Daily Dime: Running Rajai, cool Correa, dirty Moose, a handful of Pirates

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Daily Dime: Running Rajai, cool Correa, dirty Moose, a handful of Pirates
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Everyone goes under the lights Tuesday night, so there’s much to discuss. Double-check the lineups, dance through the raindrops, set your lineup. We’ll help you. Your score is our score. 

Players to Buy 

Rajai Davis, OF, vs. CHC (Lester), $2900: Pretty easy to punch this one up. Davis is a lefty-killer for his career, and he has strong history against Jon Lester (.882 OPS). And any rabbit against Lester is a good play - bags fly free against a pitcher with the pickoff yips. If you’re in the mood for a pay-up Tiger, Miguel Cabrera’s career numbers against Lester are rather ridiculous (14-for-27, 1.417 OPS, nine walks against three whiffs). 

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Carlos Correa, SS, at CHW (Rodon), $2200: Although no one is managing much pop against Carlos Rodon thus far (must be the Sabotage mustache), he’s struggled to keep right-handed bats off base (.277 average, .382 OBP). Correa has the undying praise of every prospect hound, and you get him for the lowest Fan Duel salary. 

Freddie Freeman, 1B, vs. SD (Shields), $3800: First base is a Candyland position in DFS, as there’s constantly an overflow of good options at different price points. Freeman is never a bad play against anyone, but his best swing shows at home (.905 OPS) and against righties (.933 OPS). James Shields can be gopher prone at times, especially in the platoon deficit (eight homers). 

Adam Jones, OF, vs. BOS (Rodriguez), $3400: The bubble-popping Oriole has homers in three of his last four games, and while Eduardo Rodriguez has been a blast in his first few turns, Jones enjoys the platoon advantage in a home-friendly park. Jones is just No. 22 in price among the Tuesday outfielders. 

Corey Kluber, SP, vs. SEA (Elias), $11,100: Okay, you probably don’t need much of a nudge towards Kluber, but let’s at least appreciate how tasty the matchup is. Kluber is the biggest Vegas favorite on the card, Seattle is the third-easiest strikeout for a righty pitcher, and Yan Gomes, Cleveland’s defensive ace, is back behind the plate. And while it’s a big ticket, you do save $500 against those that play Max Scherzer. 

Chris Colabello, OF, vs. MIA (Haren), $2900: Aren’t the Jays a riot? They’re 47 runs ahead of everyone else, but somehow have a losing record. The home park is funky, the surface is crazy. Life in the YYZ. Cola's crazy hit rate makes some people nervous, but a 29 percent line-drive clip eases my worry. And it’s fun to dial him up while the price is still under 3K. Dan Haren is no one to fear. (If you feel like cutting a check, Joey Bats has three homers in 20 career at-bats against Haren.)

Mike Moustakas, 3B, at MIN (May), $2400: Maybe I don’t understand the pricing matrix. Moose is the No. 9 third baseman in 5x5 value thus far, but you can acquire him for a pittance on a one-day contract. Sounds good to me. You’ll easily recognize Moose, he’s the guy with the dirty uniform in the top of the first. Pigpen on a diamond. He's carrying a .917 OPS on the road, how lovely. 

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Various Pirates, vs. MIL (Jungmann):

 I know it's the PCL, but Taylor Jungmann has jagged Triple-A numbers. Hello, Pirates hitters. Anyone you feel like. Parker, Oliver, Pops, Mad Dog. I’m usually not looking for spots for Pedro Alvarez, but this is when you might dial him up. Pittsburgh’s seasonal numbers are ordinary against right-handed pitching, but this is the time where you ignore that stuff. 

Stephen Vogt, C, vs. TEX (Martinez), $3200: The price moved into a higher bracket for a while, but Vogt is back to the affordable level and rates a solid Tuesday play. He’s been especially terrific in home games, against all pitching - if you cut it up to the RHP draws, you get .340 with three homers. Nick Martinez’s Regression Tour is coming to a city near you. 

Mike Foltynewicz, SP, vs. SD (Shields), $7300: The Padres are the fifth-easiest strikeout for a right-hander, and Folty averages better than a whiff per inning. Your confidence in this play is tied to how you feel about James Shields, because Foltynewicz doesn’t have great innings upside. If you think the Braves win the game, it’s worth chasing the possible four-point kickback. 

Todd Frazier, 3B, vs. CIN (Harang), $4200: Yeah, this list goes to 11. Frazier’s home stats read like a gigantic misprint, and while Aaron Harang isn’t the rag-arm he’s often made out to be, this is a matchup the Reds can exploit. 

(No, we didn't list any Colorado-St. Louis bats. We assume you can get there on your own. Warm weather in the forecast.)