David Price is on the mound for the red-hot Toronto Blue Jays, and he should probably be in your DraftKings one-day fantasy baseball lineups, too.
Since acquiring Price from the Detroit Tigers on July 30, the Jays are 19-4 and have scored 138 runs (6.0 per game), giving their pitchers plenty of run support. Price hasn’t needed it, though — in four starts, he’s gone 3-0 in 30 1/3 innings with 33 strikeouts and a 1.78 ERA.
Plus, it’s Price’s 30th birthday Wednesday, marking the first time the pitcher has ever played a major league game on his birthday.
Boston Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts also is a good selection. Despite Chicago White Sox pitcher Chris Sale on the mound opposing Boston, Bogaerts is 4-for-8 lifetime against Sale with a home run, including a 3-for-5 effort (with two runs scored and an RBI) on July 30 at Fenway Park in an 8-2 Red Sox win.
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Here are TC’s three value picks for Monday’s games:
David Price, Pitcher, Toronto Blue Jays: $11,300
Albert Pujols, First Baseman, Los Angeles Angels: $3,900
Xander Bogaerts, Shortstop, Boston Red Sox: $3,300
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