Will Paul Goldschmidt continue to perform for Fantasy League Owners?


Paul Goldschmidt looks to repeat his success against Tim Lincecum on Friday Night. Goldschmidt headlines a nice lineup of players around the game that has a good track record against their opposing pitchers for Friday June 20th.

Goldschmidt is hitting .542 for his career with 13 hits in 24 career at bats verse the San Francisco Giants right hander. Eight of his 13 hits have been for extra bases, including seven home runs with 17 runs driven in. Goldschmidt is a must start for any season long owner, but the first spot to start when assembling your daily lineups.

Following Goldschmidt the Chicago Cubs have two nice plays against Charlie Morton and the Pittsburgh Pirates. John Baker is a nice alternative at the catcher position, allowing you a nice cheaper alternative for daily fantasy owners. In 11 career at bats Baker has picked up four hits, including two extra base hits. Starlin Castro is the other Cub to consider posting a .458 batting average in 24 career at bats verse Morton with two home runs.

Moving around the rest of the infield you have a few nice options at second baseman with a key value play with Dan Uggla. Uggla has had success against Stephen Strasburg in his career hitting two home runs, driving in 10 runs and batting .400 in 30 career at bats. The other option comes with Aaron Hill, who much like Goldschmidt has had success against Lincecum. In his career Hill has nine hits in 17 career at bats with four extra base hits. The most expensive of all the plays is Robinson Cano, who has 32 hits in 81 career at bats verse James Shields. 14 of the hits went for extra bases, including four home runs along with 13 runs batted in. The final infield position could go to Matt Carpenter against AJ Burnett and the Philadelphia Phillies. Carpenter has picked up nine hits in 21 career at bats verse Burnett.

As we look at some key plays for the outfield much of building the right roster will come down to how you spend at the other positions. Andrew McCutchen looks to be the top outfielder on Friday Night with a career .462 average verse Edwin Jackson. McCutchen has 12 hits in his career against the Cubs starter with three home runs. Starling Marte could be a cheaper alternative in the outfield with eight hits in 17 at bats verse Jackson.

On the mound it comes down to how much you are willing to spend on a starter. Henderson Alvarez and Dan Haren are both solid options followed by David Price who could be more expensive. Alvarez has allowed zero home runs against the New York Mets in his career, but in only five starts.

These are some nice plays but no guarantees as we see everyday with fantasy sports.