There are some very intriguing pitching options for the Mastersball 50/50 Challenge on Friday. Right now, anyone pitching against the Phillies is a candidate and they draw Madison Bumgarner ($9100). While Bumgarner has underperformed against his 2014 numbers, he had strung four good starts together before the early July 4th start at Washington.
Among other candidates to start for me are Mike Montgomery ($6500 and still under-priced), Clay Buchholz ($7300) and Gio Gonzalez ($6600). There would be consideration for Lance Lynn ($8100) and Gerrit Cole ($9400) if they were not facing each other.
Two hitters I am definitely targeting on Friday are Josh Donaldson ($6000) facing the lefty Danny Duffy in Kansas City. Donaldson is hitting .356 with six home runs this season in 76 at- bats against southpaws. Cameron Maybin ($4200) is finally showing all the potential he had as a Tigers prospect and the centerpiece of the trade that brought Miguel Cabrera to the Tigers.
Don't forget you can play against the other Mastersballers and me at Fantasy Score.