What’s up guys, Awesemo’s coming at you today for the spotlight pitchers. I will take a more in depth look at the strategy for pitchers this evening so here are my top pitchers on the early slate.
Andrew Suarez, SD @ SF (7900 DK, 7300 FD)
The Padres are one of the top match-ups for pitchers, striking out more than average and not producing a lot of runs. I project the Padres to strike out 106% of the league average today while Suarez has a 23.5 K% so far this season. That works out to a lot of K’s. Topping it off, the Padres have the third lowest team total on the slate. Commanding a reasonable price, Suarez is my top pitcher on the slate in terms of projection and price.
Sonny Gray, NYY @ TB (6900 DK, 8300 FD)
While the Rays lineup isn’t quite as bad as the Padres, they’re close. They have averaged only 3.85 runs per game this year and their team total of 3.6 is the lowest on the slate. I have them projected to strike out about average and Sonny Gray’s K% is 20.2 this year. All of this combines to a very solid value for 6900 on DK; however, I don’t expect to have him as much on FanDuel for 8300.
Zack Greinke, ARI @ PIT (9700 DK, 8900 FD)
Facing the Pirates in Pittsburgh is by no means a great matchup. I project their lineup to strike out only 88.6% of the league average; however, their team total is only 3.9. Greinke has stepped it up in strike outs in recent years, averaging 26.8 K% in 2017 and 25.6 so far this year. Greinke is my top projected pitcher of the slate, outranking Aaron Nola who is more expensive but faces a tough matchup on the road versus the Nationals. Still, he’s not a great value so I don’t like him as much as Suarez or Gray, but I will take him if I have cheap stacks in my lineup.
Check out my player rankings before lock to get my most updated evaluations of each pitcher.
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