Happy Father’s Day to all my fellow family men, may your day go the way you want it to and may the MLB Weekly Preview make Week 12 of your fantasy baseball season also go the way you want it to. Remember, for all your player news all the time be sure to bookmark our Player News feed and follow us on twitter @FantasyAlarm. If you have any specific questions, thoughts, opinions, etc. leave them in the comments section below and/or you can always tweet me @FantasyNomad if you have any season-long or daily league questions. (Note: click on items in blue they are linked to the referenced page/player profile page).

Interleague Schedule

Here is a look at which inter-league games are on the schedule for Week 12 highlighting which National League teams and players will benefit from the addition of the designated hitter to their lineup as well as who in the American League will be affected by the loss of the DH with game(s) on the road in a NL home ballpark.

NL Team’s Getting a DH

Padres at Mariners (2x Monday-Tuesday) not much to gain from here especially since King Felix will be making Wednesday’s start.

Giants at White Sox (2x Tuesday-Wednesday)- CWS starting two lefties in John Danks and Chris Sale so might see Posey DH and switch-hitting Hector Sanchez catch.

AL Team’s Losing a DH

Astros at Nationals (2x Tuesday-Wednesday) Chris Carter will likely be the odd man out again this week as Houston has another 2-game series versus a team from the NL for the second consecutive week.

Mariners at Padres (Thursday) It just one game and it’s the Mariners, so who ever loses out should not have much affect on your fantasy roster(s).

Blue Jays at Reds (3x Friday-Sunday) Would expect Edwin Encarcion to play some first base in order to keep his AL home run leading bat in the lineup which would lead to less at-bats for Adam Lind whom weekly league players should bench in Week 12.

Click here for a look back at the Week That Was by Glenn Colten

Total Games This Week

Playing Seven Games:

AL: Angels, Red Sox, Indians, Tigers, Royals, Twins, A’s, Mariners, and Rays

NL: DBacks, Braves, Marlins, Brewers, Mets, Phillies, Padres, and Cardinals

Playing Six Games:

AL: Blue Jays, Orioles, White Sox, Astros, Yankees, and Rangers

NL: Cubs, Reds, Rockies, Dodgers, Pirates, and Nationals

Playing Five Games:

NL: Giants

Click here for a look at Two-Start Pitchers for Week 12  by Ivar G. Anderson

Loaded Lefty or Righty Matchups

TeamsGames vs LHPGames vs RHPNotes
Red Sox34 
White Sox06 
Cubs05Sat. PIT SP TBD
Indians16Good week to own LHH OF David Murphy
Astros33Astros 4th highest AVG & 7th highest OPS vs LHP in MLB
Marlins167 Home Games for the Marlins, who we all know love to hit there.
Brewers15Sun. COL SP TBD
Yankees156 Home Games with 5 vs RHP for Yanks and their band of LHH as well as for SH Yangervis Solarte
Athletics14BOS Fri-Sat. SP TBD
Mariners24SD Thur. SP TBD
Rangers22LAA Fri-Sat. SP TBD
Blue Jays06Good for 3B Juan Francisco (10 HR vs RHP, 1 vs LHP) and his teammates who own 2nd best OPS in MLB vs RHP

Week 12 Starting Pitcher Rankings:

1.     Max Scherzer (DET) -- Tue-KC (Ventura), Sun-@CLE (Tomlin)

2.     Felix Hernandez (SEA) -- Wed-@SD (Cashner)

3.     Anibal Sanchez (DET) -- Thu-KC (Duffy)

4.     Yu Darvish (TEX) -- Tue-@OAK (Milone)

5.     Masahiro Tanaka (NYY) -- Tue-TOR (Stroman), Sun-BAL (Chen)

6.     Johnny Cueto (CIN) -- Tue-@PIT (Cumpton), Sun-TOR (Stroman)

7.     Clayton Kershaw (LAD) -- Wed-COL (De La Rosa)

8.     Masahiro Tanaka (NYY) -- Tue-TOR (Stroman), Sun-BAL (Chen)

9.     Stephen Strasburg (WSH) -- Fri-ATL (Minor)

10.  Chris Sale (CWS) -- Wed-SF (Hudson)

11.  Johnny Cueto (CIN) -- Tue-@PIT (Cumpton), Sun-TOR (Stroman)

12.  Stephen Strasburg (WSH) -- Fri-ATL (Minor)

13.  Tyson Ross (SD) -- Mon-@SEA (Young), Sat-LAD (Beckett)

14.  David Price (TB) -- Fri-HOU (Cosart)

15.  Madison Bumgarner (SF) -- Sun-@ARI (Miley)

16.  Dallas Keuchel (HOU) -- Tue-@WSH (Roark), Sun-@TB (Bedard)

17.  Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD) -- Mon-COL (Matzek), Sun-@SD (Stults)

