Saturday DFS MLB Plays – Late


Saturday, July 11th DFS MLB Plays – LATE

The write-up will be more like a cheat sheet today on the split slate.

Pitching Rankings

  1. A.J. Burnett
  2. C.J. Wilson
  3. Jordan Zimmermann
  4. John Lackey
  5. James Shields
  6. Ryan Vogelsong
  7. Eduardo Rodriguez

We have a lot of very average pitching options tonight in this late slate. There is no real clear cut ace situation here but A.J. Burnett grabs the top spot against the Cardinals which seems a little a crazy picking on one of the best teams in baseball. The Cardinals are striking out at an alarming rate and we have a nice pitchers park tonight at PNC. C.J. Wilson has a ton of upside because the Angels let him throw a ton of pitches if things are going well. One thing to note is this is obviously the last start for these guys before the All-Star break so they might have longer leashes tonight if things are going well.

Catcher Rankings

  • Buster Posey – Easily the top play at catcher.
  • Yasmani Grandal
  • Wilson Ramos

Catcher will almost certainly depend on lineup spot tonight.

1st Base Rankings

  • David Ortiz – Ortiz is the top play at 1B tonight against a struggling Ivan Nova
  • Brett Wallace – Decent punt play if he is in the lineup in a big park shift against Colby Lewis
  • Adam Lind
  • Prince Fielder – James Shields gives up a ton of long balls.

2nd Base Rankings

  • Scooter Gennett – Check the lineup spot here. We are looking for top 4.
  • Jimmy Paredes – Paredes finally gets to face a RHP so he his back in the 2 hole.
  • Rougned Odor – Nice tournament play against Shields

3rd Base Rankings

  • Matt Duffy – Duffy is a player we are slow to come around on but he is worthy of a look tonight on a shorter slate.
  • Pablo Sandoval – Sandoval continues to hit 6th which is a little hit to his value but great play against Nova.
  • Manny Machado Solid play leading off if you have the cap space.
  • Brock Holt
  • Yangervis Solarte

ShortStop Rankings

  • Gregorio Petit
  • Chris Young
  • Ian Desmond
  • Alexi Amarista

Outfield Rankings

Outfield Tier 1:

Nelson Cruz, Bryce Harper, Hanley Ramirez, Shin-Soo Choo, Mookie Betts, Justin Upton, Mitch Moreland, Gregor Blanco

Outfield Tier 2:

Mike Trout, Mark Trumbo, Hunter Pence, Matt Kemp, Josh Hamilton, Delino DeShields, Brett Gardner

Mike’s Top Four Team Stacks

Giants – Posey, Belt, Blanco, Crawford, Maxwell

Red Sox – Ortiz, Ramirez, Sandoval, Holt, Betts

Angels – Trout, Pujols, Aybar, Giavotella

Rangers – Fielder, Choo, Hamilton, Moreland, Odor

Good luck!

Be sure to use the our optimal lineups when they are posted later this afternoon.

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