Fantasy baseball pitcher rankings, MLB Friday lineup tips

Fantasy baseball pitcher rankings, MLB Friday lineup tips

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What you need to know for Friday MLB games

By Todd Zola

  • Friday offers the usual 15 games, all in the evening. It’s a frustrating list for flowing pitchers but there are a few things to consider. Spencer Strider (15% listed in ESPN Championships) must be extended to run at least five frames when the Atlanta Braves host the Pittsburgh Pirates. The visitors hold the fifth lowest wOBA average and strike rate against righthanders in the case.

  • For the season, the Seattle Mariners had a below-average offense with a left-handed on the hill, although they managed to limit four runs in two rounds against Rich Hill at Fenway Park last month. The rematch will be at T-Mobile Stadium, but this is a park upgrade for Hill (5% listed). Look for Hill to apply some measure of revenge against the rookie Red Sox, whose strong heavyweight squad should be able to score against Southpaw Marco Gonzales.

  • Taylor Miguel (61%) is back after missing a month due to right biceps tendinitis. It’s always risky to start a throw after a long layover, but Megill paints a struggling Los Angeles Angels lineup that could still be without Mike Trout. The Angels are fourth in the league against righthanders, so Megill should be deployed immediately, and picked up if available.



The Mets’ right-hand man Taylor Miguel is set to come off the injured list to face the struggling Angels on Friday night, and the fantasy directors should interest not only this outing, but the rest of his season. Eric Karabell video

  • There are three under-the-radar offenses facing a weak throw for broadcast or DFS purposes, starting with the Tampa Bay Rays at home against Minnesota Twins left-hander Devin Smeltzer. Manuel Margo (43%), Yande Diaz (33%), Harold Ramirez (1%) and Isaac Paredes (1%) all have the platoon edge. Paul Blackburn struggled in his last two matches, albeit against the Astros and the Red Sox. However, the Cleveland Guardians were surprisingly productive, providing Stephen Cowan (41%), Amed Rosario (39%), Josh Naylor (38%), Andres Jimenez (33%) and Oscar Gonzalez (2%) as solid options. Finally, a trio of right-handed Kansas City Royals are in place with Baltimore Orioles left-handed Bruce Zimmerman on the hill. Feel free to trust Hunter Dozier (24%), Michael A. Taylor (1%) or Emmanuel Rivera (1%).

  • There are also a few single hitters available to pick up. Josh Rojas (36%) qualifies for four spots so he’s easily fit to take on Kyle Gibson. His teammate Alec Thomas (12%) is starting to warm up as well. Nick Senzel (2%) doesn’t have a platoon advantage over Andre Balante of the St. Louis Cardinals, but the Reds’ player is showing signs of falling apart and could be more than a small game. Kole Calhoun (17%) cooled off the last heater, but was still in good shape against Chicago White Sox righthander Davis Martin.

The bowler classification begins on Friday

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