Week 1 Fantasy Baseball Circle Of Trust

Mets 1B Peter Alonso

Nothing else left to prove in the minors after blasting 21 ding-dongs in Triple A last season.  Alonso should see regular playing time at 1B. Feel free to deploy Alonso in lineups where power is lacking.  

Rays DH Yandy Diaz

Expected to see time as part of a rotation at 3B with Matt Duffy out of commission.  Diaz was the main piece in return for the Rays in a 3-team deal with the Indians and Mariners.  Diaz has been road blocked in Cleveland, so we’ll get to see what his hard contact can do with regular playing time.  Diaz will eventually pick up position eligibility at 3B and 1B. Feel free to stream him Week 1 if in the lineup. Owners looking for a lottery ticket may want to roster Diaz.

Padres SP Joey Lucchesi

Takes on the Giants at home on Friday. I believe SF will be one of the worst clubs in all of baseball in 2019 yet again.  Lucchesi struck out 13 and walked 4 in 14 spring innings. I own Lucchesi in multiple leagues this year and expect him to take a step forward in 2019.  

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