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Lineup advice for Angels vs. Mariners Showdown

We break down ideal picks for Wednesday’s Angels-Mariners matchup.

Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels bats against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the fifth inning at RingCentral Coliseum on July 27, 2020 in Oakland, California. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The Los Angeles Angels and Seattle Mariners will play Wednesday at 9:40 p.m. ET. Mariners lefty Marco Gonzales will face Angels righty Dylan Bundy. 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 Picks

Mike Trout, P, Angels: $16,500

Trout has hit lefty Marco Gonzales well so far in his career, which is of course not surprising. Trout just returned to the team and the lineup after the birth of his child and promptly hit a home run in his first at bat. He’s about as safe as you can get for the Captain’s spot tonight.

Utility Picks

Max Stassi, C, Angels: $4,000

Jason Castro got the start last night, so Stassi could be in line tonight against Gonzales, who he hit a three-run home run against a week ago. If he gets the start, he’ll be hard to pass on at his rock bottom price.

Dylan Bundy, P, Angels: $10,600

Is Bundy’s decent start to the season a mirage? Probably, but facing the Mariners again gives him a good shot at keeping his strikeout numbers high. He fanned eight in six innings when they last met. He also took the loss after giving up a three-run home run to Jose Marmolejos, but still managed a 19.9 DK points game.

Kyle Lewis, OF, Mariners: $8,000

Lewis hit safely in ten straight to start the season and has three home runs, nine RBIs and seven runs in that stretch. He’s striking out a lot, but so far he’s been too consistent not to feel good about.