Dream11 Fantasy NPB: Dragons at BayStars

Dream11 Fantasy NPB: Dragons at BayStars

This article is part of our Dream11 Fantasy NPB series.

Yokohama DeNA BayStars (3-2) vs Chunichi Dragons (2-3)

Thursday, 25th June, 6:35 AM EDT

Projected starters

LHP Yuya Sakamoto (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs RHP Yuichiro Okano (0-0, 0.00 ERA)

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The BayStars will go for the sweep Thursday, as they previously defeated the Dragons 3-0 and 3-2 in the first two games of the series. As a result, the home side is pushing towards the top spot in the Central League standings with a 3-2 record, just one game behind the league-leading Yomiuri Giants. Meanwhile, the Dragons have not started the season well and sit in fourth place with two wins and three losses. A pair of rookies will take the hill in this one, with the BayStars sending out southpaw Yuya Sakamoto against the Dragons' righty, Yuichiro Okano. Okano, a 26-year-old, was selected third overall in the 2019 NPB Draft and has previously pitched for the Japanese national team in the past.

Yokohama DeNA BayStars Expected Lineup

CF – Takayuki Kajitani

2B – Neftali Soto

RF – Tyler Austin

LF – Keita Sano

1B – Jose Lopez

3B – Toshiro Miyazaki

C – Hikaru Itoh

SS – Yamato Maeda

P – Yuya Sakamoto

Chunichi Dragons Expected Lineup

CF – Yohei Ohshima

RF – Ryosuke Hirata

LF – Zoilo Almonte

1B – Dayan Viciedo

3B – Shuhei Takahashi

2B – Toshiki Abe

SS – Yota Kyoda

C – Takuma Katoh

P – Yuichiro Okano

Top picks

Tyler Austin, BayStars: Austin didn't start the BayStars' first three games

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Juan Pablo Aravena
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