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Mark Buehrle, SP, at Phi (Morgan), $39: Things didn’t work out great for R.A. Dickey on Tuesday, but the Blue Jays are once again the biggest favorites of the day, and there are a dozen pitchers more expensive than Buehrle. He offers little strikeout upside but has allowed three runs or fewer in each of his past 13 outings. Meanwhile, opposing pitcher Adam Morgan has a 26:14 K:BB ratio over 50.1 innings.
Nathan Eovaldi, SP, vs. Min (Santana), $25: He has a 3.41 ERA at home this season and is the cheapest pitcher available Wednesday despite the Yankees being one of the more favored teams on the board. Eovaldi’s average fastball velocity (96.4 mph) is by far the highest among all starters, for what it’s worth.
Buster Posey, C, at Stl (Garcia), $18: He’s facing a tough pitcher, but Posey is easily the best catcher in baseball, and he’s just $3 more expensive than James McCann.
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, at Pit (Happ), $21: Going back to the well here based on his price. J.A. Happ has been very homer-prone against right-handers during his career.
Anthony Rendon, 2B, at Col (De La Rosa), $14: Obviously he’s been a massive disappointment this season, but he was the No. 12 fantasy hitter last year and is facing a southpaw in Coors Field.
Josh Donaldson, 3B, at Phi (Morgan), $23: He’s up to 33 homers and 91 RBI after going yard twice Tuesday and is an MVP candidate. Donaldson owns a 1.100 OPS against lefties this year.
Troy Tulowitzki, SS, at Phi (Morgan), $18: This seems like a bargain for the best hitting shortstop in baseball. Morgan has allowed seven homers over 38.2 innings with a weak 21:10 K:BB ratio versus RHB this season.
Jose Bautista, OF, at Phi (Morgan), $21: I prefer them at home, but I’m stacking the Blue Jays here. Bautista is up to 28 homers even in what’s seemingly been a down year, and he’s facing a lefty starter on a team with the second-worst ERA (4.70) in major league baseball (the only worse plays in Colorado).
Jayson Werth, OF, at Col (De La Rosa), $14: He hit leadoff Tuesday, resulting in three runs scored. Werth has struggled this year, but he’s seemingly back to health, is facing a lefty and is hitting in Coors Field at a discounted price.
Michael Cuddyer, OF, at Bal (Jimenez), $7: Paying for so many elite hitters results in one cheap option, and that’s Cuddyer (he’s one season removed from posting a .955 OPS). In reality, the point here is just to find any outfielder who’s in the starting lineup in the $7 range.