The weekend is in the books as we all get set to start the week with some MLB FanDuel action on Monday. Luckily for us tonight all 30 Major League Baseball teams are in action with a few solid options on the mound as well as the feature to use all the top hitters in the game.
As we start to look at building our lineup we noticed a few players that have had some solid success against the starter they are facing tonight. The list includes short stop J.J. Hardy for the Baltimore Orioles, outfielder Michael Cuddyer for the New York Mets and outfielder Carlos Gomez for the Milwaukee Brewers.
The best part about building using a few of these players is their fantasy salary including Hardy. Hardy has three career home runs off of Philadelphia Phillies starter Aaron Harang in 28 career at bats while supporting a salary of just $2,200 opening up some cap space. Cuddyer comes in at only $2,600 while hitting .327 off of Mark Buehrle in 107 career at bats. Then you have Gomez who has three career home runs off of EdinsonVolquez in 31 career at bats.
Then moving to the mound you have Jake Arrieta for the Chicago Cubs, Dallas Keuchel for the Houston Astros and Masahiro Tanaka for the New York Yankees. All three are solid options and won’t cost you more than $9,800. Then you have a fantasy bargain in Tim Hudson who only costs $6,500 for the San Francisco Giants.
Here is our MLB FanDuel lineup for Monday June 15th.
P – Tim Hudson ($6,500): The Giants veteran starter has been solid against the Seattle Mariners he will be facing off against tonight. In 74 career plate appearances against Hudson, the Mariners hitters have combined to hit just .162 with three home runs.
C – Salvador Perez ($2,700): We tossed around using a few of the big options including Buster Posey as well as Matt Wieters for the Baltimore Orioles. In the end we landed with Perez as he has been solid over his last seven games producing four fantasy games with over five fantasy points and while be playing in a hitter friendly ballpark in Milwaukee.
First Base – Miguel Cabrera ($4,800): The Detroit Tigers first baseman has been red hot of late picking up four multi-hit games over his last five contests. In that same stretch Cabrera has posted strong fantasy numbers of six, 11.75, 3.5 and 9.75 with only one blemish a -.75 on Friday Night. Another solid option is Adrian Gonzalez hitting in the Ball Park at Arlington.
Second Base – Scooter Gennett ($2,200): While we could have went with an expensive option with like the Brewers second baseman tonight. Since his recall on June 11th, Gennett has four straight positive fantasy point games. Tonight he will face off against EdinsonVolquez who he has six hits off of in 13 at bats with a home run.
Third Base – Kris Bryant ($4,950): The Chicago Cubs third baseman might not be going yard of late but he has been very consistent with his fantasy production. In only four of his last ten games has he yielded fewer than 1.5 fantasy points for fantasy owners while picking up hits in all ten of those contests.
Short Stop – J.J. Hardy ($2,200): Hardy is one of those low cost options at short stop that gives us some salary cap relief. That being said he does also have three career home runs off of Harang and will be playing at home where the ball has been jumping off the bats.
Outfielder – Michael Cuddyer ($2,600): Another one of these plays based on his success off of how he has performed off of Buerhle in his career. Despite not living up to the potential the Mets have set for him he has the power to hit the ball out of the park any night of the week.
Outfielder – YasielPuig ($4,400): We considered going with Gomez as one of the options and it could be something you might want to do if you like another option on the mound or another one of the positions. That being said we love this matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Texas Rangers for fantasy production. The Dodgers outfielder has hit in seven straight games since coming off the disabled list.
Outfielder – Giancarlo Stanton ($5,400): No need for a reason to use the Miami Marlins outfielder in any lineup. We considered stacking him with Bryce Harper but we are unsure if he will play tonight after leaving early on Saturday. Stanton has six home runs with 13 runs batted in over his last 10 games.