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7/26 MLB Daily Fantasy Top Plays at Each Position

Trying to make last minute decisions on who to play in your MLB lineups? In case you’re overlooking someone, I’ll give you my favorite low, middle and high-salary plays at each position. Almost all of these guys you can find near the top of our statistical projections.

 

C

Jason Castro $2,500 – Castro likely won’t be used much since there are multiple Oakland catcher options, Willin Rosario and Salvador Perez. Castro hits cleanup tonight in a O/U 8.5 game vs the Marlins. He has sneaky upside too.

Willin Rosario $2,700 – Rosario moves up to cleanup with the Rockies going with almost all right-handed hitters (Jeff Locke LHP). He was already a great play with just the matchup, but is now easily the best play in terms of PPD*Salary/1000.

John Jaso $3,300 – Jaso is hitting second between Coco Crisp and Yoenis Cespedes. Oakland is -200 (O/U 9) and going against the right-handed Nick Tepesch.

 

1B

Gaby Sanchez $2,200 – Best play of the day in terms of FPTS per-$1,000. He’s batting fourth between Andrew McCutchen and Neil Walker, it’s in Colorado and the game has an O/U of 10.5.

Brandon Moss $4,000 – This is borderline mid-to-high salary play, but Moss is a fantastic play. He’s also batting cleanup between Yoenis Cespedes and Josh Donaldson.

Jose Abreu $4,200 – Hitting third with Chicago -180. The wind is blowing out to center field. Logan Darnell is making his second MLB appearance and first start. Most people will be playing Sanchez or Billy Butler, so putting Abreu in a lineup with tremendous upside can really give you an edge.

 

2B

Omar Infante $2,700 – Infante seems to have the second spot in the lineup secured. Zach McAllister comes back up from the minors again and has been up and down with 5.28 ERA. The O.U is 9 with the wind blowing out to center.

Dee Gordon $3,300 – Gordon has just been on a terror all season. The Dodgers are -200 going against the right-handed Ryan Vogelsong.

Neil Walker $3,900 – Best O/U of the day in Colorado. Slightly pricey, but great upside.

 

3B

Aramis Ramirez $2,800 – As Max point out, Ramirez is a fantastic fly-ball hitter versus left-handers. He’s fantastic value hitting fourth against the Mets at -155.

Nolan Arenado $2,900 – With the Rockies not having a ton of their best hitters, Arenado hits third tonight. Colorado is putting all right-handers in their lineup (except Blackmon and Matzek). Great game as it is to use him, but hitting third is a huge bonus.

Josh Donaldson $4,300 – Not sure how much I like this play at this much salary. But he’s projected to do well in Oakland’s favorable matchup.

 

SS

Alexei Ramirez $2,800 – With Ramirez continuing to hit second, stacking him next to Abreu could be huge for GPPs.

Josh Rutledge $3,100 – Another great play in the Rocky Mountains. Rutledge is hitting second.

Erick Aybar $3,100 – Someone that won’t be played much tonight. But Aybar is hitting fourth to replace Josh Hamilton. Angels are -120 with an O/U of 8.5.

 

OF

Josh Harrison $2,600 – Leading off for the Pirates. Best OF in terms of PPD*Salary/1000. Outstanding value in Colorado.

Coco Crisp $3,500 –  Leading off with Oakland -200 (O/U 9) going against the right-handed Nick Tepesch. Even though Crisp usually doesn’t explode, he’ll get a ton of at bats in a very favorable matchup.

Andrew McCutchen $5,000 – Duh.

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Sked Nick is a Daily Fantasy Sports enthusiast and a former Bleacher Report Featured Columnist. Most of his time is dedicated to the sports world in front of several televisions, monitors and a projector. This involves researching, writing, watching games or simply keeping up to date on news.He graduated with honors from Bowling Green State University with a degree in sport management and journalism. Furthermore, Nick was a radio play-by-play and color commentator for Bowling Green football, men's basketball, women's basketball and baseball. He also has experience working with the BGSU athletic department.Follow @NickJuskewycz

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