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MLB DFS Pitcher Chart & Lineup Advice – 7/1/2017
Last Updated: 7/1/2017 – 8:01 AM CT
Sale is priced at $13,500 tomorrow, but he is a must play for the early slate. He’ll face the Toronto Blue Jays in the Rogers Centre, so he may give up a few runs, but there is safety with Sale due to his strikeouts. The Blue Jays strike out 20.8% of the time and have the tenth highest wRC+. It’s not a great matchup for Sale, but it’s so hard to fade him in cash games. In tournaments you can make a case to fade him, but there aren’t many quality pitching options to drop down to.
Gonzalez will get a park upgrade traveling to Busch Stadium to take on the Cardinals. He’s my favorite GPP play of the late slate. He’s priced at $11,700 on DraftKings, almost $2,000 more than his last start. I think the price tag will scare a people off of Gonzalez tomorrow. He’ll face the Cardinals who have the 12th highest strikeout percentage against lefties, and the fourth worst wRC+. Ownership really dictates this play for tournaments, but with few quality pitching options, I’m considering Gonzalez for cash games as well.
Anthony Rizzo – Rizzo is the top overall play today. He’ll have the platoon advantage against Jackson Stephens in a great ballpark. He’s expensive, but a solid play in both cash games and tournaments.
Manny Machado – Machado is way too cheap against Jake Odorizzi in Camden Yards. For $3,900 on DraftKings, you can lock Machado into your cash game lineups.
Miguel Cabrera – Josh Tomlin gives up quite a few home runs and Cabrera is underpriced at just $3,600 on DraftKings. He’s one of the top values on the slate.
Adam Jones/Mark Trumbo – While not as big of locks as Machado, it’s hard to fade Jones and Trumbo at their cheap prices. Odorizzi takes a big park downgrade, and the Orioles have a team run total of 5.5.
Yoenis Cespedes – Cespedes has the biggest home run projection on the slate. I’m not sure he’ll fit into my cash game lineup, but I love his upside for tournaments.
The pitching chart will be updated often. Make sure to check back for the newest information, especially if a column is currently incomplete!
|Z. Wheeler||NYM||R||-163||4||5||1||20.9||5 2/3|
|E. Butler||CHC||R||-113||5||3||-2||14.1||4 2/3|
|J. Stephens||CIN||R||+104||5.5||3.5||-2||4 2/3|
|G. Gonzalez||WAS||L||-108||4.5||6||1.5||22.8||6 1/3|
|M. Wacha||STL||R||-100||4.5||4.5||0||21.4||5 2/3|
|T. Chatwood||COL||R||+136||4.5||5||0.5||19.7||5 2/3|
|Z. Greinke||ARI||R||-148||4||6.5||2.5||28.4||6 1/3|
|C. Sale||BOS||L||-157||3.5||8||4.5||35.2||6 2/3|
|F. Liriano||TOR||L||+145||4.5||4||-0.5||21.1||4 2/3|
|D. Holland||CHW||L||+112||5||4||-1||19.3||4 2/3|
|D. Bundy||BAL||R||-129||5.5||4.5||-1||18.2||5 1/3|
|J. Montgomery||NYY||L||+114||4.5||4.5||0||23.2||5 1/3|
|F. Martes||HOU||R||-123||4.5||4.5||0||21.3||5 1/3|
|J. Tomlin||CLE||R||-114||5||3.5||-1.5||17.3||4 2/3|
|A. Sanchez||DET||R||+105||5.5||3.5||-2||20.5||4 2/3|
|C. Carrasco||CLE||R||6||6||26.7||5 2/3|
|D. Overton||SDP||L||3||3||10.1||4 2/3|
|J. Hammel||KCR||R||4.5||4.5||17.4||5 1/3|
|R. Dickey||ATL||R||4||4||14.6||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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