Tout Daily Picks: Tanaka leads the way

It’s the second week of the fifth and final period for Tout Daily. Here’s who some of the participants are clicking into their lineup in search of the last three Golden Tickets.

Todd Zola (Mastersball, @toddzola)

Masahiro Tanaka: A crappy Orioles lineup just got even crappier

Blake Swihart: Batting second versus Arrieta, low cost will help offset two aces (leaning to Skaggs as SP2).

Jeff Boggis (Fantasy Football Empire, @JeffBoggis)

Masahiro Tanaka: I did not start Tanaka last week and paid the price. I’m not going to make the same mistake twice. Over his last 5 starts, Tanaka has a 3.00 ERA and 1.00 WHIP.

Christian Yelich : Over the past 14 days, Yelich leads all hitters with 11 runs scored, 4 home runs, 14 RBI, 1 stolen base, and a .500 batting average.

Gene McCaffrey (Wise Guy Baseball, @WiseGuyGene)

Trevor Cahill: Great value at home vs. the free-but-not-so-hot-swinging Blue Jays.

Jose Abreu: Too bad Jonathan Schoop isn’t playing, he was #1 on my list. I’ll pivot to Jose Abreu, heating up, at home, and facing Danny Duffy and a weak Royals’ pen

Michael Rathburn (Rotowire, @FantasyRath)

Tyler Skaggs: 7 starts of 18 points or greater in his last 8 starts. 6 had at least 22 points. Great matchup vs Rays

Jose Ramirez: Keep riding that pony

Mike Gianella (Baseball Prospectus, @MikeGianella)

Charlie Morton: In a bit of a slump of late, but I like the matchup against the Mariners on the road…was dominant in his lone outing against them in 2018.

Alex Bregman: He’s a fantasy superstar and he’s still not priced like an elite player. Giddyup.

Lawr Michaels (CreativeSports2, @lawrmichaels)

Kolby Allard: The top prospect hurlers brought up this year have comported themselves well first start, and the Marlins have not only not seen Allard’s stuff, they are hitting just .230 with 43 dingers off lefties.

Adalberto Mondesi: Hitting .406 with four swipes his last nine games, switch hits, and faces the oft-porous James Shields.

Patrick Davitt (BaseballHQ, @patrickdavitt)

Masahiro Tanaka: Sounds like the Orioles might be starting John Lowenstien and Mark Belanger.

Lucas Duda: Duda went 2-for-12 in a recent three-game set at CHW, so as they say in broadcast booths everywhere, “He’s due!” Also has 2 HR in 14 career AB vs James Shields.