We’ve got about a half slate of games tomorrow, so let’s dive in and see who’s out there for you to take down your daily fantasy leagues.
Brandon Crawford – The Giants shortstop has a lot of success against young Phillies righty Zach Eflin. In nine plate appearances, Crawford is 4 for 8 with two homers and a walk. Eflin has not gotten Crawford on strikes, so it’s a good bet Crawford will at least put the ball in play and maybe earn you a couple of hits. A 25% homer rate isn’t bad either.
Adrian Gonzalez – This is the money play of the day, assuming the Mets start him. Against Homer Bailey, Agon is 11 for 25 with six homers. That’s a .440 batting average and an OPS of 1.702. If you’re looking for a bargain play so you can spend money on a more prolific bat, think about Gonzalez.
Bryce Harper – Harper is always a good play, but if you’ve saved money with Gonzalez and want to cash in, consider Harper. His sample size isn’t that great against Tyson Ross, only 8 plate appearances, but it’s clear he sees the ball well against him. He’s drawn three walks and is 3 for 5 otherwise, including one homer. With an OPS of 1.950, you can spend that money on the big guy with confidence.
Stephen Strasburg – On the other side of the field in the Nats-Pads match-up, you have fireballer Stephen Strasburg. Outside of Chase Headley, San Diego has a lot of low averages against him. Over all, all players on San Diego are batting .206 career against Strasburg, and not a single homer on the entire team. Strasburg fanned 11 in his last outing against the Pirates, so chances are he may dominate again on Monday.
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