Do you ever get the urge to sip on some syrup, Super Troopers style? Maybe is just me or I’m in the mood for breakfast. Whelp, we’re way off topic now, guess it’s time to bring up James Paxton, who is currently priced at $10,600 .“Big Maple” is one of the top options of the day at pitcher. He’s got more than enough talent to handle facing the O’s again for the second time in a week. Camden Yards favors power, but let’s trust in Paxton’s ability. I feel good about the Yankees offense backing him up a bit more and getting him a win with some good strikeout upside. Bring it on.
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Trevor Bauer, SP: $11,400 – I’m a big believer in paying for bats in season long and pitching in DFS. We’re here for the daily, so Bauer gets the nod. He’s got the swagger to lead you to to the top.
Jakob Junis, SP: $8,200 – He’s just, like, such a very super talented baseball man. Yes, I will take any opportunity to mention that song. He makes for a compelling option in a rematch with the Tigers.
Spencer Turnbull, SP: $6,200 – This is more about finding a lower priced pitching option facing a offense that isn’t elite although does possess some dangerous speed. Stream-o-nator doesn’t hate this start, but doesn’t love it either. He’s available as a cheaper option but I would probably pay up.
Gary Sanchez, C: $4,000 – When it comes to catcher, you really just have to take what you can get. Going with Sanchez means going big, and I’m a fan of that. He’s got the power, which is generally the best you can ask for. He’s got two bombs so far and hopefully has that power stroke dialed in.
Willson Contreras, C: $2,900 – He’s been on fire to start the season and could be returning to 2017 form. Either way, enjoy the ride while it lasts. Just be aware that there may be some weather concerns. The way Willson has started the season could make him a steal at his current price.
Joey Votto, 1B: $4,200 – Old reliable is actually one of the top options at first base. It’s fun to chase the hot new option but often times we forget about a guy like Votto who just gets the job done. He’s known as a bit of a slow starter but he’s looking good today.
Luke Voit, 1B: $4,500 – Speaking of the hot new option, we have Voit. He’s got a prime spot in a dangerous lineup and the power to take advantage. I suspect he will be a popular pick today, but that doesn’t mean he’s a bad one.
Rougned Odor, 2B: $3,600 – I talked about him last week and they say that variety is the spice of life…but Hittertron loves this pick today. He’s gotten off to a solid start but is still seeking his first bomb of the season. It could come with any swing of the bat, maybe even his next one.
Adam Frazier, 2B: $3,300 – Sure, he wore his Spring Training uni during opening weekend, but he said it was just because he wanted to make the weather warmer. He’s got jokes everyone. Anywhoo, at least he seems to be slotted in as the Pirates leadoff hitter. Unfortunately, there’s not a ton behind him so he’ll likely have to do the damage himself.
Jose Ramirez, 3B: $4,300 – One of the top bats on the day. It seems the fantasy community is a bit down on a player who just put up a 30/30 season, or is that just me? Ignore the ugly average and total lack of counting stats, its too early to put much stock in that so you just have to trust the talent. The Indians offense is a bit of a mess this year, but things will get better, especially once JoRam heats up.
Eugenio Suarez, 3B: $3,800 – I feel a hot streak coming on. Ok, he’s had one good game, but that’s all it takes this early. A multi hit game would be nice, maybe with a home run thrown in.
Xander Bogaerts, SS: $4,200 – You want a piece of the Red Sox offense and Hittertron is a fan of Xander. Now there is some injury concern after fouling a ball off his foot but he got the day off yesterday and should be good to go according to his manager. As long as he’s good to go he should be in your lineups.
Dansby Swanson, SS: $2,300 – He’s starting hot, flashing some power and on base ability. Along the way he’s compiling counting stats as well. Any piece of the Braves is a good one, especially at this price point. You can pay up at other positions and still lock in a solid shortstop.
Aaron Judge, OF: $4,900 – All rise for power, that sweet, sweet power. Camden Yards plays well for that. Add in that the rest of the Yankees lineup should be able to get on base in front of him and that makes Judge an easy target for me.
Yasiel Puig, OF: $3,400 – The robot likes him despite the rough start. I’m in too because he’s always been a bit streaky and this early in the season the numbers are all screwy (all that small sample size nonsense) The moral of the story is don’t overlook him when you’re putting together your roster.
Leonys Martin, OF: $3,100 – Leonys was someone I’ve had my eye on since before the season started. Thus far he hasn’t quite met my expectations, in fact the Indians offense hasn’t met my expectations. But let’s put all of that aside for a moment because he grades out favorably for the robot.
Jake Bauers, OF: $2,600 – Another preseason target who’s gotten off to a slow start but who gets two thumbs up from our all knowing robot. I like Bauers, especially at his current low price because of the high upside for both power and speed. As the last player in your lineup I like taking a ceiling guy after locking up a solid floor earlier.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
Rain, rain go away. Mariners v White Sox and Padres v Cardinals have already been postponed. While that’s bad news for fans of those teams and of the game in general, at least we know now so those players shouldn’t appear in today’s contests. This brings us to the games that are actually scheduled to be played. Cubs @ Braves is the only game with legitimate concerns. Current reports call the rain to pick up as the night goes on. Keep this in mind when you set your lineup but at this point I would plan on them playing.
Doing Lines In Vegas
Cubs @ Brave may have weather concerns but it also carries the highest over/under of the day as well. That makes all the hitters more appealing. Boston v Oakland and Texas v LA also represent favorable offensive matchups.