Tout Daily Picks: Three Golden Tickets up for grabs

It’s the final week of the second Tuesday period which means the top-two from the period along with the overall Tuesday points leader will be awarded a ticket to the Tout Daily Championship Tournament.

Here are who some of the Touts are hoping get them to the promised land.

Jeff Boggis (Fantasy Football Empire, @JeffBoggis)

Pitcher: Ian Anderson – Ian Anderson is a lower-priced option tonight at only $6,800. He’s averaging 25.1 fantasy points per game and is facing a weak Boston Red Sox lineup.

Hitter: Jose Abreu – Jose Abreu is on a tear. Over the past 2 weeks, Abreu is batting .431 with 11 runs scored, 8 home runs, and 19 RBI. He’s not cheap at $5,500 tonight, but worth paying up for.

Mike Gianella (Baseball Prospectus, @MikeGianella)

Pitcher: Aaron Nola – Outside of a clunker in Atlanta Nola has been a dominant ace all season long. It’s a tough matchup against Washington but sometimes you roll with an ace and hope for the best.

Hitter: Mookie Betts – Betts has a weird reverse platoon differential (he has been better against righties the last two seasons) but Alex Young has been giving up homers against righties at a ridiculous clip. Something has to give, and I’m betting on Betts here.

Charlie Wiegert (CDM Sports, @GFFantasySports)

Pitcher: Framber Valdez – Coming off 7 inning, 11K outing with LAA last Monday, and getting an extra day of rest, against a struggling Ranger team.

Hitter: Trevor Story – Time to have a big day at home vs Gausman, plus a couple other hot hitters; Nunez, Riley and Robert. Sounds like a law firm!

Phil Hertz (BaseballHQ, @prhz50)

Pitcher: Ian Anderson – Price is the determinant here along with hope that he can approach his first game success.

Hitter: Robinson Cano – He’s been red hot all season and goes against Oriole pitching at Camden Yards.

Todd Zola (Mastersball, @toddzola)

Pitcher: Aaron Nola – Staying with what got me two first place finishes in the first two weeks of this period — ace pitching, figure out the rest

Hitter: Jacob Stallings – Catcher, batting 5th, platoon edge, 2.7K – pretty much a free square. Sign me up!