By Ramon Scott, @rsstreams
Tuesday DFS baseball is an all-evening full slate, highlighted by FanDuel’s $25 buy-in $175,000 nightly Grand Slam.
Two teams are projected to score over five runs on Tuesday night, and not surprisingly, they are the San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies. While players’ salaries are increased, it didn’t matter on Tuesday, as San Diego pounded out 17 hits.
Make no mistake. We are looking to roster Padres again on Tuesday night. As many as we can reasonably fit into our lineups. It is a no-brainer stack that everyone will be on, but you can’t afford not to keep up in the points department.
Meanwhile, we have the Arizona Diamondbacks, Toronto Blue Jays and Detroit Tigers as the next highest run-producing teams. We rate Arizona at 4.65 runs, while the Jays and Tigers come in at around 4.5 runs each.
The Blue Jays have hit a collective .318 over 107 at-bats against the O’s Bud Norris. However, as a team, the Orioles have hit Mark Buehrle hard, to the tune of .384 over 107 at-bats.
Gio Gonzalez is selected by oddsmakers to likely rate as the best pitcher to hold his opponent in check on Tuesday night, as St. Louis is projected to score just around 3 1/4 runs. Bookmakers also have Washington at coming in at just around 3 1/2 runs.
We are not sure what they are looking at. The Cards are a hit machine. We have this game closer to nine runs. Lance Lynn and Gonzalez are overrated starters, in our opinion. We are fading these likely public pitchers on Tuesday night with value pitchers, so we can pick up all of our big-run bats.
The teams that is expected to produce the least amount offense on Tuesday night, according to the markets, are the Cubs, the Braves and the Giants.
Francisco Liriano (pictured) is 8.4k and is expected to hold the Cubs to a slate-low 3.2 runs. He has allowed six hits in 13 innings so far with four walks and 14 Ks.
Injuries on Tuesday has Jonathan Lucroy suffering a fractured toe, while Nolan Arenado was a late scratch after lineup lock on many sites. Hanley Ramirez left Monday’s game against Baltimore and is day-to-day.
PLAYERS TO AVOID
Pedro Alvarez – Will the Pirates even play Pedro tonight? Alvarez is 1-for-18 against Cubs’ LH Travis Wood.
Jason Kipnis – The Indians’ 2B is 0-for-13 against the White Sox’s Hector Noesi.
Michael Brantley – The Indians’ OF is just 1–for-12 against Noesi.
Kyle Seager – The Mariners’ Seager is 0-for-13 against Houston’s Collin McHugh.
Mike Moustakas – Mous is 1-for-12 against the Twins’ Tommy Milone.
Starlin Castro – The Cubs’ SS is 2-for-20 against Bucs’ starter Francisco Liriano.
Michael Cuddyer – Cuddyer has looked good for the Mets so far, but is just 4-for-22 against the Braves’ Trevor Cahill.
Ryan Howard – The Phils’ Howard is just 3-for-17 against Dan Haren, but has two HRs against him.