There are some tempting (and ‘spensive) names on the SP menu tonight, but as always, my eyes gravitate to my boy, Mat Latos ($8,800). He draws the Brewers at Miller Park tonight, a place where he has failed to earn a W in 6 career starts. That comes to an end tonight. Latos is due to pop his cherry at the home of the beer makers. He has pitched well against Milwaukee this season, registering a 2.57 ERA and .184 BAA in 21 IP. The Brewers also look like they are going into choke mode as the season winds down. They haven’t scored more scored more than 4 runs in their last 6 games, and they now find themselves on the outside of the playoff picture, looking in. Latos is going to spin a gem on the cheap, and if you want to find some other undervalued options to pair with him, look no further than beyond the sales pitch below.
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Adam Lind, 1B: $3,600 – His beard looks like the pubic region of a caveman (I went to a museum once), but thankfully his home splits versus RHP are far more appealing to the eye. Lind is slugging .585 with a .436 wOBA under said scenario, and he’s feeling it right now, tallying at least 9 DK points in 5 of the last 6 games.
Kyle Seager, 2B/3B: $4,600 – Yep, I’m doing it again, for I don’t know, the 50th time? Seager is facing RHP at home, which makes him an automatic daily fantasy start at the real-life position he never plays (2B). I feel no remorse.
Casey McGehee, 1B/3B: $3,400 – Hits McGehee has gone hitless in consecutive games for the first time in almost a month, so he’s all but assured to put some points on the board tonight … he’s Hits McGehee! He has lost Giancarlo Stanton’s protection in the lineup, but McGehee is 6-for-16 lifetime against Cole Hamels, so he’ll be able to hold it down.
Jean Segura, SS: $3,100 – If you don’t trust me on Latos, then Segura is a guy you need to roster. I hate playing a bat against one of my SP, but I might even have to plug Segura in tonight at this price. He holds an OBP of .522 over the last week (with 2 SB) and is 9-for-21 against Latos in his career. Now, if I could only undraft Segura in my seasonal leagues …
Marcell Ozuna, OF: $4,300 – Oh me oh my, 4 HR in the last 4 games with 3 HR lifetime off of Cole Hamels? How can you fade Ozuna at this price? I’m sure a lot of people will because they’ll assume this streak has to end, but I say F it, roll the dice.
J.D. Martinez, OF: $4,200 – There’s some reverse-split action going on with Martinez as he’s hitting better against RHP this season. Per usual, he’ll be sitting pretty in the lineup behind Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez, and although Cleveland’s Carlos Carrasco has pitched great, he has surrendered 13 hits to Detroit this season in 11.2 IP.
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Doing Lines in Vegas (13-20-3 overall)
Let’s keep the non-losing streak going with the overs in TB/TOR (8.5) and HOU/LAA (8.5).