There are two sets of MLB slates broken up for the day and night games, but we will focus on the nine-game main-slate in this article. There are plenty of great pitching options to look at this evening, while there is really only a few clear offenses to pay up for.
Luis Severino (NYY): $11,900 @ CWS
The Yankees ace has struggled as of late, failing to pitch a quality start in each of his last five starts. In those games, the All-Star has given up 23 runs and 40 hits. However, tonight he should be able to put together a dominant performance against the White Sox. Both Lance Lynn and CC Sabathia had their way with these hitters. Owning a 12% swinging strike rate, Severino should be able to mow down the trigger-happy White Sox.
Mike Foltynewicz (ATL): $10,600 @ WAS
With the majority of the ownership being split between Clayton Kershaw and Luis Severino, Folty should go way under the radar this evening as an SP 1, on DraftKings. He owns the highest strikeout rate on the slate at 28.1% but draws a tough matchup against the desperate Nationals. This is a very important series for the Nats as they need to catch the Braves for a shot at the post-season. This will be the third time he has faced this Nats team June first. He pitched a complete game shutout with 11 K’s in one meeting and then got hit hard on the second outing. At a huge discount from the other two aces starting tonight, Floty has similar upside at much lower ownership.
Trevor Richards (MIA): $7,800 vs. STL
Specifically for GPP’s, Trevor Richards should come in as one of the lower owned arms on the night. Most will take a look at Jose Quintana or Jhoulys Chacin. Both have a higher floor and much easier matchups. That being said, Richards has plenty of upside, recording 21 strikeouts in his last 18 innings pitched. In the minors, he showed plenty of control, owning a 0.92 BB/9, which has not translated to the MLB just yet. There is risk rostering the Marlins starter against a very right-handed heavy lineup, but this Cardinals team is not overly intimidating, especially in the pitcher-friendly ballpark.
New York Yankees
Although they are not the Yankees we witnessed at the beginning of the season, they still have plenty of powerful hitters up and down their lineup. Lucas Giolito owns a ridiculous 5.07 BB/9 rate which he has shown no sign of improving. The patient hitters on the Yankees will be able to take advantage of the wild pitcher to get on base early and often. With the highest implied run total on the evening slate, the Yankees will be a popular stack, but will likely score the most runs.
Boston Red Sox
They were a sneaky stack last night and went off. Not against Marcus Stroman, but against the dreadful bullpen the Blue Jays have. Toronto traded away four of their best relief pitchers on the trade deadline and are now left with a lot of scrubs. They used four different pitchers over three innings and allowed nine runs. Tonight could be the same recipe for disaster at the expense of the best team in baseball.
The third team to look at for a stack are the Cubs. They have disappointed lately at producing runs, but they are reasonablly priced with plenty of offensive upside. Heath Fillmyer will toe the rubber for the Royals. He has just a 14% strikeout rate and 4.45 BB/9. The Cubs should be able to string together hits and runs against Fillmyer and will then see the weak bullpen.
These three stacks, along with the Brewers, will see almost all of the ownership, leaving any other team a very low-owned stack in GPP’s.Download the Free GoingFor2 App by Clicking Here...