18.  Julio Teheran (ATL) -- Mon-PHI (Hamels), Sat-@WSH (Fister)

19.  Cole Hamels (PHI) -- Mon-@ATL (Teheran), Sat-@STL (TBD/Wainwright)

20.  Doug Fister (WSH) -- Sat-ATL (Teheran)

21.  Jordan Zimmermann (WSH) -- Thu-ATL (Floyd)

22.  Jeff Samardzija (CHC) -- Tue-@MIA (Turner)

23.  C.J. Wilson (LAA) – Wed-@CLE (Masterson)

24.  Michael Wacha (STL) -- Tue-NYM (Niese), Sun-PHI (Kendrick)

25.  Justin Verlander (DET) -- Mon-KC (Vargas), Sat-@CLE (Bauer)

26.  Zack Greinke (LAD) -- Tue-COL (Chacin)

27.  Sonny Gray (OAK) -- Wed-TEX (Tepesch)

28.  Jered Weaver (LAA) -- Mon-@CLE (Bauer), Sun-TEX (Lewis)

29.  Corey Kluber (CLE) -- Fri-DET (Porcello)

30.  Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA) -- Fri-@KC (Shields)

31.  Collin McHugh (HOU) -- Thu-@TB (Archer)

32.  Alfredo Simon (CIN) -- Wed-@PIT (Volquez)

33.  Tim Hudson (SF) -- Wed-@CWS (Sale)

34.  Lance Lynn (STL) -- Wed-NYM (Colon)

35.  Josh Beckett (LAD) -- Sat-@SD (Ross)

36.  Tanner Roark (WSH) -- Tue-HOU (Keuchel), Sun-ATL (Santana)

37.  Phil Hughes (MIN) -- Tue-@BOS (Lester), Sun-CWS (Danks)

38.  Drew Smyly (DET) -- Wed-KC (Guthrie)

41.   Shelby Miller (STL) -- Thu-PHI (Buchanan)

42.  Andrew Cashner (SD) -- Wed-SEA (Hernandez)

43.  Jaime Garcia (STL) -- Fri-PHI (Burnett)

44. Jason Hammel (CHC) -- Mon-@MIA (Koehler), Sun-PIT (Cumpton)

45.  Chris Young (SEA) -- Mon-SD (Ross), Sat-@KC (Vargas)

46.  Jon Lester (BOS) -- Tue-MIN (Hughes), Sun-@OAK (Milone)

47.  John Lackey (BOS) -- Wed-MIN (Gibson)

48.  Scott Kazmir (OAK) -- Thu-BOS (Peavy)

49.  Jesse Chavez (OAK) -- Fri-BOS (Doubront)

50.   Alex Cobb (TB) -- Wed-BAL (Jimenez)

51.  James Shields (KC) -- Fri-SEA (Iwakuma)

52.  Dan Haren (LAD) -- Fri-@SD (Kennedy)

53.  Jose Quintana (CWS) -- Thu-@MIN (Deduno)

54.  Kyle Lohse (MIL) -- Tue-@ARI (Miley), Sun-@COL (TBD)

55.  Justin Masterson (CLE) -- Wed-LAA (Wilson)

56.  Carlos Martinez (STL) -- Mon-NYM (deGrom)

57. Tom Koehler (MIA) -- Mon-CHC (Hammel), Sat-NYM (DeGrom)

58.  Matt Shoemaker (LAA) -- Tues-@CLE (Tomlin)

59.   Mike Minor (ATL) -- Fri-@WSH (Strasburg)

60. Ian Kennedy (SD) -- Fri-LAD (Haren)

61. Gio Gonzalez (WSH) -- Wed-HOU (Feldman)

62.  Jonathon Niese (NYM) -- Tue-@STL (Wacha), Sun-@MIA (Turner)

63.  Jacob deGrom (NYM) -- Mon-@STL (TBD), Sat-@MIA (Koehler)

64.  Jake Odorizzi (TB) -- Mon-BAL (Chen), Sat-HOU (Peacock)

65.  Yordano Ventura (KC) -- Tue-@DET (Scherzer), Sun-SEA (Elias)

Note: Adam Wainwright will miss Monday’s start. (Carlos Martinez will get the start Monday at home The team is optimistic he could make Saturday’s scheduled start at home vs Cole Hamels and the Phillies. I left Waino out of the rankings due to his uncertainity and recommend you monitor his status closer to your lineup lock time.

My Top Streaming Options for Week 12

Pitchers must be less than 60% owned to qualify.

  1. Jose Quintana (CWS) -- Thu-@MIN (Deduno)

  2. Collin McHugh (HOU) -- Thu-@TB (Archer)

  3. Carlos Martinez (STL) -- Mon-NYM (deGrom)

  4. Drew Smyly (DET) -- Wed-KC (Guthrie)

  5. Jason Vargas (KC) -- 2 start pitcher, but recommend you only use him in his second start of the week at home against the Mariners (Chris Young).

Best of Luck and remember to view our Daily Fantasy Baseball Playbook if you play DFS, post your comments or questions below, and/or hit me up on twitter @FantasyNomad.