We have 8 games today on the main slate, starting with Lance McCullers in Kauffman Stadium. McCullers is extremely expensive on DraftKings at $11,200, but I’ll pay up for this matchup. He gets a bigger ballpark, and the Royals still suck. With a 32K% to righties, Lance provides elite upside, with no major holes in his game. McCullers has gotten the walk rate down, and is very good to both sides of the plate. I’m looking to Lance McCullers in cash and GPPs.
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Jake Odorizzi is my SP2, and with a weak pitching slate, I’m looking for about 19 points. With not very many good options, we get Odorizzi in a big ballpark, vs. a White Sox’s team, that isn’t very good. The White Sox do strikeout the 12th most in the MLB, so the upside could be there. The problem is Jake doesn’t get too many K’s. He’s only gotten more than 6K’s once this year, but if he can go 6 innings K 6 and get a win, I’ll be happy. If you want to get crazy, I don’t think playing Christian Bergman ($5,800) is in the worst spot.
The Seattle Mariners face Kyle Gibson, in Seattle. Gibson isn’t very good, he doesn’t miss any bats, and gets smashed from both sides of the plate. A .413 wOBA to righties and .393 to lefties, isn’t a sign of success, and this M’s team can hit. With Cano, Seager, Gamel and Motter being my favorites. Zuninio went double dong last night, so if you want to pay up for him, he’s fine, I just won’t be doing it.
Going to keep going to Sun Trust Park until they fail. It should always be in play since the Braves will normally roll out a trash can on the mound, and no different tonight in R.A. Dickey. As for Ben Lively, we don’t know much about him, but he didn’t register a strikeout in 7 innings pitched. I’m looking to the top of the order from both sides, with Inciarte, Kemp, Adams and Flowers on the Braves side. For the Phillies I’m looking to all of the lefties.