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Here are our top hitter plays by positions for MLB today for June 16, 2018.

Top Catchers

Erik Kratz – MIL (Fanduel-3000 Draftkings-3200) – Kratz is playing against Zach Eflin in a good matchup. This game has a high over under of 8.5. Kratz has a wOBA of 0.771 and a slugging pct of 1.167 facing righties playing at home. Over the last 7 days, he is hitting 0.200 with a wOBA of 0.395 and a slugging pct of 0.600. Kratz should be played today.

Yasmani Grandal – LOS (Fanduel-2800 Draftkings-3400) – Grandal is playing against Madison Bumgarner in a pretty good matchup. Grandal is a great hitter this year with a wOBA of 0.368 while slugging 0.316 verse lefties when he is at home. Over the last week, he has an average of 0.286 with a wOBA of 0.418 and a slugging pct of 0.714. Additionally, he has hit 2 home runs over the last 14 at bats. Grandal can be a very good play today.

Evan Gattis – HOU (Fanduel-3500 Draftkings-4300) – Gattis plays away verse Danny Duffy in a favorable matchup. This game should produce some good fantasy points with an Over/Under of 9. Duffy has had trouble as he has an ERA of 6.23 and a wOBA of 0.396 verse right handers when away from home. Gattis is crushing the ball with a wOBA of 0.426 and a slugging percentage of 0.667 verse lefties playing at home. During the last week, he has an Avg of 0.320 with a wOBA of 0.430 and a slugging pct of 0.720. He has also hit 3 home runs over the last 25 at bats. Gattis is a great play today.

Top First Basemen

Matt Olson – OAK (Fanduel-3100 Draftkings-3900) – Olson faces Nick Tropeano in a favorable matchup. Tropeano struggles with an ERA of 4.73 and a wOBA of 0.380 against left handers on the road. Olson has a wOBA of 0.000 and a slugging percentage of 0.000 against right handed pitchers when he is playing at home. Olson can be a very good play today.

Mark Reynolds – WAS (Fanduel-2900 Draftkings-4000) – Reynolds is playing against Marco Estrada in a pretty good matchup. Estrada has not done well this season since he an ERA of 5.61 and a wOBA of 0.365 verse right handed hitters when he is playing on the road. Reynolds is hitting the ball great this year with a wOBA of 0.443 and a slugging percentage of 0.783 against RHB when he is pitching at home. Reynolds should be an excellent play today.

Yulieski Gurriel – HOU (Fanduel-3100 Draftkings-) – Gurriel is facing Danny Duffy. Duffy has not done well this season since he an ERA of 6.23 and a wOBA of 0.396 facing right handed batters when he is away. Gurriel has had much success at the plate with a wOBA of 0.363 with a slugging pct of 0.471 against left handed pitchers when he is at home. Over the last 7 days he has an average of 0.429 with a wOBA of 0.472 and a slugging pct of 0.679. Gurriel should help your lineups today.

Top Second Basemen

Whit Merrifield – KAN (Fanduel-3300 Draftkings-4000) – Merrifield plays on the road against Dallas Keuchel in what looks like a great matchup. Merrifield is crushing the ball with a wOBA of 0.508 with a slg pct of 0.679 verse left handers when he is pitching at home. Over the last week, he is hitting 0.421 with a wOBA of 0.442 and a slugging pct of 0.579. Merrifield is a great play today.

DJ LeMahieu – COL (Fanduel-3500 Draftkings-4300) – LeMahieu plays today against Mike Minor. LeMahieu has a wOBA of 0.654 with a slg pct of 1.158 against LHP when playing at home. LeMahieu should be an excellent play today.

Asdrubal Cabrera – NYM (Fanduel-2800 Draftkings-3400) – Cabrera is on the road taking on Patrick Corbin. Cabrera is crushing the ball with a wOBA of 0.381 and a slg pct of 0.567 facing lefties at home. With average Fanduel points of 9.8 and Draftkings of 7.5 points per game, Cabrera can be a very good play today.

Top Third Basemen

Matt Chapman – OAK (Fanduel-2800 Draftkings-3700) – Chapman is taking on Nick Tropeano in a favorable matchup. Chapman has a wOBA of 0.000 and a slg pct of 0.000 against righties when at home. Over the last week, he is hitting 0.500 with a wOBA of 0.609 and a slugging pct of 0.875. With average Fanduel points of 9.5 and Draftkings of 7.2 points per game, Chapman is a very good play today.

