Catcher/First Base, High End Spend
Justin Smoak, $3,800
Smoak started off the year white hot and he has cooled down a little bit. However, he draws an terrible pitcher at home. There was a reason that we were so interested in the Angles yesterday and that’s because Eric Skoglund is an unproven lefty with terrible metrics and stats. Even if you did read yesterday, let’s refresh how poor he is at pitching in his(very) limited track record –
K/9 – 5.96(he can’t strikeout anyone)
ERA – 9.53
WHIP – 2.21
FB ratio – 43.5 percent
Hard Contact given up – 36 percent
Skoglund could be a gas can tonight and just as we were interested in an Angels stack yesterday, the Blue Jays really stand out today. Smoak will be a big part of that with Josh Donaldson being on the disabled list.
Also Consider – Freddie Freeman, $4,600
Yasmani Grandal, $3,400
.000/.000/.000 with 0 HR in 2 at-bats
The Dodgers are an interesting team this evening. Robbie Erlin might be a better pitcher than some think and I wouldn’t’t go crazy with Dodgers here. Erlin has a career 42 percent roundball rate but it’s spiked at 62 percent this year. That’s not normally something we chase but one of the few hitters going well for the Dodgers is Grandal. The power isn’t the best in this split but he’s hot and he’s hitting lefties extremely well so far. He’s right in the sweet spot tonight and Grandal is firmly on the radar.
Also Consider – Yuli Gurriel, $3,300
Russell Martin, $2,200
For all the reasons when we talked about Smoak, Martin is definitely worth a look as a punt play this evening. The last time he was in this column, he went for over 30 FanDuel points. You really have to be picky about when you play him at this point in his career. This is certainly a spot where a veteran can take advantage of the inexperience on the mound. There’s no reason to think Skoglund can keep the Blue Jays at any and Martin has a shot at double digit points this evening.
Also Consider – Evan Gattis, $2,400