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Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup for May 20

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May 17, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) hits RBI single in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

There’s a bit of an abbreviated Monday night schedule, with 11 games on the docket this evening. So, I’ll fill my daily fantasy baseball roster with players from those 22 teams over at Star Fantasy Leagues. Once again, enter the promo code “SJN” for a 40% deposit bonus.

(C) Wilin Rosario $7,690 – The Colorado catcher is having himself a nice little year, hitting .284 with nine home runs and 26 RBI. Pretty solid stuff for a backstop. He also has multiple hits three games in a row and has two homers, seven RBI, and five runs during that span.

(1B) David Ortiz $9,455 – If you’re still waiting for Ortiz to start hitting like a typical 37-year-old, than you’re surely disappointed. If he had enough at bats, he would be second in the American League with a .364 average. He’s also riding a seven-game hitting streak with eight hits in his last three games alone, including two home runs.

(2B) Marco Scutaro $6,676 – Scutaro is swinging a very hot bat at the moment. He has a MLB-best 17-game hitting streak and has multiple his in 13 of those games. He’d be a great pick anyway but, especially, at this price.

(3B) Eric Chavez $5,785 – Chavez is hitting like it’s 2001. While it’s still early enough, his .330 average is higher than any full season of his career. He’s also added five home runs and it doesn’t hurt that he has nine hits in the last week.

(SS) J.J. Hardy $6,905 – Hardy has turned into a very nice player for the Orioles. He’s provided good power (8 home runs) to the shortstop position and has had very good career success against tonight’s opposing starter, C.C. Sabathia — a .412 average, one homer, and five RBI.

(OF) Adam Jones $8,989 – Jones is another Oriole who hits well against Sabathia (.318 average, 3 home runs). He’s also hit well overall lately, with hits in seven of his last eight games.

(OF) Carlos Gonzalez $8,105 – Gonzalez is hitting like a legitimate Triple Crown threat this season and has also had a very nice week, with a 5-hit game and two two-hit games in the last six days.

(OF) Shane Victorino $6,505 – After missing a few games with a back injury, Victorino returned to the lineup last night and had a hit, a run, and a stolen base. I’m banking on him building on that tonight.

(U) Mitch Moreland $7,998 – As I’ve said before, I like having a power threat in my utility spot. Tonight, that is Moreland. He has 10 homers on the year and four in his last seven games.

(SP) Jon Lester $12,005 – Lester has pitched like the ace he’s supposed to be this year, giving up more than three runs only once in nine starts. Tonight, he gets the White Sox, who have scored the fewest runs in the AL and has the fifth-highest strikeout total in the league.

(SP) Shelby Miller $13,845 – The 22-year-old has been extremely impressive this year, going 5-2 with a 1.40 ERA and adding 57 strikeouts. He’ll face the Padres tonight and they have the fourth-most strikeouts in the NL.

(RP) Jonathan Papelbon $1,905 – Papelbon only has eight saves on the year, but that is mostly due to the lack of opportunities he’s had. I’m banking on him getting one tonight against the Marlins.

(P) Dallas Keuchel $3,998 – I’ve been going with a second closer here more recently, but I haven’t been happy with the results. So, tonight, I’m opting for the cheapest starter. Keuchel hasn’t been terrible in his two starts for the Astros this year (11.2 IP, 6 ER, 6 K), but I’m just hoping for something out of this spot. Maybe I can grab a few points here, whereas I have been getting nothing from a closer who didn’t make it into a game.

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