Looking to build the bank for a great weekend? DraftKings daily fantasy baseball provides a great opportunity to do just that. With a massive schedule, we’ve taken the liberty of picking out the best MLB position players for owners.

In anticipation of the Friday slate, here’s a look at the top players to target at several positions across the MLB.


First Baseman: Jose Abreu, Chicago White Sox ($4,700)

He’s not off to quite the same torrid start that he had as a rookie, but Jose Abreu is still putting together another strong fantasy season. In fact, over his last three games, Abreu has averaged 9.7 fantasy points—all without hitting one of his six home runs.

Abreu is also facing off with Jesse Hahn, making this a perfect matchup for the White Sox slugger. Hahn has been shelled over his last three starts with a 7.63 ERA, so Abreu should have no issue producing for Chicago.


Second Baseman: Ian Kinsler, Detroit Tigers ($4,200)

Another position player, another matchup that works to his liking. Ian Kinsler has been as consistent as any second baseman this season. While he hasn’t quite seen the power surge fantasy owners hoped for, Kinsler is still one of the most clutch players in the game, per Tigers PR:

Now he gets a chance to tee off against an unproven pitcher in Carlos Martinez. The young hurler has allowed six homers in six starts this season and has allowed seven runs over his last two outings. Don’t leave Kinsler out of your lineup. It’s really as simple as that.


Third Baseman: Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays ($4,300)

Evan Longoria has cooled off slightly since ripping off three homers in three games, but he’s remained one of the most consistent bats for fantasy owners. After getting off to a slow start, Longo is now up to 9.3 fantasy points per game over his last 10 performances.

Going up against former Yankees pitcher Phil Hughes, Longoria is comfortable at the plate against the Twins’ ace. With a .367 on-base percentage in 27 at-bats against Hughes, owners can rely on Longoria to continue his solid numbers against Minnesota.


Shortstop: Andrelton Simmons, Atlanta Braves ($4,100)

Simba can hit, too. Commonly known as an outstanding defensive shortstop, Andrelton Simmons is producing at the plate as well. That growth is evident by Simmons’ .767 OPS and 7.7 fantasy points per game early in the year.

His numbers have also picked up this month, via the Braves’ official Twitter account:

Batting in a spacious park in Miami, Simmons will have more chances to get on base and show off his speed. Still available at a reasonable price, nab Simmons against the Marlins and expect him to shine.


Outfielder: Joc Pederson, Los Angeles Dodgers ($4,500)

There’s just something about the Los Angeles Dodgers and young stars. Yasiel Puig broke out for the Blue Crew two years ago, and now Joc Pederson is mirroring his success. It might not show up with a steady bat, but Pederson makes up for it with the long ball.

His four homers over the last nine games proves the power that fans expected is present at the MLB level. With 10 four-baggers already and 21 RBI, Pederson should tatter Eddie Butler on Friday night. Mike Trout and Bryce Harper are at a much higher price point, making Pederson a great bang for the buck.

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