Baseball is back! Check back here throughout the day for updated blurbs as teams confirm their lineup. We’ll keep you updated on some of the day’s highest-impact trends by utilizing our Models and Vegas dashboard. Projected and confirmed lineups for every game can be found on our MLB Daily Lineups page.
Tigers (+224) at Yankees (-246) — 1:05 PM EST
Yankees out: Giancarlo Stanton
Yankees in: Austin Romine
Giancarlo Stanton will receive a rare day of rest on Sunday while Gary Sanchez shifts to designated hitter and Austin Romine enters the lineup at catcher. Adeiny Hechavarria will make his first start after being acquired on Friday as Neil Walker heads to the bench. Aaron Hicks, Miguel Andujar, and Sanchez will each move up one spot in the lineup, and the Yankees are currently projected to score 5.3 runs — the fourth-highest total in Sunday’s 15-game slate. Opposing pitcher Matt Boyd has allowed the second-highest average batted-ball distance over the last 15 days and has served up five home runs over his previous five starts. Gleyber Torres and Luke Voit both benefit from positive recent batted-ball statistics and the Yankees make for a strong team to stack in tournaments with eight right-handed hitters in the lineup.
Brewers (-114) at Nationals (+105) — 1:35 PM EST
Brewers out: Lorenzo Cain, Jesus Aguilar, Ryan Braun
Brewers in: Curtis Granderson, Eric Thames, Keon Broxton
Lorenzo Cain, Jesus Aguilar, and Ryan Braun will all receive a day off on Sunday, and recently-acquired Curtis Granderson will make his team debut in the outfield and hit leadoff. Eric Thames will enter the lineup at first base while Keon Broxton draws the start in center field, and the Brewers are presently implied to score 4.9 runs against the Nationals and right-hander Yefry Rodriguez. Travis Shaw leads the team with eight Pro Trends on DraftKings and ranks second out of all batters in the main slate with a 272-foot recent batted-ball distance over the last 15 days. Rodriguez has allowed 12 walks in his previous four starts, and Shaw has produced an exceptional 12% walk percentage this season. Despite hitting sixth in the lineup, Manny Pina garners tournament consideration on FanDuel at just $2,500 with positive splits against right-handed pitchers and favorable recent batted-ball statistics.
Cubs (+134) at Phillies (-145) — 1:35 PM EST
Cubs out: Ben Zobrist
Cubs in: David Bote
After hitting cleanup in three consecutive games, Ben Zobrist will rest on Sunday and Kris Bryant will shift to right field. David Bote will return to the lineup at third base and hit ninth, but the Cubs are currently implied to score just 3.9 runs against the Phillies and right-handed ace Aaron Nola. Nola has held opposing teams to five total runs over his last six starts and ranks as the second-best pitching option on both DraftKings and FanDuel for the main slate in the Bales Model. He leads all pitchers in WHIP (1.029) in the last year and is projected to strike out a slate-high 6.7 batters. Daniel Murphy makes for an intriguing option with an 81% Bargain Rating on DraftKings and a team-high .389 wOBA against right-handed pitchers, but Cubs exposure should be limited to tournaments due to the low team total and difficult matchup.