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We have a huge 13-game slate on this Friday evening. Slight weather concern in Colorado at the time of writing this article but it should be ok. Be sure to tune into the “Swing for the Fences” Show today at 4:45 pm EST for further updates!

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Jun 17, 2022; Los Angeles, California, USA; (Editors Notes: Caption Correction) Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Clayton Kershaw (22) delivers a pitch in the second inning against the Cleveland Guardians at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


Five Pitchers to Consider

1. Clayton Kershaw, $9,400 (DK) @ LA Angels – In his first two starts in July, we’ve seen vintage Clayton Kershaw. The veteran lefty has gone 14 2/3 innings over those two outings giving up only one earned run and striking out 18 batters. He’s coming off a monster game vs the Cubs last time out with 36.3 DK points. The Angels could be without Mike Trout again tonight.

2. Alek Manoah, $9,000 (DK) vs Kansas City – Manoah draws a nice matchup at home vs this watered down Royals offense that will be without several starters the entire weekend. I like the price tag here for Manoah who should be able to crush in this matchup and provide us some strikeout upside as well.

3. Yu Darvish, $8,900 (DK) vs Diamondbacks – Nice price tag here on Darvish at home vs the Diamondbacks. He’s been rock solid the last 5 outings and is a guy who goes very deep into games as he has thrown over 100 pitches in 6 straight games. This Arizona offense has struggled at times especially on the road.

4. Alex Wood, $8,600 (DK) vs Milwaukee – Wood is coming off arguably his best outing of the season in San Diego when he beats the Padres 12-0. In that win he went 7 innings giving up only 3 hits and no runs while striking out eight. If you are looking in the mid-range tonight, Wood is my favorite option at home vs the Brewers.

5. Robbie Ray $9,800 (DK) @ Texas – On a night where I like a lot of upper tier pitching, I prefer Ray (slightly over Woodruff) in his matchup in Texas. Ray has been outstanding in his last six outings showing flashes of that Cy Young form from last year. He’s given up one run or less in six straight starts and has 42 strikeouts over his last 32 innings.


Jun 8, 2022; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves third baseman Austin Riley (27) celebrates after a two-run home run with first baseman Matt Olson (28) against the Oakland Athletics in the fifth inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports



Five Stacks to Consider

1. Atlanta Braves vs Patrick Corbin (L) – The Braves will be one of the most popular stacks tonight if not going to the Coors Field game. In two starts this year vs the Braves, Patrick Corbin has given up 17 hits and 10 earned runs in just 8 2/3 innings. Don’t forget about the bottom part of this lineup that always gets overlooked.

2. Colorado Rockies vs Jose Quintana (L) – The Rockies are coming off a series vs San Diego where they took 3 of the 4 games in Coors Field. The offense led the way with 43 hits and 28 runs over the 4 game series. Kris Bryant (paternity list) is expected to make his return to bolster this offense even more.

3. Toronto Blue Jays vs Zach Greinke (R) – The Blue Jays offense disappointed everyone last night but should be able to bounce back tonight in a great matchup vs Zach Greinke. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is way too cheap here at $5,000 and will be one of my favorite plays at first base.

4. Houston Astros vs Cole Irvin (L) – The Astros will be looking to beat Irvin for the second time in a week after beating him 6-1 in Oakland last time out. Even without Yordan Alvarez (right hand) in the lineup, the Astros have plenty of power bats in this lineup to some damage here in Minute Maid Park.

5. Minnesota Twins vs Michael Kopech (R) – The Twins have disappointed fantasy owners a lot this season but have another nice matchup here vs a struggling Michael Kopech. The 26-year old right got hit hard, giving up 8 hits, 6 runs and 4 home runs in just 4 2/3 innings. I love going right back to the Twins here at home.


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