IT’S ALMOST SUNDAY! Let’s go game-by-game and break this down.
NYM @ PHI
Seth Lugo (R): No thank you.
Henderson Alvarez (R): Also no.
NYM: Jose Reyes (Elite), Brandon Nimmo (Elite), Asdrubal Cabrera (Elite), Dominic Smith, Kevin Piawecki/Travis d’Arnaud
PHI: Rhys Hoskins (Elite), Aaron Altherr, Cesar Hernandez, Nick Williams, Freddy Galvis, Jorge Alfaro
PIT @ WAS
Jameson Taillon (R): I’d only go here if the Nationals sit some of their big dogs.
Max Scherzer (R): Scherzer is elite in all formats.
PIT: You could take a shot on Andrew McCutchen.
WAS: Daniel Murphy, Bryce Harper, Matt Wieters
CHW @ CLE
Carson Fulmer (R): No.
Corey Kluber (R): Kluber is my favorite pitcher on the main slate.
CLE: Francisco Lindor (Elite), Jason Kipnis (Elite), Jose Ramirez (Elite), Jay Bruce (Elite), Edwin Encarnacion (Elite), Carlos Santana, Lonnie Chisenhall
DET @ MIN
Buck Farmer (R): Let’s watch for the Twins lineup. Farmer could be interesting in tournaments.
Aaron Slegers (R): Nope.
DET: Ian Kinsler (Elite), Nicholas Castellanos (Elite), Jeimer Candelario (Elite), James McCann, Alex Presley
MIN: Kennys Vargas, Max Kepler, Jason Castro, Robbie Grossman
ATL @ MIA
Lucas Sims (R): I might go here as an SP2.
Odrisamer Despaigne (R): Nope.
ATL: Freddie Freeman (Elite), Ozzie Albies (Elite), Ender Inciarte (Elite), Lane Adams
MIA: Giancarlo Stanton (Elite), Justin Bour (Elite), Marcell Ozuna (Elite), Christian Yelich (Elite), J.T. Realmuto, Dee Gordon, Derek Dietrich
ARI @ KCR
Taijuan Walker (R): Not going here.
Jake Junis (R): Similar situation to Buck Farmer. Depends on the D-backs lineup.
ARI: Paul Goldschmidt (Elite), Jake Lamb (Elite), J.D. Martinez (Elite), A.J. Pollock, Chris Iannetta/Chris Herrmann, David Peralta
KCR: Eric Hosmer (Elite), Mike Moustakas (Elite), Lorenzo Cain, Whit Merrifield
OAK @ TEX
Daniel Gossett (R): Nope.
Andrew Cashner (R): Nope.
OAK: Matt Joyce (Elite), Jed Lowrie (Elite), Khris Davis (Elite), Matt Chapman, Bruce Maxwell
TEX: Shin-Soo Choo (Elite), Nomar Mazara (Elite), Joey Gallo (Elite), Rougned Odor, Brett Nicholas/Robinson Chirinos, Willie Calhoun, Elvis Andrus
LAD @ COL
Clayton Kershaw (L): This is an interesting tournament play. He’s pitching in Coors and might not pitch deep into the game.
German Marquez (R): Nope.
LAD: Curtis Granderson (Elite), Corey Seager (Elite), Justin Turner (Elite), Cody Bellinger (Elite), Yasiel Puig, Andre Ethier, Yasmani Grandal
COL: Nolan Arenado (Elite), Charlie Blackmon
SEA @ LAA
Andrew Moore (R): No reason to go here.
Ricky Nolasco (R): No reason to go here.
SEA: Mitch Haniger (Elite), Robinson Cano (Elite), Nelson Cruz (Elite), Kyle Seager, Mike Zunino
LAA: Mike Trout (Elite), Justin Upton (Elite), Kole Calhoun, Luis Valbuena, C.J. Cron, Brandon Phillips