The Shot Dude: Doubling Up
A double is the most underrated hit in baseball.
You're automatically in scoring position and you don't have a hulking first baseman barking in your ear.
Your favorite Shot Dude has found a double play of diamond gems from four different teams to help build your winning fantasy team.
Today's plays originate from the six evening games, which you can view with the help of the Bovada data tool located on our Home page:
Double-Ups also happens to be one of my favorite FanDuel games to play. At day's end, you have double what you started with -- who doesn't love that?
Jarred Cosart, Miami ($6300) ... is the low-priced hurler I'm rolling with today. I think the Marlins' offense will out-hit the Mets and get to their starter, Steven Matz. Cosart has been great in his career against left-handed batters, only allowing a .226 average. Five of the everyday Marlin starters exceeded .800 OPS last year against southpaws, which should spell trouble for Matz. Both pitchers are making their first start of the year.
Wilson Ramos, Washington ($2300) ... will complete quite the low-cost battery for my team. The Nats will face Bud Norris for the second time in less than a week, and I think they'll get to him today. Norris gave up almost a .300 batting average to both lefties and righties last year. Ramos had 2 hits and 12 fantasy points the first time he faced Norris.
Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs ($4700) ... is out of the gates quickly with 10 RBIs already! Hitting in a prime spot in that order suits him, and even though this is a lefty-lefty matchup, I'm not worried. Dude's OPS last year against port-siders was almost .900.
Robinson Canó, Seattle ($38 00) ... has 6 hits so far this season; 4 of them are home runs. Since the revised scoring system at FanDuel awards 12 points for both a home run and a win, those are the categories to target. The Mariners are facing Colby Lewis, a pitcher against whom Canó has a lifetime 8 for 21 record.
Kyle Seager, Seattle ($3400) ... completes my Mariner double-up because he's also hit Lewis well in his career. Dude's crushed 2 dingers among 10 hits in 29 at bats against the Texas righty. With no games projecting a high run total, I think Seager and Canó are the two to ride in Seattle today
Carlos Correa, Houston ($4800) ... has 3 homers and 2 steals in 6 games so far. Dude's hot start isn't surprising, as he made quite a splash in his rookie season last year. Hitting at home against Kansas City righty Chris Young makes Correa's high salary feel more affordable for me tonight.
George Springer, Houston ($3600) ... rounds out my Houston double-up, as he should hit next to Correa in the order. Dude's already launched a grand slam at Yankee Stadium and now returns home, where he hit 9 homers in 53 games last year. The 'Stros have the highest total of any team playing in this evening's games.
Dexter Fowler, Chicago Cubs ($3400) ... had a day off yesterday, but I'm hoping that doesn't derail his sizzling 10-for-19 start at the plate. The Cubs have never seen the Reds' Brandon Finnegan before tonight, so the stat sheet's clean in that regard. I love using leadoff switch-hitters, plus Fowler had an .865 OPS against lefties last year.
Jason Werth, Washington ($2700) ... got his first hit of the season yesterday, and I expect that to be the start of something big for this streaky hitter. Werth should hit right next to Ramos in the order to complete my Nats double-up. Washington has the second-highest team total behind Houston tonight.
Your favorite Shot Dude hopes you have double the fun of a normal day and come out a winner.
Please pick up the kids on time, and always give it your best shot!
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