Today we have a 12 game main slate, and we avoid Kershaw and Coors Field. I’m looking to Zack Greinke at $12,400 on DraftKings. He faces the Padres in Chase Field, so the park isn’t great, but the strikeout upside is here. The Padres strikeout the 3rd most in the MLB, at 25.3% of the time. They have a lot of boom or bust hitters, that aren’t very good. As much as I love Ryan Schimpf and Hunter Renfroe, they just aren’t very good. Greinke is my SP1 for the strikeout upside vs. a strikeout heavy team.
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For my SP2 I’m riding with Jimmy Nelson. This will probably be the chalk spot for mid range pitchers, but I’m fine with it. He gets to face a Giants team, that is not very good. They don’t strikeout a lot, but they don’t have a lot of big bats in their lineup either. Jimmy has had back to back amazing performances punching out 10 and 11 in his last two starts.
The Mariners face Adalberto Mejia in Seattle. Despite being a lefty himself, Mejia is not very good lefties, giving up 3.86 HR/9 to, including a .727 slugging as well. He is not good to either side of the plate, so everyone is in play. Cruz is a lefty masher, and although the Mairners have a few lefty bats, I still like the matchup. I like Cruz, Cano, Seager and Gamel.
We are going back to Sun Trust Park, where both Eickhoff and Foltynewicz struggle against left handed bats. From the Phillies side I like the switch hitters in Hernandez and Galvis. Also Herrera, Altherr and Saunders. On the Braves side the top of the order for me. Inciarte, Kemp, Adams, Markakis and Flowers. Both of these cheap stacks can allow you to pay up for the aces on this slate