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Late Slate Notes for July 4th

We are NOT playing the late slate today but here are a few notes if you wish to play.

Pitching Rankings – These are the pitchers I would consider in cash games with Greinke being the top play on FanDuel.

  1. Zack Greinke
  2. Matt Harvey
  3. Alex Wood

Catcher Rankings – These are the catchers I would consider in cash games tonight. As always we want to emphasize lineup order when possible.

  1. Jonathan Lucroy – Great lineup spot and park to hit in.
  2. Chris Iannetta – Elite numbers against LHP over his career but typically a poor lineup spot. Decent punt
  3. Michael McKenry – Expecting McKenry to get the start tonight… good park and he has some pop.

1st Base

  1. Joey Votto – Votto is the top play at home against Nelson who really struggles with LHB. Votto should find his way on base a few times tonight, making him the top play with power upside.
  2. Adam Lind – Lind is on fire and so is his price… probably GPP only at his price when you have Votto $600 cheaper.
  3. Paul Goldschmidt – Everyone knows Goldy is a great play in a hitters park.
  4. Wilin Rosario – Rosario is an elite hitter against LHP in his career. Corbin is a good pitcher but he is making his first start of the season tonight so I’m okay with isolated shots at him like Rosario.

2nd Base

  1. Jeff Baker – Crushes LHP and gets a rookie pitcher. Decent punt play for minimum price. Also a decent park shift here for the fish.
  2. Scooter Gennett – Gennett has seen his price rise to a level where we need to be careful on his usage. Looking for top 5 lineup spot for this price.
  3. Johnny Giavotella – Only in play if leading off again.

3rd Base

  1. Adrian Beltre – Top play in model but as we have noted I think he has lost a step and these numbers might need regressed a bit. The price is fair enough that I think he is still one of the top targets in cash games at 2600.
  2. David Freese – Freese has hit LHP well in his career and should hit in the top 5 of the LAA lineup tonight in a positive park shift. Great play at min price
  3. Jake Lamb – If you’re not interested in the first two we will want to look to Lamb in the extreme hitters park in the middle of the D-Backs lineup.

Shortstop – If you’re not playing Tulo I would focus on maximizing value with lineup spot/hitting environment more than focusing on the highest projected players.

  1. Troy Tulowitzki – Tulo is the obvious top play here tonight if you have the cap space to get him in. Tulo gets a young pitcher making his first start of the year. Corbin was great before his injury so it will be very interesting to see how sharp he is tonight.
  2. Erick Aybar – Prefer him against RHP but the slate is thin.
  3. Elvis Andrus – Typically hits near top of order against LHP in a good hitting environment.

Outfield

  • Mike Trout
  • David Peralta
  • Daniel Robertson – If and only if leading off
  • Kole Calhoun
  • Torii Hunter
  • Carlos Gomez
  • Marcell Ozuna
  • Ryan Braun
  • Gerardo Parra
  • Alex Gordon
  • Lorenzo Cain
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