Desperate times call for desperate Top MLB Fantasy Plays.
Alright, so that may be a bit of an exaggeration. My top MLB fantasy plays for tonight aren’t exactly desperate, but a few of them aren’t exactly ideal. Still, I feel it’s the best move for attacking tonight’s short seven-game slate, and that brings us to an interesting topic of discussion in regards to top MLB fantasy plays.
You see, sometimes we feel disgusted in our lineup choices without realizing that others are likely confronted with the same challenges given the way an evening is shaping up. For instance, one look at the pool of starting pitchers for today is enough to turn your stomach. What we must remember though is that every other player is faced with the same daunting proposition of rostering two hurlers who won’t lay an egg. The same can be said for overpriced studs at certain positions (hint hint, someone we’ll talk about below), as a great number of owners will be bending over backwards to mitigate the opportunity cost of selecting an inferior option.
This all adds up to the need for open-mindedness when approaching each slate, as the lineup you submit today may be stronger than it seems. On that note, let’s dive into tonight’s top MLB fantasy plays.
Five Guys Top MLB Fantasy Plays
Adrian Beltre $9,600 - Hello again, it’s nice to see you for the millionth time this week. Beltre of course has been featured here multiple times recently, and for good reason. We talk a lot about trusting larger sample sizes over short term struggles, and based on that strategy we knew that Adrian Beltre was destined for a regression to stardom. He’s now logged seven hits in his last four games, including two home runs. Tonight he’ll square off against a terrible left-hander in Franklin Morales at home. Swing away Adrian, swing away.
Troy Tulowitzki $14,500 - I generally don’t write-up LeBron James, as it makes sense to roster him if you can, and it’s generally fine to fade him if you can’t. On a seven-game slate, and with shortstop being the weakest offensive position, the opportunity cost of missing out on a huge Tulo outing is too severe in cash games. It’s the perfect situation; a weak lefty and a hitter’s park.
David Price $16,500 - I won’t waste much space convincing you to start Price. He’s a must-play in cash games as the only hurler with both stability and massive strikeout potential.
Nolan Arenado $9,000 - What I wouldn’t give to have a utility spot at DraftDay. Arenado is in the midst of a monster run, and he’s been somewhat overshadowed by Troy Tulowitzki’s production. His price tag makes him one of my top-five hitters on the night, but unfortunately I’ll be forced to split him 50/50 across my rosters with Adrian Beltre.
Hisashi Iwakuma $9,950 - We don’t have much to go on this season with Iwakuma, but he was dominant at times last year. The Royals are by no means an offensive juggernaut, and this price tag is simply too good to pass up.