The work week might be dragging along but the fantasy action on FanDuel is flying by. As we enter another hump day Wednesday the idea of cashing in on some MLB FanDuel action has everyone on the edge of their seats at work. That being said the opportunity to build a winning lineup will be there as 13 MLB teams are in action on Wednesday September 23rd, 2015 for Fantasy Owners to build from.
This includes a solid list of top tier starting pitching options including possible National League Cy Young Candidate Zack Greinke. Other solid starting pitching options include Max Scherzer for the Washington Nationals, Corey Kluber for the Cleveland Indians, Yoradano Ventura for the Kansas City Royals and Lance Lynn for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Along with the solid starting pitching options we have a few great options to build from in the field as well. That includes a few players that have had some great success against the starters they will be facing tonight. One of those players is Adam Jones who is 11 for 22 off of Scherzer in his career with three career home runs. We suggest monitoring his status as he has been dealing with an injury over the last few days.
MLB FanDuel Lineup for Wednesday September 23rd, 2015.
Starting Pitcher – Zack Greinke ($12,600): We tossed around a bunch of the names on the list as well as some of the cheaper options. In the end Greinke has dominated against the Arizona Diamondbacks in his career holding to a .177 batting average in 130 career at bats.
Other top Fantasy Starting Pitchers options include Corey Kluber, Colby Lewis and Drew Smyly.
Catcher – Brayan Pena ($2,200): After spending heavy at the starting pitcher position we needed to find a cheap Fantasy Bargain. Pena is coming off a solid night going 2 for 3 on Tuesday. As we recommend with all our plays monitor the lineup to ensure he is in the lineup.
Other top Fantasy Catchers options include Buster Posey, Salvador Perez and Francisco Cervelli.
First Base – Freddie Freeman ($3,300): We liked a bunch of options here including Freeman, Chris Davis and Edwin Encarnacion. Freeman fit our salary cap restrictions so we went for the Atlanta Braves first baseman against Bartolo Colon who he has nine career hits off of in 20 at bats.
Other top Fantasy First Base options include Chris Davis, Edwin Encarnacion and Joey Votto.
Second Base – Kolten Wong ($2,300): In need of another fantasy Bargain landed us with the St. Louis Cardinals second baseman. Wong has been solid of late picking up at least a hit in seven of his last ten games including two multi hit performances.
Other top Fantasy Second Base options include Scooter Gennett, Jonathan Schoop and Neil Walker.
Third Base – Todd Frazier ($2,900): Despite his struggles against the Cardinals starter, Frazier is a power option for any Fantasy Lineup tonight. Frazier has three career home runs off of Lynn in his career.
Other top Fantasy Third Base options include Adrian Beltre, Nolan Arenado and Manny Machado.
Short Stop – Andrelton Simmons ($2,200): Simmons isn’t known for his power but more so for his excellent glove. That beings aid the Atlanta Braves short stop is 11 for 20 in his career off of Bartolo Colon with five runs driven in.
Other top Fantasy Short Stop options include Brandon Crawford, Jordy Mercer and J.J. Hardy.
Outfielder – Brandon Moss ($2,300): Moss is our Fantasy Sleeper for tonight as we needed to save some extra cash to pick up a few key bats to go along with Greinke. The Cardinals outfielder has the power potential to put together a big night any night of the week.
Outfielder – Jay Bruce ($3,000): We elected to ride Bruce’s past success against Lynn for this Fantasy play. Bruce is 14 for 31 off of Lynn with three career home runs and 11 runs batted in.
Outfielder – Gregory Polanco ($4,200): We debated going with either Polanco or Carlos Gonzalez. In the end we went with the Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder at Coors Field. Gonzo would be another great fantasy play and would also fit our salary cap numbers.
Other top Fantasy Outfielder options include Carlos Gonzalez, Adam Jones, Justin Upton, Michael Brantley and Adam Eaton.