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MLB - Fantasy Baseball Daily Notes for June 11 Fantasy baseball daily notes for June 11148dTodd ZolaEarly 2018 fantasy baseball rankings39dTristan H. CockcroftDynasty 300: Top players for 2018 and beyond53dTristan H. CockcroftTop players whose fantasy value changed for 201852dJoe KaiserHow to keep your league fun and interesting all season70dAJ MassCueto declines opt-out, with Giants through '21San Francisco Giants16hThree more years: Tanaka to stick with YanksNew York Yankees2dAndrew MarchandPirates exercise 14.75M option on McCutchenPittsburgh Pirates2dMariners decline options for Gallardo, IwakumaSeattle Mariners4dPedroia out seven months after knee surgeryBoston Red Sox12dScott LauberNats' Murphy has surgery to repair cartilageWashington Nationals17dBoston's Rodriguez, Ramirez undergo surgeriesBoston Red Sox19dScott LauberDaily notes: Pitcher and hitter rankings for SundayIs Jaime Garcia the real deal? His Sunday start at home against the Mets certainly looks like a great spot Trevor Daley Jersey.Kevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerEmailcommentJun 10, 2017Todd ZolaFantasy CloseWriting on fantasy baseball game theory and player analysis since 1997Winner of the 2013 Fantasy Sports Writer's Association Best Baseball ArticleFollow on TwitterFacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintcommentThe weather is finally warming, meaning the record pace of home runs should accelerate even further. There's some solid arms on Sunday's card, though, so while we should still see a fair number of long balls (which will continue to pad fantasy stats), it may not be the day for the explosion to begin. Your job is to identify pitchers minimizing damage while finding hitters looking to foil their efforts. My job is to point you in the right directions with some suggestions of my own. Let's get to it.PitchingPitchers to streamJaime Garcia (L), 26 percent, Atlanta Braves vs. New York Mets: Garcia continues to reward owners willing to give him a mulligan on last season's disaster campaign. His strikeout and walks rates are worse than last season, but he's doing a much better job keeping the ball in the yard, which is key in today's "swing hard in case you hit the ball" mindset. With Yoenis Cespedes back, a major power source has returned to the Mets, but Garcia holds the platoon edge over most of the visiting team's lineup. Garcia's mound foe, Seth Lugo, will be making his 2017 debut and is also in play. It's just that, even without Freddie Freeman, the Braves are sneaky good against righties -- especially at home.Aaron Nola (R), 42 percent ownership in ESPN leagues, Philadelphia Phillies at St. Louis Cardinals: Big-picture wise with Nola, the key is to keep in mind he's only 24 years old. Perhaps because he was more polished than most prospects when they embark on their MLB career, it feels like he should be older. While injuries have curtailed his development, Nola seems poised to get in a groove, and he's coming off of his best outing of the season -- an eight-inning, one-run effort against the aforementioned Braves in their house. On Sunday, Nola squares off with a Cardinals club in the bottom half of the league with regard to weighted on base average (wOBA) versus righties.David Paulino (R), 3 percent, Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels: It's a Sunday tradition to recommend an option for those pining for another win to close out the fantasy week. Paulino worked into the sixth last time out and the Astros have a solid bullpen. Run support shouldn't be an issue with the prolific Houston attack that'll face Jesse Chavez. The Angels tote the sixth-weakest offense in terms of wOBA versus righties into Minute Maid Park.Hyun-Jin Ryu (L), 7 percent, Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Cincinnati Reds: The Reds have done some damage this season versus southpaws, but most of it has been at home. On the road is a different story, especially considering the huge park hit they're enduring in Dodgers Stadium. Ryu isn't beating himself lately, walking only three hitters in his past four starts, spanning 22 1/3 innings.Pitcher to avoidJose Quintana (L), 83 percent, Chicago White Sox at Cleveland Indians: It's easy to be a numbers scout and proclaim someone with the consistency and durability of Quintana will find his form. While he's upped his strikeouts, overall, Quintana isn't as sharp as normal. Keep in mind, this is a pitcher who historically outpitches his xFIP, suggesting he's either been lucky with homers or has an uncanny ability to limit the long ball year after year. That's disappeared in 2017, at least so far. At home, the Tribe's home run rate versus left-handers is above average, making this a risky start for the veteran lefty.BullpenHopefully you're aware that the Pittsburgh Pirates have relieved Tony Watson of his closing duties Perhaps you're deciding which is the better pickup between Juan Nicasio or Felipe Rivero? Here's a vote for Rivero, who by rights should have been handed the job for himself a while ago. He's fanned 34 with only six walks in 31 frames. Rivero is available in 75 percent of ESPN leagues, well, now 74.9 as I just picked him up in the staff dynasty league.Owners of Dellin Betances may especially want to check Rivero out, as the Yankees plan on activating Aroldis Chapman from the disabled list on Monday.Projected game scoresGS is the projected game score for the pitcher. A "" means that the pitcher lacks requisite career major league data to produce an accurate rating; these are the author's ratings. A 50 typically earns the pitcher a "quality start" by this measure, while a 70 is considered a dominant start.Starting pitcher projected Game Scores for June 11GSTeamNameTOppW-LERAWHIP68Max