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MLB DFS Pitcher Chart & Lineup Advice – 5/19/2017
Last Updated: 5/19/2017 – 7:01 AM CT
Sale has a 38.8% strikeout percentage so far this year. The A’s strike out the sixth most against lefties and have a middling wRC+. Sale is the top option of the day and should be able to shut down the A’s offense. He has the lowest OTT (see pitcher chart) on the slate, and is the second largest favorite.
Wood could be the most underrated pitcher in the entire league. He’s pitched incredibly well this season with a 33.1% strikeout percentage. He’s the largest favorite on the entire slate and has the second lowest OTT, so he has a fantastic shot at the win. The Marlins have a lot of lefties in their lineup, so if he can avoid Giancarlo Stanton, he should be in for another great outing.
Severino will face the Rays in Tropicana Field. He gets a park upgrade and the Rays strike out at the highest rate in the league against righties. Additionally, they just lost Brad Miller to the disabled list, making it easier to get through the lineup. Even if he gives up a few runs, Severino should be able to strike out enough Rays to be a great SP2 on DraftKings.
The Diamondbacks will tee off against Jerad Weaver in Petco Park. Weaver has a 12.6% strikeout rate this year, and a 3.02 HR/9. Not only does he struggle to generate strikeouts, he gives up a ton of home runs. Weaver has given up multiple home runs in six of his eight starts this season. It’s a day to pay up for pitching, but if there’s one batter I’ll spend on, it’s Goldschmidt. A Diamondbacks stack is great for tournaments, and I’ll likely have David Peralta in my cash games as well.
Harper will face R.A. Dickey and will have the platoon advantage. Dickey has a strikeout percentage of just 12% and has given up a home run in every start except one. He’s yielded multiple homers in three games this year. I like Harper’s chances of going deep, as he has the third highest home run projection on the slate. The Nationals are tied for the highest team total, so I expect runs to be scored, and Harper to be the main contributor.
You’ll need to pay up for pitching in cash games, so here are my favorite punts to help you fill the rest of your roster.
C – Austin Hedges
1B – Luis Valbuena
2B – Adam Frazier
3B – Nick Castellanos
SS – Allen Cordoba
OF – Gregor Blanco, Leury Garcia, Michael Morse
The pitching chart will be updated often. Make sure to check back for the newest information, especially if a column is currently incomplete!
|P. Espino||MIL||R||+146||4.5||4.5||5 1/3|
|L. Bonilla||CIN||R||-104||4.5||5||0.5||20.8||5 1/3|
|T. Walker||ARI||R||-134||3.5||5.5||2||21.4||6 1/3|
|J. Weaver||SDP||R||+124||4.5||3.5||-1||12.6||5 2/3|
|C. Tillman||BAL||R||-117||4.5||4.5||0||18.2||6 1/3|
|L. Severino||NYY||R||-133||3.5||7||3.5||27.7||6 1/3|
|D. Norris||DET||L||-132||4.5||5||0.5||17.6||5 2/3|
|N. Karns||KCR||R||+107||4||6||2||28.4||5 1/3|
|H. Santiago||MIN||L||-116||4||4.5||0.5||16.8||5 2/3|
|C. Morton||HOU||R||-136||4||5||1||27||5 2/3|
|C. Sale||BOS||L||-188||2.5||9||6.5||38.8||7 2/3|
|K. Graveman||OAK||R||+173||4||3.5||-0.5||16.1||6 1/3|
|J. Quintana||CHW||L||-100||3.5||5.5||2||21.7||6 2/3|
|A. Miranda||SEA||L||-108||4||5||1||21.2||5 2/3|
|J. deGrom||NYM||R||-151||3||7.5||4.5||32.4||7 1/3|
|M. Wacha||STL||R||0||23.5||6 1/3|
|M. Moore||SFG||L||0||19.1||5 2/3|
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
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!