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Fantasy Baseball: Thursday's top picks for daily leagues

Thursday daily leagues (Source: Raycom Media) Thursday daily leagues (Source: Raycom Media)

Pitchers

Stephen Strasburg-SP-WAS vs. NYM- $10400—Tough matchup for Strasburg against a very good Met's team. He has a career 28.4% K-rate against them and they are hitting only .222 vs. him.

Shelby Miller –SP-ATL vs. CIN- $7400- Miller is pitching at home vs. the Reds. That is the only way we could recommend him tonight. They are only hitting .221 against him and he has a 26.3% K-rate.

James Paxton-SP-SEA vs. HOU- $6800- This is our budget pick of the day. Go the safer route and pick and choose hitters with Strasburg and Miller. If you are in to risks, Paxton is your guy. He has big strikeout potential, but with that comes the control issues. Houston strikes out on command, and strikeouts get you a lot of points in DFS.

Catchers

Evan Gattis-C-HOU vs. SEA- $3900- Gattis is hitting .343 vs. lefties and he is coming out of his season long slump. He is all or nothing. Expect some K's, but he has the potential to hit 2 HRs.

Kurt Suzuki-C-MIN vs. CHW- $3000- He is a cheap catcher that has had some success against Sale. Don't expect a home run, but a few base hits and an RBI can go a long way.

First Basemen

Jose Abreu-1B-CHW vs. MIN- $5600- Abreu is hitting .305 with 26 homers vs. lefties in his career. He is due for a monster game.

Brandon Moss-1B-CLE vs. TOR-$4600- Moss is starting to heat up. He goes on home run binges, and I think this is the start of one. He has a lefty/lefty matchup, which he doesn't do well against. But, I'm thinking a late inning HR will do you some good. Hitting .400 over his last 20 at bats with 3 HR.

Second Basemen

Jose Altuve-2B-HOU vs. SEA- $4800- He is a hitting machine. He is hitting .414 vs. lefties. Once he gets on, he can provide you with runs and steals.

Robinson Cano-2B-SEA vs. HOU- $4600- Cano is hitting .316 vs. Feldman in a good matchup against the right-hander.

Third Basemen

Kyle Seager-3B-SEA vs. HOU- $3900- A rather cheap third baseman for tonight. He is hitting .444 vs. Feldman and his metrics point to a big night in Houston. We are expecting a home run.

Josh Donaldson-3B-TOR vs. CLE- $5700- Away from Toronto? No problem! Donaldson hits well on the road. He also hits lefties to the tune of .275.

Shortstops

Eduardo Escobar-SS-CHW vs. MIN- $2600- He has good numbers at home and is very cheap if you go the high priced pitcher route.

Alexei Ramirez-SS-CHW vs. MIN- $4100- Ramirez is due for a big game. His wOBA also suggests that he will be getting on base tonight. With big sluggers behind him, he should tack on a few runs and possibly some stolen bases.

Outfielders

Jose Bautista-OF-TOR vs. CLE- $5300- Bautista is on fire right now and has hit .345 versus lefties. House has not fared well in the Show this year.

Rajai Davis-OF-DET vs. KC- $4200- Davis has been unbelievable versus lefties in his career. He has hit .356 vs. them and when he gets on, he is running. He will also score a lot of runs in that Detroit lineup.

Michael Brantley-OF-CLE vs. TOR- $4300- Brantley is hitting, a lot. The power isn't there, but he loves hitting at home. He is batting .353 at the Jake…er…the Prog. We like the matchup tonight and we are playing him in all leagues.

JD Martinez-OF-DET vs. KC- $4300- He has a wOBA of .365 and is on quite heater in a stacked Tiger's lineup. He will hit from the right-side versus Duffy.

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