I am slightly nervous of Sal Perez, who is hot, but he only has four hits over 15 ABs with no homers against him. I am using him on Fanduel today.
Corey Kluber - I am not loving the pitching options on today’s slate. This looks like a high scoring Sunday to me. We have a few high-priced options like Kluber, Jose Berrios and Lance McCullers. Kluber is my favorite option of the three facing off against the Tigers today. McCullers has not pitched well at all recently and not well against the Rangers. Berrios faces the best team in the league in the Red Sox. Kluber himself hasn’t been great of late, but he should have a nice bounce back game against one of the worst offenses in the league. I am putting Berrios and McCullers in the The Fuego Pit today. They are full fades for me.
Pitchers - Next best options;
Yonny Chirinos – He pitched well in his first start and that was against the Yankees. Today he gets to face the paltry Orioles offense. He is only $5900 on Fanduel and $5100 on DraftKings where he would be my choice for SP2.
Nathan Eovoldi – Another pitcher who went from a not so great team to a contender. He will make his Boston debut today at Fenway. He should have a decent game versus the Twins.
Cleveland Indians and New York Yankees - expensive and popular but I like them today
L.A. Dodgers – mostly the righties
Nationals – mostly the lefties
Chicago White Sox – sneaky I hope
Pittsburgh Pirates – should be lower owned than the big boys
Position plays of the day
Catcher – Jorge Alfaro, Kurt Suzuki, Tucker Barnhart, Evan Gattis – value on Fanduel
1st Base – Yonder Alonso/Edwin Encarnacion, Freddie Freeman, Jose Abreu, Matt Adams, J.D. Davis – value
2nd Base – Scooter Gennett, Asdrubal Cabrera, Daniel Murphy, Jason Kipnis, Lourdes Gurriel - value
3rd Base – Jose Ramirez, Alex Bregman, Manny Machado, Eugenio Suarez, Colin Moran- value
SS – Chris Taylor, Didi Gregorius, Tim Anderson, Xander Bogarts, Elvis Andrus, Jorge Polanco – value on Fanduel
Outfield – Gregory Polanco, Michael Brantley, Matt Kemp, Bryce Harper, Juan Soto, Randal Grichuk, George Springer, Giancarlo Stanton
Value OFs - Austin Meadows, Melky Cabrera, Mason Williams Leury Garcia, Yasiel Puig, Jackie Bradley
Some people have asked for me to narrow down my choices. This can be hard to do especially on larger slates when there are so many options. Not to mention I am a tinkerer and may not be set on a lineup until close to lock. However, I will give you a couple of examples on how to set lineups and let you fill in the rest. Hit me in Slack chat with questions and I can specifically help with a lineup.
Fanduel – Happ, Indians, Dodgers, Daniel Murphy one-off
Fanduel – Happ, Yankees, Abreu, Anderson, Moran, Polanco
DraftKings – Chirinos and Happ, Rockies righties, Nationals lefties
DraftKings – Happ and Chirinos, Indians and one-offs