Outfield, High End Spend
Mookie Betts, $5,000
.192/.222/.423 with 1 HR in 26 at-bats
The Red Sox got no-hit by Sean Manaea over the weekend but that wouldn’t deter me from playing Betts tonight. He’s not striking out a lot which relatively helps raise his floor. Against lefties through his career, Betts has a .297 average, .864 OPS, .208 ISO and a .366 wOBA. All of those numbers except for the batting average are actually higher through 19 plate appearances this year. On top of that, J.A. App is giving up an .859 OPS and a .377 wOBA to righty batters. If you’re not using a Coors bat, Betts could be your high end spend at this position.
Also Consider – Charlie Blackmon, $5,300, J.D. Martinez, $4,200 and Christian Yelich, $4,100
Kyle Schwarzer, $3,700
If we liked Anthony Rizzo tonight, we almost have to like Kyle Schwarber. We’ve talked about Tomlin and his home run struggles on top of the issues he’s had against lefty batters. Schwarber is actually hitting close to .300 as a whole this season and most of that damage has come against righty pitchers. He’s got a .348 average, 1.107 OPS, .304 ISO and a .470 wOBA. This is a spot for the Cubs big man to go nuts and he has two home run potential today. Much like some of the White Sox bats, Schwarber is a must play if you go the route of the early slate and he’s very interesting on the big slate.
Also Consider – Leonys Martin, $3,600, Corey Dickerson, $3,600 and Will Myers, $3,400
Delino DeShields, $2,400
DeShields was the minimum price last night and he bit me as the chalk at that price, scoring 18 FanDuel points. His price only rose $400 and if he gets on tonight, he’s going to steal a base. Opposing starter Andrew Triggs can’t hold runners on and DeShields can rack up the points just as he did last night. DeShields doesn’t have the best contact skills but Triggs tends to pitch to contact to induce ground balls. The savings is easy to take and jam in Padres and Rockies.
Also Consider – Mac Williamson, $2,400 and Adam Frazier, $2,100