Thursday DFS MLB Plays


Welcome to Thursday’s edition of RotoMinds Daily MLB Plays. A split slate leaves us 10 games tonight with no Coors Field series.

Pitching Rankings

  1. Zack Greinke
  2. Danny Salazar
  3. Chris Archer
  4. Gerrit Cole
  5. Jason Hammel

There isn’t much gap in the top 4 pitchers tonight so the true top play will be determined once the team lineups have been released and we get to see where the sharp money moves this afternoon. Zack Greinke is the largest favorite which is nice for the win probability on FanDuel. Danny Salazar has big strikeout upside against the Cubs but he does struggle with the long ball so several of the Cubs will rank as good plays as well tonight.

Catcher Rankings

  • Buster Posey – Posey earns the top spot against a young LHP.
  • Yasmani Grandal – Grandal is a great target if he can draw a top 5 spot in the order tonight.
  • Brian McCann
  • Russell Martin

1st Base Rankings

  • Adrian Gonzalez – Adrian Gonzalez is the top play tonight with his .414 RM adjusted wOBA.
  • Adam Lind
  • Miguel Cabrera – Miggy gets Mike Leake tonight… you could argue he is the top play.
  • Lucas Duda – Duda is once again one of my favorite GPP plays tonight in a big park shift at Toronto
  • Joey Votto

2nd Base Rankings

  • Jeff Baker – Baker ranks highest in our adjusted wOBA rankings but will fall short in fantasy point projections due to the pinch hit probability.
  • Robinson Cano
  • Jason Kipnis
  • Neil Walker – The Pirates finally face a RHP so we should see plenty of Neil Walker tonight.¬†
  • Scooter Gennett

3rd Base Rankings

  • Martin Prado
  • Kris Bryant
  • Kyle Seager
  • Josh Donaldson
  • Chase Headley

Third base provides a wide range of options from Josh Donaldson to Martin Prado. Donaldson has a nice matchup at home but the price tag is a little extreme for cash games. Martin Prado has the largest park shift in his favor and generally holds a great lineup spot.

ShortStop Rankings

  • Jose Reyes
  • Brad Miller
  • Adieny Hechavarria
  • Alcides Escobar

Shortstop is all about Jose Reyes or punting with a player in a good lineup spot.. Stay tuned.

Outfield Rankings

Giancarlo Stanton is the clear cut top play in the OF and the #1 overall hitter in the RotoMinds model tonight in a huge park shift at Yankee Stadium.

Outfield Tier 1:

Joc Pederson, Jose Bautista, Michael Brantley, Andrew McCutchen, Yasiel Puig, Bryce Harper, Gregory Polanco

Outfield Tier 2:

Alex Gordon, Nelson Cruz, Marcell Ozuna, Anthony Gose, Joey Butler, Brandon Moss, Tyler Collins

Mike’s Top Six Team Stacks

Blue Jays – Reyes, Donaldson, Bautista, Smoak, Martin

Dodgers – Pederson, Gonzalez, Puig, Turner

Marlins – Stanton, Baker, Prado, Ozuna

Good luck!

Be sure to use the our optimal lineups when they are posted later this afternoon.

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