By Ramon Scott, @rsstreams
With a near split schedule of day and night games on Saturday, players could likely look to double up in a couple of events on Saturday, although the featured contests, of course, is the night slate on FanDuel.
The $150,000 MLB Grand Slam is the $25 buy-in highlighted event, along with the $200 buy-in $100k Monster.
Teams with the most expected offensive production are the Washington Nationals, the San Francisco Giants, the Minnesota Twins, the Kansas City Royals, the Houston Astros, the Seattle Mariners and the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Boston Red Sox are expected to be the highest-scoring team on Saturday, but because of their stand-alone start time, don’t seem to be included in any of the overnight games offered on FanDuel.
That should still leave plenty of options on both slates.
Pitching-wise, Washington’s Jordan Zimmerman (pictured), the Mets’ Jake DeGrom, Los Angeles’ Zach Grienke and Seattle’s Felix Hernandez appear to be the best options on the mound, according to oddsmakers and regardless of perceived value on fantasy sites.
Milwaukee shortstop Carlos Gomez missed the last game due to a hamstring injury and in questionable for tonight’s game at Pittsburgh.
PLAYERS TO AVOID
Prince Fielder – The Texas slugger has always had trouble with King Felix, going 0-for-11 with four Ks.
Carlos Santana – The Indians’ Santana hasn’t been too smooth against Phil Hughes, posting a 1-for-12 lifetime mark, with six Ks.
Khris Davis – The Brewers’ Davis is just 1-for-13 career-wise against Pittsburgh’s Jeff Locke.
Torii Hunter – The Twins’ veteran star is just 3-for-16 BvP off of Cleveland’s Salazar.
David Ortiz – Papi is just 3-for-27 against the O’s Tillman, with six strikeouts.
Ian Desmond – The Nats’ SS is just 3-for-19 against Phillies’ veteran hurler Aaron Harang.