Buster Posey- Sometimes it works out when you pay for catching. Yesterday, if you selected Posey you got 4 hits, 3 doubles, 3 RBi and a stolen base.
Nate Freiman- He doesn’t play very often, but when Oakland puts him in the lineup against a righty, I will always be starting. So cheap, and so much power. Yesterday, he beat up Bartolo Colon with a double, a homer, 3 RBI, 2 runs and a walk.
Stephen Drew- How these light hitting short stops keep ending up as studs is beyond me. In the tearing down of Chris Perez yesterday, Drew went 3/4 with a double, triple, 3 runs and a stolen base.
Yu Darvish- Darvish has not been on the absolute top of his game in his last several starts, giving up 3 or more earned runs in 4 of his last five. However, in his very last start, he only gave up one run and faces an Arizona offense that can hurt you, but is ranked a middling 16th in runs scored. The fact of it is, there is a pretty weak pitching slate today and if you want to win, spending heavy on Darvish is alot better than spending middling money on C.J Wilson.
Jeff Samardzija- I’m going back to the well with the shark. His team sucks and can’t give him any run support, but when the Shark has it going, he can go 8 innings with one earned run and 10 K’s better than anyone else. Tonight, against a White Sox teams that features K machines Adam Dunn, Tyler Greene (& Flowers), Alejandro De Aza and Dayan Viciedo, Jeff has the highest ceiling of any of the starters for tonight.
David Ortiz- Tyler Cloyd was a great value play pitcher against the Marlins, in a solid pitching effort. The Boston Red Sox are not the Miami Marlins and David Ortiz is not Greg Dobbs. Currently, Ortiz is hitting .400/.468/.771 against righties. If that seems good…yeah, it’s pretty freaking good. On a lighter day, Ortiz is a great play.
Dan Uggla- Solid value play for the night, in fact most of the Atlanta right handed hitters are solid plays against Mark Buehrle tonight. The Jay’s leftie is giving up wOBA of .344 while at home and Uggla is the cheapest way to tap into the blowout potential.
Jose Bautista- Luckily for the Jays, Atlanta is throwing out Tim Hudson, who just doesn’t quite have his same stuff anymore. Bautista has been absolutely on fire for the last week and is slugging .600 versus righties while in the confines of the Rogers Centre.
Starlin Castro- This Jose Quintana thing has to end at some point. Right? RIGHT?! Even if it doesn’t end today, it should be a productive outting for Castro who has the benefit of the hand-splits.
David Adams- Whatever sort of crazy witch doctor magic the Yankees are using to hold this roster together with is insane. We’ve all got to benefit from using really cheap options hitting at leadoff or cleanup in the Yankees lineup and tonight is no different. Without very many right handed bats on the roster, David Adams should get a start against the horrific Jon Niese.
Top 5 BvP Lines
|Colby Rasmus L||11||5||1||0||1||2||1||5||0||0||.455||.500||.818||1.318|
|Justin Upton R||6||3||0||0||1||2||0||1||0||0||.500||.500||1.000||1.500|
|Yuniesky Betancourt R||10||3||1||0||1||2||1||0||0||0||.300||.364||.700||1.064|
|Erick Aybar S||16||7||4||0||0||1||2||2||2||0||.438||.500||.688||1.188|
|Adrian Beltre R||26||9||3||0||2||5||1||1||0||0||.346||.370||.692||1.063|