Our pitching options today are fairly thin. If you’re going to the top I think Kershaw is the way to go. Although he has been getting tagged by lefties, the hard contact rate vs. them is very low. The Indians have a bunch of switch hitters that will be forced to hit right handed so Kershaw will hold the platoon advantage.
Brad Peacock is a great option,if you aren’t paying up for Kershaw. He just burned everyone in his last start, so his ownership could be lower than it should. He has massive K rates, which is mostly due to the fact he worked out of the bullpen this season, but in his 4 starts his strikeouts have gone 8, 8, 9, and 1. The Rangers are a super boom or bust team, with players like Gallo, Odor and Mazara. Buck Farmer vs. the DBacks at home. The DBacks are awful on the road, so a GPP flier is worthy here.
- Washington Nationals – RA Dickey sucks and it is blazing hot in D.C. The Nats are priced up, but they are in the best spot today. Don’t forget about Goodwin.
- Seattle Mariners – They got Mitch Haniger back, so this lineups gets even better. Kyle Gibson is awful to both sides of the plate. A park upshift for the M’s and they face a trash pitcher.
- Los Angeles Dodgers – Not sure what the ownership will be on this one, but Bauer sucks to lefties. .373 wOBA to lefties won’t help in this matchup, as the Dodgers have lefty smashers. I’m looking to all of the lefties and Justin Turner.
One Offs: A new section, pouting out good platoon options to fill your lineups out.
Lefties vs. Gerrit Cole – Blackmon, Cargo, Wolters and Tapia
Lefties vs. Joe Ross – Adams, Markakis and Inciarte
Righties vs. Jharel Cotton – Stanton, Ozuna, Realmuto and Moore
Righties vs. Clayton Richard – Everyone but Votto and Schebler. And even those to are OK vs. lefties.
Righties vs. Jose Urena – Phegely, Healy, Pinder, K Davis and Plouffe
Lefties vs. JC Ramirez – Gardner, Hicks, Gregorius and Headley