The purpose of this column is to highlight some players with upside and well-suited for tournaments. While the majority of the hitter picks will likely have power upside, that's not necessarily the case for all the listed options. Other contextual factors such as batting order, ballpark, opposing pitcher, price, speed, etc also come into play, and you'll see these items sprinkled into the write-ups below. Along with that, we'll be gauging the ownership levels, giving you some plausible pivots from the popular choices in a given game slate.

Per usual, this column will focus on tonight's (main) later slate, with games starting at 7:05 ET.


Brandon McCarthy - R - LA Dodgers

FanDuel SalaryDraftKings SalaryOpponentFIPK%GB%Vegas
Run Total & ML
$7,800$8800@ Padres4.0217.043.57 / -125

McCarthy is one of my favorite "per dollar" picks for the evening slate. He's a slight favorite in the low run scoring environment of Petco Park. I wouldn't read into his low career strikeout rate of 17%, as he has totaled 25 strikeouts in just 18 innings pitched this season.

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