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.
Steven Brault - SP - Miami Marlins
We can take a cheap option tonight with Steven Brault against the Marlins. He is an average lefty at best, but is in a pitchers park against one of the worst teams in baseball. Miami is bottom ten against left-handed pitching, and Brault gives you a ton of value. Brault probably serves best as an SP2 on DK, but I wouldn't mind stacking bats with Coors and him as a single bullet.
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Paul DeJong - SS - St. Louis Cardinals
Paul DeJong is a power righty who can go yard of Steven Matz in this spot. Matz has had his issues with the long ball, and the only thing stopping me from stacking against him is the fact Matz is at home. DeJong is still a nice tournament bat, who has over a .190 ISO against left-handed pitching.
Scott Kingery - OF - Philadelphia Phillies
This is a game to potentially stack as both offenses can thrive in the matchups despite both arms having upside. Max Fried has started to scuffle more and more lately, and will face a loaded Phillies offense. Scott Kingery is the one I have interest in given the value, and has big upside in this spot. In a small 2019 sample he has been crushing this season.
Brian McCann - C - Altanta Braves
Brian McCann has been sneaky good of late, and has a .175+ ISO off right-handers. He will take on Nick Pivetta, who has struggled mightily this season, but also against lefties in general dating back to last season. It is a good ballpark for lefty power, and McCann is a nice option.