The below line-up is based on a $35,000 salary cap with the following scoring system:
Hitters: 1B = 1pt, 2B = 2pts, 3B = 3pts, HR = 4pts, RBI = 1pt, R = 1pt, BB = 1pt, SB = 2pts,
HBP = 1pt, Out (calculated as at bats - hits) = -.25pt
Pitchers: W = 4pts, ER = -1pt, SO = 1pt, IP = 1pt (Fractional scoring per out)
P – Clayton Kershaw (LAD) - $10,400
Kershaw is coming off a rain shortened outing (5 IP) in which he only gave up three hits and struck out nine.
C – Yadier Molina (STL) - $2,900
Molina is facing Jordan Zimmerman (SP-WAS) who he has hit at a .429 clip over his career.
1B – Steve Pearce (BAL) - $2,600
Since the injury to Matt Wieters, Pearce has really stepped it up for the Orioles. In the month of June he is batting .429 and tonight Baltimore is home where Pearce is hitting .432 on the season.
2B – Danny Espinosa (WAS) - $2,200
Espinosa is facing Lance Lynn (SP-STL) who he is 3-for-5 against with 2 HR.
3B – Mike Moustakas (KC) - $2,500
The Royals are facing Jose Quintana (SP-CWS) who Moustakas is 8-for-19 with 2 HR over his career.
SS – Ian Desmond (WAS) - $3,400
Desmond is facing Lance Lynn (SP-STL) who he has hit .500 over his career.
OF – Andrew McCutchen (PIT) - $5,000
McCutchen has been on fire over the last week hitting .500 AVG, 7R, 6 2B, 4 HR, 11 RBI and a stolen base.
OF – Josh Hamilton (LAA) - $3,800
Hamilton is 6-for-9 with 2 HR against Braves starter Aaron Harang (SP-ATL) throughout his career.
OF – Daniel Nava (BOS) - $2,200
Nava is 3-for-6 lifetime against Justin Materson (SP-CLE) and 8-for-18 over the last seven days.
Good luck, keep an eye on the weather, do your homework and make sure that your guys are indeed starting. Also, I would recommend checking out DailyFanatsyRosters.com as it is a great resource for daily fantasy information.