Welcome to the site everyone. My name is Eric Lesser, a junior at The Pennsylvania State University here to give you the keys to success in daily fantasy baseball (probably not but at least I would like to think I am).
Pitcher: Michael Pineda, NYY, $9,300
Both Kershaw and King Felix take the mound tonight: but for a much cheaper, more valuable play the pick tonight is Pineda. Pineda takes on the JV Phillies lineup tonight, in which should be blow out in the Bronx. After coming off a 9 K performance last week against Miami, look for a similar performance against the leagues last place team.
Pitcher: Hector Santiago, LAA, $7,200
Santiago’s been pretty hit or miss this season; however, he brings in a 2.77 ERA heading into tonight’s matchup against the Astros. With a 4/1 K/BB ratio for Santiago, he’s definitely a solid play for tonight’s 10:05 start time. Also, the Astros have to go back to being the Astros again soon, right?
Catcher: Salvador Perez, KC, $3,200
Perez is hitting a solid .280 this year for the Royals, and after a day off yesterday he should be fully rested heading into tonight’s matchup against the Mariners. Hopefully the Royals can knock King Felix around a little bit so Perez can get a few at bats against the bullpen.
First Base: Adrian Gonzalez, LAD, $3,900
Something has to be off if Gonzalez is going for the same price as Mark Trumbo, but I’ll take it. After a 2/21 slump Gonzo went 3/4 with a HR last night against the Giants. Look for the slugger to return back on track tonight against the Cubs.
Second Base: Robinson Cano, SEA, $4,200
Cano has had a disappointing .243 average with only 2 HR this season for Seattle. With limited teams playing tonight, it only makes sense to draft the former all-star second basemen in tonight’s lineup.
Third Base: Kris Bryant, ChC, $4,000
Bryant faces off against Kershaw in tonight’s matchup against the Dodgers. After going 0 for his last 13, look for him to bounce back tonight against the former Cy Young winner. Do you guys all remember how far Joey Gallo took Kershaw deep last week?
Short Stop: Carlos Correa, Hou, $3,900
If you aren’t a believer in the 20 year old Houston short stop, you should start to be. The prospect is hitting a fat .304 in his last 10 games, with three stolen bases coming in one game this past weekend.
Outfield: Nelson Cruz, SEA, $4,900
I love Cruz tonight in the Mariner’s game against Kansas City. How about he delivers a couple of bombs and gives King Felix a little bit of run support, eh?
Outfield: Yasiel Puig, LAD, $4,000
The Cuban slugger has been scorching hot since his return from the DL a couple weeks ago. Keep riding the Puig train until he gives us reasons to believe otherwise.
Outfield: Mike Trout, LAA, $5,300
I didn’t take Kershaw or Felix tonight for reasons like this guy. Trout is the best player in baseball, and going on 9 games without a dinger. I wouldn’t be surprised if Trout has a Trout night tonight, going 2/4 with a HR 2 RBI and a stolen base.
Thanks for reading and good luck with your lineups. Obviously if rain looks like it will fall the lineup will change, but this is what I’m going with tonight. Let’s take home some cash and call it a night…