With a full slate of MLB games, one would think that selecting pitchers today would require little effort. Sadly, I do not think that today is the day of easy picking. My preference has been to go with home teams. Among those playing at home today, I only like David Price ($8900) and Jacob DeGrom ($7300).
Beyond that, looking at recent results, Madison Bumgarner ($8500) has done quite well and is going against Matt Garza, who has been less than stellar this season. That said, Bumgarner is on the road in Milwaukee.
Unfortunately, all three are quite expensive. However, today appears to be the day for extravagant spending on pitchers.
As far as the hitters, ignoring all else but the recent hot streaks, Prince Fielder ($4600) and most Rangers have been torrid hot. Hunter Pence ($4600) has been on a tear since returning from the DL. Torii Hunter ($4300) has at least one hit in his last four games and Brian Dozier ($4900), hitting at the top of the Twins lineup, is long removed from his early troubles.
These four batters are not excessively expensive. When added to two of the above three pitchers, they could make a well-rounded team.
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