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Syndergaard will face the Diamondbacks in Citi Field. Compared to the other aces, Syndergaard is underpriced due to his lack of breakout games this season. He’s a big favorite and has an OTT (see pitcher chart) of three. I’ve been picking on the Diamondbacks lately because of their high strikeout rate (26.2%) and low wRC+ (83, 4th worst). With strikeout upside, run prevention, and an affordable price tag, Syndergaard is my favorite pitcher on Sunday.
Rodriguez will face the Orioles in Fenway Park. The Orioles have the sixth worst wRC+ this year and are in the top third of the league in strikeout rate. Rodriguez has a 28.5% strikeout rate this season, giving him upside for tournaments. The Orioles can fill their lineup with righties, but Rodriguez has actually been better against righties throughout his career. At $9,400 on DraftKings, I wouldn’t recommend him for cash games, but he’s an upside tournament pivot away from Syndergaard.
It’s never comforting to click Minor’s name when setting a lineup, but at $5,200 on DraftKings, I’m considering Minor for both cash games and tournaments. Minor will face the White Sox in Guaranteed Rate Field. The White Sox strike out 26.4% of the time against lefties, fourth highest in the league. They also have the fourth worst wRC+ against southpaws. With an OTT of four, Minor may be able to prevent runs for some tournament upside, and is a cash game option at his cheap price.