The hunt for October continues around Major League Baseball opening up a chance for FanDuel owners to cash in tonight. Tonight’s lineup of MLB games include all 30 teams in action including a few of the top starters in all of baseball. Two of those starters will face off in San Francisco as the Giants welcome the Los Angeles Dodgers to town.
Those two starters are Clayton Kershaw for the Dodgers who will go up against Madison Bumgarner for the Giants. It is hard to decide which of these pitchers would be the best option to anchor our FanDuel Lineup tonight. Kershaw has reeled in double digit performance in his last nine starters.
Bumgarner on the other hand put together back to back solid starts after missing a start. Along with his solid success of late we know that the Giants ace tends to warm up this time of the year coming with direct proof on how he pitched during the World Series last season.
The starting pitching options don’t end their as Cole Hamels will take the mound for the Texas Rangers, Johnny Cueto for the Kansas City Royals and Tyson Ross for the San Diego Padres. Other solid options include Michael Pineda for the New York Yankees, Bartolo Colon for the New York Mets and David Buchanan for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Here is our MLB FanDuel starting lineup for Tuesday September 29th, 2015.
Starting Pitcher – Clayton Kershaw ($3,000): We debated a few options here including Bumgarner as well as the Phillies Buchanan which would have saved us some salary cap numbers. In the end Kershaw has just been to dominate of late not to take him tonight.
Other top Fantasy Starting Pitching options include David Buchanan, Tyson Ross and Bartolo Colon.
Catcher – Yan Gomes ($2,400): Looking to find some extra salary landed us with Gomes behind the plate. Gomes is six for 11 in his career off of Kyle Gibson with two home runs and four runs driven in.
Other top Fantasy Catcher options include Evan Gattis, Salvador Perez and Dustin Garneau.
First Base – Miguel Cabrera ($3,900): The options were filled for the first base position including the Miami Marlins rookie Justin Bour, Prince Fielder and Freddie Freeman. In the end Cabrera has hit Cole Hamels well picking up eight hits in 11 career at bats.
Other top Fantasy First Base options include Joey Votto, Freddie Freeman and Justin Bour.
Second Base – Jonathan Schoop ($2,200): As we built our FanDuel lineup for tonight we tossed around a bunch of names but needed a few solid Bargains. One of those is the Baltimore Orioles second baseman who has the power potential to put together a big time fantasy game any night of the week.
Other top Fantasy Second Base options include Brandon Phillips, Jose Altuve and Brian Dozier.
Third Base – Alex Rodriguez ($2,900): In the end A-Rod is having a solid season making him a solid option since we were restricted on salary cap space. If you elect to go less expensive on the mound you could jump up to someone like Manny Machado or Josh Donaldson.
Other top Fantasy Third Base options include Matt Carpenter, Josh Donaldson and Todd Frazier.
Short Stop – Andrelton Simmons ($2,300): Looking for FanDuel Bargains landed us with the Atlanta Braves short stop. Simmons is currently riding a five game hitting streak including picking up two hits last night.
Other top Fantasy Short Stop options include Jean Segura, Ian Desmond and Xander Bogaerts.
Outfielder – Jacoby Ellsbury ($2,700): The Yankees outfielder is a perfect option tonight against his former Boston Red Sox team. Ellsbury has hit Ricky Porcello well in his career picking up 11 hits in 21 at bats including four home runs.
Outfielder – John Jay ($2,200): Going with Jay is a gamble this early in the day as he is not an everyday player for the Cardinals. That being said Jay has had some success against Charlie Morton going nine for 22 with two extra base hits. Add in his friendly salary cap number and it increases his value just monitor the MLB Lineups tonight.
Outfielder – Kevin Pillar ($3,300): While Pillar might not be the top option among Toronto Blue Jays he has been swinging a hot bat. Entering Tuesday Night, Pillar has had at least two hits in five of his last six games.
Other top Fantasy Outfielder options include Bryce Harper, Andrew McCutchen, Scott Van Slyke, Ichiro Suzuki, Khris Davis, Charlie Blackmon and Kevin Kiermaier.