Lance Lynn ($9,500) vs Indians– Lance Lynn has quietly been one of the better middle tier fantasy pitchers this year in his 1st season with the Rangers. In his last 7 starts he has not scored less than 19.3 FPTS and has not had less than 7 strikeouts in a game in the last 5. He hasn’t been able to shut out any teams but he has limited their success thus the consistency. Against a Cleveland team who has a number of trade rumors, etc. hanging over their heads I think Lynn should be in for another solid outing.
Wade Miley ($8,400) vs Reds– Much like Lance Lynn, Wade Miley has been very consistent for the Astros this year posing a 3.14 ERA and has gone 6-3 on the season. He has scored more than 22.7 FPTS in 3 of his last 4 starts and tonight against Cincy his price has dropped from $9,100 in his last start to $8,400. As a whole the Reds have been struggling and have not done much on the offensive end besides yesterday afternoon vs the Rangers. At this price I see no reason not to take a shot at Miley given the way he has pitched this season and especially over the last couple of weeks.
Freddie Freeman ($5,200) vs Mets– Freddie Freeman has been hitting the ball great for the Braves as of late. He has 10 RBI’s in his last 7 games and has had multiple hits in 4 of those games. Freeman has always been someone who can hit for average but he is combining that with his power this season with 19 home runs and over 50 RBI’s so far. He has also seen the ball very well vs Mets SP Zack Wheeler posting a .500 average with 2 HR 3 2Bs and 12 walks in 33 career PAs. Considering what he has done I don’t think $5,200 is an insane price for him.
Max Muncy ($5,000) vs Giants– Max Muncy comes into tonight’s game with at least 1 RBI in 4 of his last 5 games. He is pretty valuable in fantasy formats because of his 2B eligibility because there aren’t a lot of 2nd basemen that can produce the way Muncy does. The bat is starting to get hot and he has reached base in 14 straight games. He will be up against Giants SP Tyler Beede who has not had the best success so far since moving from the bullpen to the rotation.
Yordan Alvarez ($4,500) vs Reds– Alvarez has Astros fans hyped with his 4 HRs in 6 career games. He went hitless in last night’s contest but Houston as a whole was shutout so I wouldn’t put that much into that. We often see high profile young prospects get off to hot starts so I would continue to roster Alvarez till we see pitchers start to make some adjustments as the more in-depth scouting reports come out on him.
Jean Segura ($4,100) vs Nationals– Segura is in a bit of a cold streak at the moment but against Patrick Corbin I think this could be the time where he breaks out of it. In 13 career PAs vs Corbin, Segura is hitting .636 with 2 2Bs and 1 BB. Corbin is also coming into this game struggling a bit allowing 16 ER in his last 3 starts combined. At this price for Segura, who has shown to be an above average hitter at times, I feel like there isn’t much risk and a very high ceiling for the SS.