Outfielder, high-end spend
This is really a weird slate where just about every outfielder that is $4,000 or over doesn’t look all that appealing. Mike Trout can be played no matter what, but $5,400 is kind of crazy. The Yankees Bash Brothers both feel overpriced as well. Charlie Blackmon isn’t in Coors and has pretty drastic home/road splits. You could maybe talk me into Starling Marte against the Cardinals but he’s not someone that I’m forcing into my lineups. This should fit well with possibly spending up in the other spots and taking cheaper options in the outfield. You can always play your favorite option but I won’t be tweaking my lineup to make that work.
Corey Dickerson, $3,600
Dickerson has been a great find for the Pirates as he’s hitting well over .300. The power hasn’t started up yet but Dickerson has been pretty consistent for the Buccos so far this year. He’s been doing a lot of his damage against righty pitching, with a wOBA of .343 and an OPS of .818. Cardinals starter Jack Flaherty has shown improvement against lefties so far in just nine batters faced but last year that was his kryptonite. He gave up a .342 average and a .448 wOBA to the handedness. Dickerson could be a very sneaky play as I suspect that Flaherty might be a popular GPP option tonight.
Also Consider – Andrew McCutchen, $3,300 and Josh Reddick, $3,600
We really have two very interesting options from the same team tonight and that’s the righty bats for the San Diego Padres. Both Jose Pirela and Manuel Margot are at $2,600 and $2,500 respectively. They both have a track record of hitting lefties at a pretty good clip and come cheaply tonight. As we said before, Jason Vargas is taking the hill for the first time in 2018 tonight. You could play either one or even take both to give yourself plenty of money leftover for whoever else you wanted to play.
Also Consider – Trayce Thompson, $2,200