Ichiro Suzuki- Did NOT see this one coming. The Yankees offense has been seriously lacking pop, but Ichiro took advantage of the short porch and went 3/4 with a homer and a steal.
Mike Trout- If you spent on outfield yesterday, you probably did it with Trout and as he will often do, he rewarded you handsomely with a homer and 2 runs.
Alex Gordon- As a Royals fan, yesterday was pretty cool, but I still wasn’t expecting a big fantasy day for Gordon who went 3/5 with a solo shot and walk off single.
Samuel Deduno- What? You didn’t Deduno about Samuel? (Sorry, that was just awful guys). In his last outting against KC, Deduno went 6 innings, struck out 5 and gave up exactly 0 runs. Since then, he has been considerably more shaky, inlcuding 4 earned runs in his last outting versus Cleveland, but we have seen Deduno do well against the tough left handed batters in the Royals lineup (ERIC HOSMER IS GOOD), and for his price, the matchup is great.
Jeremy Guthrie- Yep, this is what we are doing here. Look, you can feel free to pay 20% of your cap on Grienke tonight, but I’m certainly not comfortable with it. Both Toronto and Boston are explosive offensively, as are Cleveland and Boston. Minnesota and KC are pathetic offensively 80% of the time and starting Guthrie, whose real problem is home runs, against a punchless lineup, is a pretty solid plan.
J.P Arencibia- Arencibia is a perfect GPP most nights, and on a shortened schedule where I don’t like the matchup for Mauer and Santana has been a bit cold, J.P is the perfect guy against the left handed and homer prone Jon Lester, whose ERA is approaching 5.
Chris Davis- “YOU FOOL! YOU THINK A PUNY MORTAL NAMED COREY KLUBER CAN STOP ME? I HAVE A NEAR 1.300 OPS VERSUS RIGHT HANDERS!!! AHHH!!!”- Chris Davis, somewhere, probably.
Jason Kipnis- Playing Kipnis versus a weak righty worked pretty freaking well yesterday. I feel pretty good about running it back versus Miguel Gonzales.
Mike Moustakas- I know that I said to start Deduno, but on a short night like this, sometimes you have to start a hitter against a pitcher you are playing. Moose is hitting .284 in the month of June and is just much better against righties. For dirt cheap, you can’t do much better.
Jose Reyes- Off the DL and into your lineup. There was some chatter earlier in the season that Lester had found himself, but I’m just quite simply not buying it. The Jays are going to rough him up, and Reyes will be at the top of the order and benefiting.
Yasiel Puig- Mentioning Puig’s splits really isn’t fair, because that would make him a start every single night. However, tonight against Jon Pettibone, I think Puig is a pretty clear start as he’ll be less than some of the other top tier outfielders, with a higher upside.
Dominic Brown- Start the outfielders in the Philly-LAD game, apparently. Brown is slugging .535 off of righties and Grienke just hasn’t been good since Carlos Quentin broke his collarbone.
Top 5 BvP Lines
|David Ortiz L||37||16||4||0||2||11||7||5||0||0||.432||.523||.703||1.225|
|Jose Bautista R||50||11||3||0||4||8||6||11||0||0||.220||.293||.520||.813|
|Josh Willingham R||12||5||1||1||1||3||1||4||0||0||.417||.500||.917||1.417|
|Joe Mauer L||16||6||0||0||2||3||3||1||0||0||.375||.474||.750||1.224|
|Chris Getz L||3||2||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||.667||.667||.667||1.333|