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MLB DFS Pitcher Chart & Lineup Advice – 4/18/2017
Last Updated: 4/18/2017 – 4:06 PM CT
My top plays for today are under the pitcher chart.
The pitching chart will be updated often. Make sure to check back for the newest information, especially if a column is currently incomplete!
|J. Hellickson||PHI||R||-115||4||5||1||20||6 1/3|
|T. Roark||WAS||R||+129||3.5||5||1.5||20.1||6 1/3|
|W. Peralta||MIL||R||-104||4.5||4||-0.5||16.8||5 2/3|
|J. Cueto||SF||R||-110||4.5||5||0.5||22.5||5 2/3|
|T. Chatwood||COL||R||+102||5||3.5||-1.5||17.5||5 1/3|
|A. Wood||LAD||L||-123||4.5||4.5||0||25.9||5 2/3|
|T. Walker||AZ||R||+114||5||5||0||20.8||5 1/3|
|D. Pomeranz||BOS||L||+106||4||7||3||26.5||6 1/3|
|D. Bundy||BAL||R||-115||4||4||0||21.9||5 2/3|
|M. Fiers||HOU||R||-102||4||5||1||18.5||5 2/3|
|A. Cobb||TB||R||-106||4||4.5||0.5||15.4||5 2/3|
|C. Hamels||TEX||L||-154||4||6||2||23.6||6 2/3|
|C. Kluber||CLE||R||-145||3||8||5||26.4||7 1/3|
|H. Iwakuma||SEA||R||+123||4||4.5||0.5||17.6||6 1/3|
|C. Sabathia||NYY||L||-108||3.5||4||0.5||19.8||5 2/3|
|T. Glasnow||PIT||R||-100||4||5.5||1.5||22.9||5 2/3|
Scherzer is again the top option, but you will pay for him on Tuesday’s slate. Yu Darvish is an interesting name and is $2,100 cheaper on DraftKings, but he’s pitching in a bad ballpark for strikeouts. It looks we should just pay up for Scherzer and try to find a cheaper option for our SP2 on two-pitcher sites.
Severino destroyed the Rays his last time out, striking out 11 in seven innings. He’ll face a White Sox team that strikes out 22.1% of the time. Severino is a large favorite and the White Sox have one of the lower OTTs (see pitcher chart) on the board. I don’t expect 11, but if Severino can even get six strikeouts, he has a great chance to exceed value.
I’m going to keep picking on the Brewers until they stop striking out. Even though they have turned in solid offensive nights, opposing pitchers have still generated strikeouts. Brett Anderson is currently the biggest favorite on the board, and if he can make it through six innings, he has a great chance to exceed value considering his cheap price tag.
Davis will face Bronson Arroyo in hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park. I love the power upside and Davis will have the platoon advantage as well. Arroyo has struggled with home runs to start the year, and Davis has the highest home run projection on the slate by a wide margin.
Bryce Harper/Daniel Murphy
Harper and Murphy will hold the platoon advantage against Mike Foltynewicz who has given up a .523 slugging percentage to lefties in his career.
I only like to play Hamilton when he has a great shot at stealing a base. I’ve seen conflicting reports on who’s starting for Baltimore today, but if it’s Ubaldo Jiminez, I think Hamilton has a great shot at a steal. You can also make the case for Jose Peraza for the same reason.
Mike Moustakas is still too cheap!
Kevin Gausman is a viable SP2, especially in tournaments.
Many factors can change between the time I write this article and the time lineups lock. I’ll do my best to update the article, so checking back frequently is encouraged. You can also ask questions on Twitter @fantasbeast15. I’ll do my best to get to all of them!