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On the main slate, Skaggs is the clear top option. He’ll face the White Sox in Angel Stadium. The White Sox take a park hit and strike out at the second highest rate against lefties. Skaggs is the biggest favorite of the day and is tied for the lowest OTT (see pitcher chart). Even with Coors on the main slate, I don’t see how you can avoid Skaggs in cash games at $10,200 on DraftKings.
Duffy has been underpriced all season, but now his price is creeping closer to where it should be. Even though his price is up $1,600 from his last start, he’s a cash game value against the Tigers. Duffy has performed well since June recording 21 or more DK points in five of his past seven games. The Tigers have solid numbers against lefties, but it won’t scare me off of Duffy as an SP2 on the early slate.
In tournaments, I like Ray as an upside option. He’s underpriced for his talent, but it is a tough matchup against the Cubs. I’ll have less interest if the wind is blowing out, but if we get a favorable wind, Ray can exceed value. I won’t touch Ray in cash games due to his risk of a blow up start, but in tournaments, I’ll take some of that risk to chase the upside.