Asdrubal Cabrera and Shin-Soo Choo – The Indians are playing well, and a visit from Jake Peavy figures to keep the ball rolling in Cleveland. The duo is batting .429 in 28 career plate appearances against the White Sox righty, with each player leaving the yard once. Look for Cabrera and Choo to occupy the base paths all day long, providing daily fantasy baseball owners with plenty of value.
Luke Scott – Josh Beckett has been mowing down batters of late, but he has always struggled to get Scott to head back to the dugout. The lefty is batting .417 against Beckett, with 30% of his hits leaving the park. He has reached base 51.7% of the time, meaning something has to give when he and the red hot Sox pitcher square off today.
Lyle Overbay – Maybe not the first name that comes to mind when filling out a roster for daily fantasy baseball games, but Overbay matches up well against Zach Greinke with a .348 batting average. He has homered twice and has nearly as many RBI (6) as hits (8). Keep in mind that Greinke is a solid pitcher at home, but is a very average arm on the road, giving Overbay the edge tonight.
Players to avoid
Howard Kendrick – Often a value play as far as middle infielders are concerned, but not against King Felix. He is batting .205 against the big righty, with 9 strikeouts and 0 walks. Stay away from Kendrick today, even with the Angels offense starting to heat up.
Adrian Gonzalez and David Ortiz – A power surge is likely at some point from these two, but it won’t happen against David Price. They are batting .152 against Price with almost twice as many strikeouts (9) as hits (5). I like Gonzo to break out in a big way sooner rather than later for his fantasy baseball owners, but postpone the optimism for at least a day.