Saturday is gearing up to be another busy night of fantasy baseball as Major League Baseball presents 10 games on the fantasy major baseball slate for kings. Six out of 10 matches are divisional competitions, so there are plenty of familiar foes who go head-to-head with some less common matches like the Yankees continuing their layover in St. Louis.
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Carlos Rodon, San Francisco Giants in Auckland Athletics (9500 USD) – While duel Max pitched between Max Scherzer ($10,600) And the Max Fried ($9500) He’s sure to get a lot of attention, as they both have tougher confrontations than Rodon, who takes on Team A at the throw-friendly RingCentral Coliseum. Rodón was excellent in his first season in San Francisco, going 9-6 with a 3.00 ERA, 2.28 FIP and 11.56 K/9. He scored a 38.6 DKFP on his last start, which was against Cubs, and earned a 30.5 DKFP in a win the first time he’s faced the A’s this year. Rodon has at least seven straight strokes in six straight games, making him the most reliable player on the board, especially against athletics, who have scored the second-lowest number of rounds in the major tournament this season and scored just 0.215 as a team.
other options – Max Scherzer ($10,600), Meryl Kelly ($9,000)
Red Detmers Los Angeles Angels in Seattle Mariners (8600 USD) – In case you weren’t following the Angels closely (understandable), Dettmers struggled after his fame in May including back-to-back starts where he gave up nine earned runs and four home runs, eventually ending up again in the minors. He bounced back impressively, though, going 1-0 in four dominant starts in July, allowing a total of three wins in 24 innings and a 31 write-off for a 34.4% K%. He had 12 punches in the final season in his most recent run, resulting in a 34.2 DKFP even though it wasn’t a decision. The Detmers should be well prepared for this game in Seattle given that the Mariners rely on left-handed hitters, and the rookie left-hander has held 198 wOBA this season.
other options – Aaron Ashby ($8,000), Nathan Evaldi ($7,300)
Nolan Arenado St. Louis Cardinals against. New York Yankees ($5,300) – Arenado posted a double-digit DKFP in four straight games to the Cardinals’ home after going 2 on 3 with the walk and 12 DKFP on Friday against the Yankees. He has hit .296 with .387 wOBA and 155 wRC+ in his 98 games this season and has gone 12 for 37 (.324) since the All-Star break with four pairs, three hurdles and .451 wOBA. It’s in a great match shaded below in stack kits and is a great cornerstone for building around the 3B on this list.
Xander Bogarts, Boston Red Sox in Kansas City Royals ($4800) – Bogaerts hits .378 in the year against the left with three homers and .451 wOBA. He should be able to access it Daniel Lynch ($6900) Saturday night and stay hot. He had four singles and 16 DKFPs on Friday night and hit .333 (23 vs. 69) with six pairs, two home blockers and .388 WPA during his past 19 matches.
other options – Brandon Drury ($5,400), Francisco Lindor ($5,100)
Nathaniel Lowe Texas Rangers against. Chicago White Sox ($3,300) – Lowe’s has been locked into the Rangers’ cleanup spot and provides a very affordable elevation from this lineup location. Since the All-Star break, he’s hit .344 with five pairs, threes, three home runs and .404 wOBA. He hit .282 on the season with .340 wOBA and was regularly one of the best low-cost 1B’s to include in your lineup.
Paul Dejong, St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Yankees ($3,300) – DeJong lost his job earlier this season and was sent to Triple-A, but has come back strong since returning to the squad after trading Edmundo Sosa to the Phillies. He only went 4 for 19 (.211) but all of those four hits were for extra bases with two creeps and two doubles. His two-stroke double in eighth place was the difference in Friday’s game and pushed him to 11 DKFP. DeJong has good potential for the extra base and has a 63.6% hit rate of 35.4% per barrel since his comeback, so he hits the ball really well and has a good game on Saturday.
other options – Jose Miranda ($3,600), Vinnie Pasquantino ($2,100)
Aaron Judge, New York Yankees In St. Louis Cardinals ($6000) – Being a judge in this spot isn’t new or exciting, but it’s still the right choice as he continues to produce in nearly every competition. On Friday, Homer did not but post 17 DKFPs to go 2-for-4 with his 11th base stolen this year. Over his last 14 competitions, he’s gone 21 for 52 (.404) with 13 walks, three stolen bases, 10 home runs and .624 wOBA. If you spend in OF, Judge is a choice that usually pays off.
Eloy Jiménez Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers ($4800) – Jiménez has also crushed him since the All-Star break, going 19 for 45 (.422) with two doubles, four eyebrows and .493 wOBA. Seemingly healthy after leg and hand injuries, he’s starting to be the hitter he was during the 2019 breakout before several side injuries tracked him down for a few seasons.
other options – Starling Mart ($5,100), Hunter Renfrew ($5,000)
Chris Taylor Los Angeles Dodgers against. San Diego Padres ($3,800) – Taylor returned Friday night after missing nearly a month with a foot injury. He started and played 2B on his comeback and finished with a 16 DKFP thanks to an RBI double and a third base steal in the third inning. Taylor’s numbers were a little low before the injury, but he’s a major contributor to a top-tier lineup when he’s healthy and can bring in a nice speed element too. If he is able to keep contributing, his salary will likely go up, so take advantage of him for less than $4K while you can.
Mickey Monyak, Los Angeles Angels at Seattle Mariners ($2000) – The Angels acquired Moniak for Noah Syndergaard on the trade deadline, and it looks like Moniak will be a CF replacement for Brandon Marsh, who is also traded with Phillies in a separate deal. Moniak was the #1 overall pick in the 2016 MLB Draft but failed to live up to high expectations. The Angels are expected to give him an extended test over the remaining weeks of the season to see if the 24-year-old left-back can contribute going forward. He’s done five home runs and five stolen bases in 20 Triple-A games this year and made his second start with the Angels on Thursday. Moniak has a lot of potential, so it’s well worth a trip if you’re looking for a minimal salary on a Saturday night.
other options – Alec Thomas ($3,300), Alex Verdugo ($3,200), Jonathan Davis ($2,100)
The difference to be stacked
St. Louis Cardinals vs New York Yankees – Whereas the Cardinals will start Yankee earlier Jordan Montgomery ($7,700) Against his former team, they will face Domingo German ($6,500), who will get at least one more start as the Yankees find out that their new rotation will miss the trading deadline. Germain allowed 13 times in 12 times 2⁄3 Roles with 7.30 FIP. He gave up four homers on those three starts and allowed rights holders to publish .499 wOBA against him. Paul Goldschmidt ($6,100)And the Nolan Arenado ($5,300) And the Tyler O’Neill ($4900) Make a strong core for the right hand to build a pile around it Nolan Gorman ($3,800), Paul Dejong ($3,300)And the Lars Knotbar ($2,100) And the Yadier Molina ($2,200 .)) Offer cheap plays to fill in the gaps.
Arizona Diamondbacks vs Colorado Rockies – Diamondbacks offer a nice value set for the Rockies and Antonio Cinzatella ($6,400). Senzatela has a 4.87 ERA and 4.10 FIP per season and has allowed at least three runs in five consecutive starts. One of those games was against Arizona, and he only lasted twice while giving up three runs in four strokes. Kettle Marte ($4,700)And the Josh Rojas ($4,500) And the Christian Walker ($3,600) They all have a very good history against Senzatella. There are some very nice and cheaper options too Alec Thomas ($3,300)And the Jake McCarthy ($2,900) And the hero of Friday night Giraldo Perdomo ($2,500) All this brings good potential with reasonable salaries.
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