Today's Daily Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Best starting pitchers, streamers for Wednesday, June 12Sporting News — (Matt Lutovsky)
There are only four afternoon games on Wednesday, but three of the top seven pitchers in today's MLB DFS pitcher rankings will start in the daytime. However, all of our top four will go under the lights, so there are still some legit studs -- but not many sleepers -- for FanDuel and DraftKings contests.
Justin Verlander (vs. Brewers) is the no-doubt top starter, so expect him to be highly owned. The value options are more matchup-based than talent-based, as Miles Mikolas (@ Marlins) and Daniel Norris (@ Royals) stand out. David Hess (vs. Blue Jays), Shaun Anderson (vs. Padres), and Edwin Jackson (@ Orioles) have good matchups on paper, but chances are you'll want nothing to do with those three.
Brandon Woodruff (@ Astros) has the most boom-or-bust potential given his matchup, but if you use him in a GPP, he could pay off in a big way. The same goes for Cole Hamels (@ Rockies) pitching in Colorado. Given the lack of arm talent today, both are legit options.
Rain doesn't look like it will have any real effect on today's games, but check the Fantasy Alarm Weather Center closer to lineup lock for the latest reports.
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Today's Daily Fantasy Baseball Pitcher Rankings: Wednesday, June 12
(O) = Opener | (PLR) = Primary Long Reliever
|Rank||Pitcher||Team||Opponent||Opp. wRC+ vs. LHP (rank)||Opp. wRC+ vs. RHP (rank)||FD||DK|
|1||Justin Verlander||Astros||vs. Brewers||N/A||104 (11th)||$11,100||$11,300|
|2||Joey Lucchesi||Padres||@ Giants||68 (30th)||N/A||$7,900||$9,600|
|3||Jose Berrios||Twins||vs. Mariners||N/A||110 (7th)||$9,600||$10,300|
|4||Mike Soroka||Braves||vs. Pirates||N/A||95 (T-14th)||$10,600||$10,900|
|5||Yonny Chirinos||Rays||vs. A's||N/A||93 (18th)||$6,500||$10,400|
|6||Zach Plesac||Indians||vs. Reds||N/A||79 (26th)||$8,400||$7,400|
|7||Lance Lynn||Rangers||@ Red Sox||N/A||106 (10th)||$9,400||$9,000|
|8||Miles Mikolas||Cardinals||@ Marlins||N/A||75 (T-29th)||$7,600||$7,200|
|9||Zach Eflin||Phillies||vs. D-backs||N/A||89 (20th)||$8,500||$8,700|
|10||Brandon Woodruff||Brewers||@ Astros||N/A||117 (3rd)||$8,900||$7,600|
|11||Cole Hamels||Cubs||@ Rockies||88 (T-20th)||N/A||$7,200||$8,100|
|12||Daniel Norris||Tigers||@ Royals||71 (28th)||N/A||$6,100||$5,000|
|13||Rick Porcello||Red Sox||vs. Rangers||N/A||108 (T-8th)||$7,000||$7,000|
|14||Danny Duffy||Royals||vs. Tigers||91 (18th)||N/A||$6,900||$7,400|
|15||Anthony DeSclafani||Reds||@ Indians||N/A||84 (T-23rd)||$6,300||$6,700|
|16||Brett Anderson||A's||@ Rays||102 (T-12th)||N/A||$6,600||$5,600|
|17||Merrill Kelly||D-backs||@ Phillies||N/A||94 (17th)||$7,700||$8,000|
|18||David Hess||Orioles||vs. Blue Jays||N/A||75 (T-29th)||$6,000||$4,100|
|19||Shaun Anderson||Giants||vs. Padres||N/A||84 (T-23rd)||$6,500||$6,600|
|20||Jordan Yamamoto||Marlins||vs. Cardinals||N/A||95 (14th)||N/A||$7,500|
|21||Edwin Jackson||Blue Jays||@ Orioles||N/A||83 (25th)||$5,700||$5,300|
|22||Tommy Milone (PLR)||Mariners||@ Twins||134 (1st)||N/A||$6,700||$6,900|
|23||Mitch Keller||Pirates||@ Braves||N/A||101 (12th)||$5,500||$7,000|
|24||Antonio Senzatela||Rockies||vs. Cubs||N/A||108 (T-8th)||$6,200||$4,500|
|25||Cory Gearrin||Mariners||@ Twins||N/A||120 (1st)||N/A||$4,000|
wRC+ is defined by Fangraphs as "[measuring] how a player’s wRC compares with league average after controlling for park effects. League average for position players is 100, and every point above 100 is a percentage point above league average. For example, a 125 wRC+ means a player created 25% more runs than a league average hitter would have in the same number of plate appearances. Similarly, every point below 100 is a percentage point below league average, so a 80 wRC+ means a player created 20% fewer runs than league average." For more on the stat, click here.