Daily Fantasy Baseball Advice – 6/9
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June 9th, 2015
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Here is my lineup for tonight’s games. Please note that I’m using the salary cap based on FanDuel prices.
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Also, as this is written the day before/morning of the games, please check the lineups and weather to ensure you have all active players going tonight!
Pitcher – Eduardo Rodriguez – Boston Red Sox
There isn't much more that can be said about the Red Sox rookie as he has been absolutely dominant in his first two MLB starts and I don't expect anything else from the Red Sox's best pitcher currently. In his first two starts, Rodriguez has posted a 2-0 record with a 0.61 ERA and 0.61 WHIP while striking out 14 batters in 14.2 IP. Rodriguez should have plenty of motivation in this matchup as Baltimore is the team that traded him at the deadline last season to obtain Andrew Miller for their playoff run. Baltimore ranks 7th in MLB in total strikeouts and although they have fared better against left-handed pitchers, I’m sticking with Red Sox rookie in hopes of another strong outing.
Catcher – Salvador Perez – Kansas City Royals
Salvador Perez is hitting .364 over his past three games with 2 homeruns and 2 RBI’s and is hitting .277 on the season with 8 homeruns and 27 RBI’s. In his career against Minnesota’s Trevor May, Perez is hitting .600 (3-5) with 2 RBI’s. Over his last three seasons Perez has hit .318 against the Twins and .343 at Target Field. There are a lot of solid matchups in the outfield on Tuesday so I’m looking to save some salary at this position and as Perez has had good success against a struggling Trevor May ( 4.45 ERA, 1.24 WHIP) I’m going to hope that Perez can continue his recent power hot streak.
First Base – Miguel Cabrera – Detroit Tigers
Miguel Cabrera is hitting .320 on the season with 12 homeruns and 38 RBI’s and with his overwhelming success against Jon Lester of the Chicago Cubs, he is worth the high price tag on Tuesday. In his career against the left-handed Lester, Cabrera has posted a .522 average (12-23) and an incredible 1.459 OPS. Lester has been prone to giving up the long-ball as of late as in his last 6 games he has given up 8 homeruns. Cabrera is hitting .300 (12-40) against left-handed pitching on the season and 4 of those 10 hits have been homeruns and I think Cabrera could have a nice night tonight.
Second Base – Jose Altuve – Houston Astros
Jose Altuve is hitting .300 with 5 homeruns, 27 RBI’s, and 17 SB’s and has picked up as of late hitting .321 over the past week. Jose Altuve will be squaring off against Carlos Rodon of the Chicago White Sox in which in Altuve went 2 for 3 against the left-hander in their only matchup earlier this season. Altuve has been outstanding against left-handed pitching as on the season he has a .394 average and .964 OPS in 71 AB’s against lefties. In 2014, Altuve hit .345 against the White Sox and as he is hitting .328 on the road this season, Altuve is a good play tonight.
Shortstop – Carlos Correra – Houston Astros
I don’t imagine it will be very long that we will be able to get a player of Correra’s talent at the lowest price possible for the position and I’m going to jump all over this bargain while I can. Correra was able to go 1-4 in his MLB debut against a very tough Chris Sale of the Chicago White Sox. In his time split between Double-A and Triple-A Correra hit .335 with 10 homeruns and 18 steals and is projected to have the potential to hit .300 with 30 homeruns and 20+ SB’s. With the anxiousness of his debut over and for the fact that he has already collected his first MLB hit, I think Correra will be relaxed tonight and could have a good day against the left-handed Carlos Rodon.
Third Base – Nick Castellanos – Detroit Tigers
I’m looking to save some money in the outfield so I’m going with Nick Castellanos of the Detroit Tigers in hopes that he can connect with one against Jon Lester who as I mentioned above, has had a tendency to give up the homerun ball as of late. Castellanos is hitting just .229 on the season with 4 homeruns and 24 RBI’s however is 2 for 5 with a homerun against the left-handed Lester in his career. Castellanos has been better against lefties (.263 average) and at Comerica Park (.253) on the season and as the Tigers as a team have a .289 average and .862 OPS against Lester, I’m hoping Castellanos will have some opportunities with RISP in this one.
Outfield – Yasiel Puig – Los Angeles Dodgers
Yasiel Puig was able to get back into the lineup this past weekend and although he hadn’t played in a game since late April due to a hamstring injury, Puig hit .429 (3-7) over the weekend with a double and RBI. In his limited time this season Puig is hitting .300 with 2 homeruns and 5 RBI’s and although he has yet to face Robbie Ray of the Arizona Diamondbacks in his career, I do like this matchup. Although Ray has pitched well in his two starts in 2015, this is still a left-hander that has a career 6.13 ERA who was prone to giving up the long-ball last year when he was with Detroit. Puig has a .417 average and 1.212 in 12 AB’s against lefties so far on the season and as I still don’t have much confidence in Ray, I think we could see another Puig bat flip tonight.
Outfield – Hanley Ramirez – Boston Red Sox
Hanley Ramirez has a great series against the Oakland Athletics over the weekend as he hit .500 (6-12) with a double, homerun and 4 RBI’s. On the season, Ramirez is now hitting .277 with 13 homeruns and 32 RBI’s and he has a favorable matchup against Miguel Gonzalez of the Baltimore Orioles as in his career against Gonzalez, Ramirez is hitting .500 (3-6) with 2 homeruns and 4 RBI’s. Ramirez is hitting .385 in June as of Tuesday and already has four homeruns and 8 RBI’s in just 25 AB’s against the Orioles pitching staff in 2015.
Outfield – Carlos Gomez – Milwaukee Brewers
Carlos Gomez is hitting just .277 on the season with 5 homeruns, 24 RBI’s, and 6 SB’s but has been hot as of late hitting .346 over the past week that includes a perfect 4 for 4 game against the Minnesota Twins this past Saturday. Gomez will be facing off against Francisco Liriano of the Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday and although on the surface this might seem like a matchup we would want to avoid, Gomez in his career has posted a .500 (9-18) average and 1.571 OPS (1 double, 1 triple, 2 homeruns) off the left-hander. Gomez has hit .337 on the road this season and with his success against Liriano, I’m willing to back the center fielder tonight.