MLB DFS Core Plays: June 17
Justin Vreeland pores over the data and analysis to bring you his core plays for Thursday's Main Slate DFS action on DraftKings and FanDuel.
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Max Muncy will be placed on the paternity leave list prior to the Dodgers' game against the Rockies on Friday.
Muncy will be away all weekend before rejoining the Dodgers on Tuesday for their series in San Francisco. His wife, Kellie, is due to give birth to the couple's first child.
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D. Strotman - SP
Twins acquired RHP Drew Strotman from the Rays in the Nelson Cruz trade.
Strotman, 24, had a 3.39 ERA and 62/33 K/BB ratio in 58 1/3 innings with the Rays' Triple-A affiliate this season. He had Tommy John surgery in 2018 and was added to the Rays' 40-man roster last November. MLB Pipeline had him as the organization's No. 17 prospect prior to the trade. While he's more likely to be a back-end starter, he should help at the major league level soon.
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J. Ryan - SP
Twins acquired RHPs Joe Ryan and Drew Strotman from the Rays for DH Nelson Cruz and RHP Calvin Faucher.
This has been an incredibly frustrating year for the Twins and their fans, but they did well to get a couple of upper-level arms who should help soon. Ryan is the biggest name here, checking in as the Rays' No. 10 prospect per MLB Pipeline. The 25-year-old has put up a 3.63 ERA and 75/10 K/BB ratio in 57 innings in Triple-A this year. He's been somewhat overshadowed in a deep farm system, but has the potential to stick in the Twins' rotation for years to come.
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C. Terry - 1B
Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Rangers will call up first base prospect Curtis Terry prior to Friday's game.
Terry, 24, has batted .294/.375/.583 with 17 home runs and 53 RBI at Triple-A Round Rock this season. Ranked as the team's No. 26 prospect by MLB.com, Terry would figure to see playing time in the designated hitter spot. He's probably not worth picking up in mixed leagues right now but should be on your watchlist.
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Mark Canha went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and a stolen base on Thursday, leading the Athletics to a 4-1 victory over the Mariners in the opener of a pivotal four-game series.
Canha did exactly what he does best in this one, get on base. The 32-year-old top-of-the-order catalyst reached base safely in four of his five plate appearances and also picked up his career-high eighth stolen base of the season. He's hitting .260/.383/.451 with 57 runs scored, 11 homers, 33 RBI and eight steals across 347 plate appearances.
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Mitch Haniger went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts on Thursday in the Mariners' loss to the Athletics.
It was a forgettable evening for the Mariners' offense, which managed just one run on four hits against southpaw Sean Manaea and a pair of Athletics' relievers. Depending on how the next few games go for Seattle, there's a chance Haniger could be dealt ahead of next week's major-league trade deadline.
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E. Andrus - SS
Elvis Andrus singled and stole a base on Thursday in the Athletics' victory over the Mariners.
Andrus slapped a two-out single to right field, immediately swiped second base -- his ninth theft of the season -- and came around to score on Ramón Laureano's sharply-hit comebacker in the fifth inning. The 32-year-old shortstop is hitting .233/.274/.314 with 34 runs scored, two homers, 22 RBI and nine steals across 356 plate appearances this season.
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Lou Trivino fired a scoreless ninth inning on Thursday, preserving a three-run lead against the Mariners to collect his 16th save of the season.
Trivino gave up a leadoff single to Luis Torrens, but bounced-back to fan Cal Raleigh and get Jarred Kelenic and Jake Bauers to ground out to end the contest. The 29-year-old righty has converted 16 of 18 save opportunities this season.
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