Jacob deGrom, SP, at Was (Ross), $54: The cheap options among Tuesday's SPs are pretty dismal, so you might as well buck up for deGrom, who holds a 1.38 ERA over his past 10 starts. The most impressive thing about this mighty streak is that deGrom has allowed just 50 hits-plus-walks in the 72 innings pitched in this span, equaling a 0.69 WHIP that is the best among MLB starters for these past two months. deGrom willl face Washington rookie Joe Ross, who has been excellent in three starts for the Nats, but you'd rather he face the rookie than any of the other starters in the Nats' rotation.
Brett Anderson, SP, at Atl (Wood), $41: Considering that he owns a 2.65 ERA over his past 14 starts and is facing a Braves offense that has produced the second-lowest Slugging% in the league versus southpaws, Anderson looks like a pretty nice bargain for Tuesday. And he'll face-off against Atlanta's Alex Wood, who has allowed the third-highest Batting Average Against (.299) among qualified starters this season.
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A.J. Pierzynski, C, vs. LAD (Anderson), $7: Of course, you'll have to make sure Pierzynski is in the lineup on Tuesday, as he's played four straight games since the break. Assuming he plays, you have to like the savings opportunity of being able to plug in a $7 catcher that owns a solid .748 OPS on the year and has a nice little history against Dodgers starter Brett Anderson (3-for-8).
Justin Bour, 1B, at Ari (Hellickson), $14: Bour has gone 12 straight games without a home run, but the potential to end that streak on Tuesday is ripe. Bour will face Arizona's Jeremy Hellickson, who ranks among the top 20 starters in most home runs allowed per nine innings (1.24). And the D'backs righty has allowed a batting average north of .300 versus LHB - Bour has hit all 10 of his home runs against RHP.
Robinson Cano, 2B, at Det (Greene), $16: Apparently Cano's stomach bug has gone into hibernation, as the M's second sacker has come alive in July with a .978 OPS and five home runs. And while he's been downright awful against most all southpaws this season, he won't have to worry about that on Tuesday. Righty Shane Greene will toe the mound for the Tigers, and his .993 OPS allowed to LHB is third-worst in MLB.
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Adrian Beltre, 3B, at Col (Kendrick), $15: Just like on Monday, the Tex/Col matchup is on the board as the highest Over/Under in Vegas (11), which means you'll want to get in on the expected fireworks show. Beltre's not a bad way to go here, coming off a 3-for-5 effort on Monday (two doubles). Despite complaining that his thumb still doesn't feel great, he's collected a hit in seven of his past eight games with five doubles and a home run. Facing Colorado's Kyle Kendrick, the only starter in the league allowing more than 2.0 HR/9, Beltre looks like a bargain at $15.
Francisco Lindor, SS, at Mil (Garza), $13: It has taken a while for Lindor to gain traction since his promotion to Cleveland but it looks like things are finally starting to take hold for the Tribe's rookie shortstop. Lindor is hitting .343 (12-for-35) in his past eight games with a home run and three doubles. On Tuesday, he'll face one of MLB's most accommodating starters in Milwaukee's Matt Garza, who has allowed an opponent's batting average of .296.
Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, vs. Bal (Chen), $17: Ellsbury is just 1-for-12 since the All-Star break, but he's got the right matchup to break out of his mini-slump. The Yankees speedster owns a career .368 BA mark (7-for-19) against Baltimore starter Wei-Yin Chen, who has allowed six home runs in his past 29 innings pitched.
Brandon Barnes, OF, vs. Tex (Harrison), $13: Barnes is riding a nice six-game hitting streak in which he's hit .500 (9-for-18) with three doubles. Right-handed hitters have beat up Texas starter Matt Harrison pretty good during his career, and he'll be making his first start at Coors Field, where Barnes owns a .337 BA this season. If Barnes ends up on the pine on Tuesday, conisder his likely replacement, Drew Stubbs, who is dirt cheap ($7) and is 5-for-11 in his past six games - he's also 1-for-2 career against Harrison. You could use the extra savings to go bigger at some of the other positions, like first base (Prince Fielder) or outfield (Mike Trout).
Michael Bourn, OF, at Mil (Garza), $10: If you pay up for an ace like DeGrom, you are going to have to dig deep for a few bargain bin deals. Bourn's history card against Milwaukee starter Matt Garza makes him one of those tempting low-priced options. The Indians outfielder is 10-for-19 (.526) in his career against Garza, who owns an abysmal 5.55 ERA and 1.55 WHIP this season. And while Bourn has endured plenty of his own struggles this season, at least he's coming off a 3-for-6 performance in his last outing on Sunday.