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MLB DFS Pitcher Chart & Lineup Advice – 5/8/2017
Last Updated: 5/7/2017 – 8:26 PM CT
Gonzalez has impressed to start the year, averaging 20.5 DK points per game. He’ll face the Orioles who strike out 27.2% of the time against lefties, most in the major leagues. This is a risky play due to the power upside of the Orioles, but Gonzalez has limited home runs throughout his career, yielding fewer than 1.0 HR/9 in every season since 2010.
Cahill will face the Rangers in Petco Park. Cahill is an underrated pitcher, and the Rangers strike out 23.3% of the time against right-handed pitching. They have a middling wRC+ and take a park hit traveling to Petco. I like Cahill’s price, and if you pair him with Gonzalez, you can fit in quite a few Coors bats.
It’s another Coors slate. While Jake Arrieta has struggled a bit to start the year, I still don’t like to target hitters against him, even in Coors Field. I could see playing Carlos Gonzalez for the price, but my favorite plays are on the Cubs side. It remains to be seen how many Cubs you can fit in cash games, but with the cheaper pitching options, I think three or four Cubs bats is reasonable. My favorite hitters are Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Kyle Schwarber, and Ben Zobrist in that order.
Seager will face Trevor Williams and will have the platoon advantage against one of the weakest pitchers on the slate. He’ll hit at the top of the order and his price isn’t as high as it should be. Many people will pay up for Addison Russell or Trevor Story in the same price range, but Seager has a higher raw projection and a better lineup spot.
Davis remains too cheap on DraftKings. He’ll face Ricky Nolasco and has the highest home run projection on the day, even higher than every Coors bat. Playing Davis allows you to save some salary to fit in another Coors bat while not giving up any upside in the outfield.
Jacob deGrom is likely the top pitcher on the slate, but I’m having a hard time deciding if he’s worth the high price. If you play deGrom, you’ll have to give up a few Cubs hitters to do it. Lineups will determine whether I pay for Cubs or if I plug in deGrom.
The pitching chart will be updated often. Make sure to check back for the newest information, especially if a column is currently incomplete!
|A. Conley||MIA||L||+115||4||5||1||18.6||5 1/3|
|M. Moore||SFG||L||+143||4||5||1||18.4||6 2/3|
|J. Arrieta||CHC||R||-140||4.5||6||1.5||27.9||5 2/3|
|M. Stroman||TOR||R||-115||4||4||0||18.6||6 1/3|
|R. Nolasco||LAA||R||+120||4||4||0||19.4||5 2/3|
|M. Tanaka||NYY||R||-145||3.5||5||1.5||17||6 1/3|
|N. Martinez||TEX||R||3||3||13.2||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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