Happy Fourth, you guys. Here’s hoping you have a safe, fun and profitable holiday. Maybe let Seth Smith handle the fireworks this year. (He’s on a crazy tear, if you hadn’t noticed.) The MLB schedule gets rolling at 11:05 AM ET on Monday, so lock in your lineups early. If you’re looking for recommended starters, here’s the best $200 lineup I can build…
P Carlos Martinez, STL, $45 (vs. Mil) – He’s allowed two runs in his last 28.1 innings. TWO.
P Jerad Eickhoff, Phi, $41 (vs. Atl) – Atlanta is still last in MLB in run-scoring (280), last in homers by a mile (43), and No. 28 in team OBP (.302). Eickhoff should roll.
C Willson Contreras, CHC, $15 (C. Reed) – I gotta think a price correction is coming soon on Contreras, because he’s been ridiculous (.294/.390/.588). The Cubs have already seen Reed once, and they hammered him (4.0 IP 9 H, 7 ER).
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