Thursday’s get-away slate offers up slim pickens, but don’t let that get you down when you log into your DraftDay.com account! There are plenty of solid options on the limited card, and here’s a look at some we’ll be adding to our arsenal for the night.
Wilson Ramos C Washington Nationals ($5,490) – The Nats backstop will get the privilege of catching Strasburg this evening in the team’s series finale with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He went 0-fer last night but did collect two hits (1 HR) in four at-bats in the series opener. He’s only faced Kevin Correia three times in his career, but checks in 2-for-3 with a double and a home run. With those results and a reduced daily fantasy price, we can’t resist adding him tonight!
Adrian Gonzalez 1B Boston Red Sox ($9,300) – A-Gonz has been relatively quiet for his season-long owners, but daily fantasy MLB players have seen his bat come alive of late with him going 11-for-37 since the calendar turned to May. He went 5-for-12 with a walk and only 2 Ks at KC, so his batting eye might finely be locked in. He’s had success in the past vs. Derek Lowe collecting seven hits in 23 ABs (.304), so we see no reason why we shouldn’t ride his hot bat and add him to our roster for this evening’s series opener.
Nick Swisher OF New York Yankees ($9,270) – “Swish” hasn’t skipped a beat since returning to the Yankees line-up in the series finale against KC, and he enters tonight’s series finale with the Rays off a two-hit night. He loves to take his hacks against lefties and has been nothing short of a pest for David Price raking him for 10 hits (2 HR) and eight walks in 24 career at-bats. His .563 OBP and 1.188 OPS are off the charts against a high caliber hurler like Price, so if the Yanks are to dent the scoreboard this evening, he should play a large role.
**Value Hurler Of The Night**
Henderson Alvarez SP Toronto Blue Jays ($9,855) – This almost feels as if were stealing candy from a baby. Oddsmakers have caught on to the Jays young righty as the real deal installing him a mid-size favorite in the Jays Game 1 match-up with the Twinkies. However, his daily fantasy baseball salary hardly suggests the same. Alvarez has tossed a quality start five of the six times he’s taken to the bump to date, and he enters off tossing a gem in Anaheim where he tossed a complete game shutout. He now gets to deal to a Minnesota team ranked in the bottom third of most major offensive categories that’s won a grand total of eight games in 30 tries on the year. With Marquis dealing to Toronto’s powerful bats, a deep effort paired with a win certainly looks to be in the cards.