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MLB DFS Pitcher Chart & Lineup Advice – 8/3/2017
Last Updated: 8/3/2017 – 10:21 AM CT
If you’re playing the early slate, Quintana is the top option. He’s only a slight favorite in this game, but that’s because Zack Greinke is on the other side. The Diamondbacks strike out 25.7% of the time against lefties and take a park hit traveling to Wrigley Field. Not only do the Diamondbacks strike out a ton against lefties, they have the worst wRC+ against lefties in the entire league. At $10,100, Quintana is a lock on the early slate, and makes a strong case for your SP1 on the all-day slate as well.
Wood faces the Braves in SunTrust Park. He’s the largest favorite on the slate, and has the lowest OTT. Vegas really likes him in this matchup, but the Braves are a tough matchup against lefties and SunTrust is a hitters park. The Braves strike out only 19% of the time and rank in the top 10 in wRC+ against lefties. For these reasons, Wood is a tournament only play for me, but I can’t ignore his talent, and the optimism from Vegas, in tournaments.
On the early slate, the cash game move is to pay up for Coors Bats, but in tournaments, Kris Bryant is my favorite play. He should be low owned as he’s facing Zack Greinke, but he projects very well on the slate. Bryant has the highest home run projection on the early slate, and is the fifth best value, behind four players priced under $3,000. If I’m playing cash games, I’m locking in Bryant, and will be overweight on him in early-slate tournaments.
Brian Dozier/Miguel Sano/Twins
The Twins will face A.J. Griffin in Target Field. Griffin’s 2.77 HR/9 makes this a mouthwatering matchup for the Twins power bats. Both Dozier and Sano have top five home run projections on the main slate and are priced reasonably. Priced at just $3,100, Max Kepler makes a solid cash game value. While there are three Twins I’m considering for cash games, I like a full Twins stack in tournaments.
If Ramirez is batting fourth or fifth, I like him for my first base slot. He’ll face Miguel Gonzalez in Fenway Park. Gonzalez has a 5.54 SIERA, and the Red Sox have a team run total of six. It’s hard to fit some of the better Red Sox bats in to lineups, but Ramirez costs just $3,500. He’s been cold lately, but when the value is this good, I often overlook the cold streak, even in cash games. Ramirez will be locked into my first base slot tonight, and I like a Red Sox stack in tournaments.
Mike Trout is the top overall play again today and will be in my main slate lineups.
The pitching chart will be updated often. Make sure to check back for the newest information, especially if a column is currently incomplete!
|Z. Greinke||ARI||R||+119||4||5||1||27.9||5 2/3|
|G. Marquez||COL||R||-154||5.5||4||-1.5||23||4 2/3|
|S. Romero||CIN||R||+142||4.5||3||-1.5||22.6||4 2/3|
|C. Kuhl||PIT||R||-154||4||4||0||18.9||5 1/3|
|A. Wood||LAD||L||-237||3||6.5||3.5||28.2||6 2/3|
|M. Boyd||DET||L||+116||5||4.5||-0.5||15.8||5 1/3|
|C. Tillman||BAL||R||-126||5||3.5||-1.5||15.9||5 1/3|
|C. Kluber||CLE||R||-150||3.5||8||4.5||35.8||6 1/3|
|T. Cahill||KCR||R||-129||4.5||5.5||1||26.2||5 2/3|
|J. Eickhoff||PHI||R||+137||4.5||3.5||-1||20.4||5 2/3|
|A. Griffin||TEX||R||+117||5||4||-1||21||4 2/3|
|A. Mejia||MIN||L||-127||5||5||0||18.4||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
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!