A full 15 game slate Tuesday, and we some very good pitching options. Marco Estrada faces a strikeout heavy A’s team in Oakland. Estrada gets a better park to pitch in, and should be low owned with Scherzer, Ray, deGrom and Archer on the slate. Marco is $9,200 on DraftKings, and for that price I’m willing to go to war with Estrada in GPPs. For cash games, I’d find a way to pay up for Max Scherzer. He’s is a top 3 pitcher in the MLB, and is super safe for cash games. Sure he does give up some bombs to lefties, but his strikeout rate is too high to ignore.
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All of James Paxton‘s stats line up for another solid start vs. the Twins. Pitching in a ballpark that plays big, with big strikeout upside as well, Paxton at $8,800 on DratKings is a steal. 5 of his 7 starts he has gotten 20+ fantasy points. He has already made his first start since coming off the DL, and I expect them to stretch his pitch count. If you want a cheap option, Dinelson Lamet is $6,800, facing the D-Backs in Arizona. It is not a great park, but at a cheap price, is worth a look.
The Milwaukee Brewers get to face Matt Cain in Miler Park. Cain has been awful on the road, and will face a power hitting Brewers team. Thames just got outfield eligibility on DK, and now we can stack this team properly. With Thames in the outfield, that lets us play Aguilar at 1st base. Danny Santana has been hot fire for a week and we get power upside from Thames and Aguilar. Cain has been getting beat by lefties, and he doesn’t strikeout very many hitters. I like the top of this order.
Dillon Gee has been very bad vs. lefties in his career. Holding a .344 wOBA vs. lefties, the Mets find themselves in a great spot in a great hitters ballpark. It’s going to be super hot in Arlington, and the Mets, with their lefties in Bruce, Conforto, Walker and Duda, find themselves in great spots here. They all have power upside, on the road, so they will get the 9th inning for sure, and Dillon Gee is a trash can. The top of the order is my preferred play. Walker as a one off as well.