For Tuesday, you can find me in my regular spot - the FantasyScore Mastersball Daily 50-50 GPP contest with $225 in prizes available for just a $5 entry fee. Hurry if you want to join as the Mastersball contests have been quickly filling up each day.
Here are a few of my picks for today's contest.
As much as I am tempted to take Stephen Strasburg at home against Miami, his $7700 price is a bit too rich for my blood. A better value pick at $1000 less may be the Yankees’ Michael Pineda against Toronto. The oft-injured righty is off to a fine start with 32 strikeouts against just two walks this season. Versus the Jays, Pineda has a decent career ERA of 3.93 in six starts.
The Cardinals and Cubs had a 10-9 slugfest on Monday night with three more games coming. One of the unsung leaders of the MLB-best 19-6 St. Louis club is Matt Holliday at $4300. The outfielder has reached base in every game in which he has played this season, with a .462 OBP that is first in the National League. He draws Kyle Hendricks at home Tuesday night, against whom he is 4-for-9 with two long balls and four RBI.
Holliday’s teammate Jhonny Peralta is quietly hitting .305 through the first month with 12 RBI in 25 games. My $3500 shortstop pick is 3-for-8 in his career against the struggling Hendricks (5.23 ERA).
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