MLB DFS Pitcher Chart & Lineup Advice – 5/29/2017
Last Updated: 5/29/2017 – 9:26 AM CT
Hendricks will get a park upgrade as he travels to Petco Park to face the Padres. The Padres strike out 25.6% of the time against righties and have the second worst wRC+. Both Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg scored 43+ DK points against the Padres over the weekend. While Hendricks doesn’t have the strikeout upside of those two pitchers, the Padres offense should give Hendricks a boost in strikeout potential.
Carrasco will get a home game against the Athletics. Oakland strikes out 23.5% of the time against righties so the upside for Carrasco should be there. Carrasco is the biggest favorite on the slate, and sits at just $9,300 on DraftKings after a few tough outings. I love the upside and the price. Carrasco looks like a great SP1 in tournaments and a very solid pitcher in cash games as well.
Betts will hold the platoon advantage against David Holmberg. The Red Sox have a team run total of five and Betts has a great chance of getting on base multiple times. This is one of the highest home run projections I’ve seen for Betts, so I think there is a better than average chance he knocks one out of the park. Betts is my favorite hitter on the entire slate, even ahead of all the Coors hitters.
This looks like a good spot for the Rockies. They’ll face righty Sam Gaviglio so Charlie Blackmon and Carlos Gonzalez immediately become two of the top options. Gaviglio has just a 13% strikeout rate, and Coors Field limits strikeouts. Nolan Arenado is the top third base option on the slate, but I prefer Kyle Seager for the price. Nelson Cruz is the other Mariner on my radar. He has the power to knock a few out of the stadium.
David Price will make his season debut Monday against the White Sox. I’ll be avoiding him as he’ll be on a short leash and the White Sox own a 132 wRC+ against lefties (best in the majors) and have a 17.1% strikeout rate (2nd lowest).
Giancarlo Stanton is too cheap for his matchup against Jeremy Hellickson at just $4,300 on DraftKings.
Hanley Ramirez is my favorite first base option for the same reasons I love Mookie Betts.
The pitching chart will be updated often. Make sure to check back for the newest information, especially if a column is currently incomplete!
|J. Montgomery||NYY||L||-101||4.5||5||0.5||22.5||5 1/3|
|D. Price||BOS||L||-190||3.5||5||1.5||23.5||5 1/3|
|D. Holmberg||CHW||L||+165||5||2.5||-2.5||17.1||4 1/3|
|R. Hill||LAD||L||-110||4||5||1||22.7||5 1/3|
|M. Leake||STL||R||-110||4||4||0||17.7||5 2/3|
|T. Chatwood||COL||R||-158||5.5||3.5||-2||20||5 2/3|
|T. Roark||WAS||R||-117||4||4.5||0.5||20.2||6 2/3|
|M. Garza||MIL||R||+120||4.5||4||-0.5||19.3||5 2/3|
|R. Gsellman||NYM||R||-140||4||5||1||15.8||5 2/3|
|C. Carrasco||CLE||R||-240||3.5||7||3.5||26||6 1/3|
|K. Hendricks||CHC||R||-200||3||5.5||2.5||20.1||6 2/3|
|M. Stroman||TOR||R||-200||3.5||5||1.5||19.7||6 2/3|
|E. Volquez||MIA||R||-155||4||5||1||20.6||5 2/3|
|D. Norris||DET||L||-105||4.5||4.5||0||19.3||5 1/3|
|E. Ramirez||TBR||R||-105||4.5||4||-0.5||18.5||5 1/3|
|J. Teheran||ATL||R||+100||4||4.5||0.5||17.1||5 2/3|
|R. Nolasco||LAA||R||-120||4||4||0||21||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
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