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MLB DFS Pitcher Chart & Lineup Advice – 5/13/2017
Last Updated: 5/13/2017 – 9:32 AM CT
Sale is the most talented pitcher on the slate. He’s the biggest favorite. He has the lowest OTT (see pitcher chart). He has the highest strikeout percentage of all the pitchers on the slate, and he has the best matchup. The Rays strike out 26.7% of the time against lefties and have a middling wRC+. Sale projects very well for tomorrow’s slate, but with his price, it will interesting to see how we can fit him in our lineups.
On a day where there are few good pitching options after Chris Sale, I’ll be looking for safety in cash games. Roark is a pitcher I rarely use in tournaments because his upside is capped by a lack of strikeouts. In cash games, he’s a better option, because he has one of the highest floors.
As crazy as this may sound, I’m considering pairing Alex Wood with Roark in DraftKings cash games on for the main slate. I know Wood is pitching in Coors, but there are very few pitchers even worth considering. There are a ton of hitters who I’d like to fit into my lineups, and Wood’s price lets me do that. The Rockies strike out 24.7% of the time against lefties, and have just a 94 wRC+. Wood is a much better pitcher than he gets credit for, and I’ll be surprised if he gives up as many runs as Vegas thinks he will.
I love the Diamondbacks today. They have a higher implied run total than both Coors teams and face Trevor Williams, possibly the worst pitcher on a bad pitching slate. A.J. Pollock, David Peralta, Paul Goldschmidt, Jake Lamb, and Yasmani Tomas are all in play in cash games, and a full stack is viable for tournaments. Because of the depth at some positions, Peralta and Lamb are my favorite plays, but I’ll likely have exposure to all of these hitters in tournaments.
Andrew McCutchen/Josh Harrison/(other Pirates)
The Pirates will face Taijuan Walker in Chase Field. The Diamondbacks are my favorite plays, while the Pirates are my favorite value plays. Phoenix has a high of 97 degrees today, meaning the ball should be jumping out of the park with the roof open. McCutchen and Harrison are near locks for me again in cash games, while Jordy Mercer, Francisco Cervelli, and David Freese will be in play depending on their spot in the order and lineup construction. I think this game could out-produce the Coors Field game, so stacking Pirates and Diamondbacks is a fantastic tournament strategy.
Corey Seager is the only Coors bat I’ll have a lot of exposure to unless a value play appears when lineups come out.
Mike Trout, Paul Goldschmidt, and Nolan Arenado are three of the top options, but their prices makes it difficult to fit then into lineups.
The pitching chart will be updated often. Make sure to check back for the newest information, especially if a column is currently incomplete!
|J. Teheran||ATL||R||+107||4||4.5||0.5||16.9||6 2/3|
|E. Volquez||MIA||R||-116||4||4||0||24.1||5 2/3|
|L. Bonilla||CIN||R||+124||4||4||0||27.3||5 1/3|
|M. Moore||SFG||L||-134||4||5.5||1.5||18.6||6 2/3|
|C. Martinez||STL||R||+102||4||6||2||27.5||6 2/3|
|R. Gsellman||NYM||R||+100||4.5||5||0.5||16.1||5 2/3|
|Z. Davies||MIL||R||-108||4.5||5||0.5||19.4||5 2/3|
|T. Walker||ARI||R||-155||4.5||5||0.5||23.3||5 2/3|
|A. Wood||LAD||L||-119||5||5||0||31.2||5 2/3|
|T. Anderson||COL||L||+110||5.5||5||-0.5||21.1||5 1/3|
|M. Clevinger||CLE||R||-145||4||5||1||23.8||4 2/3|
|N. Karns||KCR||R||-104||4||5||1||24.3||5 1/3|
|S. Gray||OAK||R||-106||4.5||5||0.5||12.8||5 2/3|
|B. Snell||TBR||L||+221||4.5||4.5||0||17.7||5 1/3|
|C. Sale||BOS||L||-242||3||10.5||7.5||37.6||7 2/3|
|D. Norris||DET||L||+108||4||4||0||18||5 1/3|
|R. Nolasco||LAA||R||-117||4||5||1||22.4||5 2/3|
|T. Cahill||SDP||R||-135||4||5.5||1.5||30.1||5 2/3|
|D. Covey||CHW||R||+125||5||4||-1||9.2||5 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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