My dislike for catchers in DFS is well documented. Thankfully, FantasyDraft has an awesome format that doesn’t require me to waste money or a roster spot. IMO, catchers in fantasy are an absolute waste of time and I’ll never understand the two catcher formats. That said, I’m throwing out the playbook for the day because today is the Ultimate Zig Day. Yep, I’m rostering not one, not two, but three catchers for tonight and I’m hoping their stats are sweeter than a Tres Leches cake. Brian McCann, $7,200 is my numero uno because he mashes against Alex Cobb posting a solid 8/15 with 2 HRs. At $7,200 he’s solid value as he’s back at home in Minute Maid Park and he’s got 2 HRs over his last four games. Salvador Perez, $7,600 is my number two because he has an excellent matchup against Ubaldo Jimenez in hitter friendly Camden Yards. We all know about Baltimore’s pitching woes, but Ubaldo is rocking an extremely hitter friendly 8.42 ERA at home. WOW! I’ll be adding a few more Royals to the roster tonight, K.C. Stack anyone? Rounding out catcher heavy lineup is J.T. Realmuto, $7,200. He’s facking Gio Gonzalez who has been pitching well this season, but he’s giving over 1.50 ER more when pitching on the road. Now that we’ve got our infield set, let’s see who’s going to rack up our Ks for the night.
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Charlie Morton, SP: $20,700 – I love this start against the whiffing Rays. They’ve already racked up 711 Ks versus RHP this season and Morton has been solid since his return from the DL. He’s 3-1 with 27 Ks over those last 24.2 innings.
Danny Duffy, SP: $17,200 – This is an ideal matchup in Camden Yards, but Baltimore is has the second most Ks versus LHP in the AL. He should get a ton of run support, so hopefully he can go out there and be the Duff-Man of 2016.
Eric Hosmer, IF: $9,600 – I’m rostering as many Royals as I can tonight. They’ve been red hot and they should catch fire with Ubaldo on the mound. Hosmer has faired well against him in the past with a solid BVP of 11/30 with 2 HRs and 7 RBI.
Steve Pearce, IF: $6,800 – He’s had 2 Grand Salamis in his past 4 games and he usually hits them in bunches. He’s facing the pitcher formerly known as Big Game James Shields. Now he’s just know as Big Boms James Shields.
Lorenzo Cain, OF: $8,800 – How sweet it is! Azur posted an average of 14 points per game this past weekend and I’m hoping for a monster night out of him.
Brandon Moss, OF: $7,200 – This is sneaky little play. You’re getting a big bat and a great matchup at a nice price.
Andrew Benintendi, OF: $6,800 – This is my batty call of the day.
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It’s clear skies for all 8 games. I love it when a plan comes together.
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