Just how far can playing the matchups on free agency take you? Could a full season of waiver wire-caliber second basemen equal a year’s worth of Neil Walker? Those are the questions we seek to answer with another edition of our Spot Start Squad.
There are a lot of new names on today’s edition of the Spot Start Squad, and that begins at catcher with Josh Donaldson. He’s been pretty hot of late and I’ve almost picked him a few times this week, but I like his matchup tomorrow facing the right-handed Ivan Nova in a hitter’s park. Nova has a very high WHIP and gives up a lot of hits.
Chris Nelson has been a featured starter for the better part of a week, and there’s no reason for that to change as he faces the left-handed Patrick Corbin. Nelson’s ownership rate is up to 27 percent from just 22 percent yesterday, but he’ll almost assuredly stay under 50 percent for the remainder of the season.
Matt Dominguez has been Houston’s starting third baseman fo...