We had a full 15-game slate for Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16. All points and values are based off DraftKings.
Trent Thornton ($5,800)
Trent Thornton had his best outing of the season last night against the Houston Astros in Minute Maid Park. He pitched 6.2 innings of scoreless ball. He gave up six hits, three walks and seven strikeouts. Thornton picked up his second victory on the season. Don’t expect to catch lightning in a bottle when he is back on the mound next start.
This was the second-longest outing for Thornton. Facing off against a very dynamic offensive team, he looked calm and collected on the hill. Thornton did allow nine baserunners in his outing but did not give up a hit with a runner in scoring position. His next scheduled start is Friday night in Fenway Park against the division-rival Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox are beginning to heat up after a rough start to the season, so look to fade Thornton his next time out.
Jesse Winker ($3,600)
Jesse Winker had one of the best games as the Reds’ leadoff hitter yesterday, against the Texas Rangers, going 4-for-5 with a home run, five RBI and a run scored. He upped his season totals to .244 with 11 HR and 23 RBI. Winker is making contact at a high rate and should be able to continue hitting well.
Jesse Winker has been performing well at the plate recently. In his past 15 games, he is 13-for-44 with a home run, six RBI and only seven strikeouts. He has been making solid contact as a table-setter in the Reds’ lineup. The Reds face Wade Miley and the Houston Astros. Miley isn’t your prototypical shutdown starter, so expect Winker to have some production in today’s game.
J.D. Martinez ($5,400)
J.D. Martinez did not get going in the series finale against the Baltimore Orioles yesterday. He went hitless in his five at-bats, but did record a walk and struck out twice. He was the only Red Sox batter in the original lineup to not record a hit. Expect this game to just be a road bump instead of a signal of struggles.
J.D. Martinez has been red hot the past week, batting .310. In those seven games, he has four home runs and six RBI. The Red Sox continue their road trip with a trip to Minnesota to face the Twins. The Twins have a 3.95 ERA, which ranks seventh in baseball. J.D. Martinez should be able to continue to provide power today.
Justin Turner ($8,000)
Justin Turner struggled last night against the Chicago Cubs, going hitless in four at-bats. He has been struggling in the recent past and does not seem to be close to breaking out of the slump. With a huge price tag attached, look to avoid Justin Turner tonight.
Justin Turner has been struggling for more than just last night’s game. In his previous seven games, he was 6-for-26 with one homer and RBI. His next game is against the division-rival San Francisco Giants. The Giants are struggling this season and should not provide too many problems, but be cautious about Turner’s production in the game.
Giancarlo Stanton will return to the New York Yankees’ lineup on Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Rays. That will be his first game since March 31.
The New York Mets have placed starter Noah Syndergaard on the 10-day Injured List with a right hamstring strain.
Vincent Pensabene is a graduate of Saint Leo University with a B.A. in Sports Business. He was the NBA Editor at Forward Mile, where he handled NBA DFS articles. In addition, he wrote for numerous local newspapers and websites before landing at WinDaily.