We have a 10 game main slate today, with Chris Sale toping the pitching options. Luis Severino ($9,900) gets to face the Royals, and we all should know this is a great spot. We will see high ownership on Severino, but it is warranted. The Royals are finally not the worst offense in baseball according to wRC+, but this lineup is still really bad. Luis strikes out a good amount of righties, and also handles lefties well. This is my top option considering price, he will see a bad lineup and should gets some strikeouts today.
Ricky Nolasco ($7,700), a strikeout pitcher throws a ton of sliders. The Rays strikeout a ton, 26.6% vs. righties. Ricky is a pure GPP play, as the Rays have a lot of pop in their lineup. Nolasco is very good vs. lefties, holding a .308 wOBA, and that is where most of the Rays power is. If you want to look for a cheaper option, Robert Gsellman ($6,200), is in a fine spot vs, the Padres. San Diego strikes out quite a bit, so Gsellman does have some upside in this matchup. Both of these guys are GPPs plays.
The Yankees find themselves in a great spot faces Jason Hammel in Yankees Stadium. A .443 wOBA vs. righties, Holiday Castro Judge are the guys on the right side for me. This is a small park, and it will play smaller when you aren’t good at baseball. Hammel has been getting shellacked, and I expect to continue. Don’t forget about Didi and Headley, this stack will be high owned, but Didi and Headley may get overlooked.
Sam Gaviglio faces the Nationals today, and this spot is great. Low strikeout rate in the minors will only translate to a lot of balls hit, and the Nats hit baseballs hard. They will most likely be high owned, but these guys are worth it. We all know the upside with the Nats, Harper, Rendon, Werth, Murphy, Zimmerman, and Turner are all in play. Gaviglio is not very good, and this is the spot to stack against him.