The daily fantasy baseball excitement continues to thrill as FanDuel owners look to capitalize down the stretch. For many that will start tonight as we all look to cash in on the nine game MLB slate that features a few games taking place at some of the best hitter ball parks in all of baseball.
At the top of that list is the Washington Nationals who will travel out to Colorado to take on the Rockies at Coors Field. The other hitter friendly ball parks that we like tonight features the Oakland A’s at the Texas Rangers, New York Mets at the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Miami Marlins at the Cincinnati Reds. All four of those stadiums should provide some offensive fireworks tonight.
On the flip side of that though is the lack of starting pitching options to consider if you eliminate those four games. One name that does leave on our list is Matt Moore for the San Francisco Giants who will be pitching at a very friendly AT&T ballpark. Along with that Moore has turned in at least 33 fantasy points in four straight starts for his fantasy owners.
Here is the rest of the MLB options we like tonight on FanDuel to build our MLB lineup around.
MLB FanDuel Advice – Monday August 15th, 2016
Matt Moore, San Francisco Giants: When we looked around the lineup tonight, Moore’s name stood out tonight at AT&T Stadium against an up and down team like the Pittsburgh Pirates. Over their last ten games, the Pirates have scored less than three runs in four of those contests while scoring four or fewer in a total of six.
Fantasy Sleeper Option: Ross Detwiler
Victor Martinez, Detroit Tigers: If you are looking for a team to stack tonight we suggest looking at the Tigers as they have a very favorable hitting matchup against Ian Kennedy. Entering tonight the Royals starter has allowed a MLB high 27 home run. While Martinez is under the catcher line we expect Jarrod Saltalamacchia to get the starter behind the plate while also delivering as a nice fantasy sleeper option.
Other Catcher Options we like include Wilson Ramos and Tuffy Gosewisch.
Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds: The Reds first baseman has been on fire over the past five games. In that stretch, Votto has picked up at least two hits in all five games while addig four doubles and a home run. Along with that, Votto has not scored less than 12.2 fantasy points in six straight games.
Other First Base Options we like include Miguel Cabrera, Paul Goldschmidt and Tyler Austin.
Ian Kinsler, Detroit Tigers: As we stated above we love the Tigers tonight against Kennedy and the Kansas City Royals. Now for us Kinsler might be the top option among all second baseman tonight as he has seven hits in 12 career at bats against Kennedy with five of those hits going for extra bases.
Other Second Base Options we like include Daniel Murphy and Neil Walker.
Anthony Rendon, Washington Nationals: Looking to ride a hot bat at Coors Field makes Rendon a great fit tonight. The Nationals third baseman has home runs in two of his last three games while posting at least two runs batted in in three of his last four contests.
Other Third Base Options we like include Martin Prado, Danny Valencia and Kelly Johnson.
Troy Tulowitzki, Toronto Blue Jays: As we looked around the diamond tonight we were left with very few cheaper options we liked at short stop. One of those options is Tulo as he provides us with a high risk high reward type of production including posting over 30 fantasy points in two of his last four games.
Other Short Stop Options we like include Adeiny Hechavarria (FanDuel Sleeper), Brad Miller and Brandon Crawford.
Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels: Typically we suggest looking past guys who face off against Felix Hernandez over the course of their careers. That being said Trout is not one of those guys as he has hit the Seattle Mariners ace well in his career including posting a .373 average over 75 career at bats with six career home runs.
Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies: Cargo is one of those guys we continue to ride out their on nights the Rockies play at home. Tonight he will look to continue that success against Max Scherzer who he does have three home runs off in 10 career at bats.
Michael Bourn, Arizona Diamondbacks: He might not be the sexy name everyone is looking for but the Diamondbacks outfielder has been solid. Add that in to the fact he will cost just $2,700k tonight makes him a great option. Overall, Bourn has posted over 20 fantasy points in three of his last six games while five of those games went for double digits.
Other Outfielder Options we like include Bryce Harper, Billy Hamilton, J.D. Martinez, Nomar Mazara and Kevin Kiermaier.