Brandon Morrow - $26,956. Morrow has never faced the Nationals in his major league career, but with Washington scoring just 3.87 runs per game, and Morrow sporting a 2.90 ERA, it looks to be a good matchup for the Blue Jays pitcher. The last two games, Brandon has put up a great 7.89 FP/10k, which is elite among pitchers. While Morrow is prone to blowups on the mound, the Nationals’ offense is lackluster, so we should expect a good outing, even if it isn’t like last week’s two-hit shutout. Expect somewhere around the 7.89 FP/10k, with potential for more, with Washington’s twenty-sixth-ranked offense.
Chris Capuano - $25,094. In Capuano’s career, he’s faced the Angels once, putting up a Quality Start, giving up two earned runs on eight hits, while walking three and punching out five, and yet that wasn’t good enough for a win. Today, however, he is on the best team in the major leagues, and if he can hold the Angels to those numbers again, he could get credited with a win. Predicting wins isn’t the easiest thing in the world, as we fantasy owners know, but Capuano is 8-2 this season, and has been money in the bank just about every time. Don’t chase the win, but look for a solid high-strikeout outing with not too many men allowed on base for the rival Los Angeles squad.
Ian Desmond - $5,480. Desmond is one of the streakiest hitters in baseball, and he looks to be heating up, which makes his Market owners happy. In his last six games, he has three doubles and seven RBI, and a good 5.1 FP/10k. Though he hasn’t faced Morrow in his career, just like all of the other Nationals players, the hot streak Desmond is on should warrant at least a look in his direction, as he hopes to move up in the batting order, which could happen with a strong performance today, after going 2-for-4 with a double and a stolen base yesterday.
Michael Bourn - $8,638. Though Bourn on the expensive side for a hitter, he will consistently post positive fantasy points, as he’s done in each of the last ten games. He’s been even better in the last four, contributing 8.25 fantasy points per ten-thousand. The main source of those points come off extra-base hits, as he has one homerun and four double over the four game span, not to mention a chipped-in stolen-base. If you’re looking for consistency, then go with Bourn.
Russell Martin - $6,458. 5.79FP/10k is what Martin has provided in the last six games, which seems to be the sample-size of the day. In those games, he has hit four dingers with eight RBIs, not to mention seven hits. He’s not an attractive play today, but with few hitters seeing pitchers in their career prior to today, we have to go off of hot bats, regardless of the sample-size.Play Now!