Outfielder, High End Spend
Ryhs Hoskins, $4,800
Yes, I do like the Phillies today. Why do you ask? In all seriousness, there’s no reason to think Matt Koch is going to be good at the major league level. The best case scenario is he’s just an average pitcher. Hoskins has been anything but average so far and he could actually stake a claim to the N.L. MVP award if the season stopped now. The stud for Philly is just obliterating right handed pitching so far, with an average of .327, an OPS of 1.067 and a wOBA of .454. Most players that spend up might head towards Aaron Judge because he’s at home and he’s a Yankee. He’s a fine play but I’m going with Hoskins if at all possible today.
Also Consider – Aaron Judge, $5,400 and Nicholas Castellanos, $3,800
Ronald Acuna, $3,200
Since he was not available to us yesterday, I would like to wish all DFS players a belated Happy Ronald Acuna Day! The much heralded prospect is finally in the player pool and I have to give FanDuel credit here. They put a price on him where you actually have to think about playing him. Acuna likely won’t be totally chalky at $3,200. I still want to play him pretty badly because I think he could have a big day against Homer Bailey. He just missed a home run last night and he’s got wheels to steal a base if he gets on in the right spot. Provided he’s still batting sixth, I will have some Acuna today. I’ve waited for months to hit “Submit” with him in the lineup.
Also Consider – David Peralta, $3,600, Corey Dickerson, $3,500 and Odubel Herrera, $3,000
Adam Frazier, $2,200
.000/.333/.000 with 0 HR in 3 at-bats
Frazier is simply too cheap for a matchup with a pitcher that can’t get lefty batters out. He typically leads off when he’s in the lineup and there should be no real reason he isn’t today. If Frazier gets on, he’s got a great chance to score a run or two. Double-digit points are pretty easily within reach even if his power potential is fairly limited. Hopefully, manager Clint Hurdle is smart enough to load this lineup with a hefty dose of lefties. The Bucs should be able to tee off if that’s the case. Frazier hasn’t hit well this year but his career numbers against righties aren’t bad. His average the past two seasons has been at least .271 with a .325 wOBA.
Also Consider – Nick Williams, $2,000