In terms of OPS, it’s basically a four-way tie for 1st place. Philadelphia Phillies’ center fielder Travis Jankowski wins the tie-breaker with a .750 AVG. Unfortunately, the Phils lost to the Washington Nationals 13-12.
Top Exit Velocity: C.J.Cron (COL) – 114.5 mph.
Top Distance: Yordan Alvarez (HOU) 443 feet.
Colorado Rockies’ German Marquez took top GSc honors over Jose Urguidy, though the latter did not allow a run. The Rockies beat the Seattle Mariners 5-2.
Top Velocity: Aroldis Chapman (NYY) – 101.8 mph.
Marquee Matchup: Boston Red Sox (44-30) (+102) vs Tampa Bay Rays (44-31) (-120)
Marquee Pitching Matchup: Zach Davies (CHC) vs Walker Buehler (LAD) – Walker Buehler is favored to win the strikeout duel against Davies. FanDuel has Buehler fanning over 7.5 hitters (-128)
While Cincinatti Reds right fielder Nick Castellanos is technically at the top of the Thursday hitting table, he’s been swinging a pretty mediocre bat during his last 7 games, hitting .231. Problem is Trey Mancini is even worse, hitting .179 during his last 7. Same goes for Austin Meadows, hitting .207. Eric Hosmer isn’t playing today. Reds’ Jesse Winker is the best among middling options, hitting .258. As of this posting, the Atlanta Braves starter is TBD so we can’t break things down by matchup. If you’re needing a Daily Fantasy add, we’re going with Winker. He’d cost you a modest 7.40 DKFP. Draft Kings has Wander Franco at the top of their list based on the last 10.6 games.