Dream11 Fantasy NPB: Swallows at BayStars

Dream11 Fantasy NPB: Swallows at BayStars

This article is part of our Dream11 Fantasy NPB series.

Yokohama DeNA BayStars (12-15) vs Tokyo Yakult Swallows (14-10-2)

Wednesday, July 22nd, 5:00 AM EDT

Projected starters

LHP Haruhiro Hamaguchi (1-1, 2.22 ERA) vs RHP Gabriel Ynoa (0-1, 7.88 ERA)

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The BayStars are in a tight race to earn the third place of the Central League standings, as it seems the first two spots will be occupied by both the Yomiuri Giants and the Tokyo Yakult Swallows, their opponents in this matchup. The Swallows are three games behind the Giants, but they also hold a 1.5-game lead over the third-placed Hanshin Tigers, so they are in a good position. The pitching matchup here might lean towards Yokohama, however, despite what the overall records indicate. The BayStars will send Haruhiro Yamaguchi to the mound, and he owns a strong 2.22 ERA so far. Former MLBer Gabriel Ynoa will take the ball for the Swallows, but the has struggled to the tune of a 7.88 ERA so far in 2020.

Yokohama DeNA 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 - Haruhiro Hamaguchi

Tokyo Yakult Swallows Expected Lineup:

1B - Tomotaka Sakaguchi

2B - Tetsuto Yamada

LF - Norichika Aoki

3B - Munetaka Murakami

CF - Kotaro Yamasaki

RF - Yuhei Takai

SS - Alcides Escobar

C - Motohiro Shima

P - Gabriel Ynoa

Top picks:

Munetaka Murakami, Swallows: Murakami is

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Juan Pablo Aravena
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