A full 15 game slate today with Kershaw in Coors, and not many other top pitching options. Cueto is fine in a revenge game vs. the Reds, but we will look to Lance McCullers Jr. A filthy breaking ball McCullers had had a nice start to the season so far. A 28.9K% is really interesting, because I don’t think many pitchers can match his K upside. This is not a good matchup, so in cash games Rick Porcello might be your guy. The downside to Porcello is the Rays can swing the bats well. Both of the pitchers have good strikeout upside, but are in some rough matchups.
Patrick Corbin is another strikeout upside pitcher in a bad ballpark. Ray has had trouble with command at times, but in this matchup vs. the Pirates, we got to remember that this team isn’t very good. 83 wRC+ is very bad, and the best hitters they will throw at Ray from the right side is McCutchen and Jordy Mercer. If you want to pay up for some Coors Field bats, you can look at Jhoulys Chacin as a flier. The White Sox aren’t great vs. Righties (NEVER GO ALL IN ON CHACIN).
Tyler Glasnow has to pitch in Chase Field today. Eventually he will throw some strikes, and when he does, they will get lit up. Glasnow is still a prospect, but for the time being, I’ll be stacking against him. He sports a walk rate if 6.33 per 9 innings, and .415 wOBA to Lefties and .351 wOBA to Righties. This guys is not good, and the ballpark won’t help him out this time. Top of the order for the D-Backs.
Tyler Chatwood in Coors vs. a good Dodger lineup is a nice spot for the left handed heavy Dodgers. Most of these dodgers hitters feast on Right handed starters, this includes Justin Turner’s reverse splits. Seager is not off to a good start, so that is one way to be different in the Dodgers stack. I think Chatwood is actually a pretty good pitcher, but pitching in Coors as we know is never an easy task.