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Lineup advice for Red Sox vs. Yankees Showdown

We break down ideal picks for Sunday’s Red Sox-Yankees matchup.

Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees scores on a wild pitch in the ninth inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on July 29, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees will play Sunday at 7 p.m. ET. Yankees lefty James Paxton will host a yet to be names Red Sox pitcher at Yankee’s Stadium. 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

Aaron Judge, OF, Yankees: $14,100

The Red Sox have yet to announce a starting pitcher as of this writing, but the Yankees are mashing the ball right now while the Red Sox pitching has been one of the worst in the league. I feel confident in stacking Yankees hitters tonight. That of course includes Judge, who has hit a home run in each of his last four games.

Utility Picks

James Paxton, P, Yankees: $11,000

Paxton should be able to bounce back from being shelled in his first start, but there is no doubt he was hit hard, as he gave up five hits and three earned runs in one inning. The lefty gives up over a home run per nine innings to righties, but also has better all around numbers versus righties than lefties. That kind of balance makes it tough to set a lineup against him and until J.D. Martinez gets on track, the Red Sox offense isn’t at its peak. In GPPs I’d think about giving him a chance in the Captain’s seat.

Christian Vazquez, C, Team: $8,400

Paxton is a wildcard until we see a good game from him, but Vazquez has been hitting lefties well so far. Whatever Paxton we see, could have trouble with the Red Sox’ catcher, as he has three home runs and three RBIs against lefties in just ten at bats this year.

Luke Voit, 1B, Yankees: $6,600

Voit has five hits in his last four games, including two home runs. We need some value and Voit has a good chance to stay hot against the Red Sox bullpen on Sunday. He’s risky, but his power gives plenty of reward for his price.