Fantasy baseball: Lineup analysis for June 17 games

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There's a full slate of games on the major league schedule for Wednesday, June 17. Here are some takeaways from the announced starting lineups to help you make those final DFS decisions. Remember, you should also refer to this Twitter list for late-breaking injury news and lineup updates.

Note: All times listed are Eastern time.

Miami Marlins at New York Yankees, 7:05 p.m.

  • Giancarlo Stanton is being utilized as the Marlins’ designated hitter, with Ichiro Suzuki as the right fielder fill-in and No. 9 hitter.

  • With the DH back in play for the Yankees, Alex Rodriguez is back in the lineup tonight after sitting out the two previous games in Miami.

Baltimore Orioles at Philadelphia Phillies, 7:05 p.m.

  • Adam Jones missed out on all of the home run fun Tuesday for the Orioles as he dealt with “overall soreness” after diving for a ball earlier this week. He remains out of the lineup tonight.

  • Chase Utley is back at his more familiar second base tonight after the veteran filled in at first base, with Ryan Howard as the Phillies’ DH on Tuesday. With the move of this series to Philadelphia, an encore of that combination isn’t possible.

Tampa Bay Rays at Washington Nationals, 7:05 p.m.

  • While Joey Butler could certainly be moved to left field and still start tonight for the Rays, the lack of a DH in Washington means somebody will have to sit and Butler is the odd man out of the lineup for Tampa Bay tonight.

  • Both Danny Espinosa and Clint Robinson had big games on Tuesday for the Nationals, and both are back in the lineup on Wednesday.

New York Mets at Toronto Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m.

  • Michael Cuddyer missed two out of the last three games for the Mets, but he's back in the lineup tonight batting in the cleanup spot.

  • Back at home, and with the ability to put Edwin Encarnacion back at DH, the Blue Jays have Danny Valencia back in the lineup against left-hander Jonathon Niese of the Mets. He bats seventh tonight.

Detroit Tigers at Cincinnati Reds, 7: 10 p.m.

  • The Tigers are without Tyler Collins and Rajai Davis, in tonight's starting lineup, which isn't a surprise given the absence of the DH.

  • Jay Bruce, who got a chance to have a mini day off yesterday as the Reds’ DH, and is back in the cleanup spot tonight.

Chicago Cubs at Cleveland Indians, 7:10 p.m.

  • Miguel Montero left yesterday’s game early, but that was the result of an ejection for arguing pitch location and should not and is scratched from today's lineup due to back spasms. Kyle Schwarber gets the nod at DH, while David Ross fills in as catcher.

  • With Nick Swisher on the disabled list, Ryan Raburn is the DH tonight against left-handed Tsuyoshi Wada of the Cubs. He bats fifth.

Boston Red Sox at Atlanta Braves, 7:10 p.m.