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MLB Wednesday Draftstars DFS Preview and Projections for June 12, 2024

Draftstars Australia's MLB Wednesday DFS contest starts at 9:10am AEST on June 12, 2024, and Fantasy Insider has looked at the data for each player on the slate to help you make winning line-ups.

A reliable Draftstars cheat sheet is essential for MLB fantasy players. This DFS preview is designed to help you put together your fantasy teams for Draftstars' MLB contests and enhance your season-long fantasy line-ups on Wednesday and beyond.

Featured MLB Games

Draftstars' MLB Wednesday slate consists of the following match-ups:

  • Kansas City Royals vs New York Yankees
  • Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Angels
  • Milwaukee Brewers vs Toronto Blue Jays
  • San Francisco Giants vs Houston Astros
  • Los Angeles Dodgers vs Texas Rangers
  • Cincinnati Reds vs Cleveland Guardians
  • Seattle Mariners vs Chicago White Sox
  • San Diego Padres vs Oakland Athletics
  • Minnesota Twins vs Colorado Rockies
  • St. Louis Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Boston Red Sox vs Philadelphia Phillies
  • New York Mets vs Miami Marlins

Fantasy Insider, renowned for its world-class DFS tools and projections since 2015, uses the same machine learning models as Stats Insider to make some of the most reliable DFS projections available.

With the latest MLB fantasy insights and DFS strategies from Fantasy Insider, you're set to win in more MLB fantasy contests.


Cheat Sheet and Projections

We have reviewed every player from every team to help you make the best choices on Wednesday's slate.

Selection Player Salary Proj. Pts Pts/$1K
Stud Paul Skenes (PIT, P) $20,940 23.1 1.1
Value Andrew Thorpe (CWS, P) $5,000 13.5 2.7
Fade Spencer Horwitz (TOR, 1B) $8,230 0.3 0
Cheapie Carlos Rodriguez (MIL, P) $5,000 12.5 2.5

According to Fantasy Insider's DFS model, our "stud" is the highest projected scorer across the slate, while "value" picks provide the most "bang for your buck," meaning they are expected to perform well relative to their salary.

Conversely, a "fade" is a player considered to offer lower value for money, based on their expected score relative to their salary. For those needing to stay under the salary cap, "cheapie" options refer to the best value players at lower price points not already mentioned.

In fantasy sports, understanding value—assessing a player's potential output against their salary—is crucial, as players scoring high relative to their cost are key in crafting the optimal line-up.

The "Pts/$1K" metric shows the predicted points for every $1,000 of a player's salary. A higher number indicates better value, making it easier to spot players who could outperform their cost.

Positional Breakdown

C (Catcher)

Selection Player Salary Proj. Pts Pts/$1K
Stud William Contreras (MIL) $9,940 7.2 0.7
Value Salvador Perez (KC) $7,130 6.4 0.9
Fade Luis Campusano (SD) $8,220 4 0.5
Cheapie Yainer Diaz (HOU) $7,740 4.7 0.6

SS (Shortstop)

Selection Player Salary Proj. Pts Pts/$1K
Stud Robert Witt (KC) $10,390 9.8 0.9
Value Bo Bichette (TOR) $7,640 7.9 1
Fade Paul DeJong (CWS) $8,140 3.6 0.4
Cheapie Jeremy Peña (HOU) $7,000 6.9 1

OF (Outfielder)

Selection Player Salary Proj. Pts Pts/$1K
Stud Shohei Ohtani (LAD) $11,580 9.4 0.8
Value Corbin Carroll (AZ) $8,350 8.4 1
Fade David Dahl (PHI) $9,130 1.3 0.1
Cheapie Ceddanne Rafaela (BOS) $6,080 6 1

3B (Third Base)

Selection Player Salary Proj. Pts Pts/$1K
Stud José Ramírez (CLE) $10,590 8.7 0.8
Value Nolan Arenado (STL) $6,500 7.2 1.1
Fade Mark Vientos (NYM) $8,330 4.6 0.6
Cheapie Rafael Devers (BOS) $7,940 8.2 1

2B (Second Base)

Selection Player Salary Proj. Pts Pts/$1K
Stud Markus Betts (LAD) $10,760 8.6 0.8
Value Brice Turang (MIL) $5,000 5.9 1.2
Fade Ketel Marte (AZ) $11,660 7.7 0.7
Cheapie Andrés Giménez (CLE) $7,970 7.7 1

1B (First Base)

Selection Player Salary Proj. Pts Pts/$1K
Stud Peter Alonso (NYM) $10,010 8.3 0.8
Value David Lowe (TEX) $5,000 6.3 1.3
Fade Spencer Horwitz (TOR) $8,230 0.3 0
Cheapie Paul Goldschmidt (STL) $7,000 7.3 1

P (Pitcher)

Selection Player Salary Proj. Pts Pts/$1K
Stud Paul Skenes (PIT) $20,940 23.1 1.1
Value Andrew Thorpe (CWS) $5,000 13.5 2.7


When building your MLB Wednesday teams, consider starting with a value player like Andrew Thorpe. To secure one of the highest projected scorers, Paul Skenes is a strong option. If you're seeking budget-friendly choices to free up salary cap for more studs, take a look at our cheapie options, including Carlos Rodriguez.

On the other hand, according to our model, Spencer Horwitz is one of the worst value options on the slate, suggesting you might want to limit exposure to him if building out multiple line-ups.

Ready to go? Draftstars' MLB Wednesday slate closes at 9:10am AEST on Wednesday. ENTER NOW!

As with all MLB DFS contests, whether you start with our studs or build around our value picks, leveraging Fantasy Insider's data-driven MLB fantasy news and strategies, combined with your own research, can enhance your chances of winning in the MLB Wednesday slate. The unique insights here can help you balance star power, value and budget management when you make your MLB DFS line-ups.

For the latest projections and optimised MLB Wednesday line-ups, check out the Fantasy Insider Cruncher on Draftstars! It's free to use when you're logged in.


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Fantasy Insider has been providing world-class DFS tools and projections since 2015. Its advanced player projections are based on the same machine learning models that Stats Insider uses, making them some of the strongest DFS projections in the world.

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