Happy hump day. Let’s go game-by-game and break this down.
MIL @ PIT
Aaron Wilkerson: Wilkerson is an interesting tournament play.
Steven Brault: Brault is not an enticing anything play.
MIL: Ryan Braun (Elite), Domingo Santana (Elite), Jesus Aguilar, Manny Pina
PIT: Starling Marte, Andrew McCutchen, Adam Frazier, Josh Bell
The low implied total from Vegas would make the guys from this game better plays in tournaments than cash.
BOS @ BAL
Chris Sale: Sale is the cash lock, and obviously also an elite tournament play.
Wade Miley: No.
BOS: Dustin Pedroia (Elite), Mookie Betts (Elite), Hanley Ramirez (Elite), Chris Young, Xander Bogaerts
BAL: I’m not gonna do it.
LAD @ PHI
Alex Wood: Wood is usable in both cash games and GPPs.
Jake Thompson: Nope.
LAD: Chris Taylor (Elite), Corey Seager (Elite), Justin Turner (Elite), Cody Bellinger (Elite), Yasiel Puig (Elite), Curtis Granderson, Yasmani Grandal
PHI: Rhys Hoskins (It’s Wood, so I can’t say “Elite,” but Hoskins has ABSURD numbers against LHP. .505 wOBA, .523 xwOBA, .643 ISO, 50% Hard Contact rate), Odubel Herrera, Maikel Franco
KCR @ TOR
Jake Junis: No reason to go here.
Brett Anderson: Nope.
KCR: Salvador Perez (Elite), Whit Merrifield, Lorenzo Cain, Melky Cabrera, Jorge Bonifacio
TOR: Josh Donaldson (Elite), Justin Smoak (Elite), Kendrys Morales, Richard Urena
STL @ CIN
Luke Weaver: I like Weaver in this spot, but I’d limit him to tournaments due to the Reds offense and Great American Ballpark.
Rookie Davis: No thank you.
STL: Matt Carpenter (Elite), Tommy Pham (Elite), Dexter Fowler (Elite), Jose Martinez (Elite), Kolten Wong, Randal Grichuk, Paul DeJong, Yadier Molina
CIN: (I don’t think I’m going here, but) Joey Votto, Jesse Winker, Scott Schebler
CHC @ TBR
Jon Lester: Lester is a fantastic tournament play tonight.
Blake Snell: I’m done with you, Blake Snell.
CHC: Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras, Anthony Rizzo
TBR: I’m not going here.
WAS @ ATL
Gio Gonzalez: Nope.
Lucas Sims: Nope.
WAS: Trea Turner (Elite), Daniel Murphy (Elite), Ryan Zimmerman, Anthony Rendon, Adam Lind
ATL: Freddie Freeman, Ozzie Albies, Matt Kemp, Kurt Suzuki, Johan Camargo
CHW @ HOU
James Shields: Wow no.
Brad Peacock: Peacock is a great play tonight. All formats.
HOU: George Springer (Elite), Jose Altuve (Elite), Josh Reddick (Elite), Carlos Correa (Elite), Alex Bregman, Marwin Gonzalez, Yuli Gurriel
ARI @ SDP
Robbie Ray: Robbie Ray is an elite play in all formats, and should be lower-owned than Sale.
Dinelson Lamet: I’m not using Lamet tonight, but I think you can use him on two SP sites if that’s where you’re playing.
ARI: Jake Lamb, David Peralta, J.D. Martinez
SDP: Not going here.
CLE @ LAA
Josh Tomlin: Nope.
Ricky Nolasco: Noooope.
CLE: Jose Ramirez (Elite), Edwin Encarnacion (Elite), Jay Bruce (Elite), Carlos Santana, Francisco Lindor
LAA: Mike Trout (Elite), Justin Upton, Brandon Phillips, Kole Calhoun, C.J. Cron
TEX @ SEA
Andrew Cashner: Nope.
Felix Hernandez: Pitch limit. And no anyway.
TEX: Joey Gallo, Shin-Soo Choo
LAA: Kyle Seager (Elite), Robinson Cano (Elite), Mitch Haniger, Yonder Alonso, Nelson Cruz
STUD OF THE NIGHT