9 game main slate today and, Chris Tillman ($9,900) gets to face the Royals, and whoever faces the Royals gets the best matchup on the slate. Royals are not good, they strike out, they don’t hit for power, and don’t hit for average. I will continue to ride the train until there’s no more tracks. This is Tillman’s second start of the year, and the only way I won’t play him is if they announce some kind of pitch count at 80 or so, which they haven’t.
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Trevor Cahill has been good this year, people expect him to regress, but it shouldn’t come here. The White Sox are a bad offense, ranking in the bottom 6 in wRC+, wOBA, and ISO. They also strikeout over 21% of the time. Cahill has an impressive 11.21 K/9 this year, and has kept the ball in the yard well this season. Not in love with Cahill at $9,300, but a weak pitching slate has me targeting him.
Trevor Williams takes on the D-Backs in Chase Field today. This guys is a bullpen arm, but since Jameson Taillon hit the DL, he is forced into the rotation. He has been REALLY bad to righties and not as bad to lefties. Neither good, with a .431 wOBA to righties and .386 to lefties. He has given up 8 bombs in 27.1 innings in the MLB. He gets to pitch in one of the worst ballparks. There’s little chance he goes out there and puts on a good performance vs. these D-Backs.
Dylan Covey pitching for the White Sox today, is flat out bad. The Padres are not great, but if you want a cheap stack, this is the way to go. Covey is allowing a .536 wOBA to righties and .342 to lefties. If the Padres had any idea what they are doing they would bat Renfroe 5th instead of 8th, but we will see when the lineup comes out. My favorite plays on this team are Myers, Margot, Solarte, Hedges and Renfroe. Schimpf is always a solid GPP target too, because of his HR or bust swing.