It’s the third week of Period 3, marking the halfway point of the Tout Daily regular season. Here are some of the pitchers and hitters the Touts are touting for Tuesday night.
Charlie Wiegert (CDM Sports, @GFFantasySports)
Pitcher: Dakota Hudson – If Wacha can shut down the Marlins, so can Hudson
Hitter: Jay Bruce – He’s been on a homer terror, and hopefully he’ll do plant one against Duplantier
Howard Bender (Fantasy Alarm, @RotobuzzGuy)
Pitcher: Dakota Hudson – Doesn’t get you good Ks and pitchess to a little more contact than you’d like when using on DK, but has five-straight qaulity starts (six of his last seven) and minimizes the damage when he does allow base-runners. Solid option on FD (cash or GPP) on a Coors Slate and a fantastic pay-down for your second starter on DK.
Hitter: Brian Dozier – Still surprisingly cheap on both FD and DK which helps gets you a slice of Coors in your cash lineups. Crazy strong numbers against left-handed pitching and even if the Nats chase Banuelos early, their bullpen has posted a 9.43 ERA over the last seven days.
Gene McCaffrey (The Athletic, @WiseGuyGene)
Pitcher: Trevor Bauer – Always a good bet to put up 20+ points at home, with a reasonable chance for 30+, at $9900.
Hitter: Kris Bryant – Paying up for the chance of two home runs.
Rob Leibowitz (Rotoheaven, @rob_leibowitz)
Pitcher: Trent Thornton – Price point and swing & miss stuff vs. Baltimore makes him a worthwhile gamble.
Hitter: Luke Voit – Right-handed power against the traditionally homer-friendly Jason Vargas.
Phil Hertz (BaseballHQ, @prhz50)
Pitcher: Spencer Turnbull – Like the matchup against KC
Hitter: Trea Turner – Starting to heat up.
Jeff Boggis (Fantasy Football Empire, @JeffBoggis)
Pitcher: Dakota Hudson – Three reasons to roll with Dakota Hudson tonight: 1. He faces the Miami Marlins. 2. He’s only $6,200 tonight, making it much easier to roster decent hitters. 3. A low K/9, but high QS.
Hitter: Derek Dietrich – Since his 3 home run performance on 5/28, Derek Dietrich has not hit a home run in 8 consecutive games. Tonight he breaks that streak. I’m rostering him tonight at $4,700 because he’s batting cleanup. He sits against left-handing pitchers, but tonight he faces right-handed pitcher, Trevor Bauer.
Mike Gianella (Baseball Prospectus, @MikeGianella)
Pitcher: Luis Castillo – Peripherals have been a little shaky of late, but I like him away from Great American against a Cleveland linup that hasn’t been very good this year.
Hitter: Trevor Story – Story in Coors against a lefty is worth the big investment.
Dan Strafford (FNTSY Radio, @DanStrafford)
Pitcher: Elisier Hernandez – The pride of the New Orleans Baby Cakes, Elisier Hernandez.Hernandez doesn’t have a ton of stats to back up any significant interest outside of being extremely cheap with Coors on the slate. He did strike 69 batters in 48 innings at Triple A this year. (Obligatory nice). The Cardinals strike out at a 23.1% rate against right handers, not a significant number to hang your hat on. I’ll take the savings and stack as many Coors batters as possible. I’ll be pairing him with Dakota Hudson and others.
Hitter: Cody Bellinger – We start with the obvious statement that anyone in Coors Field should be firmly on your radar. If I’m looking outside of Coors Field, Cody Bellinger is a pricey bat that is in a solid spot in Anahemi. Home runs are up at the home for the Halos and Felix Pena, the projected long reliever, has yielded 1.42 homeruns per 9 to left handed batters on the year.
Tim Heaney (Rotowire, ESPN, @TeamHeaney)
Pitcher: Kenta Maeda – Maeda sports a 2.38 ERA, 11.51 K/9 and 0.40 BB/9 across hias past four starts. If not for Hyun-Jin Ryu’s absurdity, Maeda would be getting more praise.
Hitter: Stephen Piscotty – This is a play for when Jalen Beeks takes over as the primary pitcher, when Piscotty can use his .417 wOBA and 168 wRC+, which both rank in the top 25.
Todd Zola (Mastersball, @toddzola)
Pitcher: John Means – The Blue Jays don’t have the means to hit LHP, toting the 5th lowest wOBA into Camden Yards.
Hitter: Andrew Benintendi – Call me a homer (you’re a homer) but I’m stacking Red Sox while most everyone else will be focusing on Coors
Jeff Erickson (Rotowire, @Jeff_Erickson)
Pitcher: Jake Junis – Facing the Tigers, and allows me to afford guys good at hitting the baseball.
Hitter: Jose Abreu – Patrick Corbin has really struggled recently, especially on the road and against right-handers. Both Abreu and Eloy Jimenez are great options tonight.