The fantasy action stays hot on FanDuel on Saturday as we look to cash in during the night cap. The downside to the action Saturday is only 18 Major League Baseball teams are in action with nine games taking place. Along with the limited action, the lack of top tier starting pitching options are limited as well.
This looks like a complete opposite from the star studded lineup of starters taking the hill on Friday Night. For us when we take a quick look at the list of top options not one of the starters on the hill look like a dead lock for us. Top option, Jeff Samardzija is coming off of his worst outing of the season.
In that outing, the Chicago White Sox starter failed to make it through five innings and finished with a negative fantasy total on FanDuel. That being said, Samardzija has seven double digit fantasy totals over his past ten games. Another top option is Tyson Ross for the San Diego Padres against the Philadelphia Phillies. Ross has three straight games with double digit fantasy points and six total over his last ten games.
While we continue to find that one fantasy starter to slot in on the mound, the list of fantasy studs in the field include Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout.
Here is our MLB FanDuel lineup for Saturday August 8th, 2015.
Starting Pitcher – Jeremy Guthrie ($5,400): While we might seem a little crazy going with the Kansas City Royals starter. That being said on a night with no real ace taking the mound Guthrie has a favorable matchup against a White Sox team that is one of three teams in baseball that hasn’t topped the 400 runs mark on the season.
Option 2 – Tyson Ross ($8,900) & Ervin Santana ($7,500)
Catcher – Welington Castillo ($3,500): Since we went with a below average salary starter we had the cash to spend on nearly every other position. Castillo has six home runs over hist last ten games to go with eight runs batted in.
Option 2 – Matt Wieters ($2,500) & Victor Martinez ($2,900)
First Base – Paul Goldschmidt ($4,000): After an MVP first half, Goldschmidt hasn’t lived up to that level in the second half. Goldschmidt, however has had a few solid fantasy games over his last ten including two games with over 9.5 fantasy points.
Option 2 – Chris Davis ($4,600) & Joey Votto ($3,800)
Second Base – Kolten Wong ($2,800): We have a few options at second base including Wong as well as Jonathan Schoop. Wong has four games with at least 3.5 fantasy over his last ten.
Option 2 – Jonathan Schoop ($2,400) & Ben Zobrist ($3,700)
Third Base – Matt Carpenter ($3,600): Carpenter is an easy play on Saturday Night against Wily Peralta. Carpenter is 12 for 27 in his career against the Milwaukee Brewers starter with three extra base hits including a home run.
Option 2 – Nolan Arenado ($4,000) & Yangervis Solarte ($3,000)
Short Stop – Jhonny Peralta ($2,900): We love to build fantasy lineups around a few specific ball parks including Miller Park. Peralta has been a solid fantasy option all season long but has struggled of late. In the end we like him at short stop on Saturday Night.
Option 2 – Ian Desmond ($3,000) & Xander Bogaerts ($3,400)
Outfielder – Torri Hunter ($2,700): Hunter is another great option on Saturday Night based on his past success against Trevor Bauer. The Minnesota Twins outfielder is six for 12 in his career off of the Cleveland Indians outfielder with two home runs.
Outfielder – Mike Trout ($4,700): Since we went extra cheap at the starting pitching position we elected to go with two of the best players in baseball. One of those players is the Angels outfielder who has four home runs and 11 runs batted in over his last ten games.
Outfielder – Bryce Harper ($4,400): The other guy we are talking about is the Washington Nationals outfielder. We are looking for both of these All-Stars to put together big fantasy games on Saturday.
Option 4 – Adam Jones ($3,000), Ryan Braun ($4,300) & Adam Eaton ($4,100)