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Hello again everyone. We’ve got a fairly large slate of games to choose from with eleven tilts this evening for our Daily Fantasy Baseball appetite.

Six of the games have projected totals at eight or more, so there should be some scoring too.

As far as hitting goes, I like bats from the Blue Jays, Pirates, Cardinals, and Yanks today.

There are also quite a few choices with some appeal as far as pitching goes, with one obvious cash ace and a handful of second tier guys.

Let’s see if we can get a respectable team together and win some money tonight!

 

Daily Fantasy Baseball Picks for Thursday, July 30

 

Starting Pitchers

Chris Sale ($11,800) @ Boston Red Sox

Sale is the no-brainer ace for today. He’s got wins in three of his last four starts, is always capable of double digit Ks, and faces a vulnerable Red Sox squad. They are batting .239 and strikeout almost 22% of the time against lefties, so I see this as a plus matchup for Sale. Pay for him in cash games.

Carlos Martinez ($10,100) vs Colorado Rockies

The Cardinal’s young pitcher is a cheaper version of Chris Sale today. He’s been throwing very well over the last month and should continue that against a Rockies team that loses its thunder when leaving their mountain refuge. With Tulo gone and Cargo on his way out, the Rockies might be ready to throw in the towel for this season and turn over for a Cardinals team that is gearing up for another playoff run.

 

Catchers

Francisco Cervelli ($2,700) @ Cincinnati Reds

Cervelli has been a pleasant surprise this year and continues to hit. He has multiple hits in each of his last five games and the Pirates should be able to handle David Holmberg today.

Yadier Molina ($2,300) vs Colorado Rockies

He’s just a long shot tournament option these days, but at least his price reflects that. With a discount on his sticker, he becomes appealing when facing a sub-standard pitcher since he plays for a team that will score some runs and will likely hit in the middle of the order.

 

First Basemen

Eric Hosmer ($3,500) @ Toronto Blue Jays

Hosmer has come to life this year and is blazing this week. He’s had eight hits in his last three games including two long balls. He’s got a nice park to enjoy today and another dong is a decent possibility.

Anthony Rizzo ($3,000) @ Milwaukee Brewers

Disclaimer- this is a tournament pick and you may get burned! Rizzo is batting under .200 since the All-Star break but he hit his first home run in some time yesterday. Rizzo’s price is low enough that it will be a steal sooner or later. If you think it’s sooner, throw him in your lineup tonight on the chance that he is busting out of his slump.

Second Basemen

Kolten Wong ($3,200) vs Colorado Rockies

Wong may have lost his six game hitting streak yesterday, but he is still someone to target in Daily Fantasy Baseball. He’s been hot as of late and I expect the Cardinals to chew up Chris Rusin.

Jonathan Schoop ($2,200) vs Detroit Tigers

This is another pure tournament play. Schoop is at the lowest price point FanDuel provides and deserves it due to a lack of hitting since coming back from injury. However, he has some pop and tossed out a homer yesterday. It’s a long shot, but he lets you spend elsewhere while leaving you the chance for a big game.

 

Third Basemen

Josh Donaldson ($4,600) vs Kansas City Royals

Left handed starter equals insert Donaldson into lineups.

Brett Lawrie ($2,300) vs Cleveland Indians

Lawrie went 4-for-5 yesterday and scored a whopping 17.75 FanDuel points. If you need a cheap tourney play, why not give him a chance to do that again?

Shortstops

Troy Tulowitzki ($3,500) vs Kansas City Royals

Tulo’s debut in Toronto went as well as anyone could have expected. I like his chances of continuing his offensive production today now that he is in a lineup able to take advantage of lefties.

Jung-ho Kang ($3,100) @ Cincinnati Reds

Kang’s average is now up to .289 and it looks like he is figuring out American pitching. He has five hits in his last two games including a homer in each. This is in addition to hitting safely in nine of his last 10 games.

Outfielders

Andrew McCutchen ($4,400) @ Cincinnati Reds

McCutchen just hasn’t looked like himself for most of the season, but he can still hit left handers better than almost anyone in the majors. He gets a good one today to blow up and I like his chances.

Jose Bautista ($4,200) vs Kansas City Royals

A minor hamstring pull led to Bautista being pulled on Tuesday, but he was back in the lineup yesterday for the Jays. There’s a chance his ownership takes a hit due to this ailment but I am still buying.

Randal Grichuk ($3,800) vs Colorado Rockies

Grichuk has played himself into an everyday role for the Cardinals. He’s been a little dinged up over the last week, but should be in the lineup today. As long as he plays, he gets a great matchup and should produce some points.

Another day, and hopefully a few more dollars for you! Best of luck with your daily Fantasy Baseball lineups today and check out our Fantasy Baseball page tomorrow for new Daily Fantasy Baseball picks. 

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