The Shot Dude: Parade of Hitters

Published on 29-May-2016 by MunkeBiz8
MLB / MLB Daily Stake

Going deep into the holiday.

Many Americans will hit up a parade today or tomorrow.

If there's one thing the USA's citizens know how to do, it's throw a parade to honor our fallen service men and women.

Stay right here and celebrate with me.

Your favorite Shot Dude has a parade of hitters for you to build your fantasy team around.

With a full Sunday schedule, here's something you will rarely hear -- Brewers stack! These guys feel cheated out of yesterday's win and have a great matchup today. You can look over the entire slate of games with the help of the Bovada data tool on our Home page:

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Pitcher

John LackeyChicago Cubs ($9800) ... has struck out 61 batters in 61 innings and has a solid 3.38 ERA going into today's home start against Philadelphia. I'm not a big fan of the Phillies' offense and the paltry 158 runs they've scored to date. Atlanta is the only team to have scored less in MLB with 153 and has played one less game.

Infielders

Jonathan LucroyMilwaukee ($3200) ... has homered in two straight games and rewarded his takers with fantasy scores over 31 in both. Dude's been one steady competitor through the Brews' rough start and trade rumors, with a batting average of .284 and 8 homers.

Chris CarterMilwaukee ($3000) ... is among the league leaders with 13 home runs. Dude's also very strikeout prone, which has his batting average at .231. I think he's a boom player today and will be in my lineup, provided manager Craig Counsell doesn't sit him.

Jed LowrieOakland ($2600) ... has 11 hits in his last 9 games and has seen his batting average climb to a healthy .307. Dude should hit out of the fifth spot when the A's face Mike Pelfrey and Detroit. Lowrie has two hits, including a triple in this series, so far.

Matt DuffySan Francisco ($2100) ... gets to hit in Coors field today, although others have fared better in this series. Duffy went 0-4 in Friday night's game, but came back with two hits yesterday. Overall, dude's had 10 hits, scored 5 times, and stolen 3 bases in his last eight games.

Jonathan VillarMilwaukee ($4000) ... is the Brewer's hottest hitter right now, even after going 0-4 yesterday. Dude's had 14 base hits and 7 walks in his last 10 games alone. Villar also leads all of baseball with 17 stolen bases and had two in the same inning in Friday night's game.

Outfielders

Ryan BraunMilwaukee ($4200) ... is the fourth Brewer I stock my squad with today. Braun has been scalding the baseball all season, carrying a current .351 batting average. Dude's second to Carter for the team lead in homers with nine. I think we'll see another today off Cincinnati starter Brandon Finnegan.

Matt KempSan Diego ($2700) ... like Lucroy, has homered in two straight games. Even though his batting average is down around .230, Kemp hasn't been lacking in the power department. Dude's hit 12 long balls and driven in 32 in 49 games.

Nolan ReimoldBaltimore ($2400) ... gives your lineup another .300 hitter at a cheap price. Reimold has had just 70 at bats this season, but has been great when he's played. Dude most likely will hit sixth, but check closer to game time to make sure he's in Buck Showalter's staring lineup.

Your favorite Shot Dude sincerely hopes your weekend celebration culminates with some extra money in your pocket.

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Keep the ants away from your picnic, and always give it your best shot!

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