A full 15 game slate, and we have some aces going today. Kershaw, Cueto and McCullers all above 10K on DraftKings, but only one I’m interested in. Kershaw is fine yes, but Lance McCullers is facing a right handed heavy team in the Detroit Tigers. Lance strikes out right handed hitters 32.2% of the time, with 6 or 7 in the lineup we could see double digit Ks. He also holds a .271 wOBA vs. righties and is pretty good vs. lefties too. The Tigers are in the top 10 in K% in the MLB, so expect McCullers to sit down some of these big righties in the Tigers order. Also the Astros have burned up a few relievers, so the leash could be a bit longer on McCullers today.
Alex Cobb in a favorable matchup vs. the Angels, will get a mention. The Angels are not good outside of Trout, and this is a team I will continue to pick one. Maybin got lucky on a fly ball he hit that would have been caught, but it hit the catwalk, and by rule it is a home run. Thus potentially costing Odorizzi a win. But back to Cobb, he is superb vs. righties only allowing a .277 wOBA, but lefties will tag him up. But what lefties are we concerned about, Valbuena or Calhoun? Not really, and whilst Cobb isn’t a strikeout guy, I do think he has a good chance at going deep in this ball game. If you want a flier on a pitcher, Jesse Hahn or Jose Urena could be worth a look. Both the A’s and the Marlins suck and they are in a big ballpark.
Dylan Covey vs. Robbie Ray in Chase Field so everyone is in play, it is a pretty obvious spot, so I won’t go any further. Jordan Zimmermann toes the rubber in Houston, and this Astros team I like a lot. This isn’t 2013 anymore, Zimmermann is not good at baseball, he allows a .397 wOBA to lefties and .389 to righties, over 2HRs/9 to both ides of the plate, this guy is an actual garbage can. Whoever is in this Houston lineup is in play, but I prefer the first 4 hitters.
Lance Lynn doesn’t have a whole lot going for him in this matchup. A .408 wOBA vs lefties and .356 wOBA on the road. He is in LA facing a Dodger team that is very good vs RHPs. The Dodgers could easily roll out 5 lefties in a row, to face Lynn, and all have solid upside. With Utley (probably my least favorite), Seager, Bellinger, Grandal and Gonzalez, Lynn will have a tough time getting outs early in the lineup. The Dodgers are a bit cheaper the the Astros, so if you’re looking for some savings I’d look here.