DRAFT MLB Lineup Advice: Wednesday (6/13)
We have plenty of options when playing on DRAFT for Wednesday. Not only do we have a full 15-game slate to work with, but we have four times to choose from when joining a contest: 15-game (12:10 pm start), 12-game (3:05 pm start), nine-game (7:05 pm start), and two-game (10:05 pm start).
On the downside, only three games have an over/under of at least nine total runs. Also, four teams are considered heavy favorites (-190), according to Vegas: Indians (-190), Astros (-200), Cardinals (-210), and Red Sox (-255).
This article is posted well before lineups are released by the managers. If you have a question, feel free to reach me on Twitter @CharlieSideHstl.
1. Chris Sale, BOS (@ BAL)
2. Gerrit Cole, HOU (@ OAK)
3. Trevor Bauer, CLE (@ CWS)
4. Zack Greinke, ARI (vs. PIT)
5. Jacob deGrom, NYM (@ ATL)
6. Kenta Maeda, LAD (vs. TEX)
7. Garrett Richards, LAA (@ SEA)
8. Luke Weaver, STL (vs. SD)
9. Nick Pivetta, PHI (vs. COL)
10. Jose Berrios, MIN (@ DET)
From early games (deGrom) to later starts (Bauer, Cole, etc.), we have stellar pitching options all across the slate on Wednesday. My top-ranked pitcher plays at 3:05pm (EST). Sale hasn’t won since May 22nd, but he dominated in his last outing: 8 IP, 1 ER, and 10 K. He’s notched at least eight strikeouts in six of the past seven appearances. Sale’s opponent, the Orioles, are last in runs scored (229 runs in 65 games) and seventh in team strikeouts (598). Baltimore is also 25th in team wOBA (.302) against left-handed pitchers.
We get the return of Maeda on Wednesday, too. He hasn’t pitched since May 29th. Prior to that appearance, he threw 111 pitches and tallied 12 strikeouts against the Rockies in only 6.2 innings of work. For Wednesday, his Dodgers host the AL West’s Rangers. Texas currently leads all of baseball with 658 total strikeouts this season.
1. J.D. Martinez, BOS (@ BAL)
2. Mitch Moreland, BOS (@ BAL)
3. Brian Dozier, MIN (@ DET)
4. Giancarlo Stanton, NYY (vs. WSH)
5. Joey Votto, CIN (@ KC)
6. Miguel Sano, MIN (@ DET)
7. Scooter Gennett, CIN (@ KC)
8. Jose Ramirez, CLE (@ CWS)
9. Freddie Freeman, ATL (vs. NYM)
10. Mike Moustakas, KC (vs. CIN)
11. Francisco Lindor, CLE (@ CWS)
12. Anthony Rizzo, CHC (@ MIL)
13. Whit Merrifield, KC (vs. CIN)
14. Kris Bryant, CHC (@ MIL)
15. Jose Martinez, STL (vs. SD)
16. Carlos Santana, PHI (vs. COL)
17. Paul Goldschmidt, ARI (vs. PIT)
18. Jake Lamb, ARI (vs. PIT)
19. Eugenio Suarez, CIN (@ KC)
20. Eduardo Escobar, MIN (@ DET)
Bostons is second on the slate with a 5.4 implied run total. Naturally, two Red Sox top our infielder rankings for Wednesday. Martinez has been a staple in the DRAFT lineup for weeks, but it’s time to introduce another member of the lineup into these posts. Moreland is second on the team (behind Martinez) with a .235 ISO against right-handed pitchers. This season, he’s batting .302 against righties.
For those who like the batter vs. pitcher numbers, Dozier is in a favorable spot. In his career, Dozier is 13-for-32 (.406) with six extra-base hits (three home runs) against Matt Boyd. Dozier also has a .255 ISO against left-handed pitchers since 2017.
1. Mookie Betts, BOS (@ BAL)
2. Aaron Judge, NYY (vs. WSH)
3. Mike Trout, LAA (@ SEA)
4. Andrew Benintendi, BOS (@ BAL)
5. Rhys Hoskins, PHI (vs. COL)
6. Charlie Blackmon, COL (@ PHI)
7. Scott Schebler, CIN (@ KC)
8. George Springer, HOU (@ OAK)
9. Bryce Harper, WSH (@ NYY)
10. Tommy Pham, STL (vs. SD)
11. Eddie Rosario, MIN (@ DET)
12. Justin Upton, LAA (@ SEA)
13. Marcell Ozuna, STL (vs. SD)
14. Lorenzo Cain, MIL (vs. CHC)
15. Michael Conforto, NYM (@ ATL)
16. Michael Brantley, CLE (@ CWS)
17. Kyle Schwarber, CHC (@ MIL)
18. David Peralta, ARI (vs. PIT)
19. Adam Eaton, WSH (@ NYY)
20. Brandon Nimmo, NYM (@ ATL)
We’ve already covered Boston, now let’s talk about the team with the highest implied run total on the slate, the Yankees (5.5 total runs). Judge has homered in two of the past five games. Erick Fedde gets the nod for the Nationals on Wednesday. In his lone start of 2018, Fedde allowed three earned runs in 5.2 innings of work. Last year, in 15.1 innings with Washington, he allowed 16 earned runs.
Not only is Betts back, but Hoskins is also back for DFS use. On Tuesday, he returned and walked twice. This season, Hoskins is hitting .273 against lefties (.220 vs. righties). Hoskins also leads the Phillies with a .294 ISO against southpaws.