Eugenio Suarez – CIN (Fanduel-3900 Draftkings-4500) – Suarez plays away from home today taking on Ivan Nova in a nice spot. Suarez has had much success at the plate with a wOBA of 0.385 and a slugging percentage of 0.547 against right handed pitchers when pitching at home. Over the last week, he is hitting 0.333 with a wOBA of 0.431 and a slugging pct of 0.500. Suarez should be a great play.

Todd Frazier – NYM (Fanduel-3100 Draftkings-3900) – Frazier plays today on the road against Patrick Corbin in what looks like a great matchup. 0.247 with a slg pct of 0.214 against left handed pitchers when he is at home. Frazier should be considered one of the must plays.

Top Shortstops

Andrelton Simmons – LAA (Fanduel-3100 Draftkings-3500) – Simmons is on the road verse Sean Manaea in a favorable matchup. Manaea has had trouble with an ERA of 4.46 facing righties when he is pitching away from home. Simmons has been great all year with a wOBA of 0.463 and a slg pct of 0.552 facing left handed pitchers when he is playing at home. Simmons should be looked at closely when picking your lineups.

Marcus Semien – OAK (Fanduel-2800 Draftkings-3900) – Semien is playing away against Nick Tropeano in a favorable matchup. Semien has a wOBA of 0.000 with a slg pct of 0.000 verse right handed pitchers when he is pitching at home. Semien can be a very good play today.

Carlos Correa – HOU (Fanduel-4400 Draftkings-4900) – Correa plays today on the road against Danny Duffy. Duffy has had trouble with an ERA of 6.23 and a wOBA of 0.396 against right handed hitters when pitching on the road. Correa has had much success at the plate with a wOBA of 0.460 and a slugging percentage of 0.542 facing left handed pitchers at home. During the last week, he has an Avg of 0.417 with a wOBA of 0.564 and a slugging pct of 0.833. Correa should be an excellent play today.

Top Outfielders

Corey Dickerson – PIT (Fanduel-2800 Draftkings-3800) – Dickerson plays away verse Luis Castillo. Castillo struggles on the mound this year with an ERA of 7.91 and a wOBA of 0.408 verse lefties when he is pitching away from home. Dickerson has been great all year with a wOBA of 0.340 with a slugging pct of 0.487 facing righties when he is pitching at home. Dickerson is a great play today.

Austin Meadows – PIT (Fanduel-3100 Draftkings-4300) – Meadows plays away verse Luis Castillo. Castillo has been struggling this year as he has an ERA of 7.91 and a wOBA of 0.408 against left handed hitters when pitching on the road. Meadows is crushing the ball with a wOBA of 0.395 with a slugging pct of 0.577 versus righties playing at home. Meadows is a great play today.

Khris Davis – OAK (Fanduel-4100 Draftkings-5200) – Davis faces Nick Tropeano in what looks like a great matchup. Davis has done well with a wOBA of 0.000 with a slg pct of 0.000 against right handed pitchers at home. During the last week, he has an Avg of 0.304 with a wOBA of 0.544 and a slugging pct of 1.000. He also has hit 5 home runs over the last 23 at bats. With average Fanduel points of 12.6 and Draftkings of 9.3 points per game, Davis is a very good play today.

Mac Williamson – SFG (Fanduel-2800 Draftkings-3300) – Williamson plays away verse Alex Wood. Wood continues to struggle with an ERA of 5.92 against righties when playing away. Williamson has a wOBA of 0.533 and a slugging percentage of 0.750 facing lefties when playing at home. With average Fanduel points of 9.2 and Draftkings of 7 points per game, Williamson is a very good play today.

George Springer – HOU (Fanduel-4400 Draftkings-5200) – Springer is on the road against Danny Duffy. Duffy has been struggling this year as he has an ERA of 6.23 and a wOBA of 0.396 against right handed hitters when he is away. Springer is crushing the ball with a wOBA of 0.444 and a slugging percentage of 0.690 facing lefties when he is at home. During the last week, he has an Avg of 0.333 with a wOBA of 0.418 and a slugging pct of 0.524. With average Fanduel points of 12.4 and Draftkings of 9.5 points per game, Springer should be a great play.

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As an athlete in his younger years, Shane Kilgore developed a deep understanding of what it takes for a player to produce at the top of their game. Using that knowledge and an obsessive research habit has led to player picks and insights that many other writers would miss. As a daily fantasy sports player, Shane uses those picks and insights to win! Follow Shane on Twitter @Lineupzone

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