SALVADOR PEREZ, TODD HELTON HAVE MATCHUP NUMBERS TO NOTE
With a healthy amount of day games, we deliver the early hitting primer for Wednesday. Here are some non-marquee guys and potential bargains to consider for both today and tonight. Keep in mind that sites like DraftKings may split day and night contests, and make sure to check out our lineups page approximately two hours prior to game time for the official batting orders.
Nolan Reimold ($3,800 on DraftKings) is 4 for 9 with a double and a home run against Brandon Morrow, who has pitched below expectations so far. Nick Markakis (4,700) is 7 for 22 with three doubles against Morrow. Both Orioles appear to be good starts today.
Jeff Keppinger (4,300) is 4 for 7 with a double against Zach McAllister. Third base can be thin, so take the gamble if you don’t want to spend on a more prominent star player at the position today.
Jose Altuve (3,900) is 3 for 7 against Joe Saunders and has started off well this year, so he should be locked in at that price tag.
Torii Hunter (4,500) has two doubles among his three hits in seven at-bats against Wade Davis. Hunter is looking very comfortable in Detroit so far and should be in your lineup for sure.
Salvador Perez(4,000) is 5 for 7 with two home runs and a double against Max Scherzer. You just cannot ignore that kind of successful sample size.
Yunel Escobar (3,700) is 2 for 5 with a double and three RBI against Andy Pettitte. He’s not a great option, but can be plugged in if you need to stay below 4,000 at shortstop.
David DeJesus (4,400) is 3 for 4 with a double against Mat Latos. He is hitting well recently and deserves strong consideration.
Danny Espinosa (3,500) is 4 for 9 against Jamie Garcia. Take the risk if you believe that this matchup can get him going and you want to save some cash.
Todd Helton (4,900) s 12 for 18 with five doubles and a home run against Tim Hudson. Helton can still take advantage of a friendly matchup like this.
A.J. Pollock (4,000) has a double and a home run in two at-bats against Madison Bumgarner. Pollock has looked good so far this year and is a worthy start for sure.
Marlon Byrd (2,800) is 8 for 17 with a double, home run and eight RBI against Ted Lilly. For that kind of super-low price tag, he’s your man if you want to go dirt cheap at one spot.
Marco Scutaro i3,900) is 4 for 10 with two doubles and a triple against Ian Kennedy.
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