FLORIMON, CAPUANO ARE TEMPTING BARGAINS AS START TIMES APPROACH
There is a lot of questionable pitching out there tonight, so you have to play some matchups. That means, of course, exploiting the Miami Marlins again, especially since Giancarlo Stanton is out of the lineup once more with a shoulder injury. So I will take my chances with Dan Haren at $8,700 on DraftKings, even though I do not fully trust his stuff. A.J. Griffin ($8,100 on DraftKings) has impressed me early and I have to like him against the Astros, too. When in doubt, exploit Miami and Houston. Chris Capuano is looking very tempting against the Padres, too, especially at $5,000. If you do not fully trust Haren, and some might not, you can roll with Capuano and you’ll get no arguments from me.
Here are some other “non-marquee” and bargain type players to consider if you are looking for values or simply to exploit some matchups.
Pedro Florimon is 3 for 4 with a double and a triple against Jason Vargas. He is hitting pretty well and is looking like the ultimate bargain tonight at 2,600.
Jhonny Peralta (2,700) is another prime value play. He is 7 for 23 against Aaron Harang, with two doubles and two homers.
Travis Hafner (4,100) is 6 for 15 with a double, a home run and seven RBI against Brandon McCarthy. He is confirmed to be in the Yankees lineup.
Jeff Francoeur (3,300) is 3 for 6 with a home run against Kris Medlen.
Shin Soo-Choo (4,900) has two homers in three at-bats against Kyle Kendrick. He looks like he is well worth it tonight.
Mike Napoli (4,200) is 2 for 3 with a home run against Ubaldo Jimenez. He is hitting cleanup tonight.
Jonny Gomes (3,200) is 5 for 12 with two homers against Jimenez and is looking like a superb bargain.
Colby Rasmus (4,000) is 2 for 4 with a double and a homer against Dylan Axelrod.
Raul Ibanez(3,400) is 2 for 3 with a double and triple against Doug Fister.
Pedro Alvarez (3,900) may get rolling against Jake Westbrook. He is 11 for 19 against the Houston starter, with two doubles and two homers.
Michael Cuddyer (5,000) owns Aaron Laffey. He is 8 for 22 with three doubles, a triple and a homer against the Mets plug-in starter. Hopefully the Rockies will play him in Game Two of their doubleheader vs. the Mets.
A.J. Ellis (3,100) is 4 for 8 with a double against Jason Marquis. He is your Tuesday bargain catcher choice.
Matt Joyce is 5 for 12 with a double and a home run against Jake Arrieta. He is priced at 4,800, though, so you may have second thoughts. You can get a top-level name for that price tag.
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