It wasn’t very long ago that Dusty Baker’s preference at shortstop was Danny Espinosa. You know Dusty–he loves his veteran guys. Fast forward a couple of months and Espinosa is still at shortstop. Where things changed is now Trea Turner is an everyday player and the leadoff man for Washington. Turner is currently playing second base on most nights and is batting .310 with three homers and 10 steals. Multi-hit games have been Turner’s speciality with plenty of extra-base hits sprinkled in. This is DraftKings gold and Turner is a horse to ride until regression sets in. Luckily, that’s unlikely to happen at Coors Field. Batting leadoff will give Turner at least four–likely five–at-bats and he get a mediocre right-hander in Chad Bettis. His price tag of $5,400 is quite high, but it’s Trea Day, so pay up so you can get paid. The young speedster is my favorite hitter on Tuesday night.
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Corey Kluber, SP: $11,400 – Kluber is my favorite option on Tuesday night and will likely be heavily owned. He is always a threat to post double-digit strikeouts and should be able to make quick work of the White Sox at home. I’ll be building all of my cash game lineups around Kluber.
Ervin Santana, SP: $9,000 – I’ll admit, even though the Braves are terrible, I’m not a fan of using opposing starting pitchers against them in DFS. I feel like it never works out, but maybe I’m overthinking it. Santana will probably be heavily owned; his last outing against the Braves was a complete game that netted 24.6 DK points.
Blake Snell, SP: $8,700 – After five strong starts in a row, Snell went off the rails against Toronto at the Rogers Centre. His matchup on Tuesday night is literally the exact opposite of what he faced north of the border. He faces a weak Padres team at home and should find a considerable amount of success. I like him in both cash games and GPPs.
Vince Velasquez, SP: $8,000 – I recommended Velasquez last week in his start against the Dodgers and he got smoked. I’m going back to the well on Tuesday night and I feel supremely confident. Velasquez has (surprisingly) pitched much better at home and has a ton of strikeout upside. He’s a strong tournament option.
Tony Wolters, C: $3,200 – Wolters has been on a roll over the last week, going 6-for-12 with a home run. This is a great way to get cheap exposure to Coors Field on Tuesday night.
Yadier Molina, C: $3,000 – I am not a fan of Molina in season long leagues, but he’s swinging a hot bat right now and warrants attention in DFS games. He’s only $3K because he’s not going to hit a home run, but he’s a solid salary relief option in cash games.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B: $4,200 – Goldschmidt will be a low owned named on Tuesday night due to his matchup against Thor Syndergaard. This doesn’t matter much because Syndergaard hasn’t been very sharp as of late, while Goldschmidt has been on fire.
Brian Dozier, 2B: $4,700 – Dozier has four home runs over the last week and get a weak righty. He should do some damage as he is totally locked in at the plate right now.
Neil Walker, 2B: $4,400 – Walker is a reasonably priced cash game option on Tuesday night. He’ll likely see heavy ownership due to his matchup and that is okay. I still wish he were playing second base for Pittsburgh (insert 7 cry emojis).
Jung Ho Kang, 3B: $3,900 – It’s been quite the struggle for Kang lately, but he’s shown signs of life in the last week. He has taken Jeff Samardzija deep once before, so the expectation is there that he could do so again. I’d be surprised if Kang were over five percent owned.
Maikel Franco, 3B: $3,500 – When I recommend Franco, he always produces! We must have some type of deep connection in real life. In the smallest sample size imaginable, Franco has two hits in three at-bats against Kenta Maeda. He’ll be super low owned.
Carlos Correa, SS: $4,000 – Correa is easily the top option at shortstop on Tuesday night. He’s been crushing it at the plate, going 12-for-28 with three doubles, three home runs, and 12 RBIs in the last seven days.
Xander Bogaerts, SS: $3,900 – It’s no secret that Bogaerts has been struggling. He’s batting a measly .159 in 44 August at-bats. The good news is that great hitters rarely fall into extended slumps. At his price, Bogaerts is worth a look on Tuesday night.
Khris Davis, OF: $4,500 – Over his last 162 games, Davis has hit 50 home runs! That’s second only to Edwin Encarnacion. I’m telling you this to assure you that he could have a multi-homer game on any given night and you don’t want to miss it!
George Springer, OF: $4,200 – Spring is batting .385 over the last seven days and has a .417 wOBA against LHP this year. He’s one of my favorite options to go deep on Tuesday night.
Marcell Ozuna, OF: $3,100 – Ozuna broke out of his slump on Monday night, belting his 20th home run of the year. He’s a fine salary relief option.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
The weather looks nasty in Cincinnati, but it could be a delay as opposed to a PPD. Colorado looks somewhat iffy, but it should ultimately be fine.
Doing Lines In Vegas
The Orioles and Red Sox are both fine stacking options on Tuesday night, but they’ll be chalk. The other chalky plays include: Colorado, Washington, and Toronto. If you want to try a team with less ownership give the Astros a look. If you want something completely off the reservation that could take down a big GPP, go with the D’Backs against Noah Syndergaard.