Minnesota “outfielder” Nelson Cruz ($3,900) is off to an incredibly hot start, slashing .320/.485/.520 with a 176 wRC+. The 38-year-old DH (outfield eligible on FanDuel) just continues to mash as the Twins three-hitter, a spot where he can rack up runs and RBI. I recommend jumping on the Cruz ship as he faces Aaron Sanchez, who is coming off a season with a 4.89 ERA. Until FanDuel finally adjusts Nelly’s price, we can enjoy this cruise.
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Tyler Glasnow, SP: $10,600 – Glasnow looks unstoppable this year, with 21 strikeouts to just three walks in 17 innings. He should tear apart the Orioles, who are basically rolling out a triple-A lineup. Glasnow gets the help of pitcher-friendly Tropicana Field, and is easily the top starting pitching option on Tuesday.
Kyle Gibson, SP: $6,600 – Gibson has been “big yikes” so far this year, but he may be able to turn things around against an awful Blue Jays lineup. Toronto is striking out 29.3% of the time against righties, which is the second-highest rate in all of baseball. Gibson has upside as a cheap SP option in GPP contests.
Jose Abreu, 1B: $3,200 – I’m not worried about Abreu after a bad 14 game stretch. He’s still batting third for the White Sox, and has a great matchup against Jorge Lopez. Lopez has not pitched nearly as well as his 3.71 ERA would suggest, as he’s got a 4.98 FIP.
Howie Kendrick, 2B: $3,500 – Kendrick has batted second in the Nationals order in both of their last two games. If this continues tonight, Kendrick will be a valuable play at his price. The Nats should have a big day against Dereck Rodriguez, which means Kendrick will get some action.
Jose Ramirez, 3B: $3,100 – Ramirez finally had a productive day with a homer and two steals on Monday, so his price is almost certainly going to rise on tomorrow’s slates. That means today is your last chance to get an elite player at an extreme discount.
Andrew McCutchen, OF: $4,100 – Cutch has torched left-handed pitching throughout his career and will face one in hitter-friendly Citizens Bank Park. He will have lots of opportunities to produce as the Phillies leadoff man.
Joey Gallo, OF: $4,200 – “Do you want to see me beat the shift, or do you want to see me sock some dingers?!” Gallo actually did both last night, and he may do it again versus Jaime Barria, who posted a 5.67 Deserved Run Average in 2018.
I’m Only Happy When It Rains
Nothing to worry about in the forecast. Feels like we’ve been pretty lucky this year with the weather.
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