Despite Jose Quintana’s 7 ER he gave up last night I still managed to cash thanks to Jose Abreu’s big night (Home run call) and Addison Russell’s go ahead single. Here are some of the guys I want to get into my lineups tonight as I go for 6 straight days of cashing. As always, you can find me on twitter @Schmidt_faced or @MonstarsDFS.
Jameson Taillon vs MIL $7400
With Coors Field in the mix tonight it is always tough to decide between top pitchers and top hitters. If you go pitcher, I suggest David Price tonight. I want some Coors bats tonight and I like the value in Taillon tonight. Despite my Brewers beating him up last time, Milwaukee strikes out the most in the league against right handed pitchers. Taillon has also pitched very well at home with an ERA of 2.86. I think he is safe enough to use tonight.
Welington Castillo @COL $3700
The price tag is steep tonight but that is expected in Coors Field tonight. If you want to save a little bit of money Nick Hundley is fine too, but Castillo murders lefties and he will be in my lineups tonight. Against lefties this year, Castillo has 7 home runs and is hitting .309. He has also been very good against the Rockies this season hitting .351 in 37 abs.
Paul Goldschmidt @COL $4800
Another Coors bat here but Goldschmidt is my main priority tonight. Like his teammate mentioned above, Goldschmidt crushes lefties. He is hitting .337 against them this season and Jorge De La Rosa is not a very good pitcher. De La Rosa has given up a whopping 14 bombs to RHB this season, making it the perfect storm for Goldy tonight. He is my home run call of the night as I go for two straight in that department.
Greg Garcia/Kolten Wong @CIN $2300
Paying up for guys like Goldschmidt and Arenado (see next) forces you to find value along the way. I really hope one of these guys hits second, as they sometimes do against right handed pitchers. If neither of them hit towards the top of the lineup, I may pivot to Dee Gordon who’s leading off tonight and always has a decent ceiling due to his speed on the base paths.
Nolan Arenado vs ARI $4400
More Coors but Arenado against a lefty is almost always a near must just like Goldschmidt. Arenado is sizzling in his last 5 games (11/17 .647!!) His opponent Robbie Ray struggles against right handed hitters as well. I want to try to get Arenado and Goldschmidt in my lineups tonight but if you absolutely need to save money I am leaning Goldschmidt. Adonis Garcia is a nice play at only $2800 against Jeremy Hellickson if you choose to fade Arenado.
Andrelton Simmons @SEA $2300
Simmons is another punt I will be using tonight as long as he continues to hit leadoff like he has been recently. He will allow you to get both Goldschmidt and Arenado in your lineup and is actually a really good value at only $2300 as he’s hitting .350 with an on base % of .417 in his last 7 games.
Ender Inciarte @PHI $3100
I will have one of the top outfielders from Coors in my lineups tonight but another really nice value play that has been ON FIRE is Inciarte. Since the All star break, Inciarte’s numbers are .363/.419/.475 respectably. He is in the midst of a 9 game hit streak, good for 16/38 (.421 BA) during that span.
Hopefully I can keep my win streak alive tonight and help you guys out with these plays as well. Tweet me if you have any questions! Good Luck!!