Fantasy baseball pitcher rankings, lineup tips for Wednesday’s MLB games

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What you need to know for Wednesday’s MLB Games

By Todd Zola

  • An already busy Wednesday is now even busier with the addition of the makeover for Rainy Tuesday at Yankee Stadium added to the schedule. That means there will be a pair of doubleheaders, one in Pittsburgh between the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets and the other in the Bronx with the Minnesota Twins and New York Yankees playing a pair. The slate begins at 12:35 pm ET with the first game of the Mets and Pirates.

  • Mets hitters should be productive against a pair of vulnerable righties in Bryse Wilson and Johan Oviedo, while Pirates hitters are likely in for a long day with Jacob deGrom and Chris Bassitt scheduled to work for the Mets. Most of the Mets’ left-handed hitters are on the ESPN leagues list, and Daniel Vogelbach (5% on the list) has the best chance to play in both contests. Twins hitters are in a tight spot and Gerrit Cole and Domingo Germán are expected to work as twins, but Yankees hitters should be in a favorable spot, though the chances of someone like Oswald Peraza (3%) playing two games are scarce.

  • Minnesota will reportedly promote Louie Varland to make his MLB debut in one of the games. Varland is a 24-year-old right-hander whose development was delayed by the pandemic. He began the season with Double-A Wichita before moving to Triple-A St. Paul for a month. Consider that Varland was older than most prospects at every level, but he still struck out 146 combined batters in 126 1/3 total innings. On paper, the Yankees are an imposing lineup, but they’ve struggled since the offseason. It’s unclear how the DFS sites will treat the doubleheader, but taking a chance on Varland is an intriguing move. With his striking out prowess, Varland is a viable streamer for traditional fantasy purposes.



Phillies left-hander Bailey Falter has been throwing well recently and fantasy managers should consider relying on him for Wednesday against a weak Marlins lineup. Eric Karabell Video

Ranking of starting pitchers for Wednesday

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