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Lineup advice for Giants vs. Rockies Showdown

We break down ideal picks for Monday’s Giants-Rockies matchup.

Donovan Solano #7 of the San Francisco Giants hits a two-run rbi single against the Texas Rangers in the bottom of the third inning at Oracle Park on August 01, 2020 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The San Francisco Giants and Colorado Rockies will play Monday at 8:40 p.m. ET in Colorado. Righty Chi Chi Gonzalez will face the righty Johnny Cueto. DraftKings will have Showdown DFS contests available for the matchup. We break down the ideal lineup strategy below, and you can play here.

Captain’s Pick

Donovan Solano, 2B, Giants: $12,600

Chi Chi Gonzalez will make his first start of the season as the fifth starter. Gonzalez hasn’t been good so far in the majors. Playing in Colorado won’t help of course, but last season he sported a 1.57 HR/9 and he didn’t discriminate between lefties and righties in allowing those dingers.

Solano is on a heater through two weeks of the season. He has 15 hits through 32 at bats with 13 RBIs and just three strikeouts. Those numbers get even better when you look just at him facing righties, as he has gone hitless against lefties in nine at bats. That’s not great for when a lefty comes in, but I’ll take my chances with how he’s playing.

Trevor Story, OF, Rockies: $16,500

Story has been his normal self, slugging .759 with an OPS of 1.231 through two weeks of the season. He’s also back in the thin Colorado air facing a much declined Johnny Cueto, who he has hit well in his career. If you feel good about your cheaper options, Story is a great play in the Captain’s seat.

Utility Picks

Ryan McMahon, 1B/2B, Rockies: $6,800

The lefty McMahon is solid against righties, as he has a .354 wOBA against them so far this season. He hasn’t shown much power, but he hit a home run yesterday. I expect this game to have more runs than you can imagine and McMahon should be a part of that.

Sam Hilliard, OF, Rockies: $5,400

Hilliard has gotten off to a rocky start, but hasn’t been completely on so far. His numbers against righties are hard to pass on at his price though. In his short time in the majors, he’s hitting a .351 ISO, .610 SLG and .383 wOBA against righties and if he gets the start in Colorado at this price, I’m playing him.