Chris Archer is my preferred play over Stephen Strasburg. Archer is a pitcher that has massive home/road splits, and we get him in the Trop vs. the Orioles. Archer has massive K potential vs. right handed bats, and benefits from a big ballpark. SP2 in cash games I think should be Alex Wood. The Rockies aren’t very dangerous on the road, and Wood has been excellent this season. Wood has scored no less then 17.32 points since late April. If you want to save some salary in the second pitcher spot, I’m looking Luis Perdomo vs. the Tigers. We should see at least 7 righties in the lineup, so Lamet will hold the platoon advantage in most of the matchups. His slider has been filthy, with a swinging strike rate of 24%.
Arizona Diamondbacks – Super chalky, but this game could get out of hand. The top of the order is so much better than the bottom, but the price tags are up there. Keep it simple, Goldy, Peralta, Lamb, Owings and Drury/whoever leads off.
Milwaukee Brewers – Folty struggles against left handed bats, so fire up Thames Shaw and Sogard. It is a favorable ballpark to lefties, in Atlants, so hopefully Thames brakes out of his slump.
Houston Astros – They probably will go over looked in this spot facing Felix Hernandez coming off the DL, but they might be able to score a lot of runs. Springer might not play, so check back on this one. If Springer is out, I probably wouldn’t roll out the stack.
Texas Rangers – Tanaka has given up quite a few HRs this season. The Rangers have left handed mashers in their lineup, that are pure boom or bust plays. I may not stack this team if Springer plays, but if he doesn’t, this stack is in play in large field tournaments. I prefer the lefties, with Beltre and Napoli.
C: Posey McCan, Rupp
1B: Encarnacion, Bour, Smoak, Adams
2B: Taylor, Happ, Pinder
3B: Bryant, Turner, Seager
SS: Turner, Baez, Riddle