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Today's Daily Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Best starting pitchers, streamers for Thursday, June 13

Sporting News — (Matt Lutovsky)

With only two afternoon games, it's a fairly large Thursday main MLB DFS slate tonight. As a result, our SP rankings are deeper than usual for a Thursday, and there are some surprising value sleepers on both FanDuel and DraftKings.

Our top five are particularly solid, though all cost a premium. If you're looking to pay down, Marcus Stroman (@ Orioles) and Jack Flaherty (@ Mets) both have high upsides and fair prices, and Ryan Yarbrough (vs. Angels) is a boom-or-bust option at an affordable price who works well in GPPs. Erick Fedde (vs. D-backs) has a relatively low ceiling, but with his rock-bottom price, he's not a bad option, especially as an SP2 on DraftKings.

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Jon Lester (@ Dodgers) and Matt Strahm (@ Rockies) are obvious fades given the matchups/parks, but both have enough talent to come through in GPPs.

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Today's Daily Fantasy Baseball Pitcher Rankings: Thursday, June 13

Updated wRC+ stats coming soon

RankPitcherTeamOpponentOpp. wRC+ vs. LHP (rank)Opp. wRC+ vs. RHP (rank)FDDK
1Matthew BoydTigers@ Royals73 (T-27th)N/A$10,500$10,700
2Zack GreinkeD-backs@ NationalsN/A88 (T-20th)$9,500$9,300
3Jacob deGromMetsvs. CardinalsN/A94 (T-15th)$10,200$10,400
4David PriceRed Soxvs. Rangers87 (T-21st)N/A$9,800$9,700
5Clayton KershawDodgersvs. Cubs103 (T-10th)N/A$10,400$10,100
6Marcus StromanBlue Jays@ OriolesN/A84 (T-23rd)$7,200$7,600
7Jon LesterCubs@ Dodgers104 (9th)N/A$7,700$7,800
8Jack FlahertyCardinals@ MetsN/A97 (13th)$7,900$7,300
9Erick FeddeNationalsvs. D-backsN/A88 (T-20th)$6,000$6,400
10J.A. HappYankees@ White Sox92 (T-16th)N/A$8,800$8,700
11Ryan YarbroughRaysvs. Angels102 (12th)N/A$6,900$6,800
12Julio TeheranBravesvs. PiratesN/A96 (14th)$8,600$10,800
13Tyler SkaggsAngels@ Rays101 (13th)N/A$7,800$8,200
14Joe MusgrovePirates@ BravesN/A103 (T-11th)$8,300$6,000
15Michael PinedaTwinsvs. MarinersN/A111 (7th)$7,000$9,000
16Homer BaileyRoyalsvs. TigersN/A76 (T-29th)$6,700$5,200
17Matt StrahmPadres@ Rockies86 (23rd)N/A$9,900$9,200
18Jon GrayRockiesvs. PadresN/A83 (25th)$7,500$8,300
19Yusei KikuchiMariners@ Twins131 (1st)N/A$6,300$5,100
20Gabriel YnoaOriolesvs. Blue JaysN/A76 (T-29th$5,600$5,400
21Adrian SampsonRangers@ Red SoxN/A107 (T-9th)$8,000$7,100
22Ivan NovaWhite Soxvs. YankeesN/A115 (T-3rd)$6,200$4,400

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.