David Price - $33,814. After having a bad outing against the Mets in which he allowed seven runs in five innings on June 13th, Price bounced back with two solid outings against both the Nationals and Phillies.Philadelphia (10th) is surprisingly better thanDetroit (13th) in terms of offense. Today, Price takes on the worse hitting team between the two of them – the Tigers. Even though the Tigers can explode with runs, Price looks to keep the damage minimal as he has had success against them in his career: a .222 batting-average-against, with a 3.1:1 K:BB ratio in 29.1 innings. Prior success for a pitcher that is only getting better can only mean things will be great for him when he takes the mound this evening.
Jose Quintana - $23,810. While starting against the Yankees is always dangerous, especially a rookie, Quintana has appeared to be a pleasant surprise this season for the White Sox, posting a 1.25 ERA in his short career. While he only has 24 strikeouts in 43 innings, Quintana has still scratched the surface of success, and that can’t be taken away from him. What also can’t be taken away from him, is that he has performed well in his last three starts; and well enough to put up 6.26 FP/10k. One of those starts came against a better offensive team than the Yankees - the Cardinals - in which he provided the White Sox with a win with four strikeouts in five innings. While his WHIP was high in that start, at 2.00, He still heldSt. Louis to only one run. If he can hold the Yankees to one run, he could be in line again for the win.
Mark Trumbo - $6,552. Trumbo just recently hit The Market, and with his performance over the past nine games, he deserves it. Over that span, he has put up amazing numbers: eleven hits, four homeruns and twelve RBIs – good enough for 6.61 FP/10k. Hopefully Trumbo can learn from teammate Albert Pujols on how to hit well against Carlos Villanueva, something Albert has managed to do against the Blue Jays’ right hander. Pujols would have been featured in this article had he not been over $8,000, so the next best thing is to take his young, slugging teammate, Mark Trumbo.
Chris Young - $6,708. Though Chris Young’s career batting average against Randy Wolf is only .267, Young is not known for his average, but rather his power and speed combination. While his speed hasn’t translated into stolen bases, what it has translated into was three doubles in eight hits. The power has been there, too, though, as he has a homerun and a .467 Slugging Percentage. As we shift away from the Wolf-Young matchup, we look at what Young has done recently, with two homeruns in the last five at bats; and as many of you know – when Young gets hot, he gets white hot. So catch him at a good value before his price skyrockets.
Quintin Berry - $5,000. How the rookie maintains such dominance at the plate is unbelievable. What is also unbelievable is the fact that he has been arguably the best Tigers hitter in the past five games from a fantasy perspective with 10.8 FP/10k. WithBerry being so cheap, he should be played in just about every StarStreet matchup; even against the Rays’ fantastic starting pitcher, David Price. If you are starting both Price andBerry, then you must pray that they can both post amazing fantasy numbers – something the two of them have the ability to do.Play Now!