Full slate of games tonight folks, so there should be plenty of value to be found on an evening where there are only a few top of the line starting pitchers to choose from among a hodge podge of pitchers who are more likely to implode then produce profit for you. While I put my mining hat on and dig you up some diamonds in the rough remember, if you get caught in a lineup quandary or if you have a specific question remember you can always tweet @FantasyNomad and/or post in the comments section below and don’t forget to bookmark the following four sources to check daily as a compliment to our picks of day.
Starting Pitcher Picks of the Night
|Scott Kazmir||P||$9,000||$20,851||$8,800||Obviously if you can afford Clayton Kershaw than do so, but if not than spend on Kazmir who is facing a Mets team that owns the worst team BA, has scored the fewest runs, and are tied for the fewest home runs among NL teams when playing at home|
|Tim Hudson||P||$8,700||$17,685||$7,800||It's the Padres so any pitcher is in play, but even better to have it be Tim Hudson at home and at a very reasonable price comparative to others worth considering.|
|C.J. Wilson||P||$9,200||$17,429||$8,300||Wilson has pitched much better at home than on the road posting a 5-1 record with a 2.45 ERA over seven starts|
|Andrew Heaney||P||$6,500||$13,899||$5,100||At the price almost a no-brainer, especially in two/three-P sites|
Discounted Hitter of the Night: Derek Dietrich
Teams to Stack: Tigers at TEX vs RHP Colby Lewis, White Sox at BAL vs RHP Miguel Gonzalez, Blue Jays home vs NYY RHP David Phelps, Cardinals at COL vs LHP Jorge De La Rosa, and Sneaky Stack of the Night: Mariners home vs BOS RHP Jake Peavy
|Mike Zunino||C||$3,200||$3,372||$2,600||2 HR over last 5 games and could get some pitches to hit being sandwiched between two lefties|
|Miguel Montero||C||$4,100||$5,871||$3,300||LvR matchup at home vs CLE SP Justin Masterson who notoriously struggles vs LHH|
|Anthony Rizzo||1B||$4,700||$7,034||$3,600||Is mashing with a June slash line of .312/.404/.623 to go with six home runs, 15 RBI, and 17 runs scored in 21 games.|
|Adam LaRoche||1B||$4,300||$6,073||$3,300||Hitting over .300 vs RHP|
|Ian Kinsler||2B||$4,600||$8,136||$3,900||Revenge factor for a player who said he hopes his former employer goes 0 and 162 and he is coming in swinging a hot bat .360/.407/.680 over last six games w/ 2 HR, 1 SB|
|Derek Dietrich||2B||$3,200||$2,900||Said it before who doesn't love Double-D's, especially when they put out as Dietrich has lately and you get the LvR matchup in the 2nd most homer friendly ball park in MLB|
|Adrian Beltre||3B||$4,600||$6,599||$4,100||LHP Drew Smyly 5th worst wOBA and SLG% vs RHH among AL SP (min. 40 IP). If Beltre is too expensive then consider LHH TOR Juan Francisco vs RHP David Phelps in Rogers Centre|
|Kyle Seager||3B||$3,900||$6,621||$3,400||Seems like he always has a good matchup when I do the DFS Playbook. Tonight is no different as he will face RHP Jake Peavy who has allowed the 3rd most HR to LHH among AL SP|
|Elvis Andrus||SS||$3,900||$6,268||$2,800||See Adrian Beltre above|
|Ian Desmond||SS||$4,000||$4,659||$3,200||11 of his 14 HR have come vs RHP and is facing MIL RHP Yovani Gallardo who owns a near 18% HR/FB when pitching at home and a 1.27 HR/9|
|Chris Coghlan||OF||$2,600||$4,557||$2,400||Reds SP Homer Bailey owns one of the worst OPS and wOBA's vs LHH in all of baseball and the LHH Coghlan is hitting .294 (5-17) w/ a HR over his last six games and is leading off.|
|Rajai Davis||OF||$3,800||$5,136||$3,000||J.D. Martinez is getting all the pub and deservingly so seeing as he was named AL Player of the Week, but Raja Davis is doing well too, has a good history vs Colby Lewis, and will cost you less than J.D.|
Best of luck and as always if you have a specific question remember you can always tweet @FantasyNomad and/or post in the comments section below.
Yeah pretty crazy Mesoraco did it again that night and definitely appreciate the heads up on behalf of myself and the readers.
I'm sure we all appreciate a little extra time when the playbook comes out early. The warning was more for the readers in case they weren't double checking the lineups. It looks like you wouldn't have went wrong with either pick tonight. However, given the amount saved with Zunino, that was the better call. Well played!
Thanks Joey one of the issues that arise by doing article before lineups are out. Mesoraco is tasty, but obvious, and not sure we can count on him homering for the 5th straight game so I replaced Yadi with Mike Zunnino...thoughts?
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