first_imgWatch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZNOn the value side, J.A. Happ (@Blue Jays) is particularly affordable on DraftKings, while Chris Archer (vs. Braves) looks like the best deal on FanDuel. That’s not saying much, so paying up might be your best option. Freddy Peralta (vs. Marlins) is in a good spot matchup-wise, and Jose Quintana (vs. Rockies) is relatively affordable and in a good spot for a win against a rookie pitcher.  Several games have at least a moderate chance of seeing rain at some point, with the Red Sox-Royals and Orioles-Rangers the most likely to see showers. Check the Fantasy Alarm Weather Center closer to lineup lock for the latest weather reports.MORE THURSDAY MLB: DFS picksToday’s Daily Fantasy Baseball Pitcher Rankings: Thursday, June 6RankPitcherTeamOpponentOpp. wRC+ vs. LHP (rank)Opp. wRC+ vs. RHP (rank)FDDK1Justin [email protected] MarinersN/A110 (8th)$12,000N/A2Patrick [email protected] Padres89 (T-20th)88 (20th)$10,900$10,3003Jose [email protected] IndiansN/A83 (T-24th)$9,300$9,7004Caleb [email protected] Brewers103 (11th)N/A$9,500$9,4005Trevor BauerIndiansvs. TwinsN/A119 (2nd)$10,400$9,4006Zack WheelerMetsvs. GiantsN/A81 (27th)$10,200$10,5007J.A. [email protected] Blue Jays80 (25th)N/A$8,600$7,8008Jose QuintanaCubsvs. Rockies89 (T-20th)N/A$7,400$7,5009Joey LucchesiPadresvs. Nationals122 (4th)N/A$8,200$9,00010Chris ArcherPiratesvs. BravesN/A96 (T-14th)$6,400$7,70011Freddy PeraltaBrewersvs. MarlinsN/A79 (28th)$6,800$7,00012Jalen Beeks (PLR)[email protected] Tigers92 (T-17th)N/AN/A$7,60013Mike FiersA’[email protected] AngelsN/A114 (5th)$6,700$6,90014Danny DuffyRoyalsvs. Red Sox93 (T-15th)N/A$7,200$7,90015Anthony [email protected] CardinalsN/A97 (T-12th)$6,000$6,80016Dakota HudsonCardinalsvs. RedsN/A83 (24th)$7,300$6,20017Ryan WeberRed [email protected] RoyalsN/A97 (T-12th)$6,400$6,30018Tyler SkaggsAngelsvs. A’s126 (3rd)N/A$8,000$8,70019Daniel NorrisTigersvs. Rays92 (T-17th)N/A$6,000$5,80020Mike [email protected] PiratesN/A95 (17th)$7,300$8,50021Ariel JuradoRangersvs. OriolesN/A83 (T-24th)$6,100$6,40022Shaun AndersonGiantsvs. MetsN/A96 (T-16th)$6,600$6,90023David [email protected] RangersN/A109 (9th)$5,900$4,20024Edwin JacksonBlue Jaysvs. YankeesN/A113 (6th)$5,500$5,00025Tommy MiloneMarinersvs. Astros132 (1st)N/A$7,000N/A26Peter [email protected] CubsN/A111 (7th)$5,500$6,30027Ryne Stanek (O)[email protected] TigersN/A73 (30th)$4,000$4,300wRC+ 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. It’s a packed Thursday of MLB action, with 13 overall games. The afternoon/evening slates are split up in different ways on FanDuel and DraftKings, but the one constant is the only way to use the No. 1 pitcher in today’s rankings — or hitters facing No. 25 — is to play an all-day contest on FanDuel. While that’s unfortunate, there are still plenty of high-quality arms to use in your various MLB DFS lineups.Trevor Bauer (vs. Twins) is an expensive boom-or-bust option, but we know he has the stuff to quiet even the best offenses. Joey Lucchesi (vs. Nationals) is in a similar spot against the Nationals, who have generally crushed lefties this year, so expect him to be faded heavily today.last_img