Busy morning here so I’m pretty much just posting an image for this afternoon’s FanDuel 3-game “Early Only” Slate that starts at 1:05pm.
I should be able to get to a “Main” lineup later in the day, but probably won’t be able to sit down and do the research until later today.
We’re going be taking a risk right out of the gates with our afternoon lineup today as we’re going to load up on bats and take a chance with Tampa Bay’s Jalen Beeks as our pitcher.
It’s tough and probably the first time I’ve ever have gone with a “non-starter” at the pitching position, however, I just really don’t love any of the starting options. Taillon hasn’t looked great this year and is pitching in Texas. Junis faces a hot hitting Tampa Bay team and has struggled vs. LHB’s. Fiers gives up hard contact and fly balls which is the last thing I want at Fenway and I certainly don’t think we can trust Shelby Miller or Hector Velazquez.
Beeks is a solid pitcher who comes into this game with a 3.32 ERA and the early reports is that he is going to be the guy in the first game of the Rays double-header today for long relief. Beeks pitched 4.2 innings in long relief about a week ago against the Royals and was very effective as the allowed just 2 hits and piled up 7 K’s in a 41-point FanDuel performance. I know this is a risky play, however, I think it’s worth it this afternoon.
With the money we’ve saved at the pitching spot we are loaded up on quality bats.
We have a 3-man stack of Red Sox’s in Rafael Devers, Mookie Betts, and J.D. Martinez.
Have some action with Pittsburgh’s Adam Frazier & Josh Bell who will be up against Shelby Miller who is allowing opponents to post a .296 average/.905 OPS against him.
We went with Marcus Semien who is leading off and is really just one of two top-tier options at SS today.
We’re going with Joey Gallo against Jameson Taillon in Texas. Gallo has become a much more patient hitter (6 BB’s in his last 3 games) and has crushed it at home this season posting a .340 average/1.288 OPS.
Rounding out the team, we have value in Nate Lowe who has HR upside against Jacob Junis who is allowing LHB’s to post a .348 average/1.016 OPS against him on the season.
As always, I will make any necessary updates due to confirmed lineups, weather, etc. I will do my best to update the post but if it’s a last-second update, it’s easier for me to post that with an image on Twitter (@BrettCU05).