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Even with just nine games today, we've got five different DraftKings slates to choose from. The featured slate starts at 7pm eastern, and there's also an all day slate starting at 12:10.

In this article, I will be providing you with my daily fantasy baseball lineup picks for DraftKings on 6/14/18. The lineup picks will range from some of the elite players to mid-priced options and value plays.

You can also read more DFS advice and lineup picks for sites like FanDuel, and other sports too. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to hit me up on Twitter @TroyKlauder.

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DraftKings DFS Starting Pitchers

Vince Velasquez - P, vs COL ($7,100)

Velasquez got shredded for ten runs in his last time out, which seriously inflated his ERA and drove his price down. It was a bad start against an outstanding Brewers lineup - if Velasquez can bounce back, he will be a steal at this price. VV has a 28.3% K-rate this year, so he's still got tons of strikeout potential, and he's also got a respectable 3.67 FIP. The Rockies lineup has been garbage on the road this season with a .293 wOBA, so there's potential for a big start here. Velasquez certainly has risk attached to him, but he could give you a strong start for cheap.

Anibal Sanchez - P, vs SD ($5,500)

Sanchez isn't nearly as good as his ERA would suggest, but he's still got value at this absurdly low price. The Padres are the second-worst lineup in baseball against right-handed pitching with their .288 wOBA, and their 25.8% K-rate is the second-highest mark. Sanchez doesn't even have to pitch very well to produce value for you at this price. By starting Anibal, you can put lots of payroll into some elite bats and still get a chance for a solid start out of it.


DraftKings DFS Infielders

Wilson Ramos - C, at NYY ($3,500)

Ramos has put up solid numbers for the catcher position, batting .282 with eight homers and a 113 wRC+ this year. He's also one of the only catchers you will find that bats third or fourth, which gives him more plate appearances. Yankee Stadium is one of the best offensive environments in the league, and Yankees starter Domingo German has a 5.32 ERA this season, so Ramos could see lots of runs and RBIs.

Jose Abreu - 1B, vs SD ($4,100)

Abreu just feels too cheap at this price - he's got a .358 wOBA this year and bats third for the White Sox. He's not a particularly exciting guy to have in your lineup, but Abreu is a strong fantasy contributor. You might be able to catch him at a low ownership rate on Thursday because of his unspectacular matchup.

Brian Dozier - 2B, at DET ($4,000)

Detroit starter Michael Fulmer has a 4.40 ERA and a 5.00 Deserved Run Average this season, so the Twins lineup could do some damage against him. That's why I like Dozier, as he can score lots of runs as the leadoff man for Minnesota. Leadoff men are inherently valuable in DFS because of how many times they get to bat, so with a good matchup, they can be very productive.

Todd Frazier - 3B, at ARI ($4,100)

Frazier hasn't done much since returning from the disabled list, but now's his opportunity against Matt Koch. Koch has a 5.50 FIP with a 1.80 HR/9 and a pathetic 13.4% K-rate. He's quite valuable as a two-hitter with this matchup, as the Mets should score some runs. Frazier can easily add to his seven homer total here, as well.

Brandon Crawford - SS, at MIA ($4,300)

Crawford has been one of the best hitters in the league over the last month, batting .418 with a 1.173 OPS and five home runs. While he obviously won't keep up that torrid pace, he's still worth playing against Dan Straily, owner of a 5.57 FIP.


DraftKings DFS Outfielders

Nelson Cruz - OF, vs BOS ($4,400)

Cruz has a ridiculous seven home runs in the last 15 days. Like always, he's killing left-handed pitching this year, as he's got an elite 203 wRC+ against southpaws this year. It's surprising that his price hasn't completely skyrocketed, so buy in while you still can.

Josh Reddick - OF, at OAK ($3,300)

Reddick is a nice punt-play option in the outfield. He should be able to collect some stats in the Astros lineup for a cheap price so that you can afford more expensive players.


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