Tonight marks the last week of Period 2, so after the games conclude, another three Golden Tickets will be awarded. Here is who some of the Touts are clicking into their lineup.
Howard Bender (Fantasy Alarm, @RotobuzzGuy)
Pitcher: George Kirby – Nice bargain price against a team that has the ninth-worst wOBA and a 22% strikeout rate against righties this season.
Hitter: Pete Alonso – I’ll pay up for a right-handed power bat like Alonso against a southpaw punching bag like Patrick Corbin all day, every day
Dan Strafford (FNTSY Radio, @DanStrafford)
Pitcher: Cole Sands – Cole Sands is in line for a spot start Tuesday night as part of the Twins two step with the Tigers. The Tigers have a strilke out rate ~ 25% against right handed pitchers and Sands has shown the ability to pick up k’s in his minor league career. He has 225 strike outs over 196 innings in his career. He has missed time this year due to a groin strain suffered in early May. At his price point, he gives you plenty of flexibility in spending up on SP1 or a Dodgers stack if you are so inclined.
Hitter: Alex Verdugo – Alex Verdugo is making great contact on the year and putting the ball in play. He is sporting a .352 wOBA against RHP on the season. While power may not be his main asset, he can play some pepper with the Green Monster on a day like today and be a part of a stack of highly projected Boston bats at a low price point.
Charlie Wiegert (CDM Sports, @GFFantasySports)
Pitcher: Eric Lauer – Brewer starter has been good lately and getting K’s. Cubs lineup doesn’t scare anyone!
Hitter: Garver/ Siemen – Mini stack of Rangers against Yarbrough who’s still getting his sea legs, plus Yepez is going deep against Snell tonight!
Anthony Aniano (Rotoballer, @AAnianoFantasy)
Pitcher: Cristian Javier – Javier is averaging just under 12Ks per 9 innings and has struck out 33.1% of his batters faced with a 2.43 ERA and a 2.73 FIP and a ,191 batting average against. He faces an A’s team that is 29th in runs per game with 3.41.
Hitter: Pete Alonso – Alonso is averaging almost an RBI a game and has 30 RBIs in May. He faces Patrick Corbin and his 6.30 ERA on the season and 6.86 road ERA with a batting average against of.312. Corbin has allowed 13 ER in his last 17.1 IP. Stack the Mets tonight.
Matt Truss (Razzball, @MattTruss)
Pitcher: George Kirby – Probably going to be chalky at this price, but if you want to pay up for Dodger/Rockie bats, you’ll need a cheap arm
Hitter: Edwin Rios – Rios is going to be a name everyone will be looking at very soon if they aren’t already
Jennifer Piacenti (SI.com, @jenpiacenti)
Pitcher: George Kirby – I guess it looks like I am going to have to get crafty with my second pitcher. Everyone else sees the value here, too. Carry on!
Hitter: Pete Alonso – It looks like I am copying Bender’s paper, but Pete Alonso has taken Patrick Corbin deep 4 times in his last 38 PA’s against him, and he’s not even the most pricy 1st baseman.
Todd Zola (Mastersball, @toddzola)
Pitcher: Kevin Gausman – I assumed I’d have to make a Kevin Chalkman joke with the lineup he’s facing. Maybe he’s everyone other pitcher.
Hitter: Matt Olson – Lots of good 1B tonight, but Olson is priced down a tad.