Four day games and 11 night games are on the docket in Major League Baseball on Wednesday. Yesterday’s DFS article really failed with the lineups to stack, but those of you that took advantage of Yan Gomes got two home runs and a really strong start from Anibal Sanchez. It seems like there are a couple of good calls for every couple of bad calls and that’s the hard part about daily fantasy baseball. The variance is a lot to overcome. All you can do is keep putting in the work and hope to hit that magical lineup or, at the very least, keep grinding it out in 50/50s and H2H matchups.
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Here are the top teams to stack for GPPs on June 10:
Kansas City – It’s Fade Kyle Gibson Day again as we get an ideal matchup of one of the league’s most successful contact offenses against a pitch-to-contact pitcher. Gibson has a 3.00 ERA, but a 4.57 FIP and a 4.24 xFIP. His 82.5 percent strand rate is going to come down and his .265 BABIP against is going to go up. The Twins are among the league’s worst teams in the field and they will get plenty of chances to screw things up in this game. The Royals are getting their third look at Gibson this season. In his first start, Gibson scattered nine hits and allowed just one run. In his second start, he gave up four runs in five innings and walked four without striking out a batter.
Oakland – After Nick Martinez defied the odds again, we’ll go right back to Oakland against Yovani Gallardo. Gallardo is a bit better of a matchup for Oakland given the higher walk rate and lack of a changeup to keep lefties off-balance. Gallardo has a 4.03 SIERA and projection systems are picking him to have an ERA well of 4.15 or higher the rest of the way. Oakland has scored at least four runs off of Gallardo in both starts this season and Gallardo hasn’t been working deep into games, which brings the shaky Rangers bullpen into the equation.
Chicago White Sox – Nobody ever expects much from the White Sox lineup, so that’s what makes them a sneaky stack for Wednesday. Vincent Velasquez is making his Major League debut with a big arm and unpolished secondary pitches. The White Sox lineup isn’t very good, but Velasquez will have some nerves and could fight with his fastball command. If nothing else, the White Sox are a very cheap stack once you get past Jose Abreu and Avisail Garcia.
Here are the top value hitters for June 10:
Freddie Freeman ($4,700) – I normally don’t do this, but Freddie Freeman is so hot that he should be streamed in all formats. Freeman is hitting .420/.465/.925 over his last 10 games and .303/.370/.516 for the season. He has a favorable platoon split against Tyson Ross on Wednesday and has been the main driving force in the Braves lineup. He’s hitting for good power this season and appears to be taking the next step towards being one of the game’s elite hitters.
Carlos Correa ($3,800) – This is a bit of gamble, but Correa’s sweet right-handed swing goes up against Jose Quintana on Wednesday. Quintana may be able to use the youngster’s aggressiveness against him by using a steady diet of breaking stuff, but Correa has shown good discipline at every level in the minors and has a power and speed combination that is highly valuable in DFS formats.
Delino DeShields ($3,400) – DeShields has gotten progressively more comfortable at the MLB level and has successfully swiped 13 out of 14 bases. He’s batting leadoff and he draws a good amount of walks, so he has a chance at five plate appearances on a nightly basis. He’s not a huge power threat, but he puts bat-to-ball and can get those bonus points for stealing bases.
Here are the top value starting pitchers for June 10:
Vincent Velasquez ($4,300) – So I mentioned possibly stacking against Velasquez, but you can’t ignore the strikeout potential at this price. Velasquez has had very high K rates at every stop in the minors and the free-swinging White Sox could give him a very memorable MLB debut. I’d hesitate before assuming that he comes up and throws like Lance McCullers, but with high K upside at the second-lowest price, it’s tough to not take a flyer on him in at least one contest lineup.
Williams Perez ($4,900) – There aren’t a lot of high strikeout pitchers on tap for Wednesday, so finding value in a guy like Williams Perez may work out in your favor. Perez has good splits against righties on the season and the Padres have no shortage of those. He doesn’t miss a whole lot of bats, but he’s an “effectively-wild” type and the Padres like to expand the zone more than almost any other team.
Carlos Martinez ($7,800) – Players will shy away from Martinez because he’s pitching at Coors Field, but that may be a mistake. Martinez can rack up some strikeouts and has a good ground ball split to avoid major damage at Coors Field. Frankly, I think he may be the best streaming option of the bunch. The Coors factor is the only reason I’d be afraid, but Michael Wacha punched out 10 Rockies on Tuesday and this isn’t the same lineup that we’re used to seeing from Colorado due to injuries.