So many aces, so little time. Let’s look deeper at David Price ($11,000) who has scored at least 29 DraftKings points in three of his five starts this season, including 41.2 DraftKings points in his last time out against the Braves. That was a dominating, eight inning, 14 strikeout performance. Price has been a big time strikeout pitcher this season, leading this slate with a 13.96 K/9. He will battle the Yankees who rank 21st in wOBA versus LHP this season and are dead last in runs scored over the last seven days.
The Rich Hill ($8,900) train rolls on! Hill has been outstanding in the last month, scoring 30.7, 8.6, 31.3 and 33.4 DraftKings points over his last four games. In his defense, the 8.6 DK point game was against the very tough Royals. Hill has racked up 18 Ks over his last 13 IPs and allowing one ER in the process. Tonight he gets the Astros who strike out 25.4% of the time versus LHP (6th highest in the league). Hill should benefit from the O.co Coliseum which surrendered the 5th fewest HRs in the league.
Ricky Nolasco ($7,300) has been sneaky-good this season, scoring at least 22 DraftKings points in three of his four starts this season. He’s walked only one batter in his last 13.2 IP, while piling on 16 strikeouts. The Tigers have been a bit volatile this season, and are striking out at the 9th highest rate in the last seven days. With plenty of big names on the Tigers, expect Nolasco to be under-owned and a viable GPP option.
It’s easy to forget about the Colorado Rockies when they are away from Coors, but you certainly cannot overlook them this evening. I’m sure you realize they are the top home offense. but the Rockies are also a top 10 offense on the road this season. The Rockies travel to Chase Field which has actually been even more hitter-friendly than Coors this season! That’s right, in a small sample size, Chase Field has surrendered 72% more runs and 108% more HRs than the league average. You should be drooling over the opportunity to target Shelby Miller who owns the highest xFIP on the slate while walking 6.86 batters per nine innings (another slate-worst).
If you’re going to stack against one of the many aces on the slate today, consider the Baltimore Orioles against Chris Sale. By his own standards, Chris Sale has been mediocre this season. Usually, a massive strikeout pitcher, he’s only racked up a 7.58 K/9 which is 20th on this slate. His xFIP is 13th on the schedule and will take on a very tough Baltimore team tonight. The Orioles own the 10th best wOBA in the league versus LHP this season, while slugging the 4th most HRs in the league. The Orioles are the 5th best offense this season and have the highest batting average and third best wOBA at home this year.
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