The long Memorial Day Weekend has arrived delivering us a ton of daily fantasy opportunities taking place around the Major League Baseball schedule. This includes on Saturday with games taking place all day but we will turn all of our attention on the six game slate getting started at 7:15pm ET.
Now at the top of that list features a stellar matchup between two of the top teams in the National League as the St. Louis Cardinals head to our Nations Capital take on the Washington Nationals. In this contest alone we could go a few different routes including Bryce Harper who broke out of his ten at bat hitless strike with two hits over his last two games including a home run.
As far as one of the more interesting names to consider in his first start since before his Tommy John Surgery in 2015 is Yu Darvish for the Texas Rangers. Darvish will be on a pitch count the rest of the way but he has proven to be a strikeout out pitcher who supports only a salary of $8,700.
Pitchers We Like On Saturday Night
Zack Greinke, Arizona Diamondbacks: It is just to hard for us not to like Greinke on a night of a very weak starting pitcher class. The Diamondbacks starter has been hot of late for his fantasy owners turning in at least 45 fantasy points in three of his last four games while turning out a 31 point performance earlier in the season against the same San Diego Padres team. Along with that the Padres have combined to go just 34 for 178 in their career against Grinke while striking out 44 times.
Wade Miley, Seattle Mariners: Looking at a little cheaper of an option we ended up like Miley just above Dallas Keuchel on Saturday Night. Entering Saturday, the Seattle Mariners starter has turned in three straight games with at least 33 fantasy points
The Stack List:
Seth Smith/Franklin Gutierrez/Robinson Cano: When we started to look at potential stacks we looked at this one as a nice balance of bargain and star power> Now we also considered going with Nelson Cruz in place of Cano but that would limit us in the outfield. Smith and Gutierrez have combined to go 10 for 28 off of Phil Hughes in their career with three home runs. Meanwhile Hughes has struggled this season allowing at least three runs in seven of his nine starts this season.
Paul Goldschmidt/Jake Lamb/Chris Owings: Since the heavy power stack just doesn’t exist on Saturday Night we have landed with another bargain option hitting in one of the more hitter friendly ball parks in Major League Baseball. That being said Owings has picked up at least one hit in eight straight games including three multi performances over that stretch. Meanwhile Lamb has hits in five straight games as well as eight of his last ten games to produce four double digit fantasy performances.
SP – Zack Greinke, Arizona Diamondbacks ($11,000)
C – Brett Nicholas, Texas Rangers ($2,700)
1B – Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins ($2,900)
2B – Johnny Giavotella, Los Angeles Angels ($3,300)
3B – Luis Valbuena, Houston Astros ($2,800)
SS – Aledmys Diaz, St. Louis Cardinals ($3,000)
OF – Robbie Grossman, Minnesota Twins ($2,600)
OF – Seth Smith, Seattle Mariners ($3,000)
OF – Michael Conforto, New York Mets ($3,600)
Swinging For The Big Pay Day Lineup
SP – Wade Miley, Seattle Mariners ($7,900)
C – Chris Iannetta, Seattle Mariners ($2,100)
1B – Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks ($4,000)
2B – Robinson Cano, Seattle Mariners ($4,400)
3B – David Wright, New York Mets ($3,000)
SS – Nick Ahmed, Arizona Diamondbacks ($2,300)
OF – Franklin Gutierrez, Seattle Mariners ($2,300)
OF – Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals ($3,800)
OF – Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels ($4,700)