Happy Friday everyone! We have a 14-game slate on FanDuel this Friday and I’m not going to lie to you, the pricing is tight today. If I had my way, I’d be rolling out Chris Sale ($12,000), as he has the match-up with the highest upside. Sale’s been absolutely brilliant since April 23rd, sporting a 2.36 SIERA to go with his 41.4% strikeout rate. Sale’s opponent, the Blue Jays have just the 26th best wRC+ against left-handed pitching. The problem is, if we lock in Chris Sale at his super high price, it leaves you with just $2,875 per position to fill out your roster. I’ll include a couple special value-bats below to try and help out you heavy spenders. Let’s take a look at the rest of Friday’s FanDuel slate.

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Trevor Bauer, SP: $11,500 – Bauer seems to have turned a page, fading his change-up and leaning back on his breaking pitches that led him to last season’s success. He also gets a great match-up against the Tigers, who are dead last in wRC+ against right-handed pitchers.

Aaron Nola, SP: $8,700 – Truth be told, this is most likely where I go for my pitcher today. Being able to save $3,300 from Sale and getting Nola against the Marlins is just too good to pass up.

Jose Abreu, C/1B: $3,900 – The White Sox/Rangers game has the highest total on today’s slate, so I’m going to try and get as many pieces of that game as I can.

J.T. Realmuto, C/1B: $3,100 – To me, this is just a way to get different as most people don’t roster a catcher on FanDuel and at this price, Realmuto is relatively cheap.

Brandon Belt, C/1B: $2,800 – Belt is probably one of the best value plays on the slate. You get him outside of Oracle Park in a game with a double digit run total.

Brandon Lowe, 2B: $3,400 – Second base is the toughest position for me today. Lowe is relatively cheap and gets a match-up with Tanner Anderson, which gets him on the short list of potential plays.

Rougned Odor, 2B: $2,800 – This is less about what Odor has done so far this year and more about a) getting another piece of the Rangers/White Sox game and, b) picking on the terrible Reynaldo Lopez.

Brock Holt, 2B: $2,700 – I really like the Red Sox today, but their prices make it a little tough to get to them. Holt’s one of the cheaper options and fills the crappy second base need.

Yoan Moncada, 3B: $3,600 – Back to game in Arlington. It helps that the Rangers bullpen has been one of the worst in the league.

Eugenio Suarez, 3B: $3,300 – Chase Anderson has reverse splits and Suarez can mash.

Asdrubal Cabrera, 3B: $2,900 – I warned you I was recommending this game and we’re no where close to being done with it yet.

Jorge Polanco, SS: $4,000 – I love Polanco and the Twins, but they’re so expensive, it’s tough to get to them.

Jean Segura, SS: $3,300 – Segura has been leading off recently for the Phillies and I love that. Alcantara has always had control problems, so I expect Segura to get on base a couple times and maybe steal a base.

David Fletcher, SS: $2,700 – Really nice price on Fletcher here. He doesn’t have a really high upside, but his floor is as safe as they come.

Eddie Rosario, OF: $3,900 – Just like with Polanco, I want to get to the Twins, but this is a tough price to ask. Mookie Betts is just $200 more.

Shin-Soo Choo, OF: $3,700 – This is most likely the first bat I lock in today.

Andrew Benintendi, OF: $3,500 – Really nice price for Benintendi here. The Red Sox have a 5.7 implied run total, second-highest on the slate.

Eloy Jimenez, OF: $3,100 – Eloy’s on a heater, having four homers in his last seven games.

Nomar Mazara, OF: $3,000 – Mazara’s not my favorite hitter from this game, but the price is palatable.

Danny Santana, OF: $2,900 – I much prefer Santana to Mazara from this game.

Jarrod Dyson, OF: $2,900 – I didn’t really touch on the Diamondbacks game much. They face Samardzija in Arizona. I really like this match-up for the power bats if the roof is open, but the speedy Dyson you can play either way.

Jake Cave, OF: $2,200 – Make sure he’s in the lineup before you lock him in, but he’s a cheap power bat in the Twins’ lineup.

I’m Only Happy When It Rains

Looks like we should be in the clear of any precipitation today. There are a couple hot, muggy games today in Rangers/White Sox, Royals/Twins, and Cardinals/Angels games, so little bump up to bats in those games.

Doing Lines In Vegas

Chris Sale and the Red Sox are massive -340 favorites against the Blue Jays. The next biggest favorite is Aaron Nola and the Phillies against the Marlins. On the total front, we have three games in double digits already in the Rangers/White Sox (11.5), Twins/Royals (10), and Giants/Diamondbacks (10). My personal play of the day is the Angels team total over 4.5. Good luck today!