On this 7/30 MLB DFS Pitching slate, we have a guy who may get traded before he gets a chance to start and two unreliable SPs who may show off their better form because of matchups.
Noah Syndergaard @ Chicago White Sox
DraftKings – $10,300, FanDuel – $10,600
After a very rough start to the season Syndergaard seems to have turned a corner. Since the All Star break, Syndergaard has posted a 2.57 ERA and a 10.71 K/9. We all know the deal with the White Sox and how much they strike out and I’m all over Syndergaard here as a 7/30 MLB DFS Pitching pick. With trade rumors swirling around, there’s a chance we don’t see him even pitch in this one. If by some chance he gets traded or they decide to hold him out for this one, I will endorse Marcus Stroman, who may pick up the start, just as much as Syndergaard.
Jake Odorizzi @ Miami Marlins
DraftKings – $9,400, FanDuel – $7,300
Odorizzi got off to a very unexpected first half, but since then he has struggled. Post All star Break he has posted a 8.16 ERA and only a 7.53 K/9. So why should we play him? Odorizzi is traveling to Miami, an insanely pitcher friendly park. The only trouble he has gotten into this season is against left handed bats (.292 BAA), he has handled right handed bats very well (.178 BAA). Miami leans very right handed heavy and I think this is a get right spot for Odorizzi in 7/30 MLB DFS Pitching. This would be my GPP play here as we try and get off some Syndergaard chalk I’m expecting. I will say this price on Odorizzi on FanDuel is ridiculous.
Reynaldo Lopez vs New York Mets
DraftKings – $7,700, FanDuel – $9,200
The Mets are in the midst of selling, or buying, or who even knows really. This team is a mess from the owners all the way down to the players. A very underwhelming season coupling with what most expect to be, a shakeup of this team is coming. Lopez is another pitcher who has turned a corner since the break. He has a staggering 1.71 ERA and a 10.71 K/9. He has been straight up phenomenal. The Mets do strike out a good bit and the offense right now isn’t really scary outside of Conforto and Alonso. I love Lopez here as a mid priced value in 7/30 MLB DFS Pitching.
Justin Verlander @ Cleveland Indians
DraftKings – $11,400, FanDuel- $11,500
We know what we’re getting here with Verlander, he has been dominant this season. He holds a 10.89 K/9 on the road with a 3.01 ERA. He heads to Cleveland to face an Indians squad that is getting a little hot, but is nothing Verlander can’t handle. Verlander is the top arm on the 7/30 MLB DFS Pitching slate and I expect him to perform as such.
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