We have a full slate of baseball scheduled for Tuesday night, with all 30 MLB teams in action. While this article will focus on the top cash game plays at each position, be sure to check out the $700,000 MLB MEGA Monster tonight on FanDuel. The tournament is $300 to enter, with a first place prize of $75,000. Click here to enter.
Max Scherzer: $12000 (2015 Statistics: SIERA: 2.55 -- K/9: 10.67)
Scherzer will take the mound in the second game of the Nationals’ double-header against the Blue Jays. He has been absolutely dominant this season, posting a 2.55 SIERA with a K/9 of 10.7. He seems to have an extra gear in clutch situations, which really helps him pitch himself out of trouble. Scherzer is the largest favorite on the MLB odds board tonight, making him a very safe cash game play on FanDuel. The Blue Jays’ offense has been struggling recently and this game will take place in the pitcher-friendly Nationals Park.
Yasmani Grandal: $3300 (2015 Statistics vs. RH Pitching: wOBA: 0.404 -- ISO: 0.228)
Grandal was not in the Dodgers’ lineup for the first game in Coors Field, but he should be in there tonight. The Dodgers have by far the highest team total on the board. FanDuel only allows us to roster four players from a specific team and I plan to take four Dodgers tonight against David Hale in Coors Field.
Adrian Gonzalez: $4300 (2015 Statistics vs. RH Pitching: wOBA: 0.443 -- ISO: 0.284)
Gonzalez had a big fantasy outing last night in Coors Field, going 4-for-4 with two doubles, a run, and a walk. He’s the premier play at first base again tonight, as he takes on David Hale in the hitter’s paradise that is Coors Field. On the season, Gonzalez owns a .443 wOBA and a .284 ISO against right-handed pitching.
Neil Walker: $2800 (2015 Statistics vs. RH Pitching: wOBA: 0.332 -- ISO: 0.141)
Howie Kendrick is obviously a strong play at second base, but again, FanDuel only allows us to roster four players from one team. Walker draws a favorable matchup against Chris Heston, who has given up a .386 wOBA to left-handed hitters since the start of 2014. At $2,800, Walker is one of the best values on the board tonight.
Matt Carpenter: $3800 (2015 Statistics vs. RH Pitching: wOBA: 0.425 -- ISO: 0.248)
The Cardinals are a very sneaky offense to target tonight, as they take on rookie Tyler Cravy, who will be making his major league debut. Cravy has a 4.51 FIP with a K/9 of 7.9 in the minors this season. The Cardinals should be able to jump on him quickly, which is why Vegas has them listed as -200 favorites tonight at home.
Jhonny Peralta: $3600 (2015 Statistics vs. RH Pitching: wOBA: 0.385 -- ISO: 0.174)
Peralta has been swinging a hot bat with five multi-hit games in his last eight outings. As I mentioned above, the Cardinals’ offense is in a great spot tonight against the rookie Tyler Cravy. Peralta has been very good against right-handed pitching, posting a .385 wOBA and a .174 ISO this season.
Joc Pederson: $4000 (2015 Statistics vs. RH Pitching: wOBA: 0.412 -- ISO: 0.333)
Pederson crushed a home run to center field last night in Coors Field, which was his 22nd extra-base hit of the season. He is a player that was made for Coors Field, as it’s a great ballpark for doubles, triples, and home runs. Pederson is my second-favorite Dodger, right behind Adrian Gonzalez.
Hanley Ramirez: $3700 (2015 Statistics vs. RH Pitching: wOBA: 0.311 -- ISO: 0.200)
Ramirez has had a slow start in 2015, but he has three multi-hit games in his last four and he draws one of the most favorable matchups on the board. Since the start of 2014, Mike Pelfrey has given up a .399 wOBA to right-handed hitters. Ramirez is affordable on FanDuel and he offers great value for both cash games and tournaments.
Melky Cabrera: $2200 (2015 Statistics vs. RH Pitching: wOBA: 0.298 -- ISO: 0.041)
There are a few viable min-salary plays in the outfield tonight on FanDuel, but Cabrera is my favorite of the bunch. He draws a favorable matchup against Colby Lewis, who has given up a .374 wOBA to left-handed hitters since the start of 2014. Cabrera also sees a positive park shift playing in Globe Life Park tonight.