This article is part of our FanDuel MLB series.
Jordan Zimmerman, $9,300 - This is likely the highest-priced pitcher mentioned in a column on a Monday this season and there's good reason for it. Every other pitcher has some type of red flag attached to them whether it's the team matchup or ballpark they'll be pitching at. However, Zimmerman has a nice matchup against the Phillies in a game the Nationals really need to win. He's a nice favorite to get the extra four-point bonus for a win and he's arguably been the Nationals best pitcher over the last month. He's recorded seven straight starts of double-digit points in the FanDuel system and looks poised to make it an eighth.
Josh Phegley, $2,700 - Phegley has been hitting left-handed pitching well this season, posting a .833 OPS against southpaws. He gets to move into a slightly better stadium in Chicago and goes up against John Danks tonight. Danks has struggled all season but especially to right-handed hitters giving up a .302 batting average against. Phegley will likely be overlooked and have a low ownership.
Brandon Belt, $3,000 - Keyvius Sampson has been a gas can lately and with the Reds having nothing to play for they'll keep trotting him out every five games. That being said, he's a great pitcher to fade whenever he's on the mound. Enter Belt, who has mashed right-handed pitching this season as his .846 OPS against is evidence of. Keyvius has given up a .993 OPS to lefties this season putting Belt in a great spot at a decent price. Teammate Alejandro De Aza ($2,700) is in play here as well.
Robinson Cano, $3,100 - Cano has posted positive fantasy point games over the last week and gets a decent matchup at home against Garret Richards. In a small sample, Cano has gone 6-for-20 against Richards with two doubles and a triple. Cano has been a different player over the second half of the season as his .909 OPS since the All-Star break shows.
Adrian Beltre, $2,700 - While Beltre is past his prime, he's still a consideration on a daily basis considering his talent and home ballpark. It's still pretty hot in Arlington and Beltre is fresh off a two-home run, five RBI game. He continues to hit lefties well and has always hit them better than righties. It's not the greatest matchup against Scott Kazmir but Kaz has given up seven runs in 11.2 innings in Texas this season.
Wilmer Flores, $3,200 - Granted, this isn't a cheap price for a position that it hasn't been worth paying up for this season. Flores has been a beast against left-handed pitching, clobbering them to a tune of a .988 OPS. That mark suggests he should be much more towards the $4,000 mark and probably past it. Terry Collins is hopefully aware of this and should have the shortstop in a good RBI position in the lineup.
Nolan Reimold, $2,500 - It seems like Buck Showalter knows what players to play and has utilized his team to the best of their abilities all season. Earlier this season it was using Jimmy Paredes, Steve Pearce against lefties (another good option) and now Reimold. He comes into the game on a two-game homer streak and has scored 7.25, 10.5 and 5.5 fantasy points over his last three games. Riding his hot streak plus his .860 OPS against lefties this season are enough reasons to deploy him tonight.
Jacoby Ellsbury, $2,800 - This price might be the lowest it's been all season for Ellsbury. He's not in the best hitting environment at Tropicana Field but his talent is too much to ignore here. Ellsbury is still an excellent leadoff hitter who has had a little success against Erasmo Ramirez. Over five plate appearances against him he's gone 3-for-4 with a home run and a walk. Jacoby has been in a bit of a slump lately both driving down his price and likely leading him to be lowly owned in both cash games and GPPS.
Aaron Hicks, $3,000 - There have been several right-handed batters to use then the splits work in their favor and Hicks has quickly become one of them. For the season he's has a whopping .970 OPS versus lefties and six of his home runs have come against them in only 77 at-bats. He's also swiped three bags in that small sample size which would be an added bonus if he gets on base. Kyle Lobstein isn't a dominant pitcher either and using teammate Miguel Sano ($4,300) is a bad idea.