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Kluber will face the White Sox in Progressive Field. He is the biggest favorite of the day and has the lowest OTT. His $12,600 price tag on DraftKings is more than reasonable, so I’m strongly considering Kluber in cash games. The White Sox have a high strikeout rate (25.5%) and Kluber is one of the top strikeout pitchers on the slate. Kluber has tournament-winning upside and a high floor for cash games.
Wacha will face the Phillies in Citizens Bank Park. He’s a slight underdog, but will face a Phillies team with the second highest strikeout rate in the league. He gave up eight ER against the Cubs in his last start, but prior to that game, Wacha had been fantastic. He averaged 24.8 DK points per game in his five starts before the blow-up game against the Cubs. His price was all the way up to $10,000, but on Wednesday, we get him at $7,800. Wacha is one of the top SP2 options on the slate.
Arrieta is the favorite in the matchup against Wacha and the Cardinals. He also costs $1,000 less than Wacha. Arrieta’s issue is the lack of strikeouts this season. He’s had six games this season with two or fewer strikeouts while recording more than five strikeouts just twice. At his price, I still think he is a viable SP2 for cash games, but I’m not sure he has the upside for tournaments.