Carlos Gonzalez – There are only 7 games tonight, making it important to choose wisely when it comes to which all stars you chose for you daily fantasy baseball lineup. The Rockies best hitter owns a lifetime .364 average against Madison Bumgarner with an extraordinary .773 slugging percentage. CarGo leads the team in home runs and doubles and is the only Colorado player to have a walk to strikeout ratio over 1. If you’re going to spend big money on a player today in a daily fantasy baseball game, give the Rockies outfielder a long hard look, as he has the best career numbers of any of the big bats in action tonight.
Nate Schierholtz – Hitting a knuckleball requires a rare blend of patience and aggression, anticipation and guessing. Schierholtz has guessed right against RA Dickey is his limited experience, batting .429 with an eye popping 1.286 slugging percentage. The right fielder has more home runs (2) against Dickey than the rest of his team, and that figures to earn him a spot in the lineup. Don’t rule out the fact that the Phillies need every game, a mindset that could lead to Schierholtz swinging for the fences. He may not be a common player to roster, but we know what pitch Dickey is going to throw, and Schierholtz has been able to handle it.
Pablo Sandoval – While Jhoulys Chacin’s name may stump most people in a game of hangman, he has done anything but baffle the Kung Fu Panda of San Francisco. Sandoval has 7 hits in 16 career at bats (.438 batting average) with a 1.000 slugging percentage against the often erratic righty. He leads all Giants in doubles, triples (!), and home runs, and has gotten on base in every other at bat over his career against Chacin. Sandoval could easily be tonight’s top third basemen, and is a sure bet to provide the greatest value.