There was a 12-game slate on Thursday June 21. All points and dollar amounts are from DraftKings.
Glenn Sparkman ($4,200)
Glenn Sparkman went seven innings against the Minnesota Twins and only gave up a run on five hits. He also had a walk and three strikeouts. His one mistake pitch came against the second batter of the game, when Jorge Polanco hit a solo home run. With a very small price tag for a pitcher, Sparkman has to be on your radar his next start.
Glenn Sparkman had one of his best outings as a big leaguer last night. Even better, he also did that against one of the best lineups in baseball. His next scheduled start is against the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday. Now that he is gaining confidence as a starter, look for Sparkman as a cheap option on Tuesday’s slate.
Jose Iglesias ($3,500)
Jose Iglesias had a good game at the plate against the Milwaukee Brewers last night, going 2-for-5 with a home run, four RBI and a run scored. He upped his batting average to .291 after his performance. Look to use Iglesias on today’s slate.
Jose Iglesias has been hitting .306 (32-for-106) in his previous 30 games with three home runs and 17 RBI in that span. He is putting the ball in play and putting the pressure on the opposing fielders. Tonight the Reds continue the series against the Milwaukee Brewers and Chase Anderson is on the mound. Anderson’s curveball is practically non-existent this season as he is only throwing it 11 percent of the time and batters are hitting .471 against it. Lock Iglesias in for a multi-hit game.
Madison Bumgarner ($9,200)
Madison Bumgarner struggled last night against against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He ended up working just 3.2 innings with six runs on 10 hits and a 3:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. A five-run fourth inning made Bumgarner’s outing look a lot worse than it was. Madison Bumgarner will bounce back in his next start so use him on his next slate.
If you take out the fourth inning, Bumgarner had a good beginning of the game against the Dodgers. Bumgarner had one bad inning that blew up his entire outing. His ERA is now at 4.28 and that would be his highest for a season by almost a full run. His next start will be on Tuesday against Colorado. The Rockies have a tendency to hit less on the road than at home, so Bumgarner will have a good start his next time up.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr ($3,500)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr struggled at the plate against the Los Angeles Angels. He finished hitless on four at-bats with a walk, a strikeout and seven runners left on base. He is in the midst of a cold stretch at the plate and should be faded on today’s slate.
Vladimir Guerrero Jr has been slumping this past week, going 5-for-24 with two RBI in that stretch. His season average has dropped to .249 after yesterday’s game. With only one home run in the entire month of June thus far, Guerrero seems to be off at the plate. The Blue Jays travel to Boston to play against the Red Sox and Chris Sale. He is locked in and Sale is hard to face when on a hot streak.
Aaron Judgeofficially returned from his oblique strain to the Yankees’ active roster after last night’s game. Judge originally went on the IL on April 20.
Nolan Arenado was pulled in the ninth inning in last night’s game with a toe contusion. He is considered day-to-day.
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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.