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It is Father’s Day and I hope you are all celebrating in some fashion today, but also being sure to play some Daily Fantasy Baseball as well.

I myself will be celebrating with the family getting doughnuts, watching some baseball and grilling. I woke up earlier today just to research and try to ensure my addiction to Daily Fantasy can still be fueled today.

Although I may not be glued to my phone today as much as I am most days watching live scoring I am hoping these lineups perform well.

May the Twins win, May there be nothing but home runs, and may we all increase our Daily Fantasy bankroll’s today.

Good luck today everyone!

Weather

So far it looks like the weather is near perfect and there are no concerns for delays or postponed matches. Great news for DFS players! If you want to keep tabs on weather feel free to check out this site for up to date weather news.

Starting Pitchers

Matt Harvey, New York Mets @ Atlanta ($10,600)

After a shaky start Harvey looked like his dominant self in his last outing. I can’t foresee him struggling against this Atlanta lineup today, and although he carries a hefty price tag he has the best chance to meet his value. The all important win is a big plus too.

Michael Wacha, St. Louis @ Philadelphia ($8,800)

Wacha makes a great play today for the win potential alone. He hasn’t been getting an abundance of strikeouts in his last few outings, but certainly could today. The Phillies have done nothing but lose, and lose big as of late.

Hitters

Catcher

Salvador Perez, Kansas City vs Wade Miley and Boston

Perez has a cheap price tag today ($2,300), and I like his odds for success against Wade Miley today. I typically go cheap on catcher so Perez is a play I don’t mind making today. If he isn’t in the lineup today a Caleb Jospeh is also in play against Jeremy Hellickson at $2,400.

First Base

Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs @ Kyle Gibson and Minnesota

Rizzo is a safe play and threat every game he plays. Gibson can be hit or miss in his starts too, so if he is off at all I like Rizzo’s chances to punish him. He is also $1,200 less than Paul Goldschmidt.

Lucas Duda, New York Mets @ Julio Teheran and Atlanta

Duda is always a threat for a long ball, and he has a nice price tag today ($3,200) for those players looking to save some cash for their pitching or Outfield. I like him as a GPP option today as well.

Second Base

Jason Kipnis, Cleveland vs Alex Colome and Tampa Bay

Kipnis along with Dozier have been the most consistent and productive second baseman this season. He carries the biggest cost at ($4,500) but he should be able to produce his value facing Colome.

Corey Spagenberg, San Diego @ Jeremy Hellickson and Arizona

I have a soft spot in my heart for Spagenberg since he has replaced one of my favorites Jedd Gyorko at second base. He also comes with the rock bottom price point ($2, 200) and faces off against Jeremy Hellickson. Sign me up in GPP’s!

Third Base

Josh Donaldson, Toronto vs Chris Tillman and Baltimore

Donaldson has had one home run in his last ten games, but he also has only had two negative days on FanDuel in that same span. I think his matchup against Tillman at home today should equal good things.

Mike Moustakas, Kansas City vs Wade Miley and Boston

Moustakas is having his breakout season this year and although he is facing another left-handed pitcher in Miley today, he should be just fine. Make sure he is actually playing of course and doesn’t get a routine day off. If not his value and potential at ($2,800) today are fantastic.

Shortstop

Troy Tulowitzki, Colorado vs  Matt Garza and Milwaukee

Tulowitzki at home should always be in play if you can afford him. Today is no different and he comes in at ($4,400) today in a favorable matchup. Tulo hasn’t had a big performance over his last ten, so perhaps he is due today.

Jean Segura, Milwaukee @ Chris Rusin and Colorado

Rusin is one of my new favorite pitchers to stack against. I used him a few weeks ago in what should have been a favorable matchup. Not smart. Segura is relatively cheap today at ($3,100). If he doesn’t play today Luis Sardinas at minimum $2,200 is a sneaky play in GPP’s too.

Outfield

Bryce Harper, Washington vs Charlie Morton and Pittsburgh

Harper is back from his frightening injury this week and hit the ground running yesterday. He is a hefty price ($5,300), but if I can squeeze him in my lineups I am certainly going to try today.

David Peralta, Arizona vs Andrew Cashner and San Diego

Peralta facing right-handed pitching is always a nice play and he costs a low ($2,700) today. I like his chances today to exceed his value and can make starting players like Harper and Tulowitzki a possibility.

Ryan Braun, Milwaukee @ Chris Rusin and Colorado

The Brewers stack is going to be a popular play today there is no doubt about it. With that I am using Braun in my cash lineups everywhere today. The matchup is just too good and Braun is $4,800 which isn’t cheap, but something we can make work if you go value at a few positions today. Righty versus lefty is always a nice play in Coors Field.

If you want to learn more about matchups and their importance check this out:

Rather than target hitters against certain pitchers, look at hitters vs. right- or left-handed pitchers. Doug put together two awesome charts for your perusal:

Good Luck today everyone!!

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