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MLB DFS Pitcher Chart & Lineup Advice – 5/14/2017
Last Updated: 5/14/2017 – 11:09 AM CT
Scherzer is in DraftKings afternoon slate, and is the top pitching option on the day. He’ll face the Phillies at home and is the biggest favorite. He projects for the most strikeouts and innings pitched and has the highest chance at a win. Make sure Scherzer is in your afternoon lineups!
DeGrom will take on a hot Brewers team in Miller Park. The Brewers have 18 runs on 28 hits in this series already, but I think it stops with deGrom. He has a 33.3% strikeout rate this year, and the Brewers strike out 24.6% of the time against righties, second worst in the league. DeGrom could give up a few runs, but his strikeouts upside makes him the top option on the slate.
Pomeranz will pitch against a Rays team who struck out 16 times in Fenway park on Saturday. The Rays lead the majors in strikeout percentage against lefties with 27.0%. Pomeranz is in a great spot, but gave up five earned runs in the same spot against the Rays earlier this year. The good news is he struck out ten batters in just 13 recorded outs in that game, so the upside is there if he can prevent some runs.
Stanton has the highest home run projection on the main slate and has the highest raw points projection for hitters as well. R.A. Dickey has a difficult time striking people out, and whenever the risk of strikeouts is low, Stanton becomes one of my favorites. Stanton will be the first hitter in my lineups on Sunday.
Because I’m spending up on pitching, I will look to save money with Mike Moustakas. He’s too cheap each day and when I need to save money and there are no great third base options, Moustakas is my go-to play.
Gary Sanchez/Aaron Judge
Sanchez and Judge are two players I haven’t had in my cash game lineup yet this year. I haven’t played Sanchez simply due to price, and I haven’t played Judge because he usually bats lower in the order than I’d like. I still might avoid both in cash games, but their upside is huge for tournaments. They’ll get Mike Fiers and his 4.15 HR/9 in Yankee Stadium and even though regression will lower that number, it’s still a great spot for Judge and Sanchez to hit some home runs.
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||151||4.5||4||-0.5||10.7||5 1/3|
|G. Gonzlaez||WAS||L||-164||3.5||6||2.5||19.3||6 2/3|
|J. deGrom||NYM||R||-140||3.5||8||4.5||33.3||6 2/3|
|W. Peralta||MIL||R||129||4.5||4.5||0||19.9||5 2/3|
|J. Arrieta||CHC||R||-115||4||5.5||1.5||25.9||6 1/3|
|A. Wainwright||STL||R||106||4.5||5||0.5||19.8||6 1/3|
|T. Adleman||CIN||R||139||4||3.5||-0.5||24.3||5 1/3|
|J. Samardzija||SFG||R||-151||3.5||6||2.5||28.7||6 2/3|
|A. Griffin||TEX||R||-137||4||5||1||23.9||5 1/3|
|A. Miranda||SEA||L||122||4.5||3.5||-1||19||4 1/3|
|A. Sanchez||TOR||R||-132||4||4||0||18.2||6 1/3|
|T. Bauer||CLE||R||-153||4||6||2||25.3||5 2/3|
|M. Andriese||TBR||L||129||4.5||3.5||-1||21.9||5 1/3|
|D. Pomeranz||BOS||L||-140||4||7.5||3.5||26.7||6 1/3|
|J. Verlander||DET||R||-125||3.5||6||2.5||23||6 2/3|
|C. Morton||HOU||R||102||4.5||0||25.1||5 2/3|
|M. Tanaka||NYY||R||-130||5||0||17.4||5 2/3|
|J. Quintana||CHW||L||-180||4||6||2||22.2||6 2/3|
|M. Fiers||HOU||R||129||4.5||3.5||-1||19.3||4 1/3|
|L. Severino||NYY||R||-140||4||5||1||29.2||6 1/3|
|Chris Young||KCR||R||3.5||3.5||12.7||4 1/3|
|Justin Nicolino||MIA||2.5||2.5||14.4||5 2/3|
|R. A. Dickey||MIA||R||3||3||13.6||5|
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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