The time for some fun in the sun and winning cash on FanDuel is here as Friday is here and the weekend is set to get underway. Since the NHL and NBA season are in the books all we can keep focusing on is the Major League Baseball action going on each day.
That includes 14 games in action tonight as 28 of the 30 teams are taking center stage at 7:05 or later. Before we get into the lineup we like tonight lets take a look around at some of the hot players around Major League Baseball who could help our fantasy lineup out tonight.
Starting out on the West Coast, Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols has been hot of late as he just passed Mickey Mantle on the All-Time Home Run list. Over the last seven days, Pujols is hitting .348 with one double, three home runs and four runs batted in while touching off six home runs since the start of June.
Down South, Giancarlo Stanton makes the list as well as he has 11 hits over the last seven days with three doubles, five home runs and nine runs batted in. Overall for the month of June, Stanton is hitting .350 with three doubles, seven home runs and 11 runs batted in.
Then you have Adam Jones who has returned to the form we saw from him in April as he was the key to the Baltimore Orioles offense. After a down month of May in which the Orioles outfielder connected on just one home run, the bat has come back to live. Jones is hitting .342 in June with two doubles, two triples, four home runs and six runs batted in.
Here is our MLB FanDuel Lineup for Friday June 12th, 2015.
P – Madison Bumgarner ($10,600): The list of top end of the rotation starters is unbelievable tonight for Fantasy owners including Clayton Kershaw and Felix Hernandez. We elected to go with Bumgarner to save a few bucks on the remainder of our lineup.
C – Wilson Ramos ($2,600): Looking for some production at the catcher position at a great value landed us with the Washington Nationals catcher. The Nationals are playing at Miller Park tonight which is ranked number one in both runs and home runs according to MLB Park Factors.
First Base – Albert Pujols ($3,900): We almost jumped back on Chris Davis tonight at home as we saw the ball was jumping out of Camden Yards last night. That being said it is hard to pass up on how hot Pujols has been. If you go with Davis you could upgrade from Puig to Stanton in the outfield
Second Base – Robinson Cano ($2,400): It is hard to imagine that the All-Star second baseman is struggling this bad. That being said it is hard to pass up a fantasy value of $2,400 for someone we know could break out on any night.
Third Base – Manny Machado ($3,200): While we almost went with someone else as we don’t like the matchup on the mound. We stuck with Machado after using him yesterday as well. The Orioles third baseman has four multi hit games over his last five contests.
Short Stop – J.J. Hardy ($2,300): This play is simply based on his career success against Michael Pineda of the New York Yankees. Hardy is six for 11 All-Time against him with three home runs.
Outfield – Johnny Gomes ($2,300): Much like the Hardy play this is simply based on his past success against Bartolo Colon. Gomes has eight career hits in 24 at bats with three home runs. As we always recommend monitor the situation with all the MLB lineups tonight before setting your lineup.
Outfield – Adam Jones ($3,200): Jones has been swinging a hot bat of late something that fantasy owners might want to jump on and ride. Over his last ten games, Jones has five games with over 4.5 fantasy points.
Outfield – Yasiel Puig ($4,400): The Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder has been hot since coming off the DL on June 6th. In four games, Puig has nine hits with three doubles, one home run, four runs batted in and five runs scored.