On this 7/29 MLB DFS Pitching slate, it is essential to save money for Coors Field bats. We help you budget properly for Monday.
Chris Paddack vs Baltimore Orioles
DraftKings – $10,200, FanDuel – N/A
Chris Paddack, while at home, has been one of the most effective starters in the league this season. At home he holds a 2.36 ERA with a 1.66 BAA. A sparkling 10.93 K/9 helps my argument here. The Orioles are one of the league’s worst offenses, not to mention that they strike out with the best of them. The Orioles implied run total will be low and that will give me all the confidence to run Paddack on both sites for 7/29 MLB DFS Pitching.
Sonny Gray vs Pittsburgh Pirates
DraftKings – $9,400, FanDuel – $9,200
To start the second half of the season Sonny Gray has been the Sonny Gray of old. In his 19 innings so far, he holds a 1.89 ERA and a staggering 11.37 K/9. A stat I’m keeping an eye on is his consistent ground ball rate which is sitting at 51.3% in the second half. With the Pirates implied run total opening up at 4.1 and already dropping .1 I have zero problem running Sonny Gray as a pivot off Paddack and/or pairing with him on DraftKings in 7.29 MLB DFS Pitching.
Jaime Barria vs Detroit Tigers
DraftKings – $7,200, FanDuel – $7,200
I know this is gross, but if we want Coors action we need this. Barria has been pretty good if we look at his home numbers: 2.04 ERA, .214 BAA and a 9.17 K/9. The Tigers are most likely going to be without Nicholas Castellanos as he looks like he’s dealing with an apparent injury. Other than maybe Miggy, I am no afraid of anyone in this lineup. Barria gives us all the salary relief we need here in 7/29 MLB DFS Pitching.
Brad Keller vs Toronto Blue Jays
DraftKings – $8,400, FanDuel – $8,400
Another salary relief pitcher here that we can take a look at. Early on a ton of money is coming in on the Royals so this gives me confidence in the win bonus to say the least. After starting out the season red hot, Keller took a beating in May and June. Since then, as the second half has started, he has posted a 1.27 ERA and a .215 BAA. The strikeout numbers are average sitting at only 7.17 K/9, but the Blue Jays strike out enough that I can see him hitting seven.
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