A little rest never hurt anyone, right? The Marlins had this secret preseason plan to rest Jose Fernandez during the season and it happened to fall during his last scheduled start. Well, guess what? He’s back! Fernandez is a machine. He’s filthy, he’s dominant, and he’s mowing down the competition like Clayton Kershaw; only he’s right-handed and gets paid a lot less. Fernandez leads the league with a 13.2 K/9. That equals out to 118 strikeouts in 80.2 innings pitched. His opponent, the Braves, are just so, so bad. Collectively, they’re batting .235 and Fernandez is going to make them look absolutely silly. The only caveat here is that you’re going to have to use just over 27 percent of your salary just to roster him with a $13,700 price tag. Nevertheless, it’s not even a big risk given the opponent. Ole! Use Jose!
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Aaron Nola, SP: $9,000 – Nola has had back-to-back poor outings, but this is a good chance for him to bounce back. The Phillies are on the road against Minnesota and Nola has pitched much better away from Citizens Bank Park (2.27 ERA, .191 opponent average).
Sonny Gray, SP: $6,600 – He can’t stink for this long, am I right? Gray gets a kosher matchup at home against a pathetic Brewers team. Clearly this is a risk given the way he’s pitched and I wouldn’t use him in cash games. A pure GPP play, but he’s one that could win you a GPP.
Russell Martin, C: $3,600 – I am not a fan of Patrick Corbin on Tuesday night and the Blue Jays should be able to tag him early and often. Martin has heated up at the plate recently and should see a couple of quality at-bats.
Evan Gattis, C: $3,600 – Gattis is my favorite play at catcher on Tuesday night as he faces off against Hector Santiago. He’s hit 11 home runs this year and six of them have come off of lefties. He’s also batting .279 against southpaws.
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B: $5,300 – The man affectionately known as E5 has been on a murderous spree lately; that would be murdering baseball’s for the easily offended. As mentioned in the Russell Martin blurb, I don’t have a good feeling about Patrick Corbin’s chances on Tuesday night. Fire up Encarnacion and walk the parrot.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B: $4,200 – Listen, I know that Marco Estrada is a pretty solid pitcher. He pitches well at Rogers Centre, which is something very few can say. With that said, Goldschmidt at this price in an extreme hitter’s park is just too hard to pass up.
Rougned Odor, 2B: $4,500 – Odor has emerged as one of the top second basemen in all of baseball over the last calendar year. He has 10 homers against RHP and will face off against Anthony DeSclafani who is making just his third start of the season on Tuesday night.
Nolan Arenado, 3B: $4,500 – This is an excellent price for one of the most consistent premier power hitters in the league. Keep in mind that Arenado is hitting .271 with eight home runs on the road, so it’s not like he has extreme splits away from Coors Field.
Todd Frazier, 3B: $3,600 – There is no doubt that Frazier has been slumping hard. In fact, he is 0-for his last-22. TERRIBLE. Assuming Frazier doesn’t take a breather on Tuesday, he is a fine play for his price. Frazier is second in the AL in home runs with 19 and gets a plus-matchup against Clay Buchholz. He can’t stay cold forever!
Didi Gregorius, SS: $3,700 – If I don’t use Seager in cash games, Gregorius will be my main pivot. He’s 10-for-24 (.417) with two home runs over the last seven days and gets a mediocre righty in Chad Bettis.
Marcel Ozuna, OF: $4,700 – Ozuna is what we thought Giancarlo Stanton would be this year. He’s hit three homers over his last two games and gets a below average Bud Norris on Tuesday. Watch him go deep again.
Giancarlo Stanton, OF: $3,600 – Don’t look now, but Stanton is finally heating up. He has three multi-hit games out of his last four and is batting .438 over the last week. It’s just a matter of time before the home runs come in bunches.
Justin Upton, OF: $3,200 – I may as well round this out with another bat that’s finally heating up. Upton faces James Paxton, who has actually pitched quite well, but I’ll take my chances given the price tag.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
Only game with weather concerns is Miami and they got that dome thing happening so today should be clear skies, full wallets, can’t lose.
Doing Lines In Vegas
Jose Fernandez and the Marlins are -280 favorites over Atlanta. The Orioles and Blue Jays are clear stacking options, but if you want something a bit more off of the beaten path, try the Indians against Blake Snell. I also like the Reds, Rangers, and Astros.