DK/FD – Main slate (12 games) – starts at 7:05 p.m. EDT
The major rain should clear out by the time the NYY@NYM game starts but it is heading towards COL@BOS. That game could experience a delay at some point so just bear that in mind when making your lineups.
We have a rare Wednesday slate where the majority of MLB games are on the late side. We are going to start with a late game that may be an obvious play, but also maybe not. Tyler Glasnow has shown over his past two starts that he still has the electric stuff and is going to be tough to hit.
But don’t look now because the Oakland A’s, that’s right the A’s, have compiled an impressive 7 game win streak. But I’ve been more impressed with their pitching over that stretch, as they have won two games over that stretch with a score of 2-1.
Glasnow will get his strikeouts no matter what and if the Oakland bats aren’t able to square him up, like they haven’t been able to do all season, he should be one of the top DFS pitchers today.
Another late game, Michael Wacha and the San Diego Padres are taking on the surprisingly hot-hitting Cleveland Guardians, are 3rd in baseball in wRC+(125) over the last two weeks. Those numbers are buoyed a bit by back to back 10-run games last week, including one that went 14 innings, but they are hitting the ball better than they have all year.
However they started to come down to Earth a bit last night against Joe Musgrove and I think that continues tonight against Wacha. The veteran righty hasn’t given up more than two runs since April and has been surprising with his strikeouts, with 7 or more in 3 of his last 5 outings. The kitchen sink approach has worked nicely for Wacha and I think that will be too much for the Guardians to handle.
Rockie Road has shipped up to Boston and taken the first two games of the series. However, I don’t see that success sustaining today against Garrett Whitlock. With no Kris Bryant , there just isn’t anyone that scares me in the Colorado lineup. Whitlock has been very up and down this season but he was very much up in his last start, with both his changeup and slider sporting 50.0+ CSW%. That start gives me a lot of confidence in Whitlock going forward, especially against Rockie Road.
For a bit of a dart throw, I am going with Ben Lively against the lowly Royals on Wednesday. I know that is a terrifying proposition, especially if you look at his last two starts.
But hear me out. Regardless of whether he is allowing runs or shutting his opponent down, Lively eats innings for Cincinnati. He gave up 12 runs combined in his last two starts and still pitched 13.2 innings. Prior to those two starts though, he only gave up 4 runs across 3 starts and 17.1 innings. With how poorly the Kansas City offense is performing lately, I think Lively can limit the runs and work his way deep into the game, providing you excellent value.
I am a big fan of both Reid Detmers and Andrew Heaney, but the talented lefties are in for some trouble tonight. Bot the Angels and Rangers offenses have been popping off lately and I am fully in on the righty bats in each lineup. Oh and Shohei Ohtani. And Corey Seager I guess.
Taylor Ward is finally starting to turn things around and Hunter Renfroe went yard last night. Mike Trout, Anthony Rendon and Brandon Drury should be ready to go in the middle of the lineup and Zach Neto has shown some punch at the bottom of the lineup.
Marcus Semien is both an elite 2B option and leadoff hitter. The righty-heavy 3-4-5 of Nathaniel Lowe, Adolis García and Josh Jung are extremely hard on lefties. Jonah Heim is one of the best hitting catchers out there and nobody seems to notice. Then at the bottom of the lineup Ezequiel Duran is slashing .302/.351/.512 and Leody Taveras is slashing .301/.361/.464. There are going to be runs galore in this game so stack it accordingly.
Other bats worth mentioning:
- The Pirates are facing a lefty in Drew Smyly today, which means you need to find a way to get Rodolfo Castro in your lineup. Ke’Bryan Hayes has been great of late as well and veteran righties Andrew McCutchen and Connor Joe are solid options as well.
- The Phillies and Diamondbacks have been two of the hottest offenses over the past couple weeks, and I don’t hate a stack of this game either. Corbin Carroll and Ketel Marte are great at the top of the lineup and Lourdes Gurriel Jr. and Christian Walker have serious HR potential against Ranger Suárez. The 1-5 of Philly’s lineup in Kyle Schwarber, Trea Turner, Nick Castellanos, Bryce Harper and J.T. Realmuto is as good as it gets and if they are on Merrill Kelly they could put up 15 runs for the 2nd consecutive game.
Hitter Pricing 6-14-23