MLB Lineup Advice: Outfield (Friday)
Starling Marte, PIT @ STL – FD $4,200 DK $4,500
The Pittsburgh Pirates have started off the season with a 12-10 finish in the month of April. The Pirates offense has come to life recently, and Starling Marte has been a huge contributor. Marte has 3 home runs in his past 10 games along with 8-RBI. Marte has a total of 6 home runs and 17-RBI on the season. Marte has a career batting average of .444 against Lance Lynn. Marte needs to be in your starting lineup Friday because of his match-up against the Cardinals.
Ben Revere, PHI @ MIA – FD $2,600 DK $4,200
The Philadelphia Phillies aren’t having a great year, which was expected. They have a chance to win this upcoming weekend series against the Marlins, and they have a great match-up on Friday against Tom Koehler. Ben Revere has a career batting average of .500 against Koehler, so I look for Revere to be a good fantasy play Friday because he an extremely cheap option and he will more than likely have success against Koehler.
Hanley Ramirez, NYY @ BOS – FD $4,400 DK $5,000
The Boston Red Sox offense has been on fire the whole month of April, and Hanley Ramirez has been particularly on fire. Ramirez leads the majors with 10 home runs, and is becoming the heart and soul of the Red Sox offense. Ramirez is becoming a nightly must-play because of his potential success. I look for Ramirez to have a huge series against the New York Yankees over the weekend.
Jacoby Ellsbury, NYY @ BOS – FD $4,200 DK $5,200
The New York Yankees are playing the Boston Red Sox this weekend, and I love this matchup for both offenses, especially for Jacoby Ellsbury. Ellsbury went 7-for-13 and had 4 stolen bases in the Yankees last series against the Tampa Bay Rays. Ellsbury is among the MLB leaders in stolen bases, and I look for him to continue his success against the Red Sox.
Wil Myers, COL @ SDP – FD $3,500 DK $4,500
The San Diego Padres have gotten off to slow start, but they have a great matchup against the Colorado Rockies this weekend. Wil Myers went 5-for-13 against the Rockies this past week. Myers had a great series against the Rockies previously this season. I look for Myers and the Padres to destroy the Rockies this upcoming weekend.
Other Players to Consider:
Billy Hamilton, CIN @ ATL – FD $3,500 DK $4,600
Andrew McCutchen, PIT @ STL – FD $4,100 DK $4,500
Jose Bautista, TOR @ CLE – FD $4,900 DK $4,900