08.02.20 MLB Main Slate

Today’s main slate is the smallest one yet which will make it that much more important to nail the pitchers because there is nowhere to hide. There is a particular lack of aces here so it should be a fun day with weird lineup builds and plenty of cash for bats. We have some changes coming to the site soon and how we are going to operate moving forward  so be on the lookout in the discord for an announcvement! Good luck and game on. 

DraftKings uses this scoring:

Hitters
Single+3 Pts
Double+5 Pts
Triple+8 Pts
Home Run+10 Pts
Run Batted In+2 Pts
Run+2 Pts
Base on Balls+2 Pts
Hit By Pitch+2 Pts
Stolen Base+5 Pts
Pitchers
Inning Pitched+2.25 Pts
Strikeout+2 Pts
Win+4 Pts
Earned Run Allowed-2 Pts
Hit Against-0.6 Pts
Base on Balls Against-0.6 Pts
Hit Batsman-0.6 Pts
Complete Game+2.5 Pts
Complete Game Shutout+2.5 Pts
No Hitter+5 Pts

Fanduel uses the following:

Hitters
Single+3 Pts
Double+6 Pts
Triple+9 Pts
Home Run+12 Pts
Run Batted In+3.5 Pts
Run+3.2 Pts
Base on Balls+3 Pts
Hit By Pitch+3 Pts
Stolen Base+6 Pts
Pitchers
Inning Pitched+3 Pts
Strikeout+3 Pts
Win+6 Pts
Earned Run Allowed-3 Pts
Quality Start4 Pts

Rays(-200) V Orioles(-165) 1:05 EST

PitcherDK $FD $ERAWHIPL wOBAR wOBA
Yonny Chirinos$8,600$7,9003.851.05.252.316
Tommy Milone$7,300$5,9004.761.12.340.301

Yonny Chirinos has looked good so far and fared well against this team last year (who didn’t haha). He lacks in strikeout potential but there are few pitching options and he’s worth sneaking into a few DK lineups as your SP #2. 

Tommy Milone is a trash can and the Rays are in play. Mike Zunino has been using a driver against him and is a top play. We see he has reverse splits but any of the hot Rays will do. 

Mets(-110) V Braves (-106) 1:10 EST

PitcherDK $FD $ERAWHIPL wOBAR wOBA
David Peterson$7,000$6,6004.191.34
Kyle Wright$6,200$7,5008.691.88.611.512

David Peterson is an inexperienced lefty facing a scary Braves offense. He was able to shut down the Red Sox in his first turn but we aren’t buying it. Expect the Braves to get to him early and often. 

Wright struggled with his command in his first start and ultimately got run out of the game early. If he finds his locations today, he does have a great strikeout slider. The Mets have some decent bats but this matchup is Wright’s to lose. 

White Sox() V Royals() 2:05 EST

PitcherDK $FD $ERAWHIPL wOBAR wOBA
Jakob Junis$8,400$6,6005.241.43.476.460
Dylan Cease$7,100$5,8005.791.55.542.431

Jake Junis is recovering from Covid and we don’t know how long his leash is. Luckily for us, he is awful and we don’t care! The White Sox are one of the top teams to target today, ifg not the best. Moncada is a great option, along with the rest of the lineup. 

Cease gave up a lot of runs with only 1 K in his debut against the Indians but the Royals are a much better matchup. He has not shown he has what it takes to compete at the highest level yet and we like Royals lefties against him…if they had any good ones. 

Indians(+103) V Twins (-102) 2:10 EST

PitcherDK $FD $ERAWHIPL wOBAR wOBA
Aaron Civale$9,600$8,4002.341.04.420.333
Homer Bailey$8,500$6,9004.571.32.277.338

Civale has the most K upside of any arm on the board today but he is also facing the Twins. He is a risky pick that can payoff or he could implode and give you negative, are you feeling lucky?

Homer Bailey is the projected starter but that could change. Indians bats are in play in either situation today. Look at Jose Ramirez and co to look to match their opponents’ firepower.

Pirates(+170) V Cubs(-200) 2:20 EST

PitcherDK $FD $ERAWHIPL wOBAR wOBA
Steven Brault$6,000$5,8005.161.50.295.351
Jon Lester$9,000$8,9004.461.50.356.340

Steven Brault has historically been destroyed by this Cubs team and we are picking on him here today. Wilson Contreras is likely the top pick at catcher today and KB has nice stats against Brault but we may fade that with how poor he has looked to start the year. We’ll look at Almora or Baez instead. 

Jon Lester is normally not somebody we would consider but he looked good in his debut and is facing a crappy offense that he has handled in the past. The strikeout upside is not really there for Fanduel but he can be a SP #2 on DK. 

Padres(-127) V Rockies(+115) 3:10 EST

PitcherDK $FD $ERAWHIPL wOBAR wOBA
Zach Davies$7,900$6,0003.551.29.317.302
Antonio Senzatela$5,900$5,7006.711.75.394.352

Zach Davies is a fine pitcher but we don’t play pitchers in Colorado. Avoid him and maybe look at some left handed bats. He held this offense in check in his lone appearance at Coors but it’s too much to expect it to happen again. 

Senzatela should give the Padres plenty of chances to put up crooked numbers on this Sunday afternoon. They are a top offense to stack, maybe start with Wil Myers, Tatis, and Grisham’s hot bat. 

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