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Lester will face the Mets in Citi Field. The Mets are terrible against lefties, striking out 26.8% of the time, second highest rate in the league. They also have a wRC+ of 69, lowest in the league. The Brewers own the second lowest wRC+ against lefties at 80. Lester has an OTT of 3.5 (see pitcher chart), lowest on the slate, and is a moderate favorite. I’m starting my cash game rosters with Lester and will identify my SP2 based on opposing lineups and weather.
On the afternoon slate, Skaggs is my favorite pitcher. He’s a big favorite and is tied for the lowest OTT of the day. The Rangers strike out 25.7% of the time and have a wRC+ in the bottom third of the league. Skaggs has shown strikeout upside this year with a K% of 25.1%. At $9,500, Skaggs is the top cash game and tournament option on the afternoon slate.