Today's Daily Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Best starting pitchers, streamers for Monday, June 10Sporting News — (Matt Lutovsky)
There are nine games, all in the evening, on Monday's MLB schedule, but there are only a handful of trustworthy pitchers in our daily fantasy baseball rankings. More will ultimately pay off in DraftKings and FanDuel contests, but it won't be easy identifying those sleepers.
Michael Wacha (@ Marlins) will get some looks because of his favorable matchup, but after being demoted to the bullpen, he's a major risk -- both in terms of performance and pitch count. Jason Vargas (@ Yankees) has a decent matchup on paper and has been pitching great lately (1.85 ERA in his past seven outings), but he still feels like a GPP-only play. German Marquez (vs. Cubs) and Yu Darvish (@ Rockies) both have dominating stuff, but they also have shown they have low floors, particularly in Colorado.
If you're not willing to pay up for one of the top three-to-five SPs today, it might be smart to settle for Joe Musrove (@ Braves) or Anibal Sanchez (@ White Sox) -- which tells you why you should probably pay up for one of the top five SPs.
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Today's Daily Fantasy Baseball Pitcher Rankings: Monday, June 10
|Rank||Pitcher||Team||Opponent||Opp. wRC+ vs. LHP (rank)||Opp. wRC+ vs. RHP (rank)||FD||DK|
|1||Hyun-Jin Ryu||Dodgers||@ Angels||102 (T-12th)||N/A||$10,700||$10,400|
|2||Chris Sale||Red Sox||vs. Rangers||86 (23rd)||N/A||$11,800||$10,900|
|3||Charlie Morton||Rays||vs. A's||N/A||94 (17th)||$10,500||$9,900|
|4||Masahiro Tanaka||Yankees||vs. Mets||N/A||99 (12th)||$8,900||$7,900|
|5||Mike Minor||Rangers||@ Red Sox||90 (T-18th)||N/A||$9,200||$9,400|
|6||Michael Wacha||Cardinals||@ Marlins||N/A||77 (T-28th)||$6,300||$6,000|
|7||Jason Vargas||Mets||@ Yankees||82 (24th)||N/A||$6,800||$7,600|
|8||German Marquez||Rockies||vs. Cubs||N/A||111 (7th)||$7,500||$8,700|
|9||Anibal Sanchez||Nationals||@ White Sox||N/A||92 (18th)||$7,300||$8,100|
|10||Joe Musgrove||Pirates||@ Braves||N/A||98 (13th)||$8,400||$5,200|
|11||Jerad Eickhoff||Phillies||vs. D-backs||N/A||88 (20th)||$7,400||$7,100|
|12||Griffin Canning||Angels||vs. Dodgers||N/A||120 (T-1st)||$7,800||$8,400|
|13||Yu Darvish||Cubs||@ Rockies||N/A||85 (T-22nd)||$7,100||$6,200|
|14||Taylor Clarke||D-backs||@ Phillies||N/A||91 (19th)||$6,100||$6,300|
|15||Kevin Gausman||Braves||vs. Pirates||N/A||95 (T-15th)||$6,000||$6,400|
|16||Sandy Alcantara||Marlins||vs. Cardinals||N/A||97 (14th)||$7,000||$6,900|
|17||Tanner Anderson||A's||@ Rays||N/A||115 (T-3rd)||N/A||$4,000|
|18||Odrisamer Despaigne||White Sox||vs. Nationals||N/A||86 (21st)||N/A||N/A|
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.