It is a shorter slate tonight and not a lot of names that stand out among 7/25 MLB DFS Pitching Picks. But here are three that certainly stand out among some mediocrity.
Jose Berrios @ Chicago White Sox
DraftKings – $10,600, FanDuel – $9,300
The White Sox have been horrible this week and as recently as last night they just got shut out by Zac Gallen and company. Jose Berrios has been a pitcher who thrives at Target Field and struggles everywhere else. I’ll take his immense talent and ignore what I just said. On the road this season Berrios holds a 7.58 K/9 and a 41% ground ball rate. With the White Sox completely struggling to make contact I think Berrios has the most upside on the 7/25 MLB DFS Pitching slate by far. An all format lock for me.
Lucas Giolito vs Minnesota Twins
DraftKings – $10,900, FanDuel – $9,100
This will be my 7/25 MLB DFS Pitching pivot suggestion off of Berrios. Giolito is not a main option for me because the Twins ability to pop off at any moment is up there with the best teams in the league. The thing that intrigues me with Giolito is how good he is against left handed bats. He holds a .176 BAA and a 10.13 K/9 with a .232 wOBA. The Twins are very dangerous, but Giolito has shown his upside this year and is finally looking like the prospect we all believed in.
Adam Plutko @ Kansas City Royals
DraftKings – $6,000, FanDuel – $7,100
Plutko is not a good pitcher by any means, but he did just face these Royals and completely shut them down. He only gave up two hits with one earned run and unfortunately took a loss. The Royals are scuffling hard and I don’t see why Plutko can’t toss a repeat performance. His strikeout numbers aren’t great, but against right handed bats he has 7.13 K/9 and for a 7/25 MLB DFS Pitching cheap for my SP2 I’ll take a handful of strikeouts. His numbers aren’t anything to get excited about, but this is just a pure target of the Royals.
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