Yesterday was awful, but we move on. Today’s slate is not very enticing at all. 4 early and 4 late games today. In the early slate Corey Kluber is head and shoulders above his competition. He draws a matchup vs. the Oakland A’s. They strikeout a lot, and Kluber is the biggest favorite in the morning. My SP2 will most likely be Chase Anderson. I think he will be lower owned than Brandon McCarthy, and gets a Mets team that will have a lot of lefties in the lineup. Anderson strikes out lefties 23% of the time. I”m looking for my SP2 to not get shelled today.
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The Indians are my top stack on the board, facing Jharel Cotton in Cleveland. Cotton is giving up a ton of hard contact to right handed bats. This lineup is stacked from top to bottom, so get creative with, because it will be chalky. The next stack is the Dodgers. Wainwright give up 42% hard contact vs. lefties to go along with a .390 wOBA. This Dodgers team is full with lefties. Wainwright has a low K% and will have to face Seager, Bellinger, Grandal and more.
The afternoon slate’s pitching get a little better. Zack Greinke takes the ball in Miami, and he is my top play. At $12,700, he is not a must play, but the Marlins are so bad. Despite a 4 game win streak, it wouldn’t surprise anybody if Zack were to toss a shutout. he gets a big park to work in, and provides strikeout upside from both sides of the plate. My SP2 in the afternoon is Eduardo Rodriguez. He takes on the Orioles in Baltimore, a small park, but has the strikeout upside. He is dominant vs. righties with a .278 wOBA and almost 30% Krate vs. righties. I expect him to be very popular, so if you are contrarian you might look elsewhere.
I’m looking at the Boston Red Sox in the afternoon, taking on Wade Miley. Wade has been getting hit hard by righties this season, but does get a lot of swings and misses. From the Sox I’m looking towards Betts, Bogarts, Benintendi and Vasquez. The Twins face Alex Meyer in Anahiem. Meyer does struggle more to lefties than righties but everyone is in play. I like Dozier, Kepler, Sano and Grossman. Meyer struggles with walks, and he is making his first start off the DL and this is a spot I really like.