Tonight should be a night of fireworks. One, because we will witness one of the more exciting NBA Drafts in recent history this evening, (shameless plug for our NBA content for you hoop heads and feel free to drop a dime in the comment section below giving us your thoughts on tonight’s draft. Do the Cavs avoid running the risk of another Anthony Bennett blunder with the 1st overall pick by trading it off to say the Celtics? Where does Joel Embiid land? Who you hoping lands with what team? Sleepers, Busts, whatever we are interested). And Secondly, and more importantly for our daily baseball bankroll, because we have favorable hitting matchups among the top two NL scoring teams in the Rockies and Brewers in hitter friendly Miller Park, along with two of the top five scoring offenses in the AL in the Blue Jays and White Sox set to tee off in the top home run producing park in the AL since 2013 in the Rogers Centre, and if those two games do not provide enough potential to see some dongs we also have heartthrob Rick Porcello and his 5.47 ERA in five games versus Texas over the past three seasons accompanying his Tigers team (who own the top team OPS in June 40-plus points higher than the next closest team) into hitter friendly Rangers Ballpark tonight versus Rangers starter Nick Martinez and his 6.38 home ERA with five home runs allowed in just 18.1 innings pitched in RBP, which should have y’all killing the club Young Jeezy style chanting “R.I.P.”  at your comp. if we again knock it out of the park with our hitter recommendations like we did on Tuesday...mic drop...time to pop off these DFS Playbook picks for ya’.

Don’t forget to bookmark the following four sources to compliment our picks of day and remember, if you get caught in a lineup quandary or have a specific question remember you can always tweet @FantasyNomad and/or post in the comments section below  

Fantasy Alarm MLB Daily Lineups

Weather Report   

Batter vs Pitcher Stats

Daily Fantasy Baseball Projections

Starting Pitcher Picks of the Night

Pitcher Pos. DraftKings DraftStreet FanDuel Reasons
Doug Fister P $9,000 $17,199 $8,000 click here for more info Doug Fister
Jered Weaver P $8,400 $17,368 $7,300 6-0 2.92 ERA in 7 home starts vs Twins in his career with has a 17 IP scoreless streak going against them with 18 K over last two starts vs MIN
Vance Worley P $7,000 $12,804 $5,200 Mets blow against RHP and when playing at home

Discounted Hitter of the Night: Juan Francisco

Top teams to stack: All the above teams listed in today’s intro to the DFS Playbook along with the Angels at home vs. Twins RHP Ricky Nolasco who owns the highest home run percentage among the pitchers going tonight.

Hitter Pos. DraftKings DraftStreet FanDuel Reasons
Russell Martin C $3,900 $4,958 $3,000 If you do not want to spend up for COL C Wilin Rosario
Alex Avila C $3,500 $4,356 $2,500 hitting a respectable .288 in June and you get LvR matchup vs TEX RHP Nick Martinez
Matt Adams 1B $4,200 $6,516 $3,300 LvR matchup vs LAD RHP Josh Beckett who his homer friendly
Jose Abreu 1B $4,900 $8,769 $4,400 Albert Pujols and C.J. Cron if Angel hitters available to you click here for some stellar C.J. Cron stats
Rougned Odor 2B $2,900 $5,926 $2,700 punt play with upside; LAA 2B Howie Kendrick if early game is available to you as he has 8-gm hit streak going
Daniel Murphy 2B $3,800 $6,222 $3,100 .293 w/ 3 HR in June
Pedro Alvarez 3B $4,000 $5,673 $3,300 LvR NYM Dice-K, 10 of El Toro's 12 HR have come off of LHP this yr. (If you don't want to spend up for Adrian Beltre who is hitting .421 (8-19) w/ 3 xbh, 1 HR career vs DET SP Rick Porcello)
Juan Francisco 3B $3,700 $5,990 $3,000 If there is a RHP on the mound and the game is in Rogers Centre no brainer selection here
Jordy Mercer SS $2,800 $3,818 $2,800 5 HR in June
Brandon Crawford SS $3,500 $5,681 $3,100 click here Brandon Crawford to be amazed
Alex Rios OF $4,200 $5,380 $3,200 3 of his 9 hits vs Porcello have left the yard
Leonys Martin OF $3,700 $5,595 $3,200 hitting .429 (3-7) in a very, very small sample size vs Porcello, but combine that with the fact he is hitting .353 (6-17) over last 7 days and his hitting .312 with 2 of his 3 HR on the year at home
Kole Calhoun OF $3,700 $5,331 $3,300 On fire click on his name for stats
Josh Hamilton OF $4,200 $7,303 $3,500 LvR vs MIN SP Ricky Nolasco see teams to stack above as to why
Carlos Gomez OF $4,500 $7,786 $4,200 Top projected scoring hitter in Fantasy Alarm's Daily Projection page (link above just click on headings to sort)
Khris Davis OF $4,100 $6,486 $3,600 hitting .110 points higher vs LHP at .338 on the season
Dayan Viciedo OF $3,500 $5,708 $2,500 RvL punt play w/ upside and in SSS is 3-for-6 vs TOR LHP J.A. Happ in his career for whatever that is worth
Victor Martinez UTL/C $5,000 $9,225 $4,600 Should show who the real Martinez is in his matchup against Rangers SP Nick Martinez; VMart has 39 xbh (20 HR) to just 22 K's on the year

Best of luck and as always if you have a specific question remember you can always tweet @FantasyNomad and/or post in the comments section below. And check out the Fantasy Alarm Podcast for even more Fantasy Baseball insight. Today's show talks about somethings going on in the Daily Fantasy Baseball industry along with some season(al) long league insight to help you get an edge on your competition.




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