It’s Saturday, but the grind doesn’t stop — ever!!!
I made sure to bring you a nice little lineup card to make Saturday night’s games a little more exciting. I found a lot of value in tonight’s games so feel free to add these players to all your daily fantasy baseball rosters.
All prices are based on Draft Kings values.
SP 1 – Alex Wood, Atlanta Braves, $6700 – Wood and his Atlanta Braves are going up against the Washington Nationals. Wood is a deceptive left-handed pitcher who was considered a sleeper coming into the season. His price is still in the range of a relief pitcher, but Wood averages 20.2 fantasy points per game, so we need to pounce on this value play today.
SP 2 – Yovani Gallardo, Milwaukee Brewers, $9,200 – Gallardo has looked great so far this season and he’s going up the Pittsburgh Pirates, who he’s enjoyed a lot of success against in his career. At $9,200, this gives us plenty of breathing room when building our offense, so let’s hope for another great start out of Gallardo.
C – Jason Castro, Houston Astros, $3,800 – Castro is will face Texas Rangers’ righty Tanner Scheppers, a guy who I have no faith in. Castro is a righty, and usually bats third or cleanup in the Astros’ lineup, giving him plenty of opportunities to drive in runs. This is more than I’d usually like to pay for a catcher, but I like this matchup.
1B- Chris Davis, Baltimore Orioles, $4,700 – I am not really fond of the 1B options tonight. Davis should do pretty well against Jays’ starter Drew Hutchison, though. Maybe today will be the day he finally goes yard?
3B- Anthony Rendon, Washington Nationals, $4,400 – This play contradicts taking Alex Wood, but Rendon really sees the ball well against Wood. You can’t expect your pitcher to throw a perfect game, so don’t be afraid to take batters he is facing.
SS – Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia Phillies, $3,700 – I really love Rollins’ price today. Every year we expect a huge drop off from Rollins, and every year he makes us eat our words. Facing Nate Eovaldi and the Marlins, it’s the perfect matchup for Rollins.
OF 1 – Curtis Granderson, New York Mets, $4,500 – Granderson has five home runs in 27 at bats against Weaver. This is a no brainer.
OF 2 – Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers, $4,500 – Historically Kemp has owned D-Backs’ starter Wade Miley. I like that the game is in Arizona (a great hitters’ ballpark), so this is more of an advantage for Kemp.
OF 3 – Alex Rios, Texas Rangers, $4,000 – Vegas expects this game to be a slugfest, and I expect Rios to get out of this hitting slump he’s currently in. This is a great price for a power/speed combo guy. Take the Ranger tonight.