It’s crunch time in Tout Daily as this is the third (of four) week of the final period with the top-three finishers earning the final three Golden Tickets into the Survivor Tournament. Here’s who some of the Touts are counting on to help get one step closer to the championship.
Brian Walton (CreativeSports2, @B_Walton)
Miles Mikolas: Starting at Miami, the most consistent Cardinals starter is from nearby Jupiter and gets to show his stuff to those who couldn’t see him in Japan.
Jeff McNeil: Have to continue to ride the hot hand of the rookie, who went 3-for-4 with a homer on Monday and is batting .462 in his first dozen MLB contests.
Todd Zola (Mastersball, @toddzola)
Zack Greinke: Remember when we were all concerned about his drop in velocity in the spring. Good times.
Rougned Odor: Will need to find lower cost plays elsewhere, but really want to work in Odor facing the not so Kingly Felix.
Jeff Boggis (Fantasy Football Empire, @JeffBoggis)
Max Scherzer: Max Scherzer ($13,900) – It’s going to cost top dollar to roster Max Scherzer tonight, but he’s well worth it. There is extra motivation tonight as he faces an Atlanta Braves team that is at the top of their league division standings. Over the past 2 games, Scherzer has averaged 10.5 strikeouts per game. In 3 starts against the Atlanta Braves this season, Max Scherzer is 2-1 with a 1.80 ERA.
Javier Baez: Javier Baez ($5,600) – Glad to see the Cubs play a night game so that I can roster Baez tonight. Over the past 14 days, Baez has been on fire with 8 runs scored, 6 home runs, 14 RBI, and a .370 batting average.
Tim Heaney (Rotowire, @Tim_Heaney)
Tyler Glasnow: I’m way behind in the chase for a Golden Ticket, so here’s my pivot. He may not go deeper than five innings, but the Orioles rank among the most strikeout-happy clubs, and in two-pitcher lineups like this, Glasnow still could be a value as long as he doubles his price in output.
Rougned Odor: This scorching-hot bat + Jester Felix (1.30 HR/9) + the Arlington launch pad … smells like a wise decision
Gene McCaffrey (Wise Guy Baseball, @WiseGuyGene)
Miles Mikolas: The Marlins have a way of confounding expectations, but I figure them to struggle against quality junk. So to speak.
Freddie Freeman: At $4k and with success against Scherzer, less of a gamble than at first glance.
Charlie Wiegert (CDM Sports, @GFFantasySports)
Max Schzerer: Go big or go home
Healy & Castelonos : @$3900 are the best I can afford
Jeff Erickson (Rotowire, @Jeff_Erickson)
Rich Hill: Riding a hot pitcher that is still probably going to be low-owned, because the A’s have been running so well.
Nelson Cruz: One of three Mariners I’m using tonight against cuddly Bartolo Colon, who will be laboring under really hot conditions.