Michael Pineda ($9,300) has been very good at home this season, posting 40.1, 23.6, and 28.4 points. He gets to face an Astros team that is pretty good. We are hoping for the K upside Pineda brings to the table in the matchup. This is not a very good spot for Pineda, but there are not many options on today’s gross 9 game slate. I expect Fulmer ($10,500) to be the chalk here vs. the Angels in Anaheim. He is in a solid spot, but the Angels don’t strike out a ton.
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At the bottom there are 2 guys I like. One is Bronson Arroyo. I know, I would like to not roster him either, but lets face it, the Giants are not good. Bronson is not good himself, but he has strung together a few good starts this season vs. the Giants and the Cubs. The other guy is Derek Holland. He gets to face a Twins team that does have some strikeouts in them. They are middle of the pack in about everything hitting wise. The price point on Holland ($5,200) is very intriguing, and that is the only reason he is in play.
The Yankees are my number one play one the board today. There is not much to be said, this Yankees offense is really good. They get to face a lefty in Dallas Keuchel, who gave up a couple bombs in his last outing. I think we will see a few more here in a small ballpark. Judge is a monster. The guy can mash baseballs, alongside Castro and Matt Holliday. The lefties aren’t out of the picture but i definitely prefer the right handed bats here.
In Coors Field we have a matchup in Hyun-Jin Ryu vs. Tyler Anderson. A pair of southpaws toe the rubber, and I like the matchup for the Rockies more. Remember, both sides are clearly in play, I just side with the Rockies. Arenado Story and Reynolds get the platoon match, while Blackmon is also a solid option. Ryu has given up 3 bombs to the Rockies in his start at home, and no he has to deal with Coors.