Tampa Bay Rays Daily Fantasy: Players to play and players to avoid on 07/31/2020

Mike Zunino (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)
Mike Zunino (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images) /

With lineups set for Friday night’s slate, we take a look at a Tampa Bay Rays-centric daily fantasy lineup. Let’s go!

The Tampa Bay Rays are in Baltimore tonight facing their old friend, former Rays pitcher Alex Cobb.

Here are the lineups for tonight’s game:

Tampa Bay Rays Lineup

  1. Ji-Man Choi (L), 1B…. I mean, he’s a switch hitter now! YES!
  2. Brandon Lowe (L) 2B
  3. Willy Adames (R) SS
  4. Yoshi Tsutsugo (L) LF
  5. Yandy Diaz (R) 3B
  6. Hunter Renfroe (R) DH
  7. Kevin Kiermaier (L) CF
  8. Manuel Margot (R) RF
  9. Mike Zunino (R) C

Baltimore Orioles Lineup

  1. Austin Hays (R) CF
  2. Hanser Alberto (R) 2B
  3. Renato Nunez (R) DH
  4. Anthony Santander (S) RF
  5. Pedro Severino (S) C
  6. Rui Ruiz (L) 3B
  7. Pat Valaika (R) 1B
  8. DJ Stewart (L) LF
  9. Andrew Velazquez (S) SS

Tampa Bay Rays to avoid in DFS

Yandy Diaz has been struggling this season. his average launch angle -1.6 this season. Not only is he not hitting in 2020 so far, but he is also 0-3 against Cobb in his career.

Kevin Kiermaier had the walk-off triple on Sunday but he’s still hitting just .190 on the season. He hasn’t looked terrible at the plate, but he’s 1-6 in his career against Alex Cobb, as well.

Tampa Bay Rays to play in DFS

Brandon Lowe is hitting .308 on the season and slugging .577 this season without a homer. He eats right-handed pitchers for lunch and Cobb salad is on the menu tonight in Baltimore.

You aren’t going to believe this but Mike Zunino is hitting .800 in five at-bats against Cobb in his career. When he connects he has power. He could be a sneaky play tonight.

Yoshi Tsutsugo has looked like a veteran professional hitter. He’ll be hitting cleanup tonight on the right side of the matchup.

Willy Adames is on fire right now, hitting .333 and batting third. He may even kick in a stolen base. He’s also hitting .333 against Cobb in three career at-bats. Lucky number threes for Adames tonight.

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The game begins at 7:35 pm ET.