Today should be an exciting day of baseball as we have games pretty much for the next 12-plus hours starting with the 12:40 ET game between the Phillies and the Marlins in Miami. In addition, there are a lot of intriguing matchups and two star-pitchers make their return from the DL in the White Sox’s Chris Sale and the Rays’ Alex Cobb (in the fan favorite pitching duel of the day versus another young star in the A’s Sonny Gray). So, since you are probably putting the pops on ice and the grill ready I’ll do the research for you...just save me a cold one so we can toast you taking down your contest(s) today.

Remember if you have a specific question remember you can always tweet @FantasyNomad and/or post in the comments section below and bookmark the following three sources to check daily after you check out my picks of day.

Fantasy Alarm MLB Daily Lineups   

Batter vs Pitcher Stats

Daily Fantasy Baseball Projections

Pitcher Pos. DraftKings DraftStreet FanDuel Reasons
Zack Greinke P $12,100 $23,116 $10,000 Cy Young like season and Mets own 2nd worst team OPS and worst team BA vs RHP among NL teams this season
Sonny Gray P $10,200 $18,444 $8,700 owns best ERA in AL, QS over all 9 starts and is 3-0 w/ 1.29 ERA and .156 oppBA on the road this season; Rays O is struggling too 2nd fewest runs scored among AL teams this month
Aaron Harang P $9,900 $15,530 $6,800 Price is nice and I believe he will be under owned. Outside of his 9 R outing on April 30th he has not allowed more than 2 runs in any other of his 8 starts on the season and his K-rate is up over last 3 starts (22K over last 18 IP)

Discounted Dandy Hitter of the Night: Dodgers OF Scott Van Slyke

Teams to Stack:

Giants at COL vs LHP Jorge De La Rosa, Nationals at PIT vs RHP Edinson Volquez, Dodgers at NYM vs LHP Jon Niese, White Sox vs NYY vs RHP David Phelps

Hitter Pos. DraftKings DraftStreet FanDuel Reasons
Welington Castillo C $3,200 $5,875 $2,900 RvL matchup vs unimposing SD starter Stults
Jason Castro C $4,100 $5,557 $3,400 Most hits among AL C over last 7 days despite playing just 5 gms: .368 (7-19) w/ HR, 2 2B, and 6 RBI and facing struggling SEA SP Elias
Yan Gomes C $3,800 $6,396 $3,100 heating back up and favorable RvsL matchup vs O's Wei-Yin Chen in homer friendly Camden Yards
Freddie Freeman 1B $4,700 $8,390 $3,800 Great $ at FD compared to Crush or Miggy
Ike Davis 1B $3,000 $5,215 $2,400 4-8 with HR, 3 RBI, 1 run over last 2 gms, .333 (19-57) month of May, and get LvsR vs Nats rookie starter Treinen
Adam Dunn 1B/DH $4,100 $5,154 $3,300 6 of 7 HR off RHP, Yankees SP RHP Phelps
Robinson Cano 2B $5,100 $8,822 $3,800 11-22 w/ HR, 3 2B, 5 RBI, SB just 1K over last 5 gms
Danny Espinosa 2B $3,200 $4,492 $2,400 Volquez has allowed 8 HR over last 21.2 IP
Neil Walker 2B $4,400 $6,507 $3,200 8 of 9 HR off RHP and hitting over 40 pts higher at .275 at home than on the road
Matt Carpenter 3B $4,200 $5,431 $3,100 .333 (8-24) over last 6 gms, 4-5 career vs Wade Miley
Pablo Sandoval 3B $4,200 $4,812 $2,700 .333 BA and 2 HR over last 6 gms, .306 (11-36) HR, 4 2B career vs De La Rosa and game in Coors
Kyle Seager 3B $4,000 $6,038 $3,100 LvsR matchup vs HOU SP Cosart and hitting .357 (5-14) over last 3 gms
Matt Dominguez 3B $3,600 $5,203 $3,100 Hitting .327 (17-52) vs LHP and gets RvL matchup vs SEA struggling SP Elias
Conor Gillaspie 3B $3,900 $5,288 $3,200 8 gm hit streak going, May slash line of .405/.444/.500, and LvR matchup has .359 BA vs RHP on the season
Ian Desmond SS $3,900 $6,658 $2,900 2 HR over last 6 gms with 6 of his 7 HR this season coming off RHP
Asdrubal Cabrera SS $4,200 $6,092 $3,400 hitting .329 (23-70) 2 HR and 9 BB to 11 K in May, loves hitting in Camden Yards .333 (14-42) 4 HR over past 3 seasons when playing there
Jayson Werth OF $4,200 $7,205 $3,500 All 5 HR vs RHP and facing homer prone Edinson Volquez
Hunter Pence OF $4,900 $6,892 $3,500 .263 (5-19) 2 HR career vs De La Rosa
Jason Heyward OF $3,800 $5,360 $3,000 Heyward .375 (9-24) over last 6 gms
Charlie Blackmon OF $5,300 $9,194 $4,400 .625 (5-8) in career vs Tim Hudson and 7 of 9 HR have come at Coors
Starling Marte OF $4,200 $4,775 $3,200 If you do not want to pay up for McCutchen then go Marte who hitting .272 w/ 3 of his 4 HR vs RHP, hitting .339 w/ 3 HR in May
Dayan Viciedo OF $3,700 $6,568 $3,100 .293 w/ 3 of 4 HR vs RHP this season and .333 (4-12) HR over last 3 gms
Gerardo Parra OF $3,600 $5,849 $2,600 .556 (5-9) w/ 4 xbh including a HR career vs Lynn
Junior Lake OF $3,300 $5,026 $3,000 If you don't buy into Stults then consider Lake who has hit safely in 7 of his last 8 gms w/ .364 avg (12-for-33) 2 HR and 8 RBI eight RBI
Denard Span OF $4,000 $5,488 $3,200 10-20 w/ HR, 3 2B, 4 RBI, 4 R, SB over last 4gms, LvsR matchup vs Volquez
Dexter Fowler OF $4,300 $6,514 $3,700 See why here: Dexter Fowler
Scott Van Slyke OF $3,200 $4,674 $2,800 hitting .333 (11-33) w/ all 4 HR off of LHP this season

Best of luck tonight and and again if you have a specific question remember you can always tweet @FantasyNomad and/or post in the comments section below. Be sure to check our  Fantasy Alarm MLB Daily Lineups and Weather closer to gametime and here is a possible lineup to consider for Tuesday night:




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