David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox are looking forward to facing Scott Feldman on Friday Night. Ortiz is one of three Red Sox players that have had a track record against the Houston Astros right hander. The other two Red Sox’s to start in fantasy include Mike Napoli and Dustin Pedroia. The three have combined to go 22 of 58 with five home runs and 16 runs batted in.
Napoli has had the best success in his career off of Feldman picking up 12 hits in 29 at bats with two home runs and seven runs batted in. Pedroia is hitting .412 with seven hits in 17 at bats with one home run and two runs batted in. Ortiz has struggled picking up just three hits, but two of the three have been in home runs.
The Red Sox trio is just one of a few stacks you could consider playing on Friday Night. The other two stacks come from the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals. The Yankees will face off against Baltimore Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez while the Cardinals go against Yovani Gallardo of the Milwaukee Brewers.
Brett Gardner, Kelly Johnson and Ichiro Suzuki have combined to go 13 for 42 with eight extra base hits, five runs batted in and five walks. Suzuki has two of the three combined home runs and three runs batted in. Gardner and Johnson are each hitting over .333 off of Gonzalez, who was brilliant in his last start only allowing one earned run over eight innings against the Red Sox.
In St. Louis you have can use a combination of four players against Gallardo including Matt Holliday, who has 10 hits in 33 career at bats including four home runs and ten runs batted in. The other three include catcherYadier Molina, second baseman Matt Carpenter and first outfielder Allen Craig. Craig is hitting .385 in 13 career at bats against Gallardo including two home runs. Molina has faced the righty the most picking up nine hits in 36 at bats, including six extra base hits and eight walks.
If you elect to stay away from the stacks and build from scratch, here are a few players to consider on Friday.
Paul Goldschmidt has 15 career hits in 29 at bats verse Tim Lincecum including seven home runs and 17 runs batted in.
Seth Smith has 12 hits in 42 career at bats against Dan Haren with three home runs and nine runs batted in.
Chris Davis should be a good value play against Hiroki Kurado of the New York Yankees. Davis has two career home runs and five runs batted in for his career against Kuroda.