The first three Golden Tickets will be awarded tonight as the first of five Tout Daily periods comes to a close. There are several Touts vying for entry into the Tout Daily Championships, here are some of the players the participants are count on.
Charlie Wiegert (CDM Sports, @GFFantasySports)
Pitcher: Buehler Scherzer – The two best pitchers on the slate and the best chance to get good pitching points, both good for 15-20. But you’ll pay the price with hitters!
Hitter: Eduardo Escobar – The priciest hitter in my lineup at $4500, he’s been good lately and could go deep vs Paddack at home! Everyone else under $4000, 5 below $3500!
Jeff Boggis (Fantasy Football Empire, @JeffBoggis)
Pitcher: Walker Buehler – Buehler? Buehler? Buehler? Look for the Reds hitters striking out at least nine times tonight. The league average for hitters striking out is 25% which the Reds average 29%. He struck out 12 hitters over his first three outings, but in his last start, he struck out nine San Diego Padres over seven innings. He leads all Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitchers with a team low 2.16 ERA.
Hitter: David Peralta – David Peralta feasts on opposing pitchers that throw a significant amount of changeups. Peralta faces changeup artist Chris Paddack tonight.
Todd Zola (Mastersball, @toddzola)
Pitcher: Christian Javier – After the lowest points total in the history of this contest from someone actually putting in a lineup, I need to get back on track, so it’s back when I used to be good and used two top pitchers and figured out the rest.
Hitter: Tyrone Taylor – Paying top bucks for two arms means I need a couple punt plays. A leadoff hitter with the platoon edge against a weak arm in
Miller Park American Family Field? Yes, please.
Zach Steinhorn (CreativeSports2, @zachsteinhorn)
Pitcher: Lucas Giolito – Fresh off a Fenway implosion, expect Giolito to bounce back in a big way versus a Tigers offense that ranks last in the majors in OPS and 4th in strikeouts.
Hitter: Avisail Garcia – Career .294/.357/.454 slash line versus left-handed pitching and Dan Castano shouldn’t scare you.
Phil Hertz (BaseballHQ, @prhz50)
Pitcher: Christian Javier – He’s less expensive than some of the bigger name pitchers and I like the Mariner match-up
Hitter: Jose Altuve – Aside from COVID, he’s been hitting well.
Steve Gardner (USAToday Fantasy Sports, @SteveAGardner)
Pitcher: Lucas Giolito – I’m with Zach here. Giolito will be out for blood tonight. Tiger blood. (Figuratively, of course.)
Hitter: Nico Hoerner – Hoerner’s a cheat code at $2500 leading off again for the Cubs and hitting a cool .429 in five games. Maybe his zero runs scored will scare off some people.
Shelly Verougstraete (Dynasty Guru, @ShellyV_643)
Pitcher: Lucas Giolito – Sure, GioDude’s last outing against the Red Sox was one of his worst starts in years but the Tigers offense is an excellent ‘soft’ landing spot.
Hitter: Justin Upton – Justin Upton looks like the Justin Upton of old and is going up against Folty. How can you say no?
Brad Johnson (Patreon/BaseballATeam, @BaseballATeam)
Pitcher: Lucas Giolito – I guess we’re all going to live or die by this ultra chalky rebound play. Easily the best pitcher projection in a top-heavy slate.
Hitter: Andrew Knizner – Kind of a poor man’s Yermin Mercedes. Has plus feel to hit (lacks Mercedes’ power) and also can’t catch worth a lick.
Anthony Aniano (Rotoballer, @AAnianoFantasy)
Pitcher: Lucas Giolito – 26 Ks in 18.2 IP and facing the Tigers who are 30th in runs per game this season. I’m in
Hitter: Alex Bregman – Bregman is hitting .370 with 2 of his 3 HRs versus lefties this season and he faces a LHP in Gonzales tonight in Houston.