Carlos Gonzalez- If you didn’t play CarGo last night, then chances were that you didn’t make much money. The star outfielder went off, bashing 2 home runs, 5 total hits, 3 RBI’s and scored 3 times.
Mitch Moreland- Apparently, playing Micheal Young for years over Mitch Moreland was a mistake. Moreland is red hot and kept it going last night with 2 home runs.
Carlos Beltran- While everyone outside of St. Louis waits for Beltran to get hurt so that Oscar Taveres can get big league at bats, Beltran is steady plugging away, going 3/5 with a homer and 5 RBI’s last night.
Mike Leake- Tony Cingrani is going to go back to the minors so that Mike Leake can toss his 90.4 MPH fastball and strike out only 15% of batters. Leake is a mediocre talent with a dream matchup. Leake will be my starter over our next pitcher in every format that only allows for one starter and will be my 2nd pitcher where you can have the option of starting 2. The Marlins offense is so bad, that they will look Mike Leake look great. His dirt cheap price all but guarantees that he will meet value and facing possibly the worst Marlins starter, Alex Sanabia, owner of a 5.66 FIP, gives him a great chance at a win.
Shelby Miller- The New York Mets strike out 22% of the time and have a team batting average of .227. That’s a long way of saying that they give Ike Davis and his sub-Mendoza line average everyday at bats. Their outfield is something out of AAA nightmare and they really have only one scary hitter now that John Buck is John Buck. Miller, on the other hand, is striking out almost 30% of opposing batters and has a 18% line drive rate. In Miller’s last game, he went the full 9 innings and struck out THIRTEEN batters. Easy, safe start tonight.
Billy Butler- The Royals are not a great offense. They aren’t. However, the two weeks, the team has gotten some prime stacking opportunities and has came through a high percentage of the time. Leading the charge is Billy Butler who had a crazy 5/5 game on Monday. Tonight, the Royals face minor-league call up Barry Enright who has a career 5.40 ERA in the majors, and has been spectacularly awful every time he starts an MLB game. Don’t believe me? Check these game logs. While Butler is a righty facing a righty, he is locked in right now and a great play. I wouldn’t mind giving Alex Gordon and Eric Hosmer a play tonight, either.
Gregor Blanco- The Blue Jays pitching staff is blowing up quick and the San Francisco Giants get to face Ramon Ortiz, a 40 year old righty who is the owner a .505 SLG% versus lefties. The Giants lineup is a little light on solid left handed hitters, but Blanco is hitting .314 off of righties in 2013 6 extra base hits in 95 plate appearances. He probably won’t carry your team, but he is dirt cheap and is likely to produce.
Josh Hamilton- Finally! He finally did something against a non-Astros team. Last nights home run could be sign that Hamilton might be turning it around. He gets to face another crappy Royals pitcher, Wade Davis who is allowing a truly insane .641 SLG% to left handed batters. Hamilton’s price will be suppressed on most sites, but he can produce like a star tonight.
Kyle Seager- Seager has cooled down plenty since his long hit streak, but he has still been producing admirably. Tonight, he will face Yankees righty Phil Hughes, who has had several great performances. I, however, do not trust Hughes in the slightest. Hughes’ career home ERA is 4.54 and allows lefties a .326 wOBA. Seager is yet another cheap hitter who will produce.
Jon Jay- Coming off a hot performance last night (2 hits and a homer) Jay will face a breaking down Shawn Marcum in the confines of Busch stadium, a place where he is hitting .326 versus righties for his career. Jay is yet another cheap outfielder who will supply some pop in a nice matchup.
Top 5 BvP lines
|Matt Holliday R||12||4||0||0||2||3||1||3||0||0||.333||.385||.833||1.218|
|Dustin Pedroia R||33||10||3||0||1||2||6||5||0||0||.303||.410||.485||.895|
|Dustin Ackley L||10||5||0||1||0||2||0||2||0||0||.500||.500||.700||1.200|
|Josh Hamilton L||4||4||2||0||1||3||0||0||0||0||1.000||.800||2.250||3.050|
|Ryan Braun R||42||16||6||0||4||8||6||6||2||1||.381||.458||.810||1.268|