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Daily Fantasy Baseball Lineup for May 29

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It’s time to try a different strategy in setting my Star Fantasy Leagues daily lineup. I’ve been only marginally successful lately going with inexpensive pitching options and high value offensive players. This time, I’m spending big on some of the best starters going. A good outing from a pitcher will guarantee a good points foundation for my team and I’ll fill my lineup with cost-efficient players who are hitting well now. So, join me over at SFL and enter the promo code “SJN” for a 40% deposit bonus.

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May 13, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Houston Astros catcher Jason Castro (15) at bat against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

(C) Jason Castro $4,202 – Castro comes as a very inexpensive option, but has also fared extremely well recently. He’s hitting .733 over the last week with 2 home runs.

(1B) Adam LaRoche $6,265 – The notoriously slow starter has been just that again this season, posting a .243 average. But, as is his MO, things are turning around for him now. He has hits in 6 straight games, with 3 home runs.

(2B) Kelly Johnson $6,225 – I’m going to keep rolling with Johnson until he cools off. He’s hitting .358 this month with 7 home runs.

(3B) Josh Donaldson $7,202 – He’s been very good all season, but Donaldson has been even better in the last week, batting .435 with a 1.283 OPS.

(SS) Zack Cozart $5,255 – Cozart has 12 hits in his last 6 games and has at least 1 in 8 of 9. I like those numbers for this price.

(OF) Michael Bourn $8,025 – Bourn is coming off a 2-hit performance and is hitting .310 on the year. He is also 7-for-25 against tonight’s opposing starter, Bronson Arroyo.

(OF) Jacoby Ellsbury $7,205 – Ellsbury has been largely disappointing this season, but seems to be getting on track. He has hits in 7 of his last 8 games and 3 stolen bases during that stretch. Now is the time to use him before his price goes up.

(OF) Marcell Ozuna $4,898 – Ozuna isn’t the Miami outfielder expected to make waves this season, but he has. Ever since taking over for the injured Giancarlo Stanton in late April, he’s batted .316 and is in the midst of a 13-game hitting streak.

(U) Kendrys Morales $6,445 – Morales is continuing to anchor the heart of the Mariners’ lineup and has been doing that fairly well, hitting .300 on the year. He also has 17 hits in his last 8 games.

(SP) Anibal Sanchez $13,765 – Sanchez is coming off a dominant performance against the Twins, going the distance on Friday allowing just 1 hit and striking out 12. Outside of one bad start against the Rangers, he has been very good in every outing all year.

(SP) Jordan Zimmermann $16,488 – Strasburg who? Not that he hasn’t been quite good this year, but it’s been Zimmermann who’s really been the ace of the Washington staff with 8 wins, a 1.71 ERA, and 0.87 WHIP. He’s averaging 7.1 innings per start and has given up 3 runs only once.

(RP) Joe Nathan $2,189 – Chances are Diamondbacks’ starter Brandon McCarthy isn’t going to give up many runs, so if Rangers’ starter Justin Grimm can keep Arizona’s offense in check, Nathan could get a save chance.

(P) Kris Medlen $11,785 – Medlen continues to be unlucky by not getting any run support, but he has pitched well all year. He should turn in another solid outing against the Blue Jays and maybe the Braves’ offense will score for him and get him a W.

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