The Tampa Bay Rays hit the road tonight to start a six-game road trip, and it all gets started in the Bronx.
I would imagine throughout this weekend in New York a few players will get points on DraftKings for being hit by a pitch, but who? It’s too early to tell.
Last night all three of our selections put up points on DraftKings, but we were once again highlighted by our visitor selection.
Charlie Culberson put up 16 DraftKings points after hitting a two-run home run in the fourth inning.
Our Rays selections of the night fared well, with Austin Meadows putting up five DraftKings points with an RBI single in the fourth. Brandon Lowe only recorded a walk, for two DraftKings points, but two is always better than zero.
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Tonight, our Tampa Bay Rays selections feature the corner infielders
Joey Wendle ($4,300)
Joey Wendle has been a bright spot for the Tampa Bay Rays so far this season as he enters play tonight with a .298 batting average, with eight RBI’s.
Wendle has been valuable on DraftKings so far this season, averaging 7.1 points per game, and he has registered at least a point in 9-of-11 games this season.
The Yankees will go with an opener tonight, and it will be Nick Nelson. Although Wendle will likely only face Nelson once tonight, he does have two career RBI’s off Nelson in only five at-bats.
Wendle is the 15th most expensive third basemen tonight on DraftKings, and priced well under the average salary. He is a steal tonight for daily fantasy players everywhere.
Yandy Diaz ($3,900)
Speaking of a steal, Yandy Diaz at $3,900 fits that category.
Yandy is on a very nice streak on DraftKings, registering at least two points in all of his last six games.
On the season, Diaz is hitting .270 with 5 RBI’s. However, the question for Diaz, when will he finally see a ball leave the yard this season. Maybe tonight?
In his career against the Yankees opener, Diaz is 1-for-2 with an RBI. Again, he will likely only face Nelson once, but hopefully it will be a valuable at-bat.
Rougned Odor ($2,900)
My opposition selection of the night is Rougned Odor. I won’t lie folks, this is a boom-or-bust pick.
Odor has registered at least two points in three of his four games as a New York Yankee. But there is really one reason I like Odor tonight, and that’s short porch at Yankee stadium.
Odor is a left-handed power hitter, which is perfect for Yankee Stadium. Odor does have a career home run off Wacha, which leads us into our fade of the night.
My Tampa Bay Rays fade of the night is Michael Wacha ($7,800)
It’s pretty easy to understand, Michael Wacha has allowed seven earned runs in only nine innings pitched this season. It isn’t a good matchup for Wacha tonight, I would stay away.