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Ohtani will face the Royals in Angel Stadium. He’s the biggest favorite on the slate and has the lowest OTT (see pitcher chart). While the Royals have the lowest strikeout rate in the league, Ohtani has his own strikeout upside built it. I don’t expect Ohtani to get 10+ punch outs, but 6-8 seems likely. The price is a bit high for Ohtani, but I’m currently considering him for both cash games and tournaments.
Gray will face the Reds in Great American Ballpark. It’s actually a park upgrade for Gray, but he still has an OTT of four. He’s a moderate favorite, but I’m really just betting on the talent. Gray is a talented pitcher and as an SP2 on DraftKings, he costs just $7,500. This puts him firmly in play in cash games and tournaments.
Carlos Carrasco/Mike Foltynewicz
On the early slate, the two highest priced pitchers are Carrasco and Foltynewicz. At first glance, Foltynewicz is incredibly overpriced. At the same time, he’s been very good this season and had a career game his last time out. He’ll face the Padres who have the third highest strikeout rate in the league. I like Foltynewicz as a tournament play, but at his price will avoid him in cash games.
Carrasco is the opposite. At first glance, he’s priced fairly against the Brewers, but he’s struggled this season. He hasn’t topped 20 DK points since April with the exception of a 47.2 DK point performance against…the Brewers. Milwaukee will add a DH in this game, but Carrasco has an OTT of 3.5 and is a heavy favorite. I prefer Carrasco in cash games, but he also has enough upside for tournaments.