MLB DFS Pitcher Chart & Lineup Advice – 8/16/2017
Last Updated: 8/16/2017 – 9:45 AM CT
Darvish will face the White Sox in Dodger Stadium. Just like yesterday, the White Sox take a huge park hit and also lose their DH. The White Sox strike out 23% of the time against righties, 8th highest rate in the league. They also rank in the bottom five of the league in wRC+ against righties. Darvish is priced up at $13,700, and I hope that scares people away so I can get Darvish at lower ownership.
Duffy travels to Oakland to face the A’s. While the ballpark suppresses strikeouts, the A’s strike out at 24.5% of the time against lefties. They also struggle with the 6th worse wRC+ against lefties. I don’t think I can pair Duffy with Darvish in cash games, but if enough value opens up, it is a solid option. Even if I can’t afford both Darvish and Duffy in cash, I’ll have plenty of exposure to Duffy in tournaments due to his upside in this matchup.
It’s another day where I’m not thrilled with Coors bats. Since I’m paying up for Darvish, I have limited interest in the Rockies bats for their prices. They are fine for tournaments, but I won’t use them in cash games. On the Braves’ side, I really only like Freddie Freeman, Tyler Flowers, and maybe Dansby Swanson for cash games. Both Freeman and Flowers are locks, and Swanson is a solid punt, but not a must in cash.
Robinson Cano/Kyle Seager
On the early slate, I love both Cano and Seager. They’ll face Ubaldo Jimenez who’s yielded 16 home runs and a .402 wOBA against lefties this season. If you’re playing the early slate, these two Mariners bats are locks for cash games. Yonder Alonso is a solid option as well, but not someone I currently have in my lineup.
Kyle Schwarber/Ben Zobrist/Cubs
Schwarber faces Homer Baily in Wrigley Field. I like Schwarber’s price is this matchup and have him locked into an outfield spot in my cash games. I like Zobrist’s price in this matchup too, but he’s not a lock due to his health. If he is in the lineup today, I’ll strongly consider him. For tournaments, the Cubs are one of my favorite stacks. Bailey has given up 6+ runs in five of his past ten games. The blow up potential here is solid, and I want to have exposure to plenty of Cubs bats in tournaments.
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|N. Pivetta||PHI||R||+116||4.5||4.5||0||22.9||5 2/3|
|H. Bailey||CIN||R||+179||3||3||13.1||4 2/3|
|M. Foltynewicz||ATL||R||+141||6||5||-1||21.1||5 1/3|
|J. Gray||COL||R||-153||5||5||0||21.8||5 2/3|
|D. Duffy||KCR||L||-130||4||6||2||20.3||5 2/3|
|P. Blackburn||OAK||R||+120||4.5||2.5||-2||9.9||5 1/3|
|U. Jimenez||BAL||R||-104||4.5||4.5||0||21.3||5 1/3|
|M. Gonzlaez||SEA||L||-104||5||5||0||13||5 1/3|
|A. Sanchez||DET||R||+162||5.5||4||-1.5||19.5||4 2/3|
|C. Hamels||TEX||L||-176||4.5||5||0.5||15.8||5 2/3|
|C. Carrasco||CLE||R||-168||3.5||6.5||3||27.2||5 2/3|
|R. Nolasco||LAA||R||+110||4.5||4||-0.5||18.8||5 1/3|
|T. Roark||WAS||R||-119||4.5||5||0.5||19.7||6 2/3|
|T. Walker||ARI||R||+136||4.5||4.5||0||21||5 2/3|
|C. Morton||HOU||R||-147||4||6||2||25.4||5 2/3|
|C. Rodon||CHW||L||+279||4.5||6||1.5||27.4||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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