Players will be returning from all star break on Friday and there are a bunch of games on the slate. Although a total of 15 games will be taking place, our Friday baseball picks will not include the Cubs/Rangers game since it’s the only game playing in the afternoon. A total of 14 games start on or after 7:05PM EST and out free DraftKings MLB lineup below will include players from all of these games. Read below to see more analysis and picks!
Pitcher – There are some pitchers who appear to have pretty favorable match ups on Friday. Madison Bumgarner ($11.1K) is a really great choice since the San Francisco Giants play an extremely poor hitting San Diego Padres team. Carlos Carrasco ($12.3K), Bartolo Colon ($6.2K), Steven Wright ($9.7K) and Bud Norris ($6.3K) are all other pitchers who could be in the works for having solid performances.
Catcher – The large number of games on Friday night opens a nice variety of catchers to consider. My top pick would have to be Yasmani Grandal ($4.2K), although he’s also one of the most expensive. Jonathan Lucroy ($4.4K) and Buster Posey ($4.8K) would also fit well into lineups for GPP tournaments. Nick Hundley ($2.7K) would be my top pick for anyone who is looking to punt someone cheap.
First Base – I like lots of first base players tonight. Like most nights many of the my favorite first base picks are the most expensive. Miguel Cabrera ($4.1K) is available at a good price, but will also be player by lots of others. Eric Hosmer ($3.4K) might be a better option for those who are playing GPP tournaments. To go along with those two I also like the match up David Ortiz ($5.3K) and Brandon Belt ($4.7K) have on Friday!
Second Base – Just like many of the other positions, second base has quite a few good players available for Friday night. Some really stand out more than others so be sure to make your choice wisely. Lots of people will be looking at Jose Altuve ($5.1K) although I personally think he’s overpriced myself. You may want to look some into Robinson Cano ($4.4K) since he has a great match up. Jonathan Schoop ($4.1K) and Jason Kipnis ($4.6K) could also put up a solid number of points as well.
Third Base – Lots of good third base players are in action tonight. There are so many that I like it’s been a little difficult to see which ones stand out the most. Manny Machado ($4.2K) is one of my favorite options, but his cost makes me a little hesitant. Nolan Arenado ($4.1K) and Danny Valencia ($3.5K) also look pretty favorable tonight. If you are wanting to go cheap or play a third basemen who might not be owned by lots of people then you may want to look at Martin Prado ($3.7K)!
Short Stop – I personally think the short stop position is a little low on quality players today. That’s kind of strange since there are so many games taking place. When it comes to the match ups I would be looking at playing just a few guys in some of my different tournaments. Manny Machado ($4.2K), Xander Bogaerts ($4.3K) and Francisco Lindor ($4.1K) are probably the top 3 short stops on my list today. Marcus Semien ($3.6K) is another option for those wanting to spend less money in this position.
Outfield – As usual there are some really solid affordable options in the outfield position. So many games presents a ton of players I would throw around in bigger tournaments. If you’re playing cash games then Marcell Ozuna ($4.4K), Stephen Piscotty ($4.9K) and Mike Trout ($5K) would all be pretty safe plays. However, those in GPP tournaments may want to look for players who are owned by a smaller percentage of people. Consider Charlie Blackmon ($3.9K), Tyler Naquin ($3.8K) and Jeff Francoeur ($3.2K) as well since these guys will probably be owned less.
Free DraftKings July 15, 2016 MLB Lineup
The lineup below is one we recommend using on DraftKings in the evening games today. Feel free to play this lineup and see how it works for you! We believe the players within this lineup have solid odds of putting up steady points. Keep in mind, this lineup does not include the afternoon game. Players are only for the evening set of games!
Note: Be sure to double check player availability before your games start. Some players may be benched before the final rosters are released.