Dream11 Fantasy NPB: BayStars at Dragons

Dream11 Fantasy NPB: BayStars at Dragons

This article is part of our Dream11 Fantasy NPB series.

Yokohama DeNA BayStars (12-10-0) at Chunichi Dragons (9-13-1)

Thursday, July 16th, 5:00 AM EDT

Projected Starters

RHP Yuichiro Okano (1-1, 6.43 ERA) vs RHP Koh Nakagawa (0-0, 12.00 ERA)

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The Dragons are sitting in the bottom part of the Central League standings with only eight wins in 20 games, and it's clear they're not gunning for a playoff berth. In fact, they sit dead last in the standings with an 8-12-0 record and are 4.5 games behind the top spot. The BayStars are in a better scenario, as their 12-10 record has them just 1.5 games behind the first-placed Yomiuri Giants. The BayStars are favorites on paper even if they decide to start Koh Nakagawa, who has a 12.00 ERA in his lone start this season. Yuichiro Okano hasn't done it much better for the Dragons, but his 6.43 ERA reads slightly better than Nakagawa's numbers and, to make things better, he will also be pitching at home.

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

BayStars' Expected Lineup

RF – Takayuki Kajitani
CF – Tomo Otosaka
2B – Neftali Soto
LF – Keita Sano
1B – Jose Lopez
3B – Toshiro Miyazaki
C – Hikaru Itoh
SS – Yamato Maeda
P – Koh Nakagawa

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