Carlos Gomez- Well, finally someone in the Brewer’s outfield is getting to slugging the ball around. Gomez went 4/5 with 2 triples against Miami last night.
Brandon Moss- Finally showing that power he flashed earlier in the year, Moss went 2/4 with homers last night.
Starling Marte- Marte has been ICE cold lately, but finally got off the schnide last with 4 hits, 4 runs and 2 stolen bases. Keep an eye on him the next few nights for a cheap value play with upside.
Yu Darvish- With such limited options in the late slate, your best bet is to go with the only true ace that’s throwing. With Jose Bautista ailing with a sore wrist, much of the punch is gone from a lineup that has struggled all season. When Darvish is on, it doesn’t matter who he is tossing too, he’s going to come out on top.
Kevin Gausman- Again, with limited options, don’t spend on a pitcher you aren’t in love with, like Ervin Santana against the Rays or Matt Cain against Pittsburgh. Gausman has had 4 starts, been awful in 2, crappy in a 3rd and actually solid for one game. Tonight against the BoSox, it’s probably much more likely that Gausman flames out, but if you are spending on Darvish on a 2 pitcher site, I like Gausman’s upside to the mediocrity of other expensive options.
A.J Pierzynski- Heating up a little bit in the month of June, A.J faces a rightie, who he currently hitting .320 with 10 extra base hits off of. The opposing pitcher, Esmil Rogers, is allowing lefties a .397 OBP. That bodes well for Pierzynski.
Brandon Belt/Chris McGuiness- Not on the same team, but they both represent the same type of value. If you spend alot on Darvish, you’re not going to be able to shell out for Ortiz, so you have to save money at first base. Depending on who starts for Pittsburgh, I will either be starting McGuiness or Belt in an attempt to get some opposite handed power at the 1B slot.
Jurickson Profar- Basically, stack your Rangers, dudes. If Profar leads off or bats in the 2 hole, instead of at the bottom of the lineup, he is a must play as a switch hitter with speed and power at a devoid position.
Pedro Alvarez- 3 homers in his last 7 games, and facing Matt Cain who has had real problems keeping the ball in the park in 2013. A cheap play, but one that will reward you.
J.J Hardy- A shortstop play with power, playing in Boston? Yeah, that’s a pretty good look. Hardy is slugging .567 versus lefties, and Felix Doubront doesn’t inspire much confidence.
Top 5 BvP Lines
|Manny Machado R||5||3||0||0||1||3||1||1||0||0||.600||.667||1.200||1.867|
|Chris Davis L||10||5||1||0||1||2||0||0||1||0||.500||.545||.900||1.445|
|Evan Longoria R||12||5||0||0||2||3||1||1||1||1||.417||.467||.917||1.383|
|Billy Butler R||9||5||2||0||0||0||1||1||0||0||.556||.600||.778||1.378|
|Edwin Encarnacion R||10||5||0||0||2||4||2||2||0||0||.500||.615||1.100||1.715|