Bargain Bin: Wednesday, June 29

June 29 3:58am
AntonioD

By Antonio D’Arcangelis

If you dig around a bit, there are plenty of excellent bargain to be found on FanDuel. I’ve taken a lot of the hard work out of it for you, highlighting several players who are poised to provide great bang for your buck in Wednesday’s games. Whether you’re entered in one of FanDuel’s competitive contests or prepping for a head-to-head battle for cold hard cash, the following players could give you the winning edge.

P – Edinson Volquez, CIN ($5,000) – He’s walking way too many batters, but Volquez is capable of huge strikeout totals and lights-out stuff. I love the Reds lineup against Rays starter James Shields in this one, and that could mean a lot easier time for Volquez, who with run support can afford to be a lot less fine with his pitches.

C – David Ross, ATL ($3,100) – Ross is a rarity – a backup catcher who can rake. He’s got a good chance of playing today in an AL park and Brian McCann as a great candidate for the Braves DH.

1B – Mark Trumbo, LAA ($3,000) – Before you laugh, find me another 1B option for $3K with 13 dingers. Trumbo’s .302 OBP is far from exciting, but if you’re going with a top-notch starter today, you’ll need to pinch pennies at 1B.

2B – Jemile Weeks, OAK ($2,800) – The younger brother of Rickie Weeks doesn’t have the power of his Brewer sibling, but he’s fast, can hit for average, and is getting a lot of playing time for the Athletics. Give him a go against Ricky Nolasco, who’s starting for the lowly Marlins.

3B – Brent Morel, CHW ($2,600) – Morel has played his way into an everyday job in Chicago, and he’s a super cheap option at a position where regulars usually cost a lot more. But as a whole, I’d prefer to save my dollars at another position.

SS – Eduardo Nunez, NYY ($2,700) – As long as Jeter is on the shelf, Nunez, is the SS to start. The latest news is that the Captain will take a little while longer to rehab and won’t be activated this week.

LF – Laynce Nix, WAS ($3,100) – Nix is one of several talented Nationals outfielders with solid upside, and he’s the cheapest LF option with double-digit jacks. He’s just 2-8 career off Haren (including a double), but those aren’t prohibitive numbers. Just check the status of his Achilles (he’s listed as questionable) before plugging him in.

CF – Trent Oeltjen, LAD ($2,500) – The young outfielder is showing more patience at the plate and appears to be capable of filling in for the Dodgers. If he’s in the lineup, he’s a steal at this price. He’s a decent power-speed combo and could someday be an .800+ OPS guy at the major league level – not a bad bargain for $2.5K.

RF – Chris Heisey, CIN ($3,000) – You shouldn’t count on any more three-homer games, but it’s acceptable to give Heisey a shot when he’s almost guaranteed to get a spot in the lineup (the Reds will probably DH Gomes again on Wednesday). Heisey struck out three times last night, but I have a feeling Shields is due to give up some long balls.

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