MLB DFS Pitcher Chart & Lineup Advice – 5/17/2017

Last Updated: 5/16/2017 – 9:33 PM CT

The pitcher chart is located under my top plays! 

Top Plays

Clayton Kershaw

If you’re playing the early slate, pay for Kershaw. He has an OTT (see pitcher chart) of just 2.5 and faces a bad offense in a pitchers park. He’s the best pitcher in baseball. Just play him.

Michael Pineda

Pineda has a 30.3% strikeout percentage this season and a 2.56 SIERA. He’s been bitten by the home run bug, but his HR/FB percentage this year is almost double his career average. That number should regress in the near future, starting with the putrid Royals offense. The Royals have the fifth worse wRC+ and an average strikeout percentage. Pineda is my favorite option on the main slate.

Matt Shoemaker

I’ve played an Angels pitcher against the White Sox each of the past two nights, and Shoemaker is probably more talented than each of them. The White Sox strike out the fifth most against righties, and have the second worst wRC+. Shoemaker is priced slightly higher than I’d like, but he makes for a great SP2 option on DraftKings.

Someone tell me why the Cubs are so cheap!

It’s another “plug in all the Cubs and win all the money” type of day. They’re simply too cheap on DraftKings. Anthony Rizzo is just $4,400. Kyle Schwarber is just $3,900 after they each hit home runs yesterday in similar playing conditions. Kris Bryant is the only one who’s price appropriately, and I’m going to play him anyway. As long as the wind is blowing out, I’m going to have five Cubs hitters in cash games for the second night in a row.

Mike Trout

Other than Bryant, Trout is the guy I’m most likely to pay up for. He’ll see pitches from Miguel Gonzalez who has a 3.83 ERA, but a 5.08 SIERA, meaning he’s due for some regression. Gonzalez has a low strikeout rate, which is always fun to target when Trout can hit home runs and steal bases. I expect Trout to be on base multiple time, and with the cheap Cubs bats, it’s easy to fit him in your lineups.


Jhoulys Chacin is a fantastic value if Eric Thames and Travis Shaw remain out of the Brewers lineup.


The pitching chart will be updated often. Make sure to check back for the newest information, especially if a column is currently incomplete!

M. HarveyNYMR+11354-114.95 2/3
P. CorbinARIL-1224.54.5017.96
C. KershawLADL-1772.57.5526.57 1/3
J. CuetoSFGR+1633.562.521.17
S. FeldmanCINR+1654417.84 2/3
K. HendricksCHCR-1804.54.5215 2/3
M. GarzaMILR+11344020.26
J. ChacinSDPR-1223.55.5217.96
A. CobbTBRR+13353-2155
J. TomlinCLER-14444.50.516.85 2/3
U. JimenezBALR+1294.53-1.516.15
M. FulmerDETR-14045.51.522.76 1/3
M. PinedaNYYR-1163.562.530.36
J. VargasKCRL+10745122.95 2/3
M. GonzlaezCHWR+15243.5-0.514.45 2/3
M. ShoemakerLAAR-1653.56.5322.26 2/3
J. HahnOAKR+10243.5-0.518.35 2/3
C. BergmanSEAR-11043.5-0.58.14 2/3
J. BiaginiTORR+10843.5-0.522.94 1/3
M. FoltynewiczATLR-11745.51.519.96 1/3
L. McCullersHOUR-1553.573.529.16
J. UrenaMIAR+1434.53-1.512.75 2/3
Z. EflinPHIR+126561135
A. CashnerTEXR-1374.53.5-112.15
G. MarquezCOLR+1224.54.5020.45 1/3
E. SantanaMINR-13245120.36
R. PorcelloBOSR-10045.51.5247
M. LeakeSTLR-10843.5-0.517.46 1/3
J. TurnerWASR3319.45
G. ColePITR5.55.523.56 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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