Cody Bellinger (1B/OF, LAD) - On Saturday, Bellinger and the Dodgers face Padres' starter Dillon Overton and his 6.38 ERA. Bellinger is hitting .288 against lefties on the year, and could be a little on the sneaky side since it is a lefty on the mound. The ISO against lefties jumps to .390, and the wOBA jumps to .411. The $3900 price tag is not that bad, and he is a guy to build around in your DFS lineup on Saturday. Stacking Dodgers in addition to Bellinger could be a profitable move also.
Victor Caratini (C, CHC) - The Cubs face spot starter Jackson Stephens on Saturday, and his 4.97 ERA in Triple - A. Caratini was recently called up after the Cubs designated Miguel Montero for assignment. In the Minors, Caratini was raking at a .343/.384/.539 clip. If Maddon tinkers with the lineup, and Caratini is in it, his price is a mere $2000 and is a solid option against an unknown pitcher. If Caratini is out, feel free to stack Cubs against Stephens.
Adam Duvall (OF, CIN) - The Cincy slugger clubbed his 19th home run of 2017, while helping the Reds to a 4-0 win over the Cubs Friday. Duvall was 1 for 2 on the night, with the three-run jack, scored twice and even added his fifth stolen base in the win. The 28-year-old is proving 2016 was no fluke, and has come back even better this season. Friday makes 10 out of his last 11 games with a hit, and a home run in three of his last four. Overall, his line reads .288/.332/.572 with 19 home runs, 57 RBI, 44 runs, and five steals. The 23.8% K% is a tad on the high side, but it is tolerable with the power Duvall is giving you. The hard contact rate of 34.7% is one of the top marks in the majors, and he is making soft contact just 16% of the time, showing he is getting all he can into every swing. If you are attempting to try and get him, his value is as high as ever, as he is showing he is a legit power bat.
Yadier Molina (C, STL) - The crafty veteran chipped in in a big way in the Cards victory over the Nats Friday. Molina finished 2 for 3 with four RBI and a run scored on the evening. Molina is known for his defense, which does not help fantasy owners, but Molina was able to be had late in drafts heading into 2017. Currently, he is performing as a top five fantasy catcher, which means he is returning great value. The nine homers are a surprise, as it eclipses his total of eight from 2016, and speaks directly to the 34.7% hard contact rate jumping 3.6% from 2016. The 13.9% K% is a nice number, especially from your catcher. Catcher is a tricky spot, as production is scarce, and it is hard to find a guy who does not hurt you in some category. Molina is one that does not, and with the value he is producing, keep riding the wave.
Hunter Pence (OF, SF) - Pence went 3 for 4, with a whopping 5 RBI, in the Giants 13-5 pounding of the Pirates on Friday. Pence is enjoying a quietly solid season in an offense that has not performed well, despite the 13-run explosion Friday. His line is .269/.317/.372 with five home runs and 30 RBI. Pence is ranking just inside the top 100 outfielders so far, as his metrics leave a little to be desired. The .290 wOBA is low, and shows he is not hitting for extra bases. He does own a 33% hard contact rate, so the ISO of .105 figures to take an uptick at some point. At this point, he is borderline rosterable in most formats as he is not doing enough to help your lineup. In addition to the production lacking, his health is always a question as he has played in 158 games combined the past two seasons. Leave him on the wire, unless you play in a deep league.
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