For the next few days, I’ll be unable to write a complete article. I have limited time available, so I will not have time to produce a pitcher chart or write a full article. I will still do a short write up for pitcher and hitters for each day, but it will come out in the morning of the slate. Make sure to look for the article at a different time, and by Monday (July 16) I should be back with my full pitcher chart and article!
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Sale will face the Rangers in Fenway Park. He’s priced reasonably at $13,000, and is one of the biggest favorites I’ve seen this year. He also has an OTT (see pitcher chart) of three, lowest on the slate. The Rangers have the fourth highest strikeout rate in the league, and Sale is one of the league’s best strikeout pitchers. Sale has safety for cash games and has the highest upside for tournaments as well.
DeGrom will face the Phillies in Citi Field. He’s not as big of a favorite as Sale, but sports the same OTT. Of all the pitchers on Wednesday, deGrom ranks third in strikeout rate behind Sale and Freddy Peralta. The Phillies have the third highest strikeout rate in the league, so deGrom has safety and upside as well. For $1,000 less than Sale, playing deGrom allows you a few more bats. With a Coors Field game and the Red Sox facing Bartolo Colon, the extra salary may be important. I’m currently leaning toward Sale as my SP1 in cash games, but deGrom is firmly in the conversation.
Gray has struggled over his past two starts, recording a total of -15.1 DK points. This isn’t a safe play by any means, but at his $6,500 price tag, Gray is underpriced for his talent level. He’s a slight favorite with an OTT of four. Gray will face the Orioles who have the seventh highest strikeout rate in the league and the second lowest wRC+. The Orioles have loaded their lineup with righties lately, and although Gray is a fairly neutral-splits pitcher, it will give Gray the platoon advantage against most hitters.