The Monday Morning blues won’t have us down for long as we all look to cash in on FanDuel tonight. While we don’t have a full slate of games to build our lineups from we do have a nice lineup of ten to work with. This includes a few of the top fantasy starters in baseball taking the hill for their respective teams.
That list includes Corey Kluber for the Cleveland Indians, Felix Hernandez for the Seattle Mariners, Francisco Liriano for the Pittsburgh Pirates and Jon Lester for the Chicago Cubs. Along with the top starters we have a few mid tier starters include Jose Quintana for the Chicago White Sox and Tom Koehler for the Miami Marlins.
For us our starting pitching debate is between Corey Kluber and Felix Hernandez. Kluber has reeled off six double digit fantasy performances over his last seven games. Tonight he will take the hill against the Los Angeles Angels. Hernandez is coming off a bad fantasy start allowing just 6.66 in his last outing but had fired off five straight double digit performances prior.
Hernandez will take the hill tonight against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. While we like both of these guys we elected to go the cheaper route and go with Jose Quintana for the White Sox against the Tampa Bay Rays. Quintana has posted double digit fantasy performances in seven of his last ten starts for his fantasy owners.
Here is our MLB FanDuel Lineup for Monday August 3rd, 2015.
Starting Picher – Jose Quintana ($8,400): The top two options cost more and have giving you about the same quality of starts that Quintana has. Tonight, Quintana gets to face a Rays team that has struggled to score runs all season.
Option 2 – Main Cain ($7,500) & Option 3 – Corey Kluber ($11,300)
Catcher – Stephen Vogt ($2,200): Looking for a FanDuel bargain landed us with the Oakland A’s catcher tonight against the Baltimore Orioles. While Vogt has struggled in the second half of the season he showed power potential in the first half.
Option 2 – Matt Wieters ($2,800) & Mike Zunino ($3,000)
First Base – Brandon Belt ($3,700): Belt might not be the top option tonight be he also doesn’t face off against some of the better starting pitching. Over his last ten games, Belt has picked up three home runs to go with nine runs driven in.
Option 2 – Chris Davis ($4,100) & Yonder Alonso ($2,500)
Second Base – Jonathan Schoop ($2,200): We elected to go cheap at the second base position to allow us to spend a little heavier on the outfield spot. Schoop has the power potential to put one out of the ball park almost any night of the week.
Option 2 – Robinson Cano ($4,300) & Neil Walker ($2,900)
Third Base – Kyle Seager ($4,200): We were looking at which Seattle Mariners might be the best option tonight in a hitter friendly ballpark. Since Hernandez is on the mound that limited us to avoiding any Rockies. Seager has 15 home runs and 43 runs batted on during the season.
Option 2 – Luis Valbuena ($2,900) & Yangervis Solarte ($2,800)
Short Stop – Jean Segura ($2,200): Another Fantasy sleeper is on our lineup tonight in Segura. The Milwaukee Brewers short stop is struggling but has the talent to be a top tier short stop in baseball. The salary cap relief allowed us to spend heavier on another spot.
Option 2 – Ruben Tejada ($2,400) & Ian Desmond ($2,900)
Outfielder – Nelson Cruz ($5,400) The Mariners outfielder is the top fantasy option tonight hitting at Coors Field. Cruz enters this contest hitting home runs in three straight ball games.
Outfielder – Mark Trumbo ($2,300): Trumbo has been a big disappointment since arriving in Seattle. Tonight he has a chance to produce in a ball park he is very familiar with in Coors Field.
Outfielder – Adam Eaton ($4,200): The White Sox outfielder played himself on to our roster based on how hot he has been. Eaton has at least 4.5 fantasy points in eight straight ball games as well as nine of his last ten games.
Option 4 – Curtis Granderson ($3,600), Mike Trout ($5,300) & Adam Jones ($3,200)