MLB DFS Pitcher Chart & Lineup Advice – 5/12/2017
Last Updated: 5/12/2017 – 6:56 AM CT
Cueto will face the Reds in AT&T Park. He’s the most expensive pitcher on the slate, but he’s the top pitcher on the slate with Clayton Kershaw pitching in Coors Field. The Reds have decent stats against righties this season, but they’re taking a huge park hit compared to Great American Ball Park. I like the safety of Cueto for cash games, but I haven’t decided whether I’ll pay up for him.
Kershaw is expensive for a Coors pitcher, but he’s still Clayton Kershaw. Again, I’m not sure if I can pay the price for him in cash games, but pitching is ugly, with only a few pitchers with an OTT under 4. Kershaw is tied for the largest favorite on the slate and has the second lowest OTT meaning Vegas still likes Kershaw as one of the top options. It helps that the Rockies have the third highest strikeout percentage against lefties and are in the bottom half of the league in wRC+.
The last time Porcello faced the Rays in Fenway Park, he gave up 8 earned runs in just 4 1/3 innings. If you take away that start, Porcello averages 20.95 DK points per game. A lot of people will scroll through his game log, see the Rays game, and choose a different pitcher. The Rays have the 9th best wRC+ against righties, but strike out 25.9% of the time, most in the league. Porcello is my favorite GPP pitcher on the slate.
Andrew McCutchen/Josh Harrison
Assuming Harrison leads off and McCutchen hits third, these will be two of the first players in my lineup on Friday. They’ll each hold the platoon advantage against Patrick Corbin in Chase Field and both are under $4,000 on DraftKings. The park is great, the lineup positions are perfect, and the matchup is solid as the Pirates have a team run total of 4.5, tied for the highest on the slate outside of Coors Field.
Since Clayton Kershaw is on the mound for the Dodgers, I want nothing to do with the Rockies hitters. Watch for value plays if a cheap hitter is slotted into the lineup, but as of now the only Coors hitters I’m considering are Cody Bellinger, Corey Seager, and Justin Turner (in that order).
Freeman is my favorite GPP play, and I may even have exposure to him in cash games. He’ll face Jose Urena in Marlins Park, and I think he’ll go under owned. Freeman is one of the best hitters in baseball, and people haven’t quite caught on yet. Give him the platoon advantage against a weak pitcher, and I’ll lock him in most nights. Tonight is one of those nights, even in a tough ballpark.
The pitching chart will be updated often. Make sure to check back for the newest information, especially if a column is currently incomplete!
|E. Butler||CHC||R||+117||4||3||-1||16||5 1/3|
|M. Leake||STL||R||-127||4||4||0||17.2||6 1/3|
|C. Kershaw||LAD||L||-190||3.5||7||3.5||28||6 2/3|
|S. Feldman||CIN||R||+152||4||3.5||-0.5||19.4||6 1/3|
|J. Cueto||SFG||R||-165||3||6||3||21.3||7 1/3|
|L. McCullers||HOU||R||-127||3.5||6||2.5||28.9||5 2/3|
|J. Montogmery||NYY||L||+117||4.5||5||0.5||21.7||5 1/3|
|J. Tomlin||CLE||R||-139||3.5||4.5||1||15.2||6 1/3|
|C. Bergman||SEA||R||+116||4.5||3||-1.5||13.3||4 2/3|
|A. Cobb||TBR||R||+152||4.5||3||-1.5||14.4||5 1/3|
|J. Hahn||OAK||R||+106||4.5||3.5||-1||19.6||4 2/3|
|A. Cashner||TEX||R||-115||4.5||4||-0.5||12.8||5 1/3|
|J. Chacin||SDP||R||+122||4||4||0||17.9||5 1/3|
|M. Gonzalez||CHW||R||-132||4||4.5||0.5||15.6||6 1/3|
L/R = Lefty or Righty
$Line = Money Line
OTT = Opposing team’s run total
K = Projected Strikeouts
+/- = OTT-K
K% = Strikeout Percentage
IP = Innings Projection
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