Tanner Roark ($7,900) vs Angels– Roark has been pretty solid in the middle of the Reds rotation posting a 3.47 ERA this season and owns a 2.08 ERA in his last two starts. He can eat innings pretty well and has been averaging about 1 strikeout per inning this season. The options on the mound are pretty limited tonight so going for a middle tier guy like Roark vs an average team in the Angels away from hitter friendly Cincinnati feels like a solid option in this spot.
Adrian Houser ($5,700) vs Mariners– Going way down the card here I like Adrian Houser for the Brewers tonight against the Mariners at home. This will be Houser’s first start in a while but he has been lights out in the bullpen for Milwaukee. In his last 27.2 innings Houser owns a 0.98 ERA with 33 strikeouts. With him coming out of the bullpen most of the season he likely won’t go more than 50 pitches but with the way he has been throwing he can out score some of these middle tier guys in that amount of time. This isn’t the safest pick, due to the pitch count limitations, but a guy throwing this well at this price in a weak pitching slate will allow me to go for some big named bats.
Freddie Freeman ($5,100) vs Cubs– Freeman had his 8 game hitting streak snapped last night against the Cubs but that isn’t going to deter me from rostering him vs a struggling Yu Darvish tonight. Darvish has been really up and down and Freeman has shown all year that even if he isn’t hitting homers he can still hit for average, over .310 this season. With the way Atlatna has been swinging the bats I like a lot of their players tonight if you were looking to stack.
Juan Soto ($5,100) vs Marlins– Another big bat I like is Juan Soto of the Nationals. He comes into tonight’s game on a 10 game hit streak and has been knocking in lots of runs with 8 RBI in his last 5 games. Soto’s power hasn’t been there all year but he has still been able to find the gaps and be a run producer in the Nationals lineup. He will be going up against Zac Gallen of the Marlins who only has 1 start this year so the jury is still out on if he can hold teams down like he did the Cardinals in his one start. Soto is well worth the price here in my opinion.
Elvis Andrus ($4,500) vs Tigers– Andrus has been racking up hits in bunches and it surprises me he is priced this low tonight vs a pitcher he has shown he can do good against, .385 in his career vs Matthew Boyd. Like I said Andrus has been hitting it great with 2 hits in 5 of his last 6 games to go along with 6 runs scored in those games. The Rangers have surprised a lot of people this year and with the middle of the Rangers lineup hitting it well Andrus could find some more opportunities tonight to get some easy FPTS.
Ozzie Albies ($4,100) vs Cubs– Ablies has been a solid piece in the Braves lineup this season and he is still very underpriced in my opinion. He comes into tonight’s game having reached base in 13 of his last 15 games and in those 15 games he has 16 RBI’s. He has shown consistent production and has one of the highest floors of all the players priced in this range. In his career he is hitting .429 against Yu Darvish and if that summer wind is blowing out at Wrigley tonight he could even knock one out.