Fantasy baseball pitcher rankings, lineup advice for Tuesday’s MLB games


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Note: This file will be updated with any overnight pitching changes or weather-related game postponements, along with the addition of the latest MLB game odds as of the indicated time of publication.

What you need to know for Tuesday’s MLB Games

By Derek Carty

  • Jose Quintana (36% rostered) projects as the fifth-best pitcher on the slate today, ahead even of certain aces like Brandon Woodruff and Dylan Cease. His matchup against the Rockies is fantastic, facing a weak offense that is taking a massive park hit. He’s pretty widely available and the best streaming option of the day.

  • If Quintana isn’t available, take a look for Zach Plesac (46%), Patrick Corbin (34%), Justin Steele (10%), or Nick Pivetta (45%). All are in good spots and are worthwhile pickups for those in need of starts. • Taijuan Walker is rostered in most leagues (85%), but if he’s on your roster, you should strongly consider benching him today. He gets a big park downgrade going from Citi Field into Truist, and he faces one of baseball’s elite offenses in the Atlanta Braves. Throw in a strong opposing pitcher (Charlie Morton), 82-degree heat, and a bit of wind blowing out to center, and you have a spot you should avoid.

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    Marlins right-hander Edward Cabrera has pitched well lately and fantasy managers should consider him a viable option for Tuesday against the Padres. Video by Eric Karabell

  • Offense is somewhat lacking on today’s slate, with THE BAT X only projecting 4 offenses to score 5+ runs, but the top offense has quite a few widely-available pieces. The Seattle Mariners get a big park upgrade (particularly in terms of home runs) and face a weak lefty in Jose Suarez. Eugenio Suarez (57%) is a fantastic home run speculation if he’s available. Carlos Santana (43%), Dylan Moore (sub-1%), Cal Raleigh (4%), and Sam Haggerty (2%) are all also viable choices.

  • If you’re looking for speed, the Pittsburgh Pirates have a strong matchup against Nick Pivetta (and likely Kevin Plawecki). Oneil Cruz (35%) and Greg Allen (sub-1%) both project in the top 3 for steals today, according to THE BAT X.

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    Zach Plesac has had the Tigers’ number throughout his career, including in his most recent start, and he should be in all fantasy lineups for his start against them on Tuesday. Video by Tristan H. Cockcroft